Past Exhibitions


Artwork from Series 2015Series 2015

September 13 to November 1, 2015

"Series" 2015 focuses on sculpture by five outstanding artists of southwest Saskatchewan. Each sculptor presents a selection of artwork from the past five to ten years, providing audiences with an understanding of the artist's story or purpose, and progression. Included are; stone carver Allan Weiderhold of Swift Current; Sylvia Thompson of Pennant, who works in carved wood and mixed media; Gladys Wozny-Siemens of Rush Lake, working in cast and carved plaste; Lloyd Garthus of Admiral, who works in clay, steel and mixed media and wood carver, Milan Gerza of Kyle.

Coffeehouse Reception: Friday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Walk and Talk Tour with the Artists, hors d’oeuvres, and Curator’s talk. $5
A part of Culture Days

Meet the Artists: Saturday, September 26, 2 pm
Walk and Talk Tour with the Artists.
A part of Culture Days



Antipods: Magical Creatures with Backward FeetAntipods: Magical Creatures with Backward Feet

July 8 to August 22, 2015

A collaborative senior-student class project and exhibition with students in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, and students in the Spatial Construction, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 
Organized by AGSC in partnership with the U of Sask, Professor Susan Shantz




Robert Scott: Copper SlagRobert Scott: Copper Slag

May 2 to July 4, 2015

Known for his grand scale abstract, beautiful and very physical paintings Robert Scott recently developed a series of drawing using copper slag on canvas – grand scale, beautiful and very physical drawings. Robert Scott is an internationally renowned artist who maintains a studio in Cadillac, SK, and Edmonton, AB.
Organized by AGSC in partnership with the MJM&AG, Curator Heather Smith








Artwork by David TuttleDavid Tuttle: Pattern Forming

March 7 to April 26, 2015

Swift Current artist David Tuttle doesn’t fit the common pattern for art production. Rather than following a single path of art making throughout his career David, over the past 20 years moves simultaneously between five very different series of art media and themes. This solo exhibition lets us explore each theme enjoying the differences and perhaps finding the connections.
Organized by AGSC, Curator Kim Houghtaling.


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Artwork by Mindy Yan MillerLegacy: A Swift Current History of Visual Art

January 10 to March 1, 2015

Five full-size round-bales sprawl across the gallery floor as if dumped there from a production machine. The large volumes of harvested product bundled for efficient handling are not the hay we might expect. “Feed” may at once refer to sustenance for livestock, or the digital output register of the stock market or the “fashion feed” of the contemporary glamour industry.
Organized by AGSC in partnership with the MJM&AG, Curator Heather Smith




Legacy: A Swift Current History of Visual Art“Sleepwalk” 1993, by Bruce H. Anderson

November 8 - December 28, 2014

This is an exhibition of artworks surveying the artists who have shown in Swift Current over the past 40 years.This last exhibition of the centennial year allows the community to reflect on the legacy created by past exhibition artists, whose contributions inspired our vibrant art community.





Hansen-Ross Pottery
September 6 to November 2, 2014 Pottery by Hansen & Ross

Hansen-Ross Pottery operated in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan from the mid 1950s to 2005. The Pottery was named after two artists, Danish-born Folmer Hansen (1930– ) and Winnipeg-born David Ross (1925–1974). In this exhibition, are finely crafted modernist ceramics, including works which were prominently featured at the Montreal Expo 67 exhibition Canadian Fine Craft.

While Hansen and Ross attended various schools and had different training, they were profoundly influenced by Scandinavian design and the work and philosophy of the English potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979). The ideas that Leach expressed through his association with the Japanese potter Shōji Hamada (1894–1978) – that the pottery should have integrity, be affordable, and accessible – resonated deeply with both Hansen and Ross.

The pottery, made of Saskatchewan clay, reveals an "honest earthiness of material and skill of an ancient tradition."

Many local potters in the Swift Current area were influenced by and studied under Hansen and Ross.

The exhibition features over sixty ceramic objects made by Folmer Hansen and David Ross. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essay contributions by Alan C. Elder, Curator, Canadian Crafts and Design, Canadian Museum of Civilization; Julia Krueger, PhD candidate, University of Western Ontario; and Heather Smith, Curatorial Director, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.


Summer SeriesArtwork by W. Philpott, V. Marasovic and C.G. Poole
July 5 to August 23, 2014

“Summer Series” is an art exhibition offered each summer which focus on a small group of artists with things in common with each other and things very different.

In 2014 AGSC is presenting artwork by three regional artists William Philpott, a painter who focuses on the people and places of his hometown and farmlands of Central Butte; Vlade Marasovic, referred to as the “dreamscape painter” Vlade pursues idyllic imagined worlds, sublime and harmonious; C. George Poole, in unique and often humorous ways, paints and constructs stories which reflect on his very special views of his life and the world. 

A publication for this exhibition will be available, produced by Novak Graphics.



Imagine Swift Current: The past, The Present, The Future
May 3 to June 30, 2014“The Bucket of Blood” by Neil Potter, 2013

What do you imagine when you think of Swift Current? In recognition of the Swift Current Centennial year, 2014, local artists are presenting artworks made in response to the past, the present, or the future of our community. Explore a variety of subjects, media and form as diverse as the history of the people, the places, and the life that is Swift Current. Artists will interpret the stories and the legends, the landscape and the industry, the events and experiences, the personalities and the sentiments. Think about our city and home as it has been for the past 100 years, and how it might be in years to come… Just imagine.


Robert David Symons COUNTRYMAN
March 1 to April 27, 2014Artwork by Robert David Symons

Symons was an artist, writer and naturalist who lived an extremely interesting life. Born in England in 1898, he was the son of prominent artist, whose friends included Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and James McNeill Whistler. Symons immigrated to Canada in 1914, at the age of 16, to be a cowboy on a ranch near the Cypress Hills. After serving in World War I, he lived the rest of his life throughout Western Canada working with horses and in the conservation of nature, until his death in Regina in 1973. He wrote books on many subjects, but in particular Hours and the Birds, published in 1967, is a special book; a richly illustrated and evocatively written account of bird watching on the prairies. Robert Symons’ artwork is quiet and subtle, but he is an important figure in Canadian art history and the history of nature conservation, and his work deserves to be celebrated.  
The exhibition was curated by Heather Smith for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. The publication is co-published by the MJM&AG and Hagios Press and written by Terry Fenton, with an introduction by Trevor Herriot, it contains full colour images of over seventy of R.D. Symons paintings. The travelling exhibition would not be possible without the assistance of the Government of Canada, Museum Assistance Program.



Expressions of a Community
Expressions - photosJanuary 4 to February 23, 2014

In recognition of the Swift Current Centennial, an exhibition of historical photographic images that get to the heart of Swift Current as a community. From art-photographs or professionally made documentation to amateur snapshots, moments in time are captured in hundreds of photographic images. Each tells a piece of a story in the history of a place and its people. The photographs selected for this exhibition transcend record keeping and express the dynamics, experiences, emotion and psychological impact of its moment.

Organized by AGSC, with photographs borrowed from the Swift Current Museum. Supported by City of Swift Current.

This exhibition is Part of the first annual “Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival”

Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival

Swift Current Centennial 2014        Swift Current Museum


Reinventing Consumption
By Ian Johnston
November 2 to December 29, 2013

Artwork by Ian JohnstonArtist Ian Johnston brings his architecture and ceramic background to each of the three independent parts of the art exhibition “Reinventing Consumption”. The first section, “The Inventor’s Room”, presents artifacts related to his original experiments and investigations into a vacuum-forming process for ceramics. “The Antechamber” is a repeating-motif ceramic environment created through this process, which evokes the massive scale of the manufacture of consumer goods today. And finally, “The Chamber” is an inflating and deflating piece which shrouds and reveals an enormous mass of household items diverted from waste streams in some of the communities in which the work is presented. Mesmerizing, intriguing and sobering, “Reinventing Consumption” brings home to viewers, as Johnston comments, “the paradoxical relationship between limited resources and seemingly unlimited appetite.” Ian Johnston is an architect turned sculptor based in Nelson, BC.

The “Reinventing Consumption” Project will be showing in public art galleries in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario in 2013/2014.

This exhibition is a partner project organized by The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, with Curator Linda Jansma.


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