MacKenzie School Tours are an exciting opportunity for students and educators to experience Saskatchewan's largest public art gallery!

This Fall season, explore the complexities of identity through three unique exhibitions. 
Dana Claxton explores Sioux — Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota — identities and connections to the Saskatchewan landscape. Claxton and the participants of her youth workshops use the contemporary mediums of film and photography to share a variety of narratives of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota peoples. Continuing with the themes of identity narratives and intercultural relations, Brett Graham’s large sculpture reminiscent of a grain wagon allows us to discuss the effects of settlement on First Nations peoples and consider how that history affects us today. 

Psychoanalyst, cultural theorist, and critic Jeanne Randolph has created an exhibition of creative and critical writing—called “ficto-criticism”—inspired by, and alongside, works from our permanent collection. My Claustrophobic Happiness opens on October 20th, and explores the world of a fictional character beset by consumerism.

During the month of October, we will tour an installation of preparatory drawings and models by artists Mary Anne Barkhouse, Wally Dion, and Duane Linklater for Transformative Landscapes: Contemplating Space, Time and Connection. This engagement space highlights the development and creation of a public artwork on Treaty Four Territory adjacent to the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Students will have the opportunity to explore themes of public art, reconciliation, intercultural relations and national commemoration. 

Designed to support provincial curricula, MacKenzie School Tours offer a two-hour, hands-on learning experience complete with a guided tour and interactive studio activities

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Image: Alex Janvier, Untitled (detail), 1986, acrylic on canvas, 165.1 × 266.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
© Alex Janvier. Photo: National Gallery of Canada

The exhibition Alex Janvier is organized by the National Gallery of Canada