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SUPPORT THE MACKENZIE There are so many ways to support the MacKenzie Art Gallery: Membership We invite you to become a Member today and support the MacKenzie while gaining access to a year’s worth of exciting experiences and exclusive benefits. Learn more at mackenzieartgallery.ca.

Donations Last year the MacKenzie touched the lives of nearly 127,000 people with 19 exhibitions, more than 25 public programs and countless school and community tours. With the loyal support and generosity of our donors we are able to provide outstanding, transformative experiences in the visual arts for the people of Saskatchewan. To make a donation please visit mackenzieartgallery.ca.

Volunteer Each year volunteers at the MacKenzie Art Gallery contribute over 2,931 hours of their time to support the Gallery’s diverse range of programs and activities. To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Mary Arpin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 306-584-4250 ext: 4257 or volunteers@mackenzieartgallery.ca. Thank you for supporting the MacKenzie Art Gallery! The MacKenzie Art Gallery is a registered charity: 119027084RR0001

Core Funding provided by

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INSIDE FEATURES

ON THE COVER Amalie Atkins Listening to the Past—Listening to the Future (from we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical), 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

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S H I R I N N E S H AT: S O L I L O Q U Y

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A M A L I E AT K I N S

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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CANADIANA

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PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITIONS

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GALLERY SHOP

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INFO + SPONSORS

MacKenzie Art Gallery: Board Posting The MacKenzie Art Gallery is seeking an individual to fill an upcoming vacancy on the volunteer Board of Trustees, to be selected from the city of Regina and surrounding region. Applicants should have an interest in advancing Regina’s arts community and some Board or community organization experience. Appointment will commence on June 25, 2014, for a two-year term, with eligibility for reappointment. Submit your letter of interest and resume by February 14, 2014, to: caitlin.mullan@mackenzieartgallery.ca For more information please visit: mackenzieartgallery.ca

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SHIRIN NESHAT: SOLILOQUY D e c e m b e r 1 4 , 2 0 1 3 – A p r i l 2 7, 2 0 1 4 The MacKenzie Art Gallery will present

complement the work of Saskatchewan

exilic and indigenous experiences. The

the dual projection video installation

filmmaker and video installation artist,

dualities are provisionally reconciled at

Soliloquy by world renowned Iranian-

Amalie Atkins.

the end of the video through a blending

American artist Shirin Neshat. The

Born and raised in Iran, Neshat currently

of choral music and chanted prayer.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal,

lives in the United States. Soliloquy (1999)

as owners of one of six copies of

questions the boundaries of gender,

ORGANIZED AND CIRCULATED BY THE MUSÉE

this video installation, has graciously

nationality, ethnicity, and culture. In this

D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL,

agreed to loan the video as part of

dual projection, the viewer follows a

AS PART OF THE MOMENTUM SERIES,

their Momentum Series, which tours key

veiled Neshat as she wanders the streets

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT

works in their collection to Canadian

of a vacant modernist cityscape (filmed

institutions in response to specific

in Albany, New York) on one screen. On

programming needs.

the other, Neshat navigates the alleys

OF CANADIAN HERITAGE THROUGH ITS MUSEUMS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

and courtyards of a traditional Eastern

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The MacKenzie is presenting this work as

cityscape (filmed in Mardin, Turkey). The

part of an ongoing series of large-scale

images on the opposing screens set in

video installations which makes the work

motion a meditation on the contrasts

of leading international artists available

between Western and Eastern worlds;

to Regina audiences. Neshat’s work will

contemporary and traditional identities,

OPPOSITE: Shirin Neshat, Soliloquy, 1999, 5/6 Collection Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, © Shirin Neshat. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay.


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AMALIE ATKINS We live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical. Fe b r u a r y 1 – J u n e 1 4 , 2 0 1 4 Opening Celebration: Friday, January 31, 7:30 PM; Artist Walkthrough: Saturday February 1, 2 PM Free Admission.

internationally, including Oh, Canada, a

Mysterious spinning twins, riverside

landmark survey of Canadian art at the

braid harvesters, and bicycle riding

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary

wolves are among her imaginative

Art in 2012.

cast of characters. According to Atkins,

There is a bittersweet quality to the

her stories combine “memory, family

film installations of Amalie Atkins. Set

The MacKenzie exhibition will highlight

stories, personal history, things I hear in

against the luminous landscapes of

the expansion of Atkins’ filmmaking

the news, strange happenings, dreams,

south and central Saskatchewan, her

practice into installation by featuring

childhood.” The results are unforgettable

stories linger in the memory like half-

four felt pavilions housing a quartet of

sagas of grief, joy and transformation.

remembered fairy tales.

projections. In addition to her two most widely seen works, Three Minute Miracle

ORGANIZED BY THE MACKENZIE ART GALLERY IN

Selected by Canadian Art as one of “10

(2008) and Scenes from a Secret World

PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART

Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2014,”

(2009), the installation will provide

GALLERY.

this exhibition marks the first major

glimpses of her much anticipated new

solo presentation for the Saskatoon

opus: We live on the edge of disaster and

artist. Atkins’ cinematic gifts have been

imagine we are in a musical.

recognized in exhibitions nationally and

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OPPOSITE: Amalie Atkins, The Braid Harvesters (from we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical), 2013. Courtesy of the artist.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FAMILY STUDIO SUNDAYS, EVERY SUNDAY Sponsored by:

February 2014 FEBRUARY 1 Artist walkthrough of Amalie

Every Sunday from 2 – 4 pm, Free Admission. Bring your family to the MacKenzie for an exciting afternoon of art! Explore our inspiring gallery spaces and work with Gallery Facilitators to create your very own masterpiece in the BMO Learning Centre. Check out mackenzieartgallery.ca to learn more about the different activities offered each Sunday.

January 2014

Atkins exhibition. 2 pm, free admission. FEBRUARY 2 Preschool Fine Arts Cooperative Student Opening. 2 pm. Students from the preschool have selected works from the MacKenzie Art Gallery Permanent Collection. Celebrate with us, their curatorial debut. On view in The Living Room from February 1 - May 4, 2014. FEBRUARY 20 MGV Bridge Party. For more details about this event, please contact: volunteers@mackenzieartgallery.ca

JANUARY 12 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. Last day on view. JANUARY 25 Barbara Steinman: The Giants’ Dance. On view until May 4, 2014. Part of the Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival. JANUARY 25 Canadiana. In conjunction with this exhibition, we invite audiences participate in our virtual exhibition. For more information visit

FEBRUARY 22 Artist Trading Cards, Make and Trade Session. 2 - 4 pm, BMO Learning Centre, Free Admission. FEBRUARY 28 New Product Launch. 2-4 pm. The Gallery Shop invites you in welcoming a new series of print reproductions from the Permanent Collection. Food and drink sponsored by KoKo Patisserie.

March 2014

imagine we are in a musical exhibition. 7:30 pm,

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Free Admission, Cash Bar.

the performance, audience members are invited to share their own writing and music during the open-stage portion of the evening. Sign up to share on the night of the event in an open and noncompetitive environment.

MARCH 7 University of Regina Bachelors of Fine Arts Opening Reception. 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Free Admission. MARCH 8 International Women’s Day. 1 pm, Free Admission. Presented in partnership with the Multiculturalism Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Immigrant Women’s Centre, and other community groups, we invite all women to explore the exhibition Shirin Neshat: Silioquoy and participate in an afternoon of art, conversation, and action.

MARCH 13 Where the Thunderbird Lives. 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm), Admission $10. Created by Skookum Sound System and Curtain Razors, presented in partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Purchase your tickets at the door or purchase tickets in advance at

MARCH 15 Gallery Shop Featured Artist Reception: Berting Glass. 2-4 pm, Free Admission.

JANUARY 31 Opening Celebration of Amalie Atikins: We live on the edge of disaster and

and JUNO Award winner, Lillian Allen. Following

Mysteria Gallery.

our website: mackenzieartgallery.ca. On view until June 14, 2014.

by nationally recognized dub poet, musician, writer

MARCH 6 Thursday Night Live!, Vertigo Series. 7 pm, Admission $5, Cash bar. A feature performance

Artist Berting Glass. Food and drink sponsored by KoKo Patisserie. On until April 13, 2014.


MARCH 17 Gallery Shop Inventory Sale! On until

SAVE THE DATE

March 31, 2014. MARCH 29 Multifaith Saskatchewan Student Art Opening. 2 pm. A celebration of art, faith and

MAY 8 & 9 Art in Bloom: Lunch & Fashion Show presented by SaskPower. Hosted by the MacKenzie Gallery Volunteers, proceeds from this

spirituality. Join us to celebrate this installation

exciting afternoon of art and fashion support the

of Saskatchewan artists from grades 10 - 12. BMO

MacKenzie Art Gallery. Tickets available April 3,

Learning Centre.

2013 in the Gallery Shop

April 2014 APRIL 18 Good Friday. The MacKenzie Art Gallery will be open from 12 - 5:30 pm.

APRIL 18 Art In Bloom Exhibition. Featuring

MAY 23 Mary Pratt Exhibition Opening. This exhibition presents Mary Pratt in a new light, offering visitors a rare opportunity to view the range, subtlety and power of this much-celebrated artist’s oil paintings and mixed media artworks. On view until August 24, 2014.

works from the Permanent Collection. On view until

JUNE 21 Bazaart. 10 - 5 pm, Admission $5

August 24, 2014.

(children 12 and under are free). Shop one-of-a-kind

APRIL 26 Artist Trading Cards. 2 - 4 pm, BMO

local treasures at Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor arts and crafts sale.

Learning Centre, Free Admission. Make and Trade Session.

APRIL 30 Artist Trading Cards Annual Call for Submissions Deadline.. The MacKenzie invites you to send six Artist Trading Cards inspired by the theme, Celebrate the Senses — Art and the Body, for display in the Living Room. For more information visit the website mackenzieartgallery.ca.

ART RIDES Art Rides are our two double strollers fully equipped with fun activities to keep your children entertained. When you’re done with the Art Rides stroller, return it to the stroller parking lot for the next person. The strollers will be available during regular visiting hours.

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CANADIANA January 25 – June 14, 2014

We live in a country as beautiful as

country’s landscape, and its implicit role

version of Canada and photograph it

it is harsh. The landscape is vast and

in shaping our identity as Canadians.

using your own mobile device, camera or

varied, the weather fickle and fierce.

Canadiana brings together real and

the iPad provided to participate in our

As Canadians, we pride ourselves on

imagined images of the Canadian

virtual exhibition.

our ability to endure these conditions;

landscape by Canadian artists from

but what does it mean to be Canadian?

the MacKenzie’s Permanent Collection

A PERMANENT COLLEC TION EXHIBITION

H ow

the

including: James Henderson, Dorothy

ORGANIZED BY THE MACKENZIE ART GALLERY.

complexities of our relationship to this

Knowles, and Ernest Luthi among others.

ca n

we

a c k n ow l e d g e

land, and its history, as Indigenous people, settlers, and immigrants?

Visitors are invited to contribute to this exhibition and explore these questions by

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Inspired by Diana Thorneycroft’s

creating their own dioramas in response

series of photographs Group of Seven

to Thorneycroft’s work and studio

Awkward Moments, Canadiana is both

practice. Using props that Thorneycroft

a celebration and examination of our

has collected, construct your own

OPPOSITE: Diana Thorneycroft, Group of Seven Awkward Moments: Summer (Grey Owl and Anahareo at Beaver Swamp), 2007 chromogenic print on paper, edition 5 of 12, 25 x 34 cm. Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, gift of Michael Boss.


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PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITIONS Big Clay

Edition Addition

November 16, 2013 – February 23, 2014

December 14, 2013 – February 23, 2014

Barbara Steinman: The Giants’ Dance January 25 – May 4, 2014

This exhibition invites viewers to

Inspired by the purchase of a limited

This photographic installation by Montreal

consider clay on scale beyond the usual

edition multiple by the Toronto artist

artist Barbara Steinman explores the

through selections from the collection

Micah Lexier, this exhibition focuses on a

complex relationship between personal

of the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Whether

neglected element of the limited edition

belief and organized religion. This

the intention is playful or serious, the

print: the edition number. Works in the

Permanent Collection exhibition was

potential of clay to make big statements

exhibition were chosen solely for their

programmed in response to Soliloquy

is unmistakeable.

edition number and follow a sequence

by Shirin Neshat and coincides with the

from 1 to 30.

Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival Prelude (www.facebook.com/ SaskatchewanPrairieLight).

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition March 8 - April 6, 2014 The MacKenzie Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the University of Regina Fine Arts Faculty to host the Department of Visual Arts student exhibitions. Students will curate, design and host their own exhibition.

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OPPOSITE: Barbara Steinman, The Giants’ Dance (detail), 1989, Cibachrome photographs, engraved glass plates, and stained wood structures, 244 x 148 x 51.0 cm (each). Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.


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GALLERY SHOP

GALLERY SHOP

PRODUCT LAUNCH EVENT FEBRUARY 8, 2 - 4 PM

Be the first to purchase our new print reproduction series from our Permanent Collection.

FEATURED ARTIST RECEPTION MARCH 15 TO ARPIL 13, 2 - 4 PM Featuring Berting Glass.

INVENTORY SALE! MARCH 17 - 31

Up to 70% off on selected items at the Gallery Shop.

GALLERY SHOP HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10 AM - 5:30 PM SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS 12 - 5:30 PM

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Jewellery by HP + NK Photo: Carey VaseShaw by Robert Held Art Glass Photo: Carey Shaw


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THURSDAY MAY 8 & FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014 A spectacular fundraising event hosted by the MacKenzie Gallery Volunteers and proudly presented by SaskPower.

LUNCH & FASHION SHOW LUNCH & FASHION SHOW TICKETS Members $55 | Regular $60 Available soon in the Gallery Shop! 11 am: Doors Open | 12 pm: Lunch & Fashion Show Presented by

ART IN BLOOM EXHIBIT On view April 19 - August 24, 2014 Featuring works from the Permanent Collection Floral Interpretations open to the public May 8 - 11, 2014 Free Admission

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