2012 100 Saskatchewan Symbols

On May 28, 2012 Minister Kevin Doherty joined Artist Residency Coordinator Laura Hale to announce the seven other artists that participated in a special artist-in-residence program. The program was part of the province's year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and was developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Arts Board.


Under the guidance of Hale, who served as the eighth resident artist, the participants explored the history and significance of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building through their own artistic disciplines.

Each artist hosted a community engagement project to encourage cultural exchange at the Legislative Building and also created a work of art that are displayed the alcoves in the Rotunda of the Legislative Building. The artwork was unveiled in December 2012.

Project Description: Community Engagement Project

October 7 – 21, 2012

What does Saskatchewan mean to you? Over 100 years ago, architects, designers and craftspeople expressed the hopes and dreams of the people of Saskatchewan through the design of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. For Cline’s legacy project people were invited to take part in a public art project that combined an exploration of symbolism at the Legislative Building with their ideas about how to symbolize Saskatchewan. Cline posted signs revealing symbolism at the 'Leg' and asked people to send her their symbols of what Saskatchewan meant to them. 100 Saskatchewan symbols were included in Cline’s legacy artwork.

Legacy Artwork - Artist Statement

“My legacy artwork is a mixed media work on canvas: there is a digital background (almost a quilt) of the images generated by the public and a surface painting of a view of the Legislative Building, as it appears today 100 years after the construction. I took a series of exterior images at the October 11 Official Anniversary celebration, showing people entering and exiting the building. I felt it is important that people be present in this painting of the Legislative Building,” Cline said.

“Structurally, the work consists of a digital print (archival ink) on canvas (this image contains 100 drawings and photographs created by the project participants). I then painted an image of the Saskatchewan Legislature Building in acrylic paint over-top of the digital print.

“The artwork has a carved wooden frame and the format matches the top curved archway of the alcove. Saskatchewan symbols are also carved on the frame, I felt that this attention to detail really suited the importance of this legacy artwork and the space the work will occupy.”