PROJECTS + EXHIBITIONS

Projects + Exhibitions

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CAME FROM WATER, ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, NSCAD UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, NS - JUNE 2018

CAME FROM WATER, GORDON SNELGROVE GALLERY, U OF S, SASKATOON, SK - JULY 2018

The oldest creatures of the earth originated in the oceans. We came from water…

Evoking  deep  time  and  a  shared  imagination of  ancient  environments, this  large-scale  visual  spectacle  questioned reality  and conjured  ideas  about  the  secret  worlds  and  histories  that connect  us all. This body of work was a collaboration among prairie artists living on the ancient sea bed of the Western Interior Seaway and maritime artists living next to the North Atlantic Ocean. Similar to transformation processes found in nature, the collective artwork evolved in response to each other and its environments. 

Special thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their funding and support of this project. 

Featuring artwork by: Aralia Maxwell, Cynthia Blanchette, Alexa Hainsworth, Tamara Rusnak, Chloe Kinsella, and Arianna Richardson.

 
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Minüte, Saskatoon Nuit Blanche, Victoria Park, Saskatoon, SK - November 2016

Aralia Maxwell, Andie Palynchuk and Derek Sandbeck of Saskatoon’s Bridges Art Movement (BAM) collaborated with an anonymous local chef to create “minüte”, an exclusive one-of-a-kind performative dining experience wherein members of the public become part of the performance. For each guest “minüte” served in the restaurant, a member from the audience was also offered a plate.

 
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Immersive Spaces, AKA Artist-run, Saskatoon, Sk - July 2016

For the month of July, Bridges Art Movement took up a residency at AKA artist-run. BAM created an immersive environment within the gallery, collaborating with one another as well as guest artists from around the province. The artists focused on installation as means to alter and reshape the traditional gallery. Exploring the restructuring of space through artificial environment and its impact on the viewer.

 
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BAM ... is becoming?, Remai Modern Turn Out, Village guitar Amp & Co. - May 2016

Following displacement from their Riversdale studio and gallery space, BAM was in a moment of uncertainty. On May 19, 2016, BAM hosted a Remai Modern Turn Out event in the form of a performative and satirical take on a corporate retreat. Participants engaged in team building, creative thinking and strategic planning activities to help bring the collective through its transition period. 

 
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WOMEN'S WORLD, Bridges Art Movement Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - March 2016

A celebration of feminism and femininity. A new generation artists came together to challenge the negative, angst ridden stereotype traditionally associated with feminist art and feminists. With a positive, yet cheeky attitude, they created an atmosphere which welcomed discussions on gender and gender equality.  Featuring artwork by: Avery Cochlan, Zoé Fortier, Alexa Hainsworth, Xiao Han, and Aralia Maxwell. Curated by: Aralia Maxwell

 
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Structurally Sound, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - January 2016

An exhibition featuring artwork by: Derek Sandbeck, Laura Payne, and Cam McKay.

 
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BAM Presents: Experience Regina, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - November–December 2015

An exhibition of emerging Regina artists. Featuring: Olivia Rozema, Kelly Roy, Kallie Garcia, Cruz Anderson, Caitlin Mullan, Karli Jessup, Greg Allen, Michelle Brownridge, Simon Fuh, Carrie Smith, Blair Fornwald, Zoë Schneider, Phomohobes, Eric Hill, Jason Cawood, Ian Campbell, Colby Richardson, and Amber Phelps Bondaroff.

 
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Reunited (and it feels so good!), Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK - November 2015 

28 emerging Saskatoon artists and former University of Saskatchewan alumni unite (or reunite) for a survey exhibition at there old home, the University of Saskatchewan's Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. 

 
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Peephole, Saskatoon Nuit Blanche Festival, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - September 2015

 

 
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BAM X BAM, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - May–June 2015

Bridges Art Movement members worked in collaboration to create knock-offs, pastiches, and works inspired by each others' art practices. 

 
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Common Sense, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - March 2015

A solo exhibition by Evgenia Mikhaylova.

 
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Foresight, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - March 2015

An exhibition curated by Cynthia Blanchette, featuring artwork by: Cynthia Blanchette, Diana Chisholm, David Stonhouse, and Alexa Hainsworth.

 
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Beta Days, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - February–March 2015

An exhibition curated by Andie Nicole Palynchuk, featuring artwork by: Andie Nicole Palynchuck, Derek Sandbeck, and Sean O'Reilly.

 
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Mega Blowout Discount Sale, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - February 2015

An exhibition by Derek Sandbeck and David Dyck.

 
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Wild and free, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - January 2015

An exhibition curated by David Stonhouse, featuring artwork by: David Stonhouse, Devin Hanofski, Grain Bin, Jon Vaughn, Jordan Danchilla, and Mike Handson.

 
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Two Speed, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - January 2015

An exhibition by Joanna Speed and Mitch Speed.

 
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Yours Truly, LUGO, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - January 2015

An interactive installation based on nostalgia and love letters at the final LUGO fundraiser for the Mendel Art Gallery. Yours Truly, urged partygoers to write love letters to random attendees. Writers were then instructed to deliver those messages to a stranger. Hundreds of letters were written with typewriters, markers and calligraphy pens. 

 
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Bam Self Titled, BAM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK - November 2014

The first Bridges Art Movement exhibition. Featuring artwork by: Cynthia Blanchette, B. Jonathon Michaels, Evgenia Mikhaylova, Andie Nicole Palynchuk, Derek Sandbeck, Joanna Speed, and David Stonhouse.