Celebrating the Indigenous Continuum on the Prairies, Spring 2023 at Dunlop Art Gallery

Judy Anderson, As she walked down the hallway, she unintentionally…Indigenized, moose hide, copper jingles, steel hoops, sound, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Heather Leier.


Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
April 15 – June 21, 2023, Central Library

Curated by Wendy Peart

“Coyote continuously whispers in Anderson’s ear, ‘yes, you can joke about something while simultaneously being completely serious.’” – Judy Anderson

Through multimedia installations that stimulate the senses Judy Anderson interrogates what it means to “Indigenize” a place. After more than two decades of creating sly and meaningful interventions to mark her presence in the world, Anderson’s work unquestionably pronounces nêhiyaw as integral to this place, known as Treaty Four territory.

Judy Anderson is nêhiyaw from Gordon First Nation, SK. Anderson’s practice includes beadwork, installation, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and collaborative projects. Her work focuses on issues of spirituality, nêhiyaw intellectualizations of the world, relationality, graffiti, colonialism and decolonization. She is an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception, …Indigenized
April 14, 7:00 PM CST
In-person, Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library)
Online – Dunlop YouTube Live
Pre-registration not required.

Join us for the artist talk with Judy Anderson, as she discusses her practice. Following the artist talk will be a reception and performance by Judy Anderson and artist, Audie Murray.

Performance – Cookie Cutter Indian & Specious Cake
April 14, 8:00 PM CST
In-person only, Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library)
Pre-registration not required.

A consumable performance intervention by Judy Anderson and artist-collaborator, Audie Murray.

I Am You And You Are Me

Dunlop Art Gallery, Digital Lounge, Regina Public Library
April 15 – May 19, 2023, Central Library

In this video work, Audie Murray explores intergenerational relationships through acts of care, dreams, body and land.

Kevin McKenzie, Being Indigenous, acrylic on canvas, 2023. Photo courtesy of the Artist.

Edge of Seventeen

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
May 6 – July 23, 2023, Sherwood Village Library

Curated by Tomas Jonsson

“My father was a survivor of the Lebret (Qu’Appelle) Indian Industrial Residential School. Unfortunately, he did not survive the accumulated effects of intergenerational trauma. We lost our dear father in 1978, he was 39 years old, I was seventeen.” – Kevin McKenzie

Edge of Seventeen collects and preserves the memories and knowledge McKenzie’s father instilled in Kevin as a child, translating his father’s teachings and passion for hockey into a contemporary Indigenous experience. The exhibition serves as a portal, linking repressed childhood memories of McKenzie’s father to his current state of Indigenous regeneration and resistance to colonial assimilation. Edge of Seventeen reflects a personal transformation, through a process of reconstructing Indigenous identity and masculinity.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Edge of Seventeen
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 PM CST
In-person only, Dunlop Art Gallery (Sherwood Village Branch)
Pre-registration not required.

Join us for the artist talk with Kevin McKenzie, in conversation with Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, as they discuss Kevin’s practice. Following the talk will be a reception.

Global Beading Circle – Beading, a Path to Empowerment with Kevin McKenzie
May 16, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
Online on Zoom
Register for this workshop on Dunlop’s website.

This program aims to unite beaders from everywhere. It’s a safe and open space for sharing culture, ideas, and art. Learn about Kevin McKenzie’s visual arts practice and create a beaded Buffalo pin.

About Dunlop Art Gallery at Regina Public Library

Gallery Hours (CST)
Mon to Thurs, 9:30 am – 9 pm
Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sat, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sun, 12 – 5 pm

Central Library location
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5

Sherwood Village location
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1

Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.
Galleries are wheelchair accessible.


We acknowledge the support of the SK Arts, and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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