- Imagine Swift Current: The Past... The Present... The Future - May 3 to June 30, 2014
- Summer Series - July 5 to August 30, 2014
- Hansen-Ross Pottery - September 6 to November 2, 2014
- Legacy: Swift Current Centennial Collection - November 8 - December 28, 2014
May 3 to June 30, 2014
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.
July 5 to August 30, 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.
September 6 to November 2, 2014
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 and 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.
Coffeehouse Evening Friday, September 26, 2014 - A part of Culture Days
November 8 - December 28, 2014
This is an exhibition of artworks from the artists of Swift Current collected over the years.
This last exhibition of the centennial year allows the community to reflect on the legacy created by Swift Current’s earlier artists, whose contributions inspired our vibrant art community and contributed to community symbolism.
Public viewing during regular gallery hours is free and everyone is welcome!
Guided group tours are available at anytime. For bookings please call T: 306-778-2736
Exhibition Viewing Hours:
Monday to Thursday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed during exhibition changes. Closed Sundays in July and August.
Closed statutory holidays.
[Note to travellers - Dates and hours subject to change due to special events and availability of volunteers. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.]