April 11 - July 5, 2015
Travelling exhibit from the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Saskatoon is the first stop for this exciting, new travelling exhibit which highlights the Franklin Expedition of 1845 with artifacts and new videos from the discovery of the HMS Erebus.
“The recent discovery of the wreck of one of the Franklin Expedition ships in the Canadian North is a significant archaeological and historical achievement,” says Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “We are glad to share Echoes in the Ice across the country to help Canadians learn more about the compelling story, and to help them live history as it unfolds through this exhibition.”
Using artifacts, images, audiovisual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the Franklin Expedition of 1845, when the crew vanished. These stories are told using artifacts such as instruments and objects dating from the same period as the Franklin Expedition, as well as contemporary scientific objects used by present-day scientists investigating the high Arctic.
New additions to the exhibition include Parks Canada photographs and videos
from the September 2014 discovery of HMS Erebus, one of Franklin's two
The exhibition is a co-production of Gone West Productions and the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, with the generous support of Natural Resources Canada and Parks Canada.
FEED by Mindy Yan Miller
April 30-August 9, 2015
Image courtesy Mindy Yan Miller
Mindy Yan Miller is motivated as much by social relations as aesthetics.
Her art is rooted in fibre traditions. She frequently uses masses of potent
materials to produce large-scale installations. Materials like human hair,
animal hides, coke cans and used clothes are manipulated in very
straightforward ways so that their embedded meanings aren’t obscured, and
play a vital role in work’s overall significance.
In FEED, Yan Miller takes a familiar form and replaces one material for another. The hay bale: a method of conserving and maximizing crop production, is reimagined here as a way of conserving and maximizing the (over) production of clothes.
With mechanization, dehumanized labour conditions across the developing world and the fashion industry’s ceaseless pressure to buy more, could these clothes bales provide an answer to over consumption and production? Probably not, but they might serve as silent reminders that some things are ultimately more valuable than others.
Since graduating from NSCAD University with a MFA in 1990, Mindy Yan Miller has exhibited across Canada, Europe and United States. Now living in Saskatoon, her work continues to be inspired by themes of labour, identity, loss and commodification.
Eaton's Once Upon a Christmas
November - January
Western Development Museum exhibit
the magic and
make-believe of the season!
Since 1987, the Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas exhibit has delighted visitors, young and old. The exhibit continues to be a major attraction for those who visit the WDM during the holiday season. It offers an opportunity for parents to share with their children memories of their childhood and it allows children to enter to a world of make-believe and magic.
Visit the Saskatoon WDM with your family and enjoy this wonderful Saskatchewan tradition.