Dunlop Art Gallery Summer 2021
Dunlop Art Gallery is open to the public and continues to offer programming online and in person. For hours of operation, safety protocols, and details about programming, visit our website.
Daphne Boyer – Otipemisiwak
Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library), Regina Public Library
July 3 – September 10, 2021
Showcasing recent process-based works on paper, textile and 360º animation, Otipemisiwak* celebrates the lives and material cultures of three women: the artist’s great-grandmother, Eléanore; her grandmother, Clémence; and her mother, Anita. Works feature a digital-beading technique the artist invented called ‘Berries to Beads.’ The technique mirrors traditional Métis beading; it is both a meticulous and technically demanding practice and art form.
*People who live by their own rules.
Daphne Boyer is a renowned visual artist and plant scientist, born and raised in Saskatchewan, and now living in Victoria. Her iterative practice combines plant material, high-resolution digital tools and women’s traditional handwork to create art that celebrates her family’s Métis heritage and honours plants as the basis of life on earth.
Originally organized by MAI.
Artist Talk – Living by their Own Rules
July 6, 1:00 PM CST / 3:00 PM EST
Online – Dunlop YouTube Live
Pre-registration not required.
Join us for a discussion with artists Daphne Boyer and Dayna Danger, as they engage in a conversation about their respective practices, and what it means to be #MetisAF.
Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit (2S), Métis – Saulteaux – Polish visual artist and organizer. Danger was raised on the northwest edge of Win-nipi, Treaty 1 territory, or so-called Winnipeg. They are currently based in tiohtiá:ke, or so-called Montreal. Utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with their larger-than-life works.
Performance – Poetry and Beading with Timaj Garad, Peace Akintade, and Daphne Boyer
July 13, 7:00 PM CST / 9:00 PM EST
Online – Dunlop YouTube Live
Pre-registration not required.
Artist Daphne Boyer creates a Berries to Beads artwork in response to poets Timaj Garad and Peace Akintade as they perform their poetry.
Timaj Garad is an Ethiopian-Harari Toronto-based multi-disciplinary storyteller, arts educator, and community organizer using poetry, theatre, and music to bring her stories to life. Her art is autobiographical, working at the intersections of a Black Muslim woman challenging injustice, unearthing truths, and healing. Timaj believes in the transformative power of the arts to build capacity and strengthen communities.
Peace Akintade is an African Canadian interdisciplinary poet, public speaker, and thespian residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 2020- 2021 Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laurate, co-coordinator of Write Out Loud, a Saskatoon-based Youth Poetry Community, and board member of the Tonight it’s Poetry Community. Her poems touch on the impact of slavery in her village, colorism, growing up in Kuwait, Nigeria, and Canada, and relearning her culture in the face of colonization. She dreams of a world where poetry is accessible and interconnected with different art media.
Luther Konadu: Particularly Tentative
Dunlop Art Gallery (Sherwood Village Branch), Regina Public Library
July 17 – September 25, 2021
The exhibition, Particularly Tentative, explores Luther Konadu’s interest in portrait photography as it relates to personal and collective beliefs of identity. He considers making portraits as a way to reflect on ideas with no expected outcome. Luther Konadu considers using images to depict people as a way to question our belief in photographs. Instead of a quick snap of a person’s likeness and presenting it as a portrait, the portrait is a question that never needs answering. Konadu considers the portrait as always shifting. He offers visitors a chance to think about the space, context and meaning of the image. Unlike photographs used as tools of facts, proof or for “knowing” something about those depicted, the people in Konadu’s images will always appear in parts, unspecific, and unsettled. The exhibition is guest-curated by Liz Ikiriko.
Luther Konadu is an emerging artist, writer, and editor of the online publication, Public Parking.
Join guest curator Liz Ikiriko and Nya Lewis Williams to discuss essay by Tina Campt called “Performing Stillness.” The essay that will be discussed is “Performing Stillness” by Tina Campt.
Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, prairie-born, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. Her work as an educator, maker and mother inform her practice which is focused on African and diasporic narratives. She is committed to the creation of embodied experiences that utilize accessible platforms to share moments of vulnerability and care for all of us on the margins.
Nya Lewis’ practice is a culmination of centuries of African resistance, love, questions, actions, study, embrace and exposure in the face of failed neo-colonial attempts at erasure. Nanyamka’s expression is powered by the perpetual engine of truth-explored, uncompromised. It interrupts, it educates, it asks, it unites, it celebrates a Canada with all voices present, with all voices heard, with actions taken and commitment to justice declared.
About Dunlop Art Gallery at Regina Public Library
Mon to Wed, 10 am – 6 pm
Thurs, 10 am – 8 pm
Fri to Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Sun, 1 – 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 Saskatchewan Arts Board 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.