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Located along the Queen Elizabeth II Wing – Upper Hall, this space provides opportunities for local and provincial artisans to prominently display their works. This exhibit—which has featured everything from quilting and photography to sculptures— changes regularly.

Natural History: Art at the Provincial Archives

April 4- June 25, 2017



When an archive has artwork in its holdings it is frequently referred to as ‘documentary art’ because the content of the work tends to document people, things, places, or events in the past.  Yet, while documentary art may serve a historic purpose, it can also be enjoyed for its aesthetic appeal.

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan has a rich collection of artwork that is scattered throughout its holdings.  In celebration of the natural beauty of this province that awakens in spring and continues to flourish through the summer, they have reproduced selected works featuring Saskatchewan’s flora and fauna, which were created by artists whose records are now part of the Archives’ permanent collection.

 

Grid and Flow Abstractions: Mixed Media Paintings by Richard Thatcher

January 14- March 26, 2017

As the title suggests Richard’s works are initially organized visually around the two common aesthetic impulses and organizing principles in human creativity: free flowing composition and/or an initial, grid under-structure.   

As the painting and texturing proceeds, that underlying, architectural ordering is transformed, sometimes into a final product that is quite different, sometimes simply as a build-up of the initially underlaid design.  

Richard emphasizes that the titles to his works are only suggestions. It is up to the viewer to pick his or her own reference handle.

Over the seven decades of his life, Richard has participated in various individual and group art exhibitions. In the 1990s, he was affiliated with the former Verve Gallery in Regina. Since that time he has worked independently.

Richard has sold many works privately and he has contributed dozens of art pieces to fund-raising auctions and sales in support of various charitable and political causes. Supported academically by a Ph.D. in sociology, Richard worked for several decades consulting and undertaking applied social science work, as well as maintaining a part-time painting practice. He is also the author of six books centred in subjects related to social health promotion, community health planning and substance abuse prevention and intervention, primarily with Aboriginal communities and organizations.

Now retired, Richard has much more time to produce art works and pursue independent writing projects.  To touch base with other art organizations, he was recently a member of the Last Mountain Art Collective (L-MAC), the Slate Gallery in Regina, the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Regina. 

From the Prairies to the Trenches- Part III: Women's Suffrage to the Somme, December 1915 to December 1916

This video, the third in a five-part series on the First World War, recalls the events of 1916, as seen by both those serving in war-torn Europe and on the home front here in Saskatchewan.  The video features a rich selection of documentary material held by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and its partners which relate to Saskatchewan’s involvement in the First World War.

The video, along with the previous parts can be viewed online on the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan’s YouTube channel.  Also, be sure to visit their website for more information regarding this video series.



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