2010 Signature Award Winning Website For The Winnipeg Art Gallery

wag.ca

Visual Lizard and Velocity Branding teamed up to bring a fresh, new site to WAG.ca. The site was designed and built to deliver a modern look that reflects the iconic nature of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. All site updates are handled internally by Art Gallery staff using our Catalyst Content Management System.

Read about the features of this project

  • Catalyst CMS
  • Event Calendar
  • 25,000+ Piece Art Collection
  • Custom Art Search
  • eCommerce

WAG.ca's Home Page

With everything the WAG wanted to achieve on the first page of their site, we had to narrow the focus and provide essential information at a glance. The home page is fully customizable by WAG staff, from the large background images all the way down to what each section of the grid displays. We added a layer of scripting that allows for items to animate smoothly from one to 

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Customizable Background Images

Customizable Background Images

WAG wanted a unique way to showcase the building, the art within and the events that they host. We built a nice set of editors allowing them to manage all the large background images.

WAG.ca Calendar of Events

At the Winnipeg Art Gallery, there is always something going on. Our challenge was to present their calendar in an easy to scan-at-a-glance format. The design also had to present the visitor with quick tools to move about the days and months. 

There was also a need to allow visitors to consume the content found in the calendar when away from WAG.ca. To make this happen, we built an iCal and RSS feed for visitors to grab.

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Calendar Tools

Calendar Tools

Some of the toughest pages to present in an easy to scan manner are busy calendars. Our design partners did a masterful job wrapping simple tools around our advanced calendar functionality.

RSS and iCal Feeds

RSS and iCal Feeds

Parsing over the data in the calendar, we wrote out an RSS and iCal feed for visitors to grab. These feeds present all the calendar of events data in a take-away format that is considered web standard.

WAG.ca Collections Page

The staff at the Winnipeg Art Gallery has complete control over all the pieces of their collection. We worked with them to import over 25,000 items from their archive. Additionally, we built a set of custom tools that allow them to keep their collection information up to date through large data imports.

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25,000 Piece Art Collection

25,000 Piece Art Collection

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has over 25,000 pieces of art in their collection. We built some neat tools to allow them to manage this collection data through large file data imports.