Main Gallery Exhibitions (2012)

Dimensions Growth 2012
June 1- July 23

The Saskatchewan Craft Council's biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition encourages and rewards excellence in hand-crafted work.

Mind the Gap
April 4 - June 3

Mind the Gap celebrates, with resounding exuberance, the wealth of talent amongst the diverse population of emerging artists in the province of Saskatchewan. The title refers to the often misguided term that Saskatchewan has recently come to be saddled with – the gap in the Canada’s geo-cultural landscape. The exhibition’s title also quotes the famous automated safety warning on the London tube, “Mind the Gap!” We do mind actually. And the world should mind Saskatchewan. This exhibition includes visual arts from 30 artists from 14 cities and towns across Saskatchewan.

A Dunlop Art Gallery Touring Exhibition

Artless Fabrications: 
Carol Schmold

March 1 - 25

On January 1st, 2007, Carol Schmold embarked on a personal creative journey, creating a work of art each week for a year, which resulted in a collection of 52 small fibre works that she describes as “sincere textile compositions”. Seeing the fibre works as intimate extensions of the pages of her journal, Schmold’s works explore various fibre art techniques and approaches to image-making. The project began as a self-directed challenge, motivated by the desire to get back in touch with her artistic creativity, to explore new techniques in fibre art and discipline herself to work within an imposed deadline. The result is a visual journal of her exploration into her creative process, reflecting a personal design aesthetic and sensibility to materials. Through exhibiting these works, she offers viewers the opportunity to share in her journey, to witness her artistic growth and development through her dedicated practice, and hopes, that in viewing the work, others may be inspired to follow their own creative paths.

Campbell Tinning’s
The Newfoundland Paintings
January 4 - February 26

Campbell Tinning was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1910 and studied art at Regina College and at the Art Students’ League in New York. This exhibition of work was created during a trip to Newfoundland in the summer of 1949. Newfoundland joined confederation earlier that year and Tinning, a young artist fresh from his success as an Official War Artist, was fascinated by Canada’s newest province. Thirteen large watercolours in this exhibition were exhibited in Montreal in 1950 and have remained together as a group – passed on to his niece and nephew after his death in 1996.

Windows Gallery Exhibitions (2012)

Entangled: Twyla Exner
July 2012

Organized and toured by OSAC through its Arts on the Move program
Selected from the 2009 Call to Adjudicated Artists

Twyla Exner is interested in the relationships between cultural and natural production, consumption and waste, high and low technology, and biological and mechanical growth. Exner’s sculptures and drawings employ the notion of recreating the natural with the technological. Using wires, cords, and electrical connectors, she imitates plant pods, root systems and human physiological forms, reproducing hybrids of technology and nature that appear to be growing, evolving, reforming, overtaking and/or devouring electronic infrastructures and architectural spaces.

Karlie King - DeskArt (pronounced day-Kart, like the French Philospher)
June 2012

This body of artwork utilizes old wooden desk tops to visually explore and represent the ideas of French Philosopher Descartes. The desk tops were collected from Mervin School previous to its demolition in 2010.

 Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology - SIIT

May 2012

Adult 12 students of the 'Art 30 - Foundational Goals' Course

These exhibition pieces represent the culmination of student’s work over a 3 and a half month period in completion of requirements for Art 30 accreditation. Various techniques, methods, and medium were explored throughout the course. Using selected Saskatchewan artists and others’ work as a focus of student study; students were asked to simply create “something” meaningful or personal on a theme of significance to themselves, their community, or their culture as reflected through the use of re-versioned recycled materials. Additional selections represent student’s interpretation of “Dreams” limited to the use of stains, dyes, and paint on a wood medium and several group projects involving paper Mache with student determined themes.

 Watercolour Works by Mary Matilla and Margaret Hassan

April 2012

Mary and Margaret are members of the North Battleford art club. This is their first exhibition showcasing their love and appreciation of the art of watercolour.

Ou sont passes nos reves d'antan? Whither our dreams of yesteryear?

March 2012

Featuring the current Photographic Works of Claude Desnoyers. This exhibition is Claude’s contribution to this year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first provincial francophone organization, the ACFC.

Love is But ............

February 1 - 26

Gallery Member Show

North Battleford
Photography Club

January 1 - 29

Recent Work by the North Battleford Photography Club