424 20th St. W
S7M 0X4
Phone: 306 652 0044

AKA Gallery Inc

AKA is an artist-run centre which fosters the enhancement and development of a lively and engaged community of artists and audiences.
As the sole venue in Saskatoon committed to the presentation of contemporary art in all media, AKA's mandate covers a wide range of disciplines, including visual, performance and media arts. AKA prioritizes work that is non-commercial in nature and strives to find a balance in its presentation between a number of contending interests including local and national artists, as well as emerging and more established artists
AKA's mandate is to support and encourage dissemination, development and experimentation in contemporary art.


Current Exhibition:
Daniel Barrow - The Face of Everything

performance : Friday, June 8, 8 pm
artist talk : Saturday, June 9, 2 pm

The Face of Everything, directed, written, animated and performed by Daniel Barrow. Music by Matthew Adam Hart 2002, 45:00 minutes

The Face of Everything is a live animation that tells a story based on the life experiences of some of Liberace's most notorious boyfriends. "Hillbilly" is a poor, dejected teenager, who travels to the big city (mid-1970s Las Vegas) to discover love, vision and identity in a much older, outrageously superficial nightclub entertainer. The symbol of the face as a blank canvas or template is central to this piece and acts as a stage for transformation and meaning.

Previous Exhibitions

Dressware 2 - Ana Rewakowicz
Dressware is long-term, research and development project, inspired by the legacy of Archigram that investigated the relation between cities and new technologies, regarding fun, play and pleasure as their projects rationale.

Handheld Landscape - Tim van Wijk, Toni Hafkenscheid
This exhibition was curated by AKA’s selection jury on the theme of re-visioning the landscape into pocket-sized portions. Hafkenscheid’s photographs, though actual images of real grand-scale landscapes, create the illusion of miniature landscape models, and Van Wijk’s Landscape Generator is a kinetic diorama of an ever-changing landscape.

8th Annual Edible Books Festival
If you enjoy food for thought, eating your own words or want to take a bite out of literature, AKA and The Saskatoon Public Library have prepared something delicious for you!

I Hate Valentines Day Dream Art Lottery!
On February 9th, AKA presented its 3rd annual dream art lottery fundraiser. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the artists who contributed work and the volunteers and budding art patrons who made the event a smashing success!

Elegy is a memorial to the missing women of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Using video projections and an original score by singer Anthony Favel and cellist Cris Derksen, Elegy is a meditation on the lives of these women and the tragically indifferent response of the Vancouver Police Department. The performance will feature live cello accompaniment by Cris Derksen.

Exhibitions (10)

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Admission Free

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 pm and until 7 pm on Thursday and Friday


AKA Boutique, now open for publications, limited editions and more..

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When you become a member of AKA Gallery, you are not only supporting the growth and development of contemporary art right here in Saskatoon, but the benefits you receive as a part of that community are plentiful! Some of the benefits you receive as a member of AKA include:

Members spaces - One of the most exciting (and popular) benefits we offer is the members' space. During the summer months, and other times when there is no programming scheduled in the gallery space, AKA is turned over to our members for their use in one-week blocks. In return for 10 hours of volunteer time, members can use the space to document their work, as a studio space, or for a special project, presentation or event. Blocks are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and sell out fast!

Mailouts - As a member of AKA, you will receive our regular mailout that includes our newsletter, containing critical writing, information about upcoming programming and opportunities, as well as a special members' corner. The mailout also includes the Saskatoon Warehouse Artspace calendar, keeping you informed about what's happening throughout the building, invitations to upcoming events, and special announcements.

Board opportunities - Any interested AKA member is eligible to sit on our board of directors. Board members help set the direction of our organization and take part in the planning and implementation of special projects. We also have a number of working committees chaired by members of our board. You don't have to be a board member to sit on a committee.

Membership at AKA gives you a vital connection to artist-run culture across the country and around the world.

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