Exhibitions & Projects


Film Screening

BOOTWMN (Canada/US/UK 2015)  10:36 minutes
Paige Gratland
Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Owens Art Gallery, 61 York St.

Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, handcrafting wearable pieces of art.  When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas.  BOOTWMN is a heartwarming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.


Artist Project

Robyn Love
Ongoing throughout the Assembly
Silent Auction ending Saturday, October 20, 10:00 PM
Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, 7 Lorne Street

Struts & Faucet’s current Open Studio artist-in-residence, Robyn Love, has been collecting well-worn objects from community members for her project, Reliquary. She then transformed them, tapping into their stories and energy to create something new. The newly transformed objects will be sold in a silent auction that will end on Saturday, October 20, at 10:00 PM during the closing reception of A Handmade Assembly. Proceeds will go towards the Open Studio international artist-in-residence program at Struts & Faucet.


Exhibition Opening

Secret Citadel
Graeme Patterson
Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
(Following BOOTWMN film screening)
Owens Art Gallery, 61 York St.

Secret Citadel explores the trials and tribulations of male friendship through an experimental stop-motion animated narrative by Sackville artist Graeme Patterson. Guided by a variety of subtle gestures and intense interactions, an anthropomorphic bison and cougar create a bond that spans all stages of maturity. Playful creativity brings them together while violent awkwardness tears them apart. Eventually the extremes of their relationship create a semi-automated existence as their various animated and live-action forms venture through a self-referential world.

Image: Still from Secret Citadel, 2013, digital video, 29:48 minutes, edition 1/5. Purchased by the Owens Art Gallery with funds from the Ruth Eisenhauer Bequest.

Artist Project

Search Engine Serendipity 
Ella Tetrault & Kristie MacDonald

Search Engine Serendipity is a collaborative artist project by Ella Tetrault and Kristie MacDonald. It explores the process of locating, selecting, and interpreting images online, and the tangential paths we navigate to find them. Taking the form of an internet travelogue, the website is a hyperlinked collage of found and created images, video clips, search engine results and live-streams, juxtaposed through intuitive logic and thematic associations.



Kristin Nelson
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, 15 Lorne St.

drink is an overt commentary on our precious natural resources and the effects of our consumer culture on them. Disposable cups were woven by hand, and in cotton on a floor loom, by some of Riding Mountain National Park’s most stunning lakes and in the artist's studio. Kristin Nelson invites you to have a drink to help in the continuation of a new art installation on display at Neutral Ground (Regina) in December, 2018.