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Unseen St. B.: A Portrait of St. Boniface Hospital by its Staff, Physicians & Volunteers


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Galerie Buhler Gallery, St. Boniface Hospital

St. Boniface Hospital, 409 Taché Avenue, Manitoba R2H 2A6

Winnipeg, MB

Directions: *****************DO NOT ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN HOSPITAL ENTRANCE *************** On the Tache Street sidewalk, next to the traffic loop entrance to the hospital there is a pedestrian path with yellow bollards: walk through here and then the courtyard with benches. You will see stone steps with fairy lights on their railings leading up to three doors, above which is written Galerie Buhler Gallery. This is where you will enter and exit the gallery :) Please wear a mask.



Offered in English.

If you cannot use stairs please use the main entrance.


Unseen St. B. presents a communal portrait of St. Boniface Hospital by some of the many people who work and volunteer here. St. B.’s healing and support services depend upon each its workers as well as many different spaces. Yet, much of this complex and busy institution’s operations occur out of sight of the public and even of many its staff since the campus is so large. Galerie Buhler Gallery wanted to celebrate this unseen side.

For this exhibition, GBG invited the hospital’s staff, physicians, and volunteers to take a single cellphone photo of something they wanted to share from their workday. You will see images of things they found funny or weird, pretty or ugly, frustrating or hopeful. Each one is unique, each one is important. The act of participation and sharing is as essential to this project as the images themselves and every photo submitted that adhered to the confidentiality provisos was included.

Unseen St. B. reflects the deep importance of inclusivity and imagination. Portraits are multifaceted things, at once revelatory and mysterious¬. One of the most powerful aspects of our portrait is the clarity with which it demonstrates how a whole is inseparable from its many wonderful parts.



Galerie Buhler Gallery

Galerie Buhler Gallery, was established as a place of hope, healing, and contemplation for all who visit.

St. Boniface Hospital recognizes the benefits of the arts in health and healing, and its impact on the fabric of daily life and the community as a whole. By establishing this dedicated gallery, the hospital is enhancing the role of the arts in health and well-being. We hope that visitors will find the curated exhibitions engaging, thought provoking, and a source of solace.

Buhler Gallery exhibitions change throughout the year and feature the work of contemporary Canadian artists, many from Manitoba and the Prairie Provinces.

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