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Memorable Manitobans: Sigrid Dahle (c1955-2020)

Art curator.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan around 1955, daughter of Henry and Margot Dahle, she obtained a BA degree in psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton before enrolling in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba in 1982, completing her studies in 1986. This led to a 30-year career in the visual arts and the curation of arts exhibitions. She was the first Director-Curator of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon (1987-1990) and was an art critic for the Winnipeg Free Press (2000-2002). She completed an MFA degree at the University of Manitoba (2013) and served as the university's coordinator of Gallery One One One (2010-2011). She also worked for many institutions across the prairies, including Winnipeg Art Gallery, Ace Art, St. Norbert Arts Centre, SITE Gallery, MAWA, Gallery 1CO3, and Video Pool in Winnipeg; Muttart Public Art Gallery in Calgary; Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon; and Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, as well as Saw Gallery in Ottawa. She died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 31 October 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2020.

Farewell Sigrid, University of Manitoba School of Art.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 November 2020

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