Students at the School of Art are part of a vibrant and culturally diverse community. Our students are actively engaged in organizing exhibitions, attending visiting artists’ talks and social events and meeting with student groups. Many of these activities extend beyond the campus, including pop up projects and student exhibitions in artist run centres, as well as volunteer opportunities and internships. These are often transformative experiences that bridge the gap between academic and professional life.
Message from the Director
It has been extremely challenging to encounter the news these past few weeks, with so many horrific images, so much awful information, that has become, sadly, all too commonplace. This is an emotional time for everyone.
A bedrock principle of our university is that it is a place for learning, collaboration, and growth. As an academic institution, we all share in the power of education, discussion, and understanding. As such, we encourage respectful conversations and the sharing of diverse perspectives. However, it is imperative that such dialogue happen in an environment where one feels safe. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and safe environment for all members of our community. As such, remember that many people at the School of Art and University of Manitoba in general are grieving. For many, every new piece of information brings more pain, anguish, and despair. As these events unfold, people from many communities, faiths, sexual orientations, and genders are scared and afraid to speak their truth. This is the time to engage in such discussions with empathy, patience, kindness, and respect for one another. Yes, dialogue is important; however, it is critical that we reflect on what it is we say, create, and write. Our words, images, creative activities—and, yes, even the clothing we wear—can generate painful emotions for many.
Remember that our community is ever strengthened by encouraging such discourse in a safe and respectful environment for us all.
– Dr. Ed Jurkowski, Director, School of Art
Support for School of Art students
From funding opportunities to safety guidelines, we're here to make sure you have what you need to thrive as a SoA student.
Exhibitions and events
The School of Art actively hosts exhibits and presentations by professional artists and students in several spaces on campus. These exhibition spaces offer possibilities for teaching initiatives, research, and professional opportunities for our students. Many events are organized in collaboration with other institutions nationwide and with the Winnipeg art community.
Associations and student groups
Join a community of like-minded students and make connections.
Student exhibition and event opportunities
Show off your work and curate an exhibition in the Student Gallery or invite a speaker to campus.
School of art facilities
The School of Art offers wide-ranging facilities to support students’ creative output, many of which are accessible 24/7
- Large-format digital print shop
- Large new darkroom and wet lab spaces
- Extensive sculpture fabrication facilities
- Comprehensive ceramics area with newly built wood-fired kiln
- MAC lab and private editing suites
- Sound stage
- Print media studio equipped for a broad range of print and papermaking processes
The new hub of the School of Art, this award-winning structure houses studios for drawing, painting, studio photography, video and print media, the MAC lab, smart classrooms for art history and studio lectures, the School of Art Gallery, the School’s administrative offices.
The Art Barn provides vast spaces for painting and ceramic classes, as well as private studios for advanced students.
Taché Hall and Media Crib
Creators and Scholars in Visual Art, Music, and Theatre share space in this dynamic building.
Sculpture and Ceramics building
This purpose-built facility houses three-dimensional media, ceramics, and sculpture courses.
School of Art
Room 313 ARTlab Building
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2