Carey Shaw and Steph Krawchuk: Pin Wheel

16 February 2024 – 18 August 2024

About the Exhibition

Programmed By

Crystal Mowry


Shumiatcher Theatre

Pin Wheel is a short film about the opportunities that await when we welcome the unexpected. At the centre of this story is Jules, a forty-year-old introverted 2SLGBTQ+ character whose routine is disrupted when a past acquaintance re-enters the picture. As the narrative unfolds, we follow Jules on a tender realization of their own vulnerability, even in a place where everyone is familiar in one way or another. 

From the first dialogue exchanged in the film – an “I just want to be alone” hanging heavy in the air between quarrelling lovers in a parking lot – we are reminded that emotional lives are complex and often contradictory. Part light-hearted drama and part celebration of solitude, Pin Wheel speaks of the universal themes of belonging and kinship that connect the most vulnerable and courageous among us.  

Pin Wheel was shot entirely in Saskatoon with a cast, crew, and musicians based in Saskatchewan. Making its premiere at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Pin Wheel is the debut short by first-time filmmakers, Carey Shaw and Steph Krawchuk. 

Artist Bios

A professional photographer for the past 25 years, Carey Shaw (she/her) is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6. With a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design, her photography work focuses on portraits, relationships, memories and identity. Carey has worked as an Artist in Residence with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and community arts educator and artistic coordinator with the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Common Weal Community Arts. She continues to teach photography and traditional darkroom practices with PAVED Arts, University of Saskatoon and Remai Modern.  

Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Steph Krawchuk holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Her abstract paintings explore the interplay between line, shape, colour and texture. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, both locally and internationally, and can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada. Krawchuk lives and works in Saskatoon.