Our Museum Events Page!Location: Museums All Over Saskatchewan!
There are so many events coming up at museums all over Saskatchewan. Be sure to browse through the museum events to see which exhibitions, festivals and concerts are happening now in your area!
Art Camp - Art Gallery of Swift CurrentLocation: Gowan's Grove (20 mins south Swift Current)
The Art Gallery of Swift Current invites you to encourage your young aspiring artists. Enrollment is limited.
Register by June 15
Help grow the next generation of artists.
July 15-19 ages 10 to 13
July 23-27 ages 14 to 16
9:30 to 5:30 each day
includes transportation and materials
Students must bring their own appropriate outdoor clothing, bug spray, sun screen, lunch, swimwear (and permission to swim).
Art Camp at The Grove
Young artists will experience five fun days of creating art in an outdoor setting.
Gowan's Grove is located about 20 minutes south of Swift Current. The Grove is an established campground along a picturesque bend of Swift Current Creek, with chalet, washrooms, and kitchen facility.
Mornings will be art expeditions into the landscape, drawing, painting and photographing from nature. Students will visit the nearby teepee rings and quartz hill. Afternoons will be back in the tent, making a variety of sculpture projects. The day will also include swimming in the creek, weather permitting.
At the end of the week, there will be a wrap-up exhibition, with parents invited to see and celebrate the student's artwork.
Students will meet at the Art Gallery each morning and travel to the Grove in the Gallery's van. The van returns to the Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. each evening.
Ride the WDM Short Line 101Location: 50 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK
On Saturday, May 18th, in celebration of International Museum Day, the Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Steam Club are planning for the 1914 Vulcan steam locomotive to have its inaugural run of the 2013 summer season. Ride the train on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (May 18th, 19th, and 20th) between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm (weather permitting). Take the opportunity to ride on the only operating steam locomotive in the province! Tickets are $2.00 per person.
New This Summer: Music Camp in the Grove! - Art Gallery of Swift CurrentLocation: Gowan's Grove (20 mins south Swift Current)
July 29 to August 2, 2013
Five fun days of making rock and pop music outdoors, in the big top tent at Gowan's Grove and on the Lyric Stage. Students will meet at the Art Gallery at 9:30 am and travel in the Gallery's van.
Students will learn from wonderful musicians the skills they need to better develop their techniques, group dynamics, and stage presence, prepping them for joining a rock band.
Students will have the opportunity to use cool gear, play on stage at the Lyric Theatre, and play the music they love!
The week will also include fun activities such as swimming in the creek at Gowan's Grove.
Auditions will be conducted in June.
Musicians (age 13 to 18) with some proficiency
Registration: $145 includes materials and transportation
For more information, please contact Art Gallery of Swift Current at 306-778-2736.
Mann Art Gallery - Artist Trading CardsLocation: Victoria Square Compounding Pharmacy, PA
Artist Trading Card
Exhibition, Making & Trading Bonanza
May 01-May 25, 2013
The Mann Art Gallery has been working with school, community, and senior groups since February of 2013 to create this incredible collection of over 800 miniature works of art! Students, community members and local artists have contributed their talents to bring this idea to life. Featuring the art of individuals aged 3 to 93 this exhibition is sure to delight with cards made with everything from paint to glitter, plasticine to foil and interpretations of pattern, community, environment, Saskatchewan, Pop culture, identity, place, and social issues!
See the cards on display at the Victoria Square Compounding Pharmacy (upstairs).
Make your own trading cards on site at the Victoria Square Compounding Pharmacy with
Mann Art Gallery staff: Mondays, May 06, 13 and Thursdays, May 09, 16, 23
9:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm
Celebrate, Make & Trade cards during a public reception on Saturday, May 25 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Victoria Square Compounding Pharmacy. Everyone welcome!
Ellen Moffat at the SnelgroveLocation: Room 191, Murray Building, U of S
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May 16 – 23, 2013
Reception: Thursday, May 23, 7 − 10pm
Ellen Moffat works with sound as a register and generator of social engagement. For this work, she started with texts by Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Helene Cixous during a 4- month residency in Paris. Following Cixous’ call to re-inscribe the female body into language through l’écriture feminine and Guy Debord’s dérive: a method of eluding circumscribed routes and favouring unexpected encounters; she walked for hours, through Parisian neighbourhoods, navigating by sense, chance and impulse.
The process continued in Saskatoon (“Paris of the Prairies,” the artist reminds us), where she was the inaugural Jean Johnston resident artist at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. Here she experimented with materials, media and spatial relations in preparation for the exhibition.
Moffat writes: “language(s) intersects with sonic rhythm, experimental writing with structure, knowing with unknowing, flow with repetition, dreaming and overlapping subjectivities. My perceptual exploration into the relationship to sound, image and personal experience is an open investigation into changing circumstances, understandings, texts and situations.”
What's on in May | At the MacKenzieLocation: 3475 Albert Street Regina, Saskatchewan
How We Filled the Vault: Sixty Years of Collecting at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Opening Celebration
Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 pm I Free admission
How We Filled the Vault: Sixty Years of Collecting, will be the largest display of the Permanent Collection since the MacKenzie opened its doors at its current location in 1990. Featuring approximately 250 works from a collection of over 4,000, this exhibit will tell the story of the Permanent Collection’s evolution over the past 60 years.
Remarks will be at 8 pm in the TC Douglas Building Lobby, with a party with DJ Sean Flotre to follow! Cash bar.
Image: Harold Town, The Tower Of Babbling, 1955, oil on masonite, 120 x 91.90 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection, gift of the Mackenzie Art Gallery Society.
Spring Members' Sale
May 4 - 16
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Regina at the Gallery Shop’s annual Spring Members’ Sale! Get ready for summer with a unique array of creations from across Saskatchewan and Canada. MacKenzie Members will receive a 20% discount on all regular priced items.
Hillberg & Berk Trunk Show
Wednesday, May 8 from 10 am - 7 pm
Find this season’s hottest designs and one-of-a-kind pieces from one of Canada’s most popular designer jewellery lines, Hillberg & Berk . With classic design and bold detailing, Hillberg & Berk receives rave reviews from Hollywood and beyond with fans including celebrities and women of distinction such as Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan, Michelle Obama, Barbara Walters, and Celine Dion.
Reception with Designer Rachel Mielke
Wednesday, May 8 at 11 am
Hillberg & Berk was established in 2007 by visionary jewellery designer Rachel Mielke and has been winning awards and the hearts of women across the globe ever since. Meet Regina’s own Rachel Mielke at the Gallery Shop and learn more about Hillberg & Berk’s latest jewellery line.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Hillberg & Berk, Robert Held Art Glass, photo by Carey Shaw, Junichi Tanaka Pottery, photo by Cydney Toth
New Gallery and Gallery Shop Hours beginning May 13, 2013
Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday & Holidays 12 pm - 5:30 pm
Save the Date
40th Annual Bazaart presented by SaskTel
Saturday, June 15 from 10 am - 5 pm
Featuring the work of locally grown artisans since 1973, Bazaart is Saskatchewan's largest outdoor arts and crafts show and sale and the MacKenzie's largest and most popular fundraiser. Awarded "Event of the Year (budget under $20,000)" by Tourism Saskatchewan, the 40th Annual Bazaart is sure to be the biggest and best yet! $5 admission (children 12 and under are free)
GET INTO KITES at Art Gallery of Swift CurrentLocation: 411 Herbert St. E. Swift Current
In celebration of the ninth annual Windscape Kite Festival to be held June 22-23, 2013, Art Gallery of Swift Current and the Swift Current Museum invite you to two kite-themed exhibitions. The kites are on display at Art Gallery of Swift Current and the Swift Current Museum May 4 to June 30.
Contemporary Kites from Around the World
at Art Gallery of Swift Current
See a variety of contemporary kites by 18 artists from around the world. The flying works of handcrafted art are selected from the kite collections of the Drachen Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to kite education, exhibitions and workshops to share knowledge and pass on the tradition of kite flying.
Paper in Flight
at Art Gallery of Swift Current
Led by an expert in handmade paper, eight international artists traveled to Kochi, one of Japan's major papermaking centers. In just under a week of work, the artists experienced the art of making "washi", traditional Japanese handmade paper, and incorporated washi in new contemporary kite works.
The art kites in the exhibition "Paper in Flight", demonstrate the utility, strength, and beauty of Japanese handmade paper, long associated with the renowned Japanese kite-making tradition. However, these kites are anything but ordinary. Each artist pursued his or her own approach, exploring unusual form
ats, innovative structures, unorthodox combinations of materials, and unique subject matter. While nodding to tradition, these kites are flying sculptures, engineered for flight and inventive statements of art intended for the sky.
Kites to Kitty Hawk
at Swift Current Museum
Human flight has relied on developments made in kite design throughout history. This exhibition presents examples of historical kites known to have contributed to the design of the first airplanes.
3 New Exhibits at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art GalleryLocation: Crescent Park, Moose Jaw
Opening Receptions: May 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm, will include music by Belle Plaine
Anita Rocamora: Small Wonders
April 25 to August 31, 2013
Jody Greenman- Barber: Mimesis
April 25 to August 31, 2013
June Jacobs - Shift Shaping
April 25 to August 31, 2013
Dinosaur Spotted at the WDM!Location: 50 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK
Scotty is Saskatchewan’s one and only Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Scotty arrives at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum branch on April 12, at 1:30 p.m. and will be visiting for six months.
Scotty was found in the Frenchman River Valley, southeast of Eastend, in 1991. Excavation work began in 1994 and was completed in 2003, under the direction of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina. Approximately 65% of this T.rex’s skeleton was recovered.
Step into Scotty’s world and see a full-sized replica of this dinosaur’s skull. It’s of average size---for a T.rex---1.33 meters (4.5 feet) long. Its mouth contains 50 teeth, the largest 30 cm. (1 foot long). The teeth were designed for grabbing, stabbing and crushing prey. The T.rex was the largest meat eating dinosaur; it ate other animals. Scotty had a small brain, 17 cm (7 inches) long, but its olfactory bulbs and tract, suitable for smelling, Were 20 cm (8 inches long). The dinosaur would sniff out rotting carcasses of other animals from far away. For this reason it is thought that T.rex was more of a scavenger than a hunter. We do not know whether this was a male or female.
Scotty’s skull was found in many pieces scattered over the discovery site. Each piece had to be excavated and cleaned. The missing pieces were reconstructed. Scotty is on loan to the WDM from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Please attend the opening:
Moose Jaw Western Development Museum
50 Diefenbaker Drive
Mann Art Gallery - Frozen in TimeLocation: 142 - 12th Street West, Prince Albert
Frozen in Time
Curated by: Griffith Aaron Baker
April 2nd – May 26th
Nathalie Daoust, Dangling (Frozen in Time - Series Title), 2008
Photography - Pinhole Camera - Hand Coloured Black and White Prints
During a residency exchange between CALQ and the Christoph Merian Foundation in Switzerland, Nathalie Daoust created a series of images set in an ambiguous world where dream and reality clash. Here memory and introspection build a labyrinth of illusion and mystery. These photographs allowed Ms. Daoust to consciously reconstruct a time in her past, piece-by-piece. Filling the gaps in her memory with visual portrayals of fantasy, she depicts a life-like tale, based on real events.
Her concept was driven by the desire to freeze certain moments in time in order to preserve them intact, like works of art, while also giving them the possibility to move, to change position, and redeem themselves, thanks to an unexpected second life offered through art. This concept arose from the feelings of discomfort, abandonment, and desolation she felt when facing a landscape that appeared flawless. To escape, she physically created a new realm, one we sense but cannot physically inhabit. Thus, women in the photographs clash and lack synchrony with their environment, and the seemingly ambivalent images pulse with a sensation that falls somewhere between lightness and restlessness.
Mann Art Gallery - A People's HistoryLocation: 142 - 12th Street West, Prince Albert
A People’s History
Curated by: David Garneau
April 2nd – May 26th
Reception: April 12th, 2013 | 7:00pm
A People's History (Coach), 2010 | digital photograph
Diana Thorneycroft’s photographs are excoriating; beautiful instruments designed to cause pain. Her seductive scenes meticulously contrived with dolls, toys, miniatures and backdrops from “Group of Seven” paintings are reminiscent of photo-illustrated storybooks. But the stories they tell are horrific events from Canadian history. These are not tales of the ‘Mad-Trapper,’ train robbers, rumrunners or other rogues whose crimes time renders into colourful legend. These are our national shames. Thorneycroft memorializes historic tragedies such as ‘Africville’, Japanese internment camps, the exploitation of the Dionne quintuplets and the hanging of Louis Riel. But most tell of hidden serial crimes only recently come to light: the depth of harm done to Aboriginal children in residential schools; the sexual exploitation of children by priests and other trusted officials; the murdered and missing women in Vancouver’s Eastside; the Russell Williams murders; the death of Neal Stonechild at the hands of police in Saskatoon, and the child-brides of Bountiful. Thorneycroft’s serious play is an absorbing effort to inhabit scenes that most of us know from a distance. Only a few of the images are explicit. Most present a moment just before the crime. Our imaginations and memories create the rest. Thorneycroft strives to engage our empathy, question our complicity, stir our sense of justice and encourage action.
Mendel Art Gallery Spring ExhibitionsLocation: 950 Spadina Cres, E. Saskatoon, SK
March 22 - June 2, 2013
Jason Baerg: Returning
The Home Show
From the collection of the Mendel Art Gallery.
I Know You By Heart
Organized by Library and Archives Canada.
Public Reception: Sunday, March 24 at 2pm
Closing May 26.
Returning: Friday, March 22 at 7pm with artist Jason Baerg
I Know You By Heart: Saturday, March 23 at 2pm with curator Johanna Mizgala
School Art: Sunday, May 12 at 2pm with student artists.
The Home Show: Sunday, June 2 at 2pm with associate curator Sandra Fraser
A New Media Participatory Community Engagement Performance,
Friday, April 26 at 7pm with artists Jason Baerg, Jean-Sébastien Gauthier, and Adrian Stimson. Reception to follow. Free Admission.
ARTISTS BY ARTISTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Bart Gazzola and Barbara Reimer: Green Man Portraits
on view from March 22 to June 2, 2013
For more information about exhibitions and events, please visit www.mendel.ca
Prairie River's 100th BirthdayLocation: At the Museum and the Senior's Centre & Hall
July 6th & 7th, 2013
Lots of time to catch up and visit with old friends and neighbors.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Prairie River Hall
11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Potluck dinner at Hall (plates, cutlery, supplied)
5:00p.m. Barbeque Supper (included in reg. fee)
Evening Social & Dance at Hall with local musicians (Cash Bar)
9:00a.m-10:00a.m. Church Services at United Church for anyone wishing to attend
9:00a.m.-11:00p.m.Pancake Breakfast-Brunch (included in reg. fee)
12:00 Heritage Days @ the Museum - Horse Shoes, tours, etc.
For more information please see the Invitation.
MacKenzie Art Gallery Bazzart - Early Bird DeadlineLocation: 3475 Albert Street Regina, Saskatchewan
BAZAART's 40th anniversary will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013!
The early bird deadline for submitting an exhibitor application for Bazaart 2013 is this Friday, February 15!
Visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery website for the 2013 Exhibitor Application & Handbook.
Enjoy an art-filled day outdoors during the 40th Annual BAZAART Arts and Crafts Show & Sale, the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s largest and most popular annual fundraiser!
Shop local, acquire one-of-a-kind creations from over 120 local artisans and feel good knowing your $5 BAZAART admission sustains free MacKenzie Art Gallery attendance and programming! Enjoy delicious food made by locally-owned businesses; take in FREE tours of our summer exhibitions and spend some time on the Gallery lawn swaying to the sweet sounds of the Regina Folk Festival’s workshop stage, presented as part of a collaborative partnership between the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Regina Folk Festival.
Gabriel Dumont - Golf Tournament 2013Location: Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, Saskatoon
Friday, May 31, 2013
11:30 am Registration
12:30 pm Shot Gun Start
4 Person Texas Scramble - Best Ball
The goal this year is to raise $10,000 which will be matched by the foundation to be awarded to Métis students as scholarships. The tournament will consist of 144 golfers from a variety of corporations, communities, industries, and professions.
Please visit www.gdins.org for more information.
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery WorkshopsLocation: Crescent Park, Moose Jaw
The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery are organizing two workshops relating to the Virtual Collections database (FileMaker Pro) – one for the operation of the new version of FMPro/VC and also one for photographing artifacts and art.
May 24 and 25, 2013
One and a half day workshop on photographing museum and gallery object for documentation purposes.
Please view the following pdf for more information: Photography Workshop
Collections Management Workshop
October 3 and 4, 2013
Two-day workshop on the operation of Filemaker Pro/Virtual Collections database management software for museums/galleries.
Please view the following pdf for more information: Collections Management Workshop