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Fall program series shines a spotlight on Métis culture and traditions

Regina Public Library (RPL) will host a series of online and in-person programs highlighting Métis culture and traditions this fall, from October 22 to November 14.

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Published on: 2021-10-18


Truth and Reconciliation is the focus of Regina Public Library’s Small Business Week

Regina Public Library will host a series of free online presentations to celebrate Small Business Week October 17-23. In response to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 92, this year’s events focus on raising awareness about opportunities for Indigenous-led business practices.

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Published on: 2021-10-14


New exhibition guides us toward a restorative relationship with nature

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Processes of Remediation by celebrated artist Alana Bartol. This exhibition draws on Bartol’s work with dowsing, as well as its history in mining and resource extraction. In her artwork, Bartol uses dowsing to ask audiences to reconsider consumption-driven relationships to the earth and to what are known as 'natural resources.’ This exhibition was developed by Bartol at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in response to the recent controversy over open pit mining in southern Alberta.
 

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Published on: 2021-10-12


Regina Public Library recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with talk by author Bevann Fox

Regina Public Library will host an in-person event to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 30, at Central Library, 2311 12th Avenue. The event will also be streamed live via YouTube.

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Published on: 2021-09-28


Dunlop Art Gallery exhibition curated by Queer City Cinema Artistic Director

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the new exhibition Projections, which addresses perceptions of queerness, sexuality, race, and gender while considering the future of Indigenous, Black and Queer cultural expression.

Projections brings together the work of Léuli Eshrāghi and Jessica Karuhanga in an immersive walk-through video installation. Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and researcher. Jessica Karuhanga is a first-generation Canadian artist of British-Ugandan heritage, whose work explores cultural politics of identity and Black diasporic concerns through lens-based technologies, writing, drawing and performances. 
 

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Published on: 2021-09-24


National Sixties Scoop exhibit in Regina Public Library

A travelling exhibit that tells the history of the Sixties Scoop, and its survivors will be on display at Regina Public Library’s Central Library (2311 12th Avenue) on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

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Published on: 2021-09-09


Dunlop Art Gallery celebrates experimental music with artist Josh Thorpe and local partners

This fall, Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery has teamed up with Canadian partners to present a series of performances and experimental music events with the launch of Josh Thorpe’s album Love & Weather and his Unusual Music Exchange project.

Dunlop Art Gallery and YYZ Artist Outlet in Toronto came together to produce Josh Thorpe’s vinyl album through a shared desire to support and showcase experimental sound works. Local establishments CJTR Regina Community Radio and T+A Vintage will partner throughout September to host live events in person, on air, and online that reach across Canada and Europe.

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Published on: 2021-08-30


Regina Public Library selects 2021-2022 Writer in Residence

Regina Public Library (RPL) is pleased to announce the selection of Neil Aitken as its 2021-2022 Writer in Residence. 

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Published on: 2021-08-04


New exhibition – Luther Konadu: Particularly Tentative opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Particularly Tentative, which explores Luther Konadu’s interest in portrait photography as it relates to personal and collective beliefs of identity. The exhibition runs July 17 - September 25, 2021 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Sherwood Village Branch).

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Published on: 2021-07-16


Multi-faith youth exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery celebrates respect across Saskatchewan

Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Public Library are proud to announce the opening of Multi-Faith Saskatchewan’s The Saskatchewan Visual Art Project exhibition, which is on display at Central Library’s 2nd Story gallery wall from July 7 to September 1, 2021.

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Published on: 2021-07-08


New exhibition 'Daphne Boyer: Otipemisiwak' celebrates three generations of Métis women

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Otipemisiwak, a Michif term meaning “people who live by their own rules.” The exhibition celebrates the lives and material cultures of three women: the artist’s great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother.

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Published on: 2021-06-29


John Peet : My Grandfather’s Pictures opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

John Peet: My Grandfather's Pictures, a new exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery, features work by Regina-based artist and ceramicist John Peet. The exhibition includes images of his grandfather’s time at Mount Cashel Orphanage in the early 1900s.

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Published on: 2021-06-10


Dunlop Art Gallery celebrates Indigenous History Month with New Acquisitions

For Indigenous History Month, Regina Public Library and Dunlop Art Gallery are proud to announce the acquisition of works by Indigenous artist Jaime Black for RPL’s Permanent Collection. These works are part of Jaime Black’s installation project REDress, which responds to the more than 1000 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

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Published on: 2021-05-31


Regina Public Library branches to re-open May 31

Regina Public Library will re-open library branches starting Monday, May 31.

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Published on: 2021-05-27


Dunlop Art Gallery artist creates new artwork with local Deaf students

Dunlop Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Logan MacDonald: kawingjemeesh/shake hands, opens online this week. This exhibition explores how disability can affect the ways we gain access to knowledge, particularly Indigenous knowledge and legacies of cultural production.

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Published on: 2021-04-20


Dunlop Art Gallery Celebrates Métis and Fransaskois Cultures with New Murals

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the installation of two new vinyl murals, All my Relations and For Clémence, by renowned Saskatchewan artist Daphne Boyer. These murals will be located outside the galleries at Regina Public Library’s Central Library and Sherwood Village Branch.

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Published on: 2021-04-06


Regina Public Library hosts online event series for International Women’s Day

Regina Public Library will celebrate International Women’s Day with an online event series presented by Canadian women experts, March 8-11. 

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Published on: 2021-03-04


Library board welcomes new members

The Regina Public Library Board of Directors is pleased to welcome three new board members.

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Published on: 2021-01-28


States of Collapse opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

States of Collapse, a new exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery, features 15 Canadian and international artists who explore the complexity of global catastrophe.

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Published on: 2021-01-22


Mysteries and thrillers top the list of most popular books in 2020

Reginans couldn’t get enough of their mysteries and thrillers in 2020, according to statistics compiled by Regina Public Library.

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Published on: 2021-01-18


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