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Stitching and Sharing Circle


Fibre & textile arts Indigenous Visual arts
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Art Gallery of Regina

2420 Elpinstone Street

Regina, SK

Directions: The Art Gallery of Regina is located inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. The building is located on a private drive West of Elphinstone Street, further West from the Senior's Centre. The closest bus stop is Elphinstone Street @ College Avenue. Regina Transit buses 7, 8, 9, and 10 stop at this stop. There is a two-minute walk along a paved path from the bus stop to the front entrance.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Stitching and sharing circle presented in partnership with Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective. Métis artist Heather Shillinglaw, who creates fibre art portraits of traditional medicinal plants.

Shillinglaw will open the stitching and sharing circle with a poetic spoken account of the relationships she has formed with land and tradition through her research. Shillinglaw and her mother, who is an Elder, will share stories and their knowledge of medicinal plants from their family's traditional territory. Following the sharing circle model, everyone will have an opportunity to speak and share.

In lieu of recording or photographing this gathering, a record of the stitching and sharing circle will take the form of a communally-created stitched item. The act of stitching both creates cohesion and a sense of fellowship amongst the group while also serving to sooth anxieties that can accompany speaking in a public context.

Although all are welcome to attend, the purpose of this event is to create a space for speaking and sharing based on shared experiences and building a common understanding.



Art Gallery of Regina

The Art Gallery of Regina is a visionary in contemporary art programming that reflects our time and place within an engaged and diverse community.


Our mission is to support artists and engage audiences through contemporary art programming.

Supporting artists involves supporting artists' vision and voices, from every level of Saskatchewan's cultural ecology, by:

-seeking out and encouraging artists with group and solo exhibition opportunities;

-hosting captivating exhibitions in which gallery visitors can locate their interests and experiences;

-providing professional development opportunities;

-providing supportive experiences for exhibiting artists;

-providing open access opportunities for amateur and recreational artists; and

-facilitating connections between artists and artists and the larger community.

Engaging audiences includes attracting, involving, inspiring and creating community, and a sense of identity and place, through:

-free admission to all exhibitions;

-affordably-priced and accessible public workshops;

-free artist talks and opportunities to connect with professional artists; and

-thought-provoking and accessible didactic materials.

Innvovative and collaborative partnerships with community and arts organizations to expand outreach and diversity.


We practice these values in our planning, decision-making and behaviour:

Contemporary – We exhibit contemporary art that has meaning to our diverse communities, showing work that is relevant to our time and place.

​Accountability -- We function with high standards of operations and accountability that support AGR's sustainability.

​Community Engagement-- We are inviting, welcoming, and supportive to the public and artists while continually expanding our community both regionally and locally.

This event is part of a hub:

We Are All Electric Beings (Art Gallery of Regina)

Art Gallery of Regina Regina, SK

The Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone St.) and its hub partners holophon audio arts, The George F. Ledingham Herbarium, Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, invite you to activate relationships between hu...