With over 350 artworks in its collection, the Regina Public Library has been collecting work of historical or cultural relevance to Saskatchewan people since 1948. The Dunlop Art Gallery assembles and manages this art collection that is held in public trust. Many of the works are on public display throughout the RPL locations and can be accessed during regular library hours. To increase accessibility to RPL Permanent Collection, The Dunlop Art Gallery has made the collection available online through a searchable digital database.
Works are acquired through purchases, donations, and gifts. The decision to acquire works is made by RPL's Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Library Director and the Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery. The Gallery Director recommends works for acquisition. Images in the permanent collection section of this website are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders and gain permission for use on the database, we would be grateful for any information from the copyright holders. Please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 306-777-6040.
The Art Rental Collection was initiated in 1967 as a Centennial project and officially launched as a public service in 1968. This service offers Regina Public Library clients the opportunity to rent, for a modest monthly rental fee, original works of art by Canadian artists. The Dunlop Art Gallery offers this service as part of its commitment to make art accessible and thereby stimulate interest in the visual arts.
The Art Rental Collection contains paintings, photographs, drawings and prints produced by artists from across Canada. A large number of Saskatchewan and western Canadian artists are featured. Art rental is an affordable way to enjoy original artworks in one's home or office without the expense of purchasing, framing or maintaining them. Art Rental also gives borrowers the opportunity to exchange works of art every month.
Art Bound Books is a new community art project currently underway at Dunlop Art Gallery. Anyone of any age or artistic skill level can participate in this free art project wherein you fill a sketchbook with art, sketches, writing, poetry, etc., and return it to the Dunlop to be placed in the special Art Bounds Books permanent collection. All you need is a Regina Public Library/SILS library card and you can come down to the Dunlop to pick up your package. If you live outside of Regina, you may email your card number and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you a sketchbook package. For more information, call Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach at 777-6044.