Wilf Perreault: In the Alley

27 September 2014 – 1 February 2015

Wilf Perreault: In the Alley | Dans la Ruelle

September 27, 2014 ­– January 4, 2015 | 27 septembre 2014 – 4 janvier 2014

Extended by popular demand, Wilf Perreault: In the Alley will now close February 1, 2015!

Presented by Greystone Managed Investments.

A major retrospective of one of Saskatchewan’s most celebrated painters, Wilf Perreault. Best known for a single subject – the everyday back alley, this exhibition features over forty paintings and watercolours, tracing the development of this unlikely urban icon. The exhibition will be marked by the unveiling of a major new installation: a 150-foot wrap-around panorama of back alleys. This exhibition is accompanied by a 30-minute documentary film, a bilingual hardcover book, and a limited edition print, all available at the Gallery Shop.

Une grande rétrospective de l’œuvre de Wilf Perreault, un des peintres les plus célèbres de la Saskatchewan. Cette exposition d’un artiste connu surtout pour peindre le même sujet — la modeste ruelle — présente plus de quarante toiles et aquarelles qui retracent l’évolution de cette improbable icône urbaine. L’exposition sera marquée par l’inauguration d’une nouvelle installation d’envergure : un panorama de ruelles de 150 pieds de long. L’exposition s’accompagne d’un documentaire de 30 minutes, d’un livre relié bilingue et d’une gravure à tirage limité, tous en vente à la boutique du musée.

Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and presented by Greystone Managed Investments, this project has been made possible through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Sponsored by Harvard Developments with Grasslands and Harvard Communities and generously supported by Donald & Claire Kramer Foundation. Promotional design by Brown Communications.

Organisé par la Mackenzie Art Gallery et présenté par Greystone Managed Investments, le projet a pu être réalisé grâce au Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et au généreux soutien de Donald et Claire Kramer. Design promotionnel par Brown Communications Group.

Image: Wilf Perreault, Guiding Light, 2002 (detail), acrylic on canvas, 182.8 x 305.3 cm, Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, purchased with funds donated by the Barootes family in honour of Betty Barootes.


Special Limited Edition Prints

The MacKenzie Gallery Shop and renowned Canadian artist, Wilf Perreault, are excited to announce a special limited edition print series. These framed prints are available in the Gallery Shop.

Price: $300

Wilf Perreault: In the Alley | Dans La Ruelle Book

To complete your visit to the Wilf Perreault: In the Alley exhibition, purchase your copy of the fully illustrated book, published in partnership with Coteau Books today!

Members: $53.96 | Regular: $59.95

The Alley Man Film

Check out the trailer of The Alley Man by Jan Nowina-Zarzycki and Rob King, here; a portrait of artist, Wilf Perreault.

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MacKenzie Insider Dinner Series Wilf Perreault

The MacKenzie Art Gallery would like to invite you to be part of a new opportunity to support Saskatchewan’s largest and most compelling public art gallery: the MacKenzie Insider Dinner Series. This exciting new program brings together individuals who share an appreciation for the arts and a personal commitment to enhancing their support of the Gallery. By participating in the Insider Dinner Series, you will help fund projects that benefit every area of the Gallery including exhibitions, research, public programs, and conservation.

This exclusive experience for ten guests will be marked by the unveiling of a major new installation: a 150-foot “wrap-around” tableau featuring Perreault’s iconic depictions of back alleys. This new work of art will be the perfect setting for a private, after-hours dinner that I will host alongside Wilf Perreault, and friends.

At $10,000 a table or $1,000 a plate, this is a meaningful way to celebrate the work of Wilf Perreault and to support the MacKenzie Art Gallery while receiving a $700 charitable tax receipt for each ticket purchased. Chef Jonathan Thauberger of Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar will prepare a unique five course dinner paired with wines not readily available in Saskatchewan. The MacKenzie Insider Dinner Series will be like no other dining or visual arts experience in Saskatchewan.

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For available dates and to save your place, please contact Brittany Krivoshein:
(306) 584-4250 ext. 4295 /


Opening Reception: Friday September 26, 2014 – 7:30 pm, Free Admission, Cash Bar.

26 septembre - Réception d’ouverture 19 h 30, entrée libre, bar payant.

Artist & Curator In Conversation & Book Signing: Saturday September 27, 2014 - 2 pm
2 – 4 PM, Free Admission. A conversation with artist Wilf Perreault and Head Curator, Timothy Long. Reception and book signing to follow in partnership with Coteau Books.

27 septembre – Conversation artiste – conservateur et séance de dédicaces
14 h – 16 h, entrée libre. Une conversation entre l’artiste Wilf Perreault et le conservateur en chef du musée, Timothy Long. Suivie d’une réception et d’une séance de dédicaces en partenariat avec Coteau Books.