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A Sense of Place



Tread Softly

These pieces were created using a suspended marker over transparency film and then printed.




Wanuskewin Heritage Park

April 18 - August 2023


Spend time in the landscape at Wanuskewin Heritage Park and you will experience a natural ecological environment thousands of years in the making. It is a quintessential Plains environment, arid, flat, and incised by the Opimihaw Creek, a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. This northern piece of the North American Great Plains has a six-thousand-year archaeological record and is steeped in the history of the hunting and gathering communities of the First Peoples. Some would say that there is an essence of ‘sense of place’ at the core of the Wanuskewin landscape, a landscape where time has borne witness to a quiet connection between nature and the existence of humankind. To a group of twenty-one artists from across Saskatchewan, this prairie setting provided a venue for deeper connection and understanding of Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s unique and historic Plains environment.

During a series of artists’ retreats held the spring, summer, and autumn of 2022, three small groups of artists met and emersed themselves in the Wanuskewin Heritage Park landscape. Through their personal choice of media, each artist created a visual response to their experience of the park. The ‘WANUSKEWIN: A SENSE OF PLACE’ exhibition has been curated from the artwork submitted by the twenty-one artists who participated in those artists’ retreats. The exhibition artwork embodies ceramics, mixed media, painting, photography, fiber, and printmaking.

The Artists:
Alexa Hainsworth, Edie Marshal, Anne Brochu Lambert, Kathleen Slavin, Bobbi Clackson-Walker, Kathy Bradshaw, Bonnie Conly, Kit Loewen, Bonny McNab, Louisa Ferguson, Brenda Kennedy, Monique Martin, Bridget Aiken, Pat Danyluk, Debra Marshal, Pat Doig,Diane Laroche Ellard, Paula Cooley, Donna Stockdale, Roxanne Enns, Val Miles

We thank Wanuskewin Heritage Park for providing us the opportunity to work in the landscape. Thank you to Wanuskew
in Heritage Park Galleries Curator, Olivia Kristoff, for nurturing our exhibition and providing us with gallery space to share our work. Finally, a special thank you to Dr. Ernie Walker, Chief Archaeologist, Board Member and founder of Wanuskewin Heritage Park for sharing his time, enthusiasm, and vast knowledge of the Plains.



In the Tall Grass

Ink on paper – Monoprint and silkscreen
30 x 12” 
$600.00 framed




This piece was not selected for the exhibition but is one of
my favorites inspired by my time at Wanuskewin.

Four Stones

Analog Collage -  paper on paper 
31 x 23”