Power Lines: The work of Norval Morrisseau

October 2018 - January 2019

Norval Morrisseau

Norval Morrisseau (1931–2007) is arguably the most influential Indigenous artist in Canada, a member of the Indian Group of Seven and the grandfather of the Woodland Art School, he influenced generations of Indigenous artists. In 2006 the National Gallery of Canada held a survey exhibition of Norval Morrisseau’s work, it was the first retrospect held for a contemporary Indigenous artist.

Power Lines: The Work of Norval Morrisseau features his work from varying stages of his career, centred on the iconography of Anishinaabe story-telling, of family and how we all connect to lines of power.

Opening Reception October 20th, 7-10 pm

Performance of new work by the Indigenous Poets Society; reciting a response to the work of Norval Morrisseau

Exhibition runs until October 20, 2018-January 25, 2019

Wanuskewin Galleries would like to extend its gratitude to Westerkirk for the loan of the Norval Morrisseau work and for supporting this exhibition every step of the way. It is through their generosity that we are able to share the work of Morrisseau here in Saskatoon.

We are also very grateful for the support of Canada Council for the Arts Creating, Knowing and Sharing Fund which also made this exhibition possible.

Photo Credit: J.R Stevens, Design Joi Arcand