Monday to Wednesday
Mann Art Gallery bridges community and culture through excellence in the visual arts. We engage, facilitate, and stimulate the development, presentation, and preservation of the visual arts for the diverse community of Prince Albert and north-central Saskatchewan. Founded in 1885, Prince Albert, where Mann is located, is Saskatchewan's third largest city. It is located in the North Central region of the province and is known as the "Gateway to the North," as it provides access and amenities to the Prince Albert National Park, many of the region's provincial parks, and one of the largest "lakeland" areas in Saskatchewan.
Art Dates & Location
July 9th – August 31st
Mann Art Gallery
142 12 St W
Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5
Heather Benning & Tim Moore
Go Forth and Prosper is a 6 ½’ x 2’ x 7’ (approx.) sculpture commissioned for Roadside Attractions. It consists of a larger then life rear-view mirror. The body of the sculpture is created with foam and resin. The “mirror” will be a collage of the North Saskatchewan River with markings to indicate significant moments of Saskatchewan’s history.
Growing up in Saskatchewan, there is almost always the assumption that one will leave, whether it be for education, economic advancement, isolation, or the notion of “greener grass.” Both Moore and Benning have left the province for these reasons, but have alsoreturned to be a part of the growing Saskatchewan arts community. The use of the rear-view mirror is to indicate memory, a longing for what is left behind when one leaves, and like a mirror, our memories of Saskatchewan becomes distorted a bit more black and white, a lot less grey. You choose to remember either the good or the bad; what will bring you back or what will keep you away.
Heather Benning & Tim Moore were curated by Mann Art Gallery.