19 Apr - 21 Aug, '23

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.

The Artists:

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

Edie Marshall

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