Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Work study employment opportunity at Gallery 1C03

Work Study Program at The University of Winnipeg

Administered through the University’s Awards & Financial Aid department, the Work Study Program provides on-campus part-time job opportunities for eligible full-time University of Winnipeg students; jobs are available during the Fall/Winter Terms (September – March). Click here to see if you qualify and to make application to the program.

Once again, Gallery 1C03 has been approved for a Work Study Program position. Job title, rate of pay, description, and other details follow:

Curatorial Assistant
$13.35 - $14.49 per hour
Total amount approved: $1100

Position description:
The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Art Curator's Office with communications related to Gallery 1C03 programs as well as research, registration, and maintenance of the art collection.

Responsibilities and duties:
The successful candidate will disseminate information on Gallery programming via various on-line applications, assist with events which may include photography, help with exhibit installation, development of art education programs. This position will also carry out art collection management duties including research on artists, updating information in the collection database, moving and cleaning artworks, preparing identification labels, and fulfilling on-campus art loan requests.

Required qualifications:
Preference will be given to students with a background in art, cultural studies, education, and/or communication, and to those with previous experience working in a gallery or museum setting. Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills, excellent attention to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to work independently are necessary.  The ability to move and handle art is required. Must have knowledge of MS Office suite, social media platforms. Experience in FileMaker Pro, photography, and photo editing software will be considered assets.

In addition to submitting an application via the Awards Office, please contact Gallery 1C03's Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson  as soon as possible if you are interested in this position. While the Awards Office allows students to apply through them until December 1, Gallery 1C03 needs to hire for this position as soon as possible. Therefore the deadline to apply and notify Jennifer Gibson is Monday, October 6.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall programming and website updates

Willow Rector, The Singing Bone, 2013, hand embroidery on Arctic fox pelt, 28” x 14 ½” x 8”. Photo: William Eakin

Gallery 1C03 is launching the 2014/15 programming season with a new website design! Have a look at upcoming exhibitions featuring Willow Rector and Diana Thorneycroft.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Employment opportunity with Gallery 1C03

Gallery 1C03 is now hiring part-time gallery attendants! If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this information along. Applicants must be full-time high school or University of Winnipeg students. Application deadline is September 2, 2014.

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Start Date:
As soon as possible
Rate of pay:
$10.97-$12.25 per hour, variable hours

  • Opens/closes Gallery 1C03 (The University of Winnipeg’s campus art gallery)  at the beginning/end of the day by turning on/shutting off all Gallery lights; plugging in/unplugging, turning on/turning off, starting up/shutting down equipment; opening/closing doors; ensuring that Security Services unlock/lock doors and de-arm/re-arm the Gallery’s alarm system.
  • Safety/security of Gallery 1C03 exhibits - ensures that artworks exhibited in Gallery 1C03 are not subject to theft or mishandling by the public during hours of operation.
  • Public relations - greets visitors to Gallery 1C03 and answers any questions that visitors have about the art exhibits to the best of their ability; refers visitors to Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator in situations where they are unable to provide assistance.
  • Attendance record - maintains a count of the number of visitors to Gallery 1C03.
  • Alerts Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator of any problems within the Gallery environment; these can relate to temperature, humidity and lighting issues or concerns for the safety of the artwork or visitors.
  • When applicable, takes readings of environmental conditions in Gallery 1C03 using a hand-held environmental monitor or a data logger.
  • When applicable, handles sales of art exhibition catalogues; this includes maintaining a count of funds in cash box and a count of catalogues at the beginning and end of each shift and returns all cash to Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator for processing.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  • Must be a full-time student at a high school or The University of Winnipeg, preferably an art history/cultural studies major or related disciplines, or with an interest in the visual arts.
  • Some knowledge of contemporary visual art would be an asset.
  • On the job training provided.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, procedures and regulations.
  • May require the ability to maintain records and handle cash on occasion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors who may be students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Ability to work day, evening and/or weekend shifts.
  • Capable of performing duties as assigned.       

For more information please go to: https://www.northstarats.com/%28S%28m0zkej45cfovaq45g1z2nq45%29%29/PositionDetails.aspx?ID=dc817c18-9bdc-45b2-a5b5-8d41bad06097&PosID=14943.

Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator and University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information. Telephone (204)786-9253.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Employment opportunity with Gallery 1C03

Gallery 1C03 is now accepting applications for a Collections Management & Curatorial Research Intern. This is a full-time term position funded with the support of Canadian Heritage through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. 
In order to qualify for and apply for the position, please consult the YCW website.

Application deadline:
Friday, May 9, 2014

Start Date:
May 20, 2014

End Date:
mid- to late-August of 2014

Rate of pay:
$15.14/hour, 35 hours per week

Gallery 1C03 is the campus art gallery for The University of Winnipeg. Our mission is to engage diverse communities through the development and presentation of contemporary and historical art exhibitions and related programming initiatives. The Gallery is also responsible for the development, preservation, and presentation of the University's art collection of nearly 1,200 works by Canadian creators. 
Job Description:
Gallery 1C03 seeks to hire a Collections Management and Curatorial Research Intern to carry out work in several areas.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of a portion of the University art collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Director/Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows and facilitate the presentation of artworks on campus. The Intern will also accession new titles into the Gallery’s library database of contemporary and historical art publications, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition.

Gallery Attendant /Education/Communication: The Intern will serve as an attendant for several afternoons during the presentation of a collection exhibition in the Gallery, welcoming visitors and providing information about the exhibition. S/he will also carry out art education programming/tours related to the exhibition upon request. Finally, the Intern may be asked to promote Gallery programming via social media.

This position offers the candidate the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training and work experience in a professional environment. It is subject to approval of funding from Young Canada Works.


Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts, Art History, or Cultural Studies student intending to return to studies full time in the fall of 2014.
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, Research, and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong research 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 independently.
Physical Ability:  The candidate must be able to negotiate stairs and be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

Young Canada Works (YCW) Eligibility: Students must be registered with YCW prior to being interviewed and all candidates selected must be approved by YCW to confirm their eligibility in advance of them being offered a position. Consult their website for further information.

Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator and University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information. Telephone (204)786-9253.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Patrick Mahon: Water Structures book launch at McNally

Gallery 1C03 is pleased to partner with McNally Robinson Booksellers to launch the publication Patrick Mahon - Water Structures: Printed Sculptural Works, 2012-2014. The launch will take place at the McNally Robinson Grant Park location in Winnipeg (1120 Grant Avenue) in their Atrium on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. It will include a discussion about Mahon's work between the artist and Robert Enright.

Water Structures considers recent work produced by Mahon which was featured in three recent exhibitions at Gallery 1C03, Robert Langen Gallery, and McMaster Museum of Art. For more information about the book, the artist, and the contributors to the volume please visit Gallery 1C03's website.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

MY MONUMENT featuring cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe & Paul Robles

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg proudly presents

featuring cam bush, steven leyden cochrane, roewan crowe, and paul robles

March 6 – April 5, 2014

Reception: Thursday, March 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Remarks by Winnipeg Arts Council Executive Director Carol Phillips and University of Winnipeg Associate Dean of Arts Fiona Green at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Ghost Launch performance with Chandra Mayor: March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in front of 478 River Avenue

The Book is Happening with Roewan Crowe: March 20, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Conversation with the artists: March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg

MY MONUMENT is a multimedia exhibition featuring artistic exchanges among artists cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe, and Paul Robles using Crowe’s new book Quivering Land as a point of connection to explore monuments and vanished feminist/queer/alternative cultural sites. The double-sited exhibit will be shown in Gallery 1C03 (1st floor, Centennial Hall) and in the Hamilton Galleria (4th floor mezzanine, Centennial Hall in the Library), both at The University of Winnipeg.

Quivering Land is a queerish Western long poem that engages with politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West. Robles creates intricately cut origami paper images in response to this narrative, while Crowe produces text-based works that have been altered irrevocably by the brutality of the gun. Together the artists fashion a collaborative sculpture which further elucidates shared experiences of loss and the desire to create space for reflection and memory.

MY MONUMENT includes the participatory website Ghost Launch which maps vanished feminist/queer/alternative bookstores and solicits stories, images, and experiences of these bookstores through a public call for submissions. Evidence of this interactive and intergenerational shared space will take the form of multimedia installations by Steven Leyden Cochrane in Gallery 1C03 and by cam bush in the Hamilton Galleria. All four MY MONUMENT artists will join with Chandra Mayor in front of the former site of Bold Print – The Women’s Bookstore on 478 River Avenue on March 15 in an event titled Ghost Launch to reanimate that location with public readings and the launch of a chapbook. Similarly, for The Book is Happening, Crowe will deliver a durational public reading of Quivering Land in the queer space of Gallery 1C03 on March 20.

Artist biographies:

cam bush is a (re)emerging, Winnipeg-based intermedia artist who holds a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. His work frequently investigates locality, human relationships, and language and communication, and has been exhibited in galleries, festivals and alternative exhibition spaces across Canada.

Steven Leyden Cochrane is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator. He holds a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in studio art from the University of Windsor. Originally from Tampa, Florida, he is currently based in Winnipeg.

Roewan Crowe is a trans-disciplinary artist, theorist, and teacher living in Winnipeg who explores the rich terrain of video, photography, installation, performance, digital and new media technologies, theory, text, and activism. She investigates the transformational possibilities that open up through artistic and pedagogical practices. She has a particular passion for queer/trans/feminist art, creating community, and facilitating initiatives in cultural democracy.

Born in the Philippines, Paul Robles is a Canadian artist based in Winnipeg. Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, Robles combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditional handwork with the portrayal of subjects such as violence, loneliness and intimacy. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Gold Medal) from University of Manitoba School of Art and Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) from The University of Winnipeg.

Chandra Mayor is the current Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence at The University of Winnipeg. The author of three books of poetry and fiction, she has received numerous awards for her writing, including a Lambda Literary Award. She has performed her work in venues and festivals across the country.

MY MONUMENT has been made possible thanks to funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council and with support from the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies and The University of Winnipeg.