19 Apr - 21 Aug
In the Greg Yuel Gallery
Spend time in the landscape at Wanuskewin Heritage Park and you will experience a natural ecological environment thousands of years in the making. It is a quintessential Plains environment, arid, flat, and incised by the Opimihaw Creek, a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. This northern piece of the North American Great Plains has a six-thousand-year archaeological record and is steeped in the history of the hunting and gathering communities of the First Peoples. Some would say that there is an essence of ‘sense of place’ at the core of the Wanuskewin landscape, a landscape where time has borne witness to a quiet connection between nature and the existence of humankind. To a group of twenty-one artists from across Saskatchewan, this prairie setting provided a venue for deeper connection and understanding of Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s unique and historic Plains environment.
During a series of artists’ retreats held the spring, summer, and autumn of 2022, three small groups of artists met and emersed themselves in the Wanuskewin Heritage Park landscape. Through their personal choice of media, each artist created a visual response to their experience of the park. The ‘WANUSKEWIN: A SENSE OF PLACE’ exhibition has been curated from the artwork submitted by the twenty-one artists who participated in those artists’ retreats. The exhibition artwork embodies ceramics, mixed media, painting, photography, fiber, and printmaking.
Alexa Hainsworth Kathleen Slavin
Anne Brochu Lambert Kathy Bradshaw
Bobbi Clackson-Walker Kit Loewen
Bonnie Conly Louisa Ferguson
Bonny MacNab Monique Martin
Brenda Kennedy Pat Danyluk
Bridget Aitken Pat Doig
Debra Marshall Paula Cooley
Diane Laroche Ellard Roxanne Enns
Donna Stockdale Val Miles
Open until August 21st.