The University of Winnipeg is pleased to be part of the Planet Love exhibition.
Presented by St. Boniface Hospital’s Buhler Gallery, Planet Love is a “life affirming, joy generating” exhibition by local artists that encourages people to preserve our planet with hope and resolve through art.
Planet Love showcases five etchings reproduced on brass plates affixed to public places around Winnipeg, including one on the UWinnipeg campus. Each of the five etchings is an act of beauty and a reminder to care for our planet.
Curator hannah_g was inspired by brass etchings in the United Kingdom.
“As a child growing up in England, I loved seeing the brasses in old churches and taking a rubbing from them,” she said. “I’ve been wanting to bring brasses to Winnipeg for years and the Planet Love exhibition was the perfect vehicle for them.”
The exhibition is grounded in the belief that people love our planet and that with hope and action, great things can happen. To that end, the public is invited to visit each plate and make a rubbing that will serve as a reminder to care for our planet.
The UWinnipeg artwork by Moneca Sinclaire, entitled Six Painted Sticks, is located near the front steps of Leatherdale Hall.
“This project is a great example of how UWinnipeg spaces can be brought to life through community partnerships that encourage art and engagement,” said Joseph Wasylycia-Leis, UWinnipeg’s Campus Sustainability Coordinator.
Other Planet Love artworks can be found at FortWhyte Alive!, Artspace Inc., Millennium Library, and St. Boniface Hospital. Participating artists include Sarah Anne Johnson, Jonato Dalayoan, David Heinrichs, and Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan.
This exhibition was made possible with funding from the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.