Elementary School Tours
Elementary School Hands-on Tours are proudly sponsored by PotashCorp
Classroom activities for the Mendel Art Gallery School Program Poster
The Mendel Potash-Corp School Hands-on Tours 2014-15 poster features a Vic Cicansky sculpture.
School Year At-A-Glance
Elementary School Hands-on Tours
January 17 to March 22, 2015
Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan
Through three decades of international and civil war, Afghans have borne witness to disaster by weaving unprecedented images of battle and weaponry into their rugs. This touring exhibition of Afghan battle rugs from the Textile Museum of Canada illustrates the critical role creative practice plays in a global context. Conventional woven imagery of birds and flowers gives way to bullets and tanks in these rugs.
Ursula Biemann: Deep Weather
The artist’s nine-minute video, Deep Weather, presents glimpses of the Alberta tar sands, juxtaposed with images of sand bagging in Bangladesh, to guard against rising sea levels caused by melting Himalayan ice. The video links the search for fossil fuels and its impact on climate and indigenous populations. Ursula Biemann is a Zurich-based artist, writer and video essayist.
Tammi Campbell and Kara Uzelman: concerning certain events
Tammi Campbell and Kara Uzelman are two Saskatchewan artists taking their artistic cues from this province’s history. Their strategies for artmaking through research and remaking are located in the legacy of radical, psychedelic and modernist experimentation associated with mid-century utopianism.
Border Crossings Study Centre
This mobile archive celebrates the 34-year publishing history of Border Crossings art magazine, based in Winnipeg. The study centre offers a place for inquiry and conversation around Canadian and international art and culture. Complementing the archive are text-based works from the permanent collection of the Mendel Art Gallery.
Cathryn Miller and Monique Martin:
The Absolute Way of Things
Using bees as the subject, Monique Martin’s large-scale prints explore the fragile nature of existence, the interplay between humans and small creatures, and diverse communication patterns. The exhibition, including a bookwork by Martin’s mentor, Cathryn Miller, is part of the RBC Artists by Artists Mentorship Program.