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Current Exhibition
Vera Saltzman: O Human Child
July 2 to August 23, 2019

Vera Saltzman's exhibition O Human Child features 18 black and white portraits of Saskatchewan children photographed in their own environments: in small towns and rural communities, on ranches, First Nations Territory, and farms.

"The impetus for this series of photographs came from a desire to better understand the place where I currently find myself, rural Saskatchewan. I turned to the writings of W.O. Mitchell in hopes that his words would help me gain a sense of the Saskatchewan identity. 

In Who Has Seen the Wind Mitchell depicts life as a child in rural Saskatchewan in the 1930s. Through stories of everyday events of a young boy trying to make sense of life, death, and God, he addresses universal themes in his iconic Canadian prairie voice. 

My goal in creating O Human Child is to take a contemporary look at children growing up in rural Saskatchewan and consider how the tensions and complexities of childhood today both contrast and mirror those of Mitchell’s time.

The title of O Human Child is a line borrowed from the W.B. Yeats poem The Stolen Child, which is about the fairy tales we tell children to protect and shelter them from the tragedies of the world. The subjects in the portraits are ages 4 to 11, the same age range as the characters in Who Has Seen the Wind. " (Vera Saltzman)
Curated by Donald Stein. Toured though OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.


2019 Exhibition
Yorkton and East Central Saskatchewan artists of all ages

Landscape & Memory

June 2 to 28, 2019

is now over. See you again next year!


Every year Godfrey Dean Art Gallery features local Yorkton and regional artists in a celebration of our community's creativity and inventive spirit. We welcome every kind of art making. Painting and drawing, pottery, fabric art, photography, wood carving and ceramic sculpture by over 60 artists, ages 7 to 91.

The Artist Reception was at 2pm on Sunday, June 2nd, we hope you were able to join us

Artwork is an excerpt from "Auntie Frances and Uncle Jake's Store" by Deb Hayward, from L&M 2019 

2019 Exhibition
Carol Wylie: They Didn't Know We Were Seeds
April 7 to May 17, 2019

Artist Reception 2pm Sunday, April 7th

Carol Wylie is a portrait painter living in Saskatoon. She created this moving and powerful exhibition by painting large oil portraits
of nine survivors of the Jewish Holocaust and nine survivors of Residential Schools.

Click HERE for an in-depth article from the CBC website:  https://bit.ly/2XKDZaP

2019 Exhibition
Batoche by Molly Lenhardt
Darkened Skies
March 1 to April 18, 2019
Our newest exhibition is a real treat, a group show from the Permanent Collection at the Saskatchewan Arts Board. It was organized by OSAC's Arts on the Move program. Our guest curator and preparator extraordinaire Edie Skeard really made it sparkle in the gallery. The new LEDs are a big improvement, we're really pleased with how much better colour looks under the udpated lighting.
2019 Exhibition
Fabric Art and Poetry
New work from the Fibre Art Network
January 7 to February 28, 2019
Wow, is this a popular show!! We can keep it for a few extra days so we're extending the dates! Our first exhibition for 2019 features over 40 quilted fabric pieces created by the members of FAN, Western Canada's Fibre Art Network. They titled the exhibition Ekphrastic, which refers to the act of responding to art work in literary form. In this case, the quilters are using their fabric art skills to respond to literary work: twelve Canadian poets were invited to submit a poem and FAN members created quilts for each, inspired by or interpreting the written word.
Opening reception Sunday, February 10 at 2pm