Galleries & Museums

Art Placement

228 3rd Ave. S.  306-664-3385  artplacement.com

WINTER GROUP SHOW This exhibition features work by gallery artists. (Until March 10.)

College Art Gallery 1 & 2

MacKinnon Building  306-966-4571  art.usask.ca

QUILL VIOLET CHRISTIE-PETERS: SPILLING OUT, SPILLING OVER This exhibition sees the Anishinaabe artist blend traditional cultural and spiritual practices with a futuristic outlook to critique colonial and capitalist structures. Curated by Leah Taylor, with a take-away essay by Erica Violet Lee. (Opens Jan. 14, runs until April 22.)

CHARLENE VICKERS: BIG BLUE SMUDGEThis solo exhibition by the Anishinaabe artist includes recent paintings and new large-scale sculptures in which she explores ideas of memory, healing and connections to ancestral lands. Curated by Leah Taylor. (Until April 22.) 

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

306-966-8384  usask.ca/diefenbaker

PERMANENT EXHIBIT This centre is dedicated to the life and political legacy of John George Diefenbaker who served as a Saskatchewan MP from 1940 – 1979 and Canadian prime minister from 1957 – 1963.

Kenderdine Gallery

Agriculture Building  306-664-3385  art.usask.ca

MATERIAL + TIME This group exhibition features work drawn from the university’s permanent collection that contrasts the seeming permanence of our structures and systems in the moment with the inevitable evolution and change that they undergo over time. Organized by Cole Thompson. (Opens Jan. 24, runs until April 3.)

Museum of Antiquities

MacKinnon Building  306-966-7818  artsandscience.usask.ca/antiquities

PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features replicas of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture, along with original pottery, glass and coinage. The museum is currently closed, but does have online resources for people to access.

Museum of Natural Sciences

112 Science Place  306-966-4399  artsandscience.usask.ca/museumofnaturalsciences/

PERMANENT EXHIBIT A joint effort of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences, this museum examines the evolution of life on Earth throughout geological time. The museum is currently closed until Jan. 24, but does have some online resources for people to access. 

Nutrien Wonderhub

950 Spadina Cres. E.  306-249-3574  wonderhub.ca

PERMANENT EXHIBITS The Wonderhub features multiple interactive displays that provide children with opportunities for learning and fun in a safe and healthy manner. It also hosts classes, workshops and camps for children (and occasionally adults), along with special visiting times for low-sensory and immunocompromised children and drop-in nature walks. Register online.

WONDER DAY CAMP The theme of this day-long camp geared to children 5 to 9 is Camp Construction Fun. (Jan. 17, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

WOODEN SHADOW PAINTING This five-part evening workshop is geared to children 10 and older. (Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 5:45 – 8 p.m.)

D.I.Y. FRIDAY YOUTH NIGHT: JAZZY JEWELRY This in-person event is geared to children 12 – 15. (Jan. 21, 6:30 – 9 p.m.)

Paved Arts

424 20th St. W.  306-652-5502  pavedarts.ca

RACHEL ROZANSKI: PERMA This multi-media installation sees the artist examine the climate change impacts on the northern permafrost, where melting is causing dramatic shifts in the land and water. (Opens Jan. 21, runs until Feb. 25.)

HILAREY COWAN: CARING CAPACITY This digital media work sees the artist present a video game called Caring Capacity developed through the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s Digital Artist in Residence program. (Opens Jan. 21, runs until Feb. 25.)

EXPERIMENTAL FLATBED SCANNING This online workshop is facilitated by Rachel Rozanski. (Jan. 22, 1 p.m.)

RE-VISIONING THE SCREEN This collaboration between visual artist Martina Cleary and poet Janelle Pewapsconias explores the legacy of postcolonial institutions in our society. (Online opening reception Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.)

Remai Modern Art Gallery

102 Spadina Cres. E.  306-975-7610  remaimodern.org

CANOE This group exhibition pairs historical works featuring canoes with contemporary work by Indigenous artists to explore the role of canoes in carrying Indigenous cultural knowledge forward. Co-curated by Michelle Jacques, Kelly Tolley and Lyndon J. Linklater, with artists including Frances Anne Hopkins, Cornelius Krieghoff, David Milne, Lucius O’Brien, Rodney Sayers, Pinock Smith and Joe Talirunili. (Opens Jan. 29, runs until May 8.)

KEN LUM: DEATH AND FURNITURE This survey exhibition by the veteran Canadian artist focuses on work exploring issues of labour, mental health and death, along with some of Lum’s Furniture Sculptures. (Opening reception Feb. 10 from 7 – 9 p.m., runs until May 15.) 

ATAUTCHIKUN | WÂHKÔTAMOWIN This exhibition features work from the permanent collection which does not conform with traditional notions of Inuit art along with new work by artists with ties to Inuk artists in the collection. The show is guest curated by Missy LeBlanc and Kablusiak (with support from Tarah Hogue), and includes artists Kyle Natkusiak Aleekuk, Tony Anguhalluq, Annie Beach, Tenille Campbell, Tarralik Duffy, Amanda Strong and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. (Until March 13.)

POSTCOMMODITY: TIME HOLDS ALL THE ANSWERS This exhibition by Postcommodity (an Indigenous interdisciplinary featuring Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist) uses provocation as a tool to challenge social, political and economic processes that destabilize communities and geographies. Curated by Gerald McMaster. (Until Jan. 23, with an online book launch for Postcommodity: Time Holds All the Answers on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. The launch is hosted Gerald McMaster with presenters Roberto Bedoya, Floyd Favel, Elise Y. Chagas and Postcommodity.)

GUERNICA REMASTERED This exhibition features 10 artistic recreations of Picasso’s famous 1937 masterpiece which explore issues of antiwar sentiment and political activism through a contemporary lens. Curated by Alma Mikulinsky, with artists including Adad Hannah, Goshka Macuga, Art & Language and Robert Longo. (Until Feb. 27.)

NIC WILSON: A DYING HARE This video project is part of the RBC Emerging Artist Series, and features several playful/kitschy videos showing burning candles. (Until March 6.)

ONE MOMENT This screening of Deirdre O’Connor’s 2021 comedy about middle-aged sibling trying to care for their elderly father is the second in a series looking at the complexity of aging. (Jan. 14, 7 p.m.) 

THE FATHER This screening of Florian Zeller’s 2020 drama about an elderly man grappling with physical and psychological decline is the third in a series looking at the complexity of aging. (Jan. 21, 7 p.m.)

FIRESIDE WITH LYNDON Guest for this online chat hosted by Lyndon Linklater is Anishinaabe canoe maker Pinock Smith. (Jan. 27, 7 p.m.)

CHAMBOULTOUT This screening of Éric Lavaine’s 2019 drama about a writer who releases a novel where relatives are thinly-disguised characters is co-presented by Cinergie International Francophone Film Festival. (Jan. 28, 7 p.m.)

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

813 Broadway Ave.  306-653-3616  saskcraftcouncil.org

ROOTED: 50 YEARS OF SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT This exhibition features past and present work in different media by members of the art cooperative Handmade House which began operation in 1971. (Opens Jan. 15, runs until March 12.)

SCYAP Art Centre Gallery

402 33rd Ave. W.  306-652-7760  scyapinc.org

DROP-IN ART This drop-in event runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m. Covid protocols in place.

BETHLEHEM HIGH SCHOOL This exhibition arose out of a collaboration between students in the alternative education program and artist Bevin Bradley, teachers Sharon Watkins and Valerie Moate, and Knowledge Keeper Lyndon Linklater. (Until late February.)  

ART LESSON This winter SCYAP is offering four classes: Creative Sewing (Jan. 17 – Feb. 14, ages 9 – 12), Drawing & Painting (Jan. 17 – Feb. 14, ages 9 – 12), Drawing & Painting (Jan. 20 – Feb. 17, 16 and older), Beginner Watercolour (Jan. 19 – Feb. 16, ages 9 – 14.). 

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Cres.  306-244-3800  umc.sk.ca

PERMANENT COLLECTION This museum offers displays of artifacts and archival documents related to the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

R.R. #4, Penner Rd.  306-931-6767  wanuskewin.com

DEPTH OF FIELD This group exhibition features work by five Indigenous artists which use the conventions of portraiture to explore cultural identity. Co-curated by Olivia Kristoff and Leah Taylor, with artists Joi Arcand, Lori Blondeau, Mary Longman, Jane Ash Poitras, and Jeff Thomas. (Until April 3.) 

LEAH MARIE DORION: THIRTEEN MOONS This exhibition by the Prince Albert-based Métis artist is grounded in teaching of the Moon which is known as “our grandmother” by Indigenous elders. Curated by Wendy Peart. (Until Feb. 13.)

FANTASTIC DEBRIS: A YOUTH ART PROJECT This exhibition features work by 17 local youth who participated in a residency at Wanuskewin this summer/fall. (Until Jan. 31.)

PERMANENT EXHIBIT This National Historic Site is dedicated to traditional and contemporary Indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan. On select days, there are special outdoor and indoor events including Guided Bison Tour, Archaeology Walk, Step Back in Time Walk and traditional dance performances.

Western Development Museum

2610 Lorne Ave.  306-931-1910  wdm.ca

PERMANENT EXHIBITS One of four provincial museums commemorating settler history and culture in Saskatchewan, this museum includes displays related to transportation, agriculture, early boomtown settlement and more.