We are delighted to announce our first online Holiday Art & Craft Sale (November 14 - Dec 12, 2022).
Celebrate the holiday season while supporting your local art community by purchasing an original work from a local artist or artisan.
The AGR's online Holiday Art and Craft Sale offers a diverse range of original creations from many of our talented members across the province. Check it out starting November 14th.
Main Gallery Exhibition:
We Are All Electric Beings: Rachel Broussard, Alyssa Ellis, Heather Shillinglaw, and Laurel Terlesky
October 13, 2022 - January 8, 2023
OUTSIDE THE BOX HALLWAY GALLERY & DISPLAY CASE
Prairie Artists' Guild: Alluring Spaces
November 2-29, 2022
Tues-Thurs 11AM - 7PM
Fri-Sat 1PM - 5PM
ADMISSION IS FREE
The AGR is located in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, at 2420 Elphinstone. We are wheelchair accessible.
Flow State Drawing & Drone Sessions
Awaken mindfulness, overcome anxiety and boredom, and meet new artistic challenges with the Art Gallery of Regina's free Flow State Drawing & Drone Sessions.
Members of holophon audio arts will craft a sonic atmosphere, known as drone, that reduces distraction while AGR staff guide you through relaxing art exercises. Participants provide their own materials and may join in person or online.
DATES Nov 3, Dec 1
TIME 7 - 10 PM
LOCATION Zoom video conference or in-person
Music for Plants Listening Party
Veg out with plant sounds on a Monday night.
Hosted by holophon audio arts' Ernie Dulanowsky, this listening session invites you to rediscover lost, outlandish and ultimately inspiring notions by artists creating sound not for an audience of fellow humans but for plants.
Monday, September 26, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 PM
check out the party recording: https://youtu.be/kP5n2F9u24M
Between Us is a long-term creative relationship – part mentorship, part collaboration – connecting senior artist Aganetha Dyck with selected artists, beekeepers and honeybees in Regina, Yorkton, Swift Current, Estevan and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Between Us refers to the distances and differences between us, especially evident during social isolation due to COVID-19. The project title also refers to the wondrous experiences that bind us together; "us" includes humans and non-human collaborators.
Guided by the province of Saskatchewan's and City of Regina's COVID-19 policies, the AGR requests:
gallery visitors wear medical masks
participants in activities where social distancing is not possible provide proof of vaccination
As of February 14, proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit the building.
Award-winning photographic artist Vera Saltzman will share her unique hybrid of digital and analogue photography techniques, give viewers a glimpse into her makeshift developing lab, and talk about her unconventional path to becoming an artist.
Watch recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Osse6fy5i5E
Get a peek inside Wilf Perreault’s studio. Wilf will guide you through an intimate tour of his studio and creative process.
Watch the archived video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-of-Regina-228399860562366/videos/263562271878525
Eco-Paper Making Craft and Environmental Art Gallery Tour for Kids
Join the Art Gallery of Regina for a free eco-craft activity and a guided tour and discussion of an environmentally themed art exhibition.
Learn how to make your own paper using recycled materials and explore how artists look at different ways we connect to the environment through a guided tour of the Art Gallery of Regina's current exhibition We Are All Electric Beings.
This activity is suited for children ages 6-12 (younger children may want to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
DATE Saturday, November 26 (2-4 PM) & Sunday, December 4 (12-2 PM)
LOCATION Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone Street)
Masterclass: Abstracting the Landscape with Susan Woolgar
Guided by Susan Woolgar, Abstracting the Landscape will challenge workshop participants to change how they perceive the world around them.
January 13, 14, 15, 2023
Eastview Community Centre
AGR Members: $375|Non-Members: $410
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The Art Gallery of Regina has partnered with Black In Sask on a visual arts-focused second installment of their ‘Black In' panel series.
We are thrilled to share the practices of Black artists living in Saskatchewan, the paths they’ve followed in their artistic careers, their personal experiences of blackness, and how these experiences inform their art.
Read artist bios for Peter Tucker, Hagere Selam "shimby" Zegeye-Gebrihwot & Janielle Ogilvie at https://www.artgalleryofregina.ca/talks
watch the recorded panel here: https://www.artgalleryofregina.ca/recordings
essay by Julia Krueger
Julia Krueger interprets ceramic artist Ruth Chambers’ artful calligraphy of stems and blossoms in her essay Tending Time. This exhibition catalogue features numorous documentation photographs by Don Hall capturing the delicacy of Chambers' solo exhibition, Tend, at the Art Gallery of Regina.
Publication free to read online or download.
Ayla Dmyterko, Blair Fornwald & Brette Gabel, Audie Murray, Marigold Santos, Zoë Schneider, Maia Stark
curated by Jess Richter
Enjoy images and ideas from Ritual & Lore: download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.
Main Gallery Exhibition: We Are All Electric Beings: Rachel Broussard, Alyssa Ellis, Heather Shillinglaw, Laurel Terlesky
Drawing on traditional knowledge, explanations of Western science and empathetic relationships with plants, the artists in this group exhibition elucidate the complex interconnectedness of humans and plants.
The title of this exhibition is drawn from knowledge passed from an Elder to artist Heather Shillinglaw, as she researched and created her large-scale embroideries of medicine plants foraged by her ancestors.
Exhibition: Oct. 13 - January 7th
Opening reception: Oct. 13, 7-9 PM
Listen to Plants’ Whispers with I-Ying Wu
Somatic practioner I-Ying Wu guides participants through mindful movement responding to plants in the exhibition We Are All Electric Beings
Sunday, December 4, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 & 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Art Gallery of Regina
Online Discussion: How Artists and Biologists See Plants Differently
This online discussion forum compares how artists represent plants and compares them with specimens from the George F. Ledingham Herbarium's collection.
Four artists (Heather Shillinglaw, Laurel Terlesky, Rachel Broussard, Alyssa Ellis) for whom the complex biology of plants is a subject will show and discuss examples of their work. Artists will discuss why they value the plants they depict in their artworks, how their method of representation reveals unseen or unknown qualities of their botanical subjects and their perspectives on the role of the artist.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 PM
video debut, watch on-demand until October 24.
VISIT OUR ONLINE ART SALES PAGE
The AGR is pleased to offer even more ways to support local artists and artisans. You can now view and acquire works by current Outside the Box exhibitors, Brushworks Art Guild of Regina.
Our updated online art store allows you to purchase artworks online using your credit card. The online art store will be regularly updated to feature works from our Outside the Box (hallway gallery and glass display case) exhibition series, which provides opportunities for members and local artists to show and sell their work.
A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into The Sun: Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, Rhayne Vermette
essay by exhibition curator Sandee Moore
What do the magician, the mathematician and the collage artist all have in common? Exhibition curator Sandee Moore connects how these three figures cut up and reassemble bits of the world to create more than what they've started with. She carves up the exhibition into an imagined set of artists' materials - the cut, the rabbit/duck, the frame, infinity, the impossible - and compares the magical generative role of collage to a geometric theorem that proves that cutting and rearranging can increase the volume of matter.
Publication free to read online or download.
Aganetha Dyck, who became an artist while living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has been creating artwork assisted by honeybees and beekeepers for over 20 years. Dyck shares her experiences and examples of artwork created in collaboration with honeybees in this online artist’s talk, in discussion with AGR curator Sandee Moore.
Dyck’s Mennonite heritage and its emphasis on thrift is a source of inspiration for her artwork in which she commonly gives new life to broken and discarded items. Famously, she has reshaped wool sweaters into tiny, shrunken effigies, used family pickling recipes to preserve buttons from the sewing factory that occupied her studio before it was a space for artists and placed hand-crocheted doilies and broken porcelain figurines into beehives to be “mended” by the bees. Dyck’s artworks reframe bees as conscious agents who are creative and multisensorial communicators. While empathy for these insects will not be new to beekeepers, Dyck’s artworks reveal possibilities for the public to dismiss their fear and instead experience empathy and caring for all pollinators.
watch the recorded talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQHbsBT9VRU
Curated and essay by Wayne Baerwaldt
Read Wayne Baerwaldt's exhibition essay accompanied by Don Hall's installation photos of Nic Wilson's Pavilion of Shadows at the Art Gallery of Regina. Read online or download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.
The Art Gallery of Regina is an independent, nonprofit, public art gallery located at 2420 Elphinstone Street inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan
The Art Gallery of Regina respectfully acknowledges we are located on
Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people.
Admission is FREE.