A neon green line drawing of two clothespins float in the middle of a navy blue backdrop, surrounded by green and blue snowflakes. The word Pinnguanipaujait hovers above the drawing, and Closing Event sits below it.

You’re invited to Pinnguanipaujait and the closing of When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan!

December 18, 2021
Games |  3-5pm
Closing |  6-9pm
Offsite in the Skylight Gallery at the WAG-Qaumajuq
300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB.

Join us on Saturday, December 18, 2021 for Pinnguanipaujait and the closing of When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan

Pinnguanipaujait (“great big games”) was envisioned and developed by asinnajaq and is presented in collaboration with WAG-Quamajuq.

The games, held in celebration of inuulirvisiunira (asinnajaq’s birthday), will feed your competitive side + sense of humour and include competitions to see who can attach the most clothespins to their face, untie the greatest number of  knots, quickly find safety pins in a container of rice, do the best makeup on a friend blindfolded, unwrap a package the fastest and a race to a finish line after nimbly securing a nail to a can with their hips.

The event will take place from 3-5pm in the Skylight Gallery of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd. There will be games for folks of all ages, lots of laughs, food, and prizes! 

The closing of When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan, an exhibition featuring asinnajaq, Kite, and Dayna Danger will follow. Snacks, refreshments, and cake will be served in the Skylight Gallery at the WAG from 6-9pm. 

When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan will remain open at Plug In ICA until 8pm, guests are welcome to move between the show and the events. 

Entry is free and all are welcome to attend Pinnguanipaujait and the closing of the show!

Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Masks are required, if you don’t have your own we are happy to provide one.

We can’t wait to see you there! 

-Plug In ICA



We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to the artists we work with, our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts. For this exhibition we would like to acknowledge the generous support of Manitoba 150.

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Opening Hours and Procedures

Plug In ICA’s current exhibition When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan, featuring the work of asinnajaq, Kite and Dayna Danger is available by appointment until December 17, 2021. Appointments are available during gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12 – 6 pm; Thursday 12 – 8 pm; and Saturday 12 – 5 pm.

When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan will remain open on Saturday, December 18, until 8pm.

Visitors must wear masks in our space, maintain physical distancing and stay home when ill. In alignment with Provincial guidelines, visitors are required to show proof of vaccination to attend the exhibition. Vaccination status can be provided ahead of your visit by sharing an image (e.g. screenshot) of your immunization card QR code by email or upon arrival by showing your physical or digital vaccination card to gallery staff. Children under the age of 12 may visit Plug In ICA with a fully vaccinated member of the same household.

Please book through our online booking system, email or call 204-942-1043 to make your appointment today.

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Please note, our online shop is open and curbside pickup is available.