For the past three months a group of nine student curators, under the direction of art historian Dr. Carmen Robertson, have been researching works in the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Curated by this group of students, this exhibition investigates intersections of place and memory with works by Marlene Creates and Don Hall among others. This is the second time the MacKenzie Art Gallery has partnered with this senior art history course offered by the University of Regina’s Visual Arts Department. In 2008, student curators staged Balancing Voices, an exhibition of Aboriginal art from the permanent collection, shown alongside the retrospective Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work. Carmen notes that, “Through this exciting partnership students gain invaluable hands-on experience in a course that offers practical curatorial opportunities.”
* a memory trace
Image: Don Hall, Still Life: Untitled 1, 2, 3, 1988, three colour photographs (detail), 50.8 x 40.5 cm each. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection.
A partnership between the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina.