PROVINCIAL TOURING ARTIST & EXHIBITION PROGRAM
The Provincial Touring Artist & Exhibition Program is dedicated to making visual art more accessible to rural and northern communities within our province. This program is one of the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s highest attended public program where schools and community members have the opportunity to see art with a trained educator in their own communities. The MacKenzie curates exhibitions with works of art from the permanent collection. Educators and artists set-up exhibitions in rural and northern schools and community centers throughout Saskatchewan. Hands on art activities, designed to support the exhibition’s content, are used to further enhance the experience for students. Our programs are adapted for all grade levels and correspond with the Visual Arts Curriculum. Plus, it saves you the cost of busing students and time away from school to visit the Gallery.
In 1971, the MacKenzie Art Gallery along with visionary artist Bob Boyer launched what was then known as the Provincial Outreach Program as a way to make visual art more accessible to rural and northern communities across Saskatchewan. The program hopes to continue to expand this mandate by bringing professional artists to communities. Art communicates across barriers of language, class and culture. When artists are able to share their stories and creative process it broadens our experience and helps us make sense of the world.
Currently on Tour
Lesser-known Saskatchewan Landscapes
October 2016 to September 2018
Rosalie Favell: (Re)facing the Camera
February 2016 to January 2018
Recent Touring Exhibitions
January 2013 to June 2015
Wilf Perreault: In the Alley
April 2015 to June 2016
How We Filled The Vault: Sixty Years of Collecting at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
April 2014 to June 2016
Recent Communities Visited
- Fort Qu'Appelle
- Lake Lenore
- Meadow Lake
How Provincial touring artist & exhibition program Works
A MacKenzie Art Gallery Educator comes to your community with an exhibition of original works of art. The Gallery installs the exhibit and provides tours and workshops for audiences of all ages. Visits last approximately three days, with one and a half days dedicated to interactive tours and workshops.
- Exhibition of original works of art
- Gallery Educator
- Promotional materials for your use
- Space for the exhibition with reasonable light, heat and security (most exhibitions require approximately 100 running feet of display area - school libraries or unused classrooms work well)
- Organization of classes, school tours and adult programs during the exhibition
- Advance promotion using the materials provided
- Volunteers to assist with all aspects of the visit including unloading, installing and removing the exhibition
- Art supplies in coordination with the Provincial Outreach Educator
Typical tour model:
- Tuesday PM - Exhibition Installation
- Wednesday (all day) - Tours and Workshops
- Thursday AM - tours and workshops
- Thursday PM - dismantle exhibition and clean up
Program Fee: $300
Participate in Provincial touring artist & exhibition program
1. Select the exhibition you would like to see from our Touring Exhibition Package.
3. The MacKenzie will be in touch with you!
The Provincial Touring Artist & Exhibition Program is subject to availability.
Any additional questions please contact Ken directly by email Ken.Duczek@mackenzieartgallery.ca or phone: 306-584-4250 ext. 4290
Images in Gallery: Students participating in Provincial Outreach | Wilf Perreault, Guiding Light, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 182.8 x 305.3 cm. Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, purchased with funds donated by the Barootes family in honour of Betty Barootes. Photo: Don Hall. | Photographs from the series Facing the Camera (2008 - 2015). Images: Rosalie Favell.