Spring 2019 Exhibitions at Dunlop Art Gallery

Xiaojing Yan, Lingzhi Girl IV, cultivated lingzhi mushrooms and wood chips, 2016-2020. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Dunlop Art Gallery

Nicole Kelly Westman: for every sunset we haven’t seen

March 9 – April 24, 2019

For this exhibition, Nicole Kelly Westman uses film, sound, light, fabric, and other elements, manipulating the qualities of these materials to explore and explain what the photographic medium can and cannot do, or describe. Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator. Sherwood Gallery.

Keith Bird: Spiritual Veterans

May 4 – June 16, 2019

In his recent paintings, Saulteaux and Cree artist Keith Bird honours Indigenous leaders and warriors of past and present, recognizing historical leaders such as Crazy Horse, Pound Maker, Geronimo, Chief Piapot and many others. Through Spiritual Veterans, Bird sheds light on the spirituality, strength and resilience of Indigenous veterans who have fought and continue to fight to protect land, culture and human dignity. Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach. Sherwood Gallery.

The Experiment

May 17 – June 30, 2019
Opening reception and artist talk (ASL interpreted): May 17, 2019, 6 – 9pm

This group exhibition brings together artists who work in collaboration with nature and rely on natural processes to make their work. The selected artists generate conditions where at various points during their artwork’s creation, the pieces begin to develop according to the laws of nature without artist intervention. The Experiment reminds viewers of the existence of entities that are larger and more powerful then human forces, encouraging closer looks at the natural world. Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator and Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach. Central Gallery.

Saimaiyu Akesuk and Cheryl Rondeau: Ice Spider / ᓯᑰᑉ ᐋᓯᕙᖓ

May 17 – July 11, 2019

Inspired by Saimaiyu Akesuk of Cape Dorset’s iconic 2014 drawing Red Spider, this experimental stop-motion, animated short film tells the story of the Arctic Wolf Spider, a common Northern arachnid. Climate change has increased the population, and predatory tendencies, of this carnivorous, cannibalistic spider. This sci-fi-influenced short animates the growing discourse around the ecological, political and cultural future of Canada’s Arctic. Curated by Blair Fornwald, Curator, Moving Image and Performance. Central Mediatheque.

Jay White: Coyote Walk

Performance: June 21 – June 23, 2pm – 2pm.
Tracking walk: June 23, 2pm.

For the Regina iteration of Coyote Walk by Jay White, an artist of European and Mi’kmaw descent living on Nex̱wlélex̱m/Bowen Island, BC. White will hide from other humans as he walks and camps around Regina. The walk ends prematurely if White is spotted by a human at close-range. Members of the public are invited to take part in Coyote Walk as trackers. Visit Central Gallery, Dunlop’s Facebook page, or reginalibrary.ca for more information about White’s performance. Curated by Blair Fornwald, Curator, Moving Image and Performance. Central Gallery.

Dunlop Art Gallery

RPL Central Library, Central Gallery, Central Mediatheque, and RPL Film Theatre
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5
Gallery Hours
Mon-Thu, 9:30 am – 9 pm
Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sat, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sun, 12 -5 pm

Sherwood Gallery
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1
Gallery Hours
Mon, Thu and Fri, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tue and 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.


We acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

Dunlop Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.

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