Sask Legislative Building creates artists’ residencies
To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina has appointed eight artists in residence in partnership with the Saskatchewan Arts Board. The artists have each been invited to create work during consecutive two-week periods, incorporating the themes of community engagement and legacy art-making, and all the work will be unveiled at the Legislature in early December, positioned in each of the eight alcoves in the building’s rotunda.
In addition to Residency coordinator Laura Hale, who is creating work around the province’s motto, “From Many People’s Strengths”, artists chosen include sculptor and stonemason Robert Assie, Terri Fidelak, who will create 100 pieces of polished Tyndall stone and place them in communities throughout the province, and instructor and illustrator Allan Dotson, who is creating a crowd-sourced board game centred on Regina.
Saskatoon-based artist Sandra Ledingham will build site-specific structures in the Legislature’s setting of Wascana Park, metal artist Miranda Jones will engage local schoolchildren in creating a shadow puppet theatre, Regina-based artist Heather Cline will open her project up to public participation, and artist and actor Anita Smith will direct a performance project with local women’s and girls’ groups.