Celebration of Fall 2017 Exhibitions and Transformative Landscapes Engagement Space
Sep
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Celebration of Fall 2017 Exhibitions and Transformative Landscapes Engagement Space

Join us at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, along with artist Dana Claxton, for the premiere of The Sioux Project – Tatanka Oyate at the Gallery, and the first of our fall exhibitions, including installations by artists Jeff Funnell, Notes from the Inquest, and Brett Graham, Pioneer

In our newly launched Transformative Landscapes Engagement Space, we invite your response to three design proposals for public artworks on the grounds of the MacKenzie from Transformative Landscapes artists Maryanne Barkhouse, Wally Dion, and Duane Linklater. 

Please join us to celebrate all these projects—and more—as we launch our fall program season—a special community event coinciding with the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend!

Schedule:
5:30 PM | Welcome and Community Barbecue, featuring a performance by multidisciplinary artist InfoRed (AKA Brad Bellegarde)

7:30 PM | Opening Remarks and Reception
 

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MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones

Animating the Grandfather Stones is a community workshop project led by Janine Windolph, the MacKenzie's Adjunct Curator of Public Programs. Participants will embed images and symbols of stories using chalk on stones that will then be collaged on a large piece of canvas in various patterns. The artwork will change over the weekend as more rocks are added and removed, making the piece transformative in nature for the duration of the workshop and temporary, only to be captured by memory and photographs. 
Join us at the Regina Folk Festival!

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MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones

Animating the Grandfather Stones is a community workshop project led by Janine Windolph, the MacKenzie's Adjunct Curator of Public Programs. Participants will embed images and symbols of stories using chalk on stones that will then be collaged on a large piece of canvas in various patterns. The artwork will change over the weekend as more rocks are added and removed, making the piece transformative in nature for the duration of the workshop and temporary, only to be captured by memory and photographs. 
Join us at the Regina Folk Festival!

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MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones
Aug
10
10:00am10:00am

MacKenzie Art Gallery at the Regina Folk Festival: Animating the Grandfather Stones

Animating the Grandfather Stones is a community workshop project led by Janine Windolph, the MacKenzie's Adjunct Curator of Public Programs. Participants will embed images and symbols of stories using chalk on stones that will then be collaged on a large piece of canvas in various patterns. The artwork will change over the weekend as more rocks are added and removed, making the piece transformative in nature for the duration of the workshop and temporary, only to be captured by memory and photographs. 
Join us at the Regina Folk Festival!

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'Through the Repellent Fence' Raven Chacon (of Postcommodity) in attendance
Jul
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

'Through the Repellent Fence' Raven Chacon (of Postcommodity) in attendance

Free

Film Screening: Through the Repellent Fence

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015 the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The spheres were evenly spaced apart and extended north and south of the border a mile in each direction. “It’s a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.”

 

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'In The Monument'  
Jul
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

'In The Monument'  

Free

Screening: In The Monument
Documentary | 52 minutes | 2013 | Directed by Boris Ivanov 

World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (Jewish Museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, San Francisco), prolific scholar James E. Young (The Texture of Memory, Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust), museum designer Ralph Appelbaum (US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights), visual artist Esther Shalev-Gerz (Hamburg-Harburg Monument Against Fascism) and many other knowledgeable artists, designers, and educators share their thoughts on the history and the future of Holocaust memorialization. Presenting the last stage of the design competition for the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada and six shortlisted proposals, we get behind the scenes of what it’s like to represent the Holocaust with art and design. 

IN THE MONUMENT examines the evolution of Holocaust inspired monument building in the last 70 years. With the help of world famous artists, scholars, architects we get to explore how to make monuments last or is the timelessness just an illusion. Monuments, just like other pieces of public art, need to evolve and be ready for change. What makes one monument speak for centuries and others disappear without a trace? 

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'Cree-Inuit Reconciliation'
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

'Cree-Inuit Reconciliation'

Free

Screening: Cree-Inuit Reconciliation
Documentary | 45 Minutes | 2013 | Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond

Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec. 

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'Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back'
Jul
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

'Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back'

Free

Screening: Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back
Documentary | Length: 56 Minutes | 2008 | Directed by Reaghan Tarbell

Delve into the Mohawk community in this feature-length documentary about the steel workers who hold a special place in North American history. The iconic New York skyline, with all its monuments to modernity, is the fruit of their labour. And while the men were scraping the skies, the women had their feet firmly on the ground, sustaining a vibrant community in the heart of Brooklyn. 

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