August 17, 2022

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Sculpture honouring instructors unveiled at WAG’s new Inuit art centre – Winnipeg

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A new piece of long-lasting artwork, commissioned by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), has been unveiled at the Winnipeg Artwork Gallery’s new Inuit art centre.

The marble sculpture, by Inuit artist Goota Ashoona, will welcome guests to the new Qaumajuq centre, set to open later this yr at St. Mary Avenue and Memorial Boulevard.

Tuniigusiia/The Reward was commissioned by the MTS to honour “teachers all all-around us — in the land and in our life — who expose the reality, wisdom and elegance that link us all.”

“A beacon that both equally emanates and attracts gentle, Qaumajuq will rejoice the artistry and accept the background of Inuit and Initially Peoples,” reported MTS president James Bedford.

“And it will educate us, as all very good teachers do, to challenge standard wisdom and privileged perceptions to obtain real truth, relationship, and worth in our shared humanity.”

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WAG director and CEO Stephen Borys said schooling plays a essential role in modifying life by art, and Ashoona’s sculpture pays tribute to that.

“The WAG and our committed discovering and packages staff have had the honour of developing associations with instructors across Manitoba to advantage youth in our province and in the North,” Borys explained.

“Teachers have constantly performed an outstanding position in our communities, and this has been introduced into further emphasis in this tough time.

“This stunning sculpture by Goota Ashoona captures and pays tribute to teachers’ contributions.”

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