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Works from The Photographers Gallery Permanent Collection
Selected by Bart Gazzola.

November 20th – December 12th, 2009

On the occasion of the launch of our all-new dark room within the fold of the PAVED Arts production facilities, we proudly announce the first exhibition of works from the Photographers Gallery permanent collection to be staged in our main Gallery space.

The Photographers Gallery was incorporated in 1973 as a production and presentation organization, serving the community in Saskatoon with gallery, library, collection and darkroom facilities dedicated to the furtherance of photo-based practices in the region. At the time of its founding, the permanent collection of The Photographers Gallery was one of only three such collections of contemporary Canadian photography nation wide. Over the years the collection developed through donations and bequests as well as significant first-hand contributions made by artists who produced artwork in the centre’s production facility. In 2003, The Photographers Gallery merged with Video Vérité to become PAVED Arts. The current exhibition is designed first and foremost as a celebration of the accomplishments of our predecessors. The fantastic array of work contained in the collection both reflects many facets of the cultural experience particular to Saskatchewan, as well as boasting important historical works in the ongoing development of photography as an art form.

Please join us on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 PM for a panel discussion that will draw together some of the individuals who played key roles in the formation and development of The Photographers Gallery permanent collection. (Panelists T.B.A.)