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.
From funding opportunities to safety guidelines, we're here to make sure you have what you need to thrive as a SOA student.
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SOA Student Gallery
Solo, group, and curated shows are all welcome in any medium ranging from painting to performance, audio to animation, and everything in-between, including traditional and expanded practices, and interdisciplinary works. Exhibitions will typically run for one or two weeks, but we welcome proposals for exhibitions, events, performances, and/or happenings for shorter lengths of time. Please contact David Foster for more information.
Visiting Speaker Series
The SoA Visiting Speaker Series offers students and faculty the opportunity to engage with professional Canadian and international artists, curators, critics, designers, and art historians.
The Visiting Speakers Committee accepts proposals each academic term for guest lectures, artist talks, workshops, and studio visits. In accordance with Covid-19 health guidelines, visiting artists will participate through Zoom or other forms of virtual communications.
Visiting speaker application form | Winter 2021 academic term application period: CLOSED
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