In Your Dreams brought together over 30 artists from Canada, Australia, and Germany in an exhibition of new work on the subject of dreams, reverie, and the liminal world. Restricted to a small traveling box, the artwork of In Your Dreams incorporated painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, jewelry, and fiber art. As with our dreams, the boxes reveal a unique glimpse into the mind of their creators.
“The thirty works represented in this exhibition are deeply felt mediations on dreams and dreaming. They challenge, they delight, they celebrate and they mourn. In the best sense, they enrich our understanding of ourselves and others not in any narrow sense as Canadians or Germans or Australians but as members of the human family.” John Thompson, Australian curator and art history writer
Winnipeg-based artist Karen Cornelius was the guest curator of the Canadian component of In Your Dreams. Canadian participants include Winnipeg artists Michael Boss, Agatha Doerksen, Craig Love, Bonnie Marin, Diana Thorneycroft and Southwestern Manitoban artists Fay Jelly, Shirley Brown, Elaine Rounds, Barb Flemington.
Helen Sanderson was the Australian guest curator. Australian participants include Liz Jeneid, Bev Jensen, Helen Mueller, Katharine Nix, Rosemary Penfold, Caitlin Sheedy, Jonathan Tse, Corrie Wright, Penny Carey Wells,
Lene Rose Gruner was the German guest curator. German participants include Wanda Aniko-Lützner, Sibylle Burr, Sylvia Farago, Elke Gaiser, Christine Huss, Hildegard Koldin, Renate Quast, Karina Stangle, and Gerlinde Stingl.
The collection was exhibited in Canada, Australia and Germany.
Canada – Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba & the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery
Australia – Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery, Logan Art Gallery, Albury City Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Cairns Regional Gallery
Germany – Amerika Haus, Lange Nacht der Museen, Schlossle Lenningen