Shurniak Art Gallery
The Arts Matter
About the Gallery
“Everything there is to know”
Shurniak Art Gallery Inc. is a not-for-profit charitable foundation. Its staff and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring that visitors are warmly welcomed to the Gallery, and they are readily available to provide background information about the art collection.
Fresh Start Cafe Onsite
When you stop to visit us, you can eat in or grab a coffee for the road
Culture: What is it?
“Culture defines who we are as a people; keeping alive our past, reflecting our values, articulating our dreams and fostering pride in who we are. It proclaims our existence and identity to the world.” (Sask Culture)
Plan Your Visit
We would love to have you come visit us! Our gallery is fully accessible and admission is always free.
Guided group tours are available by appointment. School tours are welcome and encouraged. With prior agreement and arrangements, the Gallery can be booked for special events.
122 – 3rd Avenue West
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada
William (Bill) Shurniak S.O.M, M.S.M., LL.D (Hon) 1931-2020
Founder of the Shurniak Art Gallery
Bill was born at the family farm in Limerick, Saskatchewan where he grew up and attended school in the village. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Imperial Bank of Canada in Assiniboia as a junior clerk. His banking career spanned a period of 35 years which included postings throughout Western Canada, the far North, Southern Ontario and the International Regions of Jamaica and Hong Kong.
In 1984, he left the bank to return to Hong Kong to become an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and remained a part of the Li Ka-shing group of companies, still serving as a director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited in Hong Kong, and a director and Deputy Chairman of Husky Energy Inc upon his death. Bill spend 5 years working in Australia, then moved back to Limerick, Saskatchewan in 2005.
Photo credit: Don Hall Photography
Shurniak Art Gallery respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Treaty 4 territory, traditional lands of Indigenous and Metis people.