Exploring the Politics of Language and Land, Winter 2024 at Dunlop Art Gallery

tīná gúyáńí, ina, 2019, elk rawhide with natural pigment paints. Photo: Han Sungpil

tīná gúyáńí: guwasidodi (old agency)

January 20 – April 9, 2024
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Central Branch
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Curated by Tomas Jonsson

tīná gúyáńí (deer road) is an artist collective from guts’ists’i / mohkinstsis (Calgary) consisting of parent/child duo Glenna Cardinal (Tsuut’ina/Saddle Lake Cree) and seth cardinal dodginghorse (Tsuut’ina/Amskapi Piikani/Saddle Lake Cree). In 2014, they were forcibly removed from their homes and ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina Nation, for construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Their multidisciplinary practice honors their connection to land and explores the effects of environmental /psychological damage. tīná gúyáńí’s work is deeply based in culture, language, oral history, family photographs, and museum/archival research. Their art is an act of cultural preservation and a protest against ongoing settler colonialism.

Performance, Artist Talk & Opening Reception: tīná gúyáńí
January 20, 2:30 PM
In-person, Central Branch
Pre-registration not required.

Join us for a reception, talk and performance for the exhibition guwasidodi (old agency) by tīná gúyáńí (deer road), a collaboration between mother and son duo Glenna Cardinal and seth cardinal dodginghorse.


Serena Lee, Second Tongues, 2024, mixed media.

Serena Lee: Second Tongues

February 10 – May 1, 2024
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Sherwood Village Branch
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Curated by Wendy Peart

Second Tongues is an on-going project by artist Serena Lee. Imagining a world where everyone is assigned a randomly selected second language at birth, Lee explores the dynamics of language learning and the politics of language hierarchies. Working with community members with this imagined setting in mind, Lee asks people to reflect on nationhood, kinship, and market-driven globalization through world-building activities. This installation is a reminder of the complexity of our language systems, as well as the many ways we connect despite differences and distance.

Serena Lee plays with moving image, sound, place, and gesture to map how things come together and apart. She works through open-ended processes that stretch language and geography, involving conversation and collaboration. Serena holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute (NL), and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (CA). Serena is based between tkaronto/Toronto, where she was born, and Vienna, where she is completing a PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Second Tongues
February 10, 2:00 PM
In-person, Sherwood Village Branch
Pre-registration not required.

Join us for the artist talk with Serena Lee. Following the artist talk there will be a reception.


About Dunlop Art Gallery at Regina Public Library

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

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

Sherwood Village location
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1

Gallery Hours (CST), Sherwood Village Branch
Mon, Thurs, Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tues, Wed, 9:30 am – 9 pm
Sat, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sun, 12 – 5 pm

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

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We acknowledge the support of 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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