Gallery 1C03 is now hiring a Collections Management Intern. This is a full-time term position for a student funded with the support of Canada Heritage through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations.
In order to qualify for and apply for the position, please consult YCW website.
Application deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Job Title: Collections Management Intern
Location: Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Start Date: May 27, 2013
End Date: August 23, 2013
Rate of pay: $14.73/hour, 35 hours per week
The University of Winnipeg holds a collection of 1200 artworks,
primarily created by Canadian artists. Of these works, about 400 are
displayed throughout campus as part of a triennial rotation. The
rotation ensures the longevity of the artworks while still providing
public access to them. Under the direction of the University Art
Curator, the Collections Management Intern will assist in implementing
the rotation of 200-300 collection artworks. The Intern will help move
artworks from various campus locations to a central holding area (campus
art gallery), carry out condition assessments, update artwork
conditions and locations in the collection database to maintain
accuracy, take new on-campus artwork loan requests, assess environmental
conditions in proposed new loan spaces, help move and install art in
appropriate new locations, create detailed artwork identification labels
to be placed beside displayed works, and complete associated paperwork
The student will receive training in the following: proper art
handling methods; use of the collection database FileMaker Pro (both
data entry and search functions); artwork condition assessment methods
and terminology; use of the Elsec environmental monitor to measure
light, humidity and temperature levels; basic cleaning of framed
artworks; art hanging techniques; creation of artwork identification
If time allows, the student may import digital images of collection
art works not already in our database and and/or conduct research on
selected artists/artworks in our collection.
Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts or Art
History student returning to studies full time in the fall of 2013.
Experience: Experience working with collections and/or information
management systems and databases would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Experience in use of word-processing applications
such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with database programs such
as Filemaker Pro and software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room would
be an asset.
Communication and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will
have excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior
organizational skills and possess a strong attention to detail with a
high degree of accuracy, as well as the ability to set goals and work
Physical Ability: The candidate must be able to negotiate stairs and be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity and
invites applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities,
and disabled persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply,
but Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. The
call for applicants will be widely circulated through local organization
that will support the goal of employment equity.
Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator and University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information. Telephone (204)786-9253. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Gallery 1C03 is proud to announce that the Herstory panel discussion with artists Dominique Rey, Eva Stubbs and Diana Thorneycroft is now available for viewing on-line! You can find the You Tube video here.
Monday, April 29, 2013
|Still from A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste, 2012.|
We are pleased to learn that Leslie Supnet and Glen Johnson's short animated film A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- first presented in Gallery 1C03 as part of Supnet and Johnson's collaborative Storytime exhibition last fall -- will be one of 44 Canadian short films featured in Telefilm’s special curated program Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Market (Marché du Film) and at the Festival’s Short Film Corner (Cannes Court Métrage), which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to the artists and to Winnipeg Film Group who is distributing the film! For more information please read this WFG press release.
1C03 was pleased to welcome students from John M. King and Isaac Newton Schools to tours of the Herstory exhibit. We are keeping the show open for group tours by appointment only until the middle of May. If you would like to book a tour for your group (we welcome groups of all ages including schools, community groups, etc), please contact Gallery 1C03.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
|Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.|
|Shaughnessy Park School visit to Dominique Rey exhibit in 2010.|
Did you know that Gallery 1C03 offers FREE art education programming for school and community groups? We are presently offering a one hour program that includes a tour of the Herstory exhibition of Manitoba women artists, followed by discussion and an art activity.
Gallery 1C03's volunteer art educator Sylvia Dueck will engage children in a discussion of the various media used by the artists (including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media) as well as the subjects they have chosen to depict (urban and rural landscapes, portraiture and the body). Discussion may also include basic aspects of composition: colour, line, perspective, etc. For older students conversation can include consideration of how certain themes or media might be favoured by women artists in particular and how there may be differences in approaches over time.
The activity portion of the program will include a drawing exercise related to two of the exhibition’s themes: landscape and portraiture. When students have completed their drawings, the group will come together to talk about the important elements in the creation of their compositions. Through this exercise, the students will gain a basic knowledge of media and subjects used by the artists in the exhibition and some insight into the basic concepts of an artwork.
In the past Gallery 1C03 has welcomed students in grades 1 - 12 from schools across Winnipeg and even in other parts of the province. We have also hosted visits from Art City, Girl Guide troupes and the UWSA daycare. We would welcome a visit from you and your students!
If you are interested in engaging youth with some great local artists in an educational setting, contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson to book a visit with your group.
Even though Herstory will close to the public on April 6, this educational opportunity will be available until April 30. Don't delay, make your booking now!
|Sister MacNamara School visit to Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.|
|Sister MacNamara School art for Jane Tingley exhibit in 2012.|
Monday, April 1, 2013
|Alison Newton (1890-1967), Market Stalls, c.1940-1949, watercolour, 25.4 x 30.5 cm. Photo: Larry Glawson.|
Born in Scotland, Alison Newton attended art school in Edinburgh. She arrived in Winnipeg with her parents in 1910 and was hired as an advertising and catalogue illustrator for the T. Eaton Company. When the production of the Eaton’s catalogue was taken over by Brigdens in 1914, she worked for them as a detail artist until she married two years later. After that time, Newton took courses at the Winnipeg School of Art and was able to focus on her artistic career. Newton was an accomplished watercolourist who studied privately under Walter J. Phillips. Her images of Winnipeg, Gonor and Lake of the Woods, created in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, have been exhibited locally and across Canada. Newton is best-known for charming scenes that portray immigrants from various cultures engaging in tasks of daily life: working in fields, grading vegetables, washing clothes and, as in this scene, attending market stalls. Newton moved to Toronto in 1952, where she lived until her death. [Source: (Re)Visiting the Collection: Selections of Manitoba Art from The University of Winnipeg (Winnipeg: Gallery 1C03, 1998): 23.]
You only have 6 more days to view this work and others in the exhibition Herstory: Art by Women in The University of Winnipeg Collection at Gallery 1C03.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Herstory panel. Special appreciation to Herstory curator Laura White and panelists Dominique Rey, Eva Stubbs and Diana Thorneycroft. Enjoy the photos above; for more images visit the Gallery's facebook album from the event. And if you weren't able to make it, we recorded the proceedings and we hope to share the results in a few weeks' time. Check back at our blog!