Wanuskewin Galleries – Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Program and component
Creating, Knowing and Sharing, Indigenous Organizations
Field of practice
$135,000 over 2 years
Supporting and Promoting the Work of Indigenous Contemporary Artists
Wanuskewin Galleries provide a dedicated space in Saskatoon for Indigenous artists and curators to explore and share their practices. Visitors experience perspectives and issues from a range of Indigenous worldviews.
Enhancing community engagement
Over the past two years, Wanuskewin Galleries featured 24 Indigenous contemporary visual artists at various career stages in exhibitions organized by an Indigenous arts curator and art historian. To build community engagement, the gallery introduced an artist-in-residence program, as well as artist talks at exhibitions, Indigenous guides for visitors and summer internships.
Interpreting Indigenous cultures, past and present
The works in the Galleries ensure that the perspectives on the past offered at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Interpretive Centre are flanked by the contemporary expressions of Indigenous artists. The programming serves to highlight the continuum of Indigenous creative practice.