R.C Dahl Centre

About Us

The Art Gallery of Swift Current is a professional public art gallery that advances artistic innovation, critical thinking, and cultural exchange through engagement with contemporary art.

 

AGSC undertakes the following activities:

  • initiates and supports education, research, and knowledge dissemination;
  • engages the Swift Current community and the broader public of the Southwest region through its exhibitions and related programming; and
  • develops, manages, and makes accessible its collection for the purposes of research, teaching, and exhibition.

Our History:

AGSC has provided public access to visual art for southwest Saskatchewan since its opening on October 4, 1974.  It originally opened as the Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, one of only three NEC’s in Saskatchewan. However, in 1994 funding for the SCNEC was discontinued. In 1996 the City of Swift Current supported a new strategic plan, and in 1997 the name was changed to Art Gallery of Swift Current to better reflect its association with the City and the community it served.

 

Core services always offered by the Gallery include a program of visual arts exhibitions and interpretation services, including guided tours, visiting artist talks, and related publications, media and materials. In 1995 an interest level studio education program was introduced, expanded in 1996 and significantly expanded again in 2018 with the addition of the AGSC Learning Centre – Located inside the Dickson Community Centre. Since 1996 the AGSC has directed efforts towards creating and implementing extracurricular arts activities to engage the public. With these efforts, AGSC became a catalyst for arts and culture development for Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan.

R C Dahl Centre 1993 Eric Uglem
R C Dahl Centre 1993 Eric Uglem

Our Team:

Kent Archer

(INTERIM) Director

k.archer@swiftcurrent.ca

Morghie Flaterud

Programming and Communications Coordinator

m.flaterud@swiftcurrent.ca

Tim Moore

Preparator/Registrar

t.moore@swiftcurrent.ca

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