Artist talks are free and all are welcome to attend!
UPCOMING TALKS & EVENTS
PANEL DISCUSSION: ABSTRACTION IN SASKATCHEWAN
PANELISTS: Holly Fay (former AGR Director/Curator and abstract artist), Nikki Middlemiss (exhibiting artist), Peter Tucker (exhibiting artist)
Exhibiting artists Nikki Middlemiss and Peter Tucker discuss their work in the exhibition Elevate & Holon and Saskatchewan's legacy of abstract Modernism with Holly Fay and Art Gallery of Regina curator Sandee Moore.
The recorded panel discussion debuts online Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Special thanks to the University of Regina's Presidents' Art Collection for allowing us to use images of the artworks from their collection for the purposes of this panel discussion.
Elevate & Holon continues in the Art Gallery of Regina's Main Gallery until May 1, 2022. Admission is free. Open 11 am-7 pm Mondays - Thursdays and 1-5 pm Fridays - Sundays.
ONLINE ARTIST-LED EXHIBITION TOUR by Katherine Boyer
DATE: video debuts online Thursday, February 17, 2022
LOCATION: YouTube https://youtu.be/N1ot3fEiADg
Let artist Katherine Boyer lead you through her solo exhibition How The Sky Carries the Sun. Boyer created all new work for her solo exhibition (January 13 – March 13, 2022) at the Art Gallery of Regina. In this online tour, Boyer will explain the layers of meaning — autobiographical, familial, and contradictory — she embeds in her cyanotypes, lightboxes, hooked rugs and beaded textiles through laborious processes and intimate material choices.
This talk will be debuted in conjunction with Sâkêwêwak Artist's Collectives' Storytellers' Festival and simultaneously translated into American sign language. Viewers can enjoy a recording of Boyer's artist-led tour online until the end of the exhibition run.
ARTIST'S TALK - Aganetha Dyck
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online/ In-person screening at AGR
(view recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQHbsBT9VRU)
The AGR is pleased to present an in-person screening of a pre-recorded artist talk with Aganetha Dyck, in conversation with Curator Sandee Moore.
The talk will be live broadcast and can be viewed online* from any internet enabled video device. You may also view a large projection of the broadcast in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre's Stitchery Room (attendance limited). Additionally, the talk will be recorded and can be streamed on-demand throughout the duration of Culture Days month.
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. She will share her experiences and examples of artwork created in collaboration with honeybees in this online artist’s talk, in discussion with AGR curator Sandee Moore.
BLACK IN ART: ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: 12 noon
Register for event reminders: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-invisual-art-tickets-155996729417?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
The Art Gallery of Regina is excited to announce that we have 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.
We invite all to tune in to our event through Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/blackinsask/) or YouTube live on Saturday, June 26th at 12:00 pm (CST).
You'll have the opportunity to experience these artists' practices and hear them describe the ideas that motivate them to create their work. The panel includes an opportunity to interact with and ask your questions of the panelists.
Exploring the tension of identity, Peter Tucker’s work plays with the movement between fragmentation and connection, disruption and continuity that creates (and recreates) the wholeness of a human life. As a biracial, interracial adoptee, his work is the search for home and self, a negotiation of presence in the restless no man’s land between worlds.
Peter discovered art as a child, and at age seventeen attended the Ontario College of Art. He studied at Mount Allison University for a year then moved to British Columbia where he apprenticed in woodworking. In 1996 Peter returned to painting, and began exhibiting in 1998. He has continued to show his work since then, in Vancouver, Montreal, and Saskatchewan.
Peter moved to British Columbia in 1990, dividing his time between the rural forests of the west coast and the studio spaces of downtown Vancouver. In 2001 he relocated to Montreal. In Montreal Peter was commissioned for both paintings and furniture, but eventually his woodworking skills began to transform into a renewed interest in sculpture. In 2012 he moved to Saskatchewan, returning to the prairie space where, as a boy, he first discovered his interest in drawing and building.
His landscapes play the infinity of land and sky against the fragmentation of human activity working across its surface, while his sculpture, created from reclaimed wood, is also concerned with the process of fitting together fragments and layers. Since moving to Saskatchewan, Peter has been following a new creative course dealing primarily with identity, both cultural and personal.
Tucker's work will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Regina in 2022.
Hagere Selam “shimby” Zegeye-Gebrehiwot is an artist and administrator who currently works and resides between Treaty 1 and Treaty 4 territories. They have received funding from municipal, provincial and national arts councils as well as awards from local and transnational arts organizations.
Their practice engages with themes of place and it’s abstraction from a diasporic, queer and feminist perspective. Their experimental film work has been reviewed in Blackflash magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press while screening the world over. Their art writing has appeared in the Capilano Review as well as in the form of commissioned essays at artist run centres in Winnipeg.
Currently, they are the Executive Director at the Saskatchewan Filmpool, Co-Director of WNDX Festival of Moving Image and guest editor of the forthcoming Art&Wonder publication.
Photo of shimby by Divya Mehra
Janielle Ogilvie is a graphic designer from Regina, SK with a strong passion for music and art. Janielle evidently applies her passions towards her work, and is dedicated to making a positive impact within the community. She is SHA’s newest Biomedical Media Technician, CJTR’s Chair of CJTR’s Branding committee, and a former long-term member of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments. Ogilvie has made her identity as a Black creative an integral element of her work.
"Personally, I would like to identify as a Black creator," Ogilvie said. "A lot of people reach out to me because they want to see a diverse vision. They want to work with someone who has experienced certain things, and that's where I come in with my experience as a Black person."
EXHIBITION WALK-THROUGH: A PEA CAN BE CHOPPED UP AND REASSEMBLED INTO THE SUN
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 7 PM
The four artists and collectives - Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, and Rhayne Vermette - in A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled into the Sun talk about their works in this exhibition and how collage allows them to create undreamed of fantasy spaces.
A Pea Can Be Chopped Up And Reassembled Into The Sun installation view. Photo by Don Hall.
ONLINE ARTIST TALK & STUDIO TOUR: VERA SALTZMAN
Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: 7 PM
Location: Zoom video conference
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. Known for her authentic and empathetic portraits of people and locales, Saltzman will discuss how creating a sense of place and a record of the intangible drives her creative practice.
Vera Saltzman, Land Yachts, digital photograph, 2014.
THE ARTIST IS IN
Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 7 pm
Location: Zoom video conference
Get to know ceramic artists in your community! The Artist Is In is a forum for discussion featuring short presentations by artists about their work. The AGR has invited KC Adams (Winnipeg), Carole Epp (Saskatoon) and Brenda Wolf (Regina) to share their practices as they resonate or contrast with our scheduled main gallery exhibition, Tend, featuring a profusion of porcelain flowers and bulbs sculpted by Ruth Chambers.
Audience members are encouraged to ask questions following these presentations. AGR staff member Sandee Moore will direct questions to the panel as a whole and engage our Zoom audience in discussion about these artists’ diverse and innovative approaches to this challenging medium.
KC Adams, Brenda Wolf and Carole Epp will participate in The Artist Is In discussion forum. Images courtesy of the artists.
WILF PERREAULT VIRTUAL STUDIO TOUR
Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 7 pm
Location: Facebook Live
Watch the archived video anytime on Facebook:
Get a peek inside Wilf Perreault’s studio. Wilf will guide you through an intimate tour of his studio and creative process. See works in-progress, hear about the challenges (and engineering solutions) of producing large-scale paintings and enjoy the enthusiastic hospitality of this celebrated painter.
Wilf Perreault’s work is held in numerous institutional collections, his work was the focus of a solo exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in 2015, and, among many awards, he is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2016). His artwork celebrates the often overlooked beauty of Regina’s urban landscape in every season. Perreault is represented by Mayberry Fine Art (Winnipeg & Toronto), Peter Robertson Gallery (Edmonton), Nouveau Gallery (Regina).
Wilf Perreault in his studio. Photo by Don Healy, Regina Leader-Post.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
By popular request from its members, the Art Gallery of Regina presents an artist talk by celebrated fibre artist Martha Cole. Exhibiting nationally and internationally for 60 years, Cole is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2017) and the 2109 Saskatchewan Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
A selection of Matha's quilted textile-based works will be on-view the evening of February 19th only.
Wide Berth: Dance Performance
February 8, 2020
Guided by an exploration of the unexpected and a commitment to collaboration, FadaDance Troupe perform a new 20-minute work entitled Wide Berth developed in response to Todd Gronsdahl's exhibition The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum at the Art Gallery of Regina. FREE.
The Artist Is In: Artists’ Forum
January 23, 2020
Get to know artists in your community. The Artist Is In is a forum for discussion featuring short presentations by artists about their work. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions. Regina artists Sylvia Ziemann, Rob Bos and Frans Lotz will relate elements of their artistic practices, such as model-making and fictional personae, to Todd Gronsdahl’s exhibition The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum on view in the AGR’s main gallery until February 22, 2020.
December 12, 2019
Art Gallery of Regina
Todd Gronsdahl will lead gallery visitors through his prodigious art project: The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum. This exhibition walk-through provides viewers with insights into the artist’s creative process: imaging and bringing to life fictional figures, artifacts and histories.
(presented in partnership with the Regina and Area Potter's Guild)
Art Gallery of Regina