Building a legacy: Construction of the Inuit Art Centre

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On Wednesday, Free Press photographer Mike Deal captured the construction progress to date on the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s ambitious Inuit Art Centre.

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This article was published 16/01/2019 (1357 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

On Wednesday, Free Press photographer Mike Deal captured the construction progress to date on the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s ambitious Inuit Art Centre.

Construction on the complex, located directly south of the existing art gallery, began last May with PCL serving as its construction manager.  When completed, the $65-million complex will house the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.

The four-storey, 40,000-square-foot centre, which was designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture to evoke the northern landscape, will connect to the main gallery by bridges on all levels. It will feature exhibition spaces, a glass enclosed visible art vault, a conservation facility, art studios and interactive theatre.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.

The centre is scheduled to be completed in 2020, in time for the province’s 150th birthday.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The steeple of the Young United Church rises through the winter canopy of trees as seen from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The prow of the WAG roof points toward the Manitoba Legislative building Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS A view of the construction of the Inuit Art Centre from the roof of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday afternoon.
Mike Deal

Mike Deal
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Mike Deal started freelancing for the Winnipeg Free Press in 1997. Three years later, he landed a part-time job as a night photo desk editor.

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Updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:20 PM CST: Updates tile headline

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