Shurniak Art Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to experience an outstanding collection of original international and Canadian art. A significant portion of the founder’s permanent collection is always on display with changes made periodically.
In addition, one display room is allocated for exhibiting works of art by invited emerging and established artists, as well as OSAC “Arts on the Move” exhibitions.
Shurniak Art Gallery primarily displays the extensive art collection of William Shurniak on a rotating basis.
It was established to function as the permanent home of this private collection of international and Canadian paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, amassed over a period of about 50 years.
The diverse international collection includes a substantial number of paintings, scrolls, rugs, and furniture from China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and European. Australian selections include examples of Aboriginal paintings and carvings. Canadian works are eclectic and wide-ranging. Local Saskatchewan art adds regional interest to the anthology.
An interesting assortment of handcrafted items enhances the permanent collection. Outdoor sculptures by renowned artists Robert Davidson and Joe Fafard are featured in the grounds of the gallery. A library of art books is available for visitors to browse through while relaxing in comfortable sofas and chairs.