Shoreditch has been housing its very own Canada Water, Saskatchewan till Oct 18th. Saskachewan means “swiftly flowing river” in one of Canadian’s aboriginal language Cree, namesake of the province in Canada where the artists from the current exhibition were curated, by world-renowned artist and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medalist Adrian Stimson.
Stimson’s explained that the narrative for putting together this exhibition very much converges themes of identity and diversity, in a largely vacant land of Saskatchewan where indigenous and colonial influences meet and simultaneously uphold strong socialism and economy. This exhibition is a mini museum to harbour a united people with as a complex makeup as of any post-colonial society, a 20/20 vision into a harmonious and tenacious space distilled to fit into the trendy Shoreditch studio Blackall.
“Saskatchewan artists are a force to be reckoned with, these 27 artists have and will continue to evolve Saskatchewan’s story.” Says Stimson.
The coherence of the exhibition is striking. The paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, bead, stone and wood works nest comfortably amongst one another, having been fed by the same flowing water, emanate nostalgia and imagination.
“Saskatchewan” is currently being held at the Blackall Studios in Shoreditch till 18th Oct before continuing to Bilbao, Spain from 29th Oct – 2nd Nov. Please check Creative Saskatchewan for more details on upcoming events.