Views From the Library – Archer as an Art Gallery

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Libraries have a long and proud history of displaying artwork, often donated pieces and local art from the community.  You may have noticed the previous blog post about the Riding Is Resistance exhibition opening reception, held in the Archway Exhibition Space.  This is an amazing collection of works created by students of Scott Collegiate.  For more information, visit the blog post here:

Archer Library proudly displays many other works of art throughout the building.  Wandering through the library,  perhaps you wondered about the pieces,  or stopped to take a selfie with an inspiring work.  Information about art on campus can be found here:

The pieces in the collage above can be found (left to right, top to bottom) outside the main elevators,  at the  Help Desk, by Archives,  and of course in the Archer Exhibition Space.  Come by Archer to view these incredible works!

Riding is Resistance: a Colonialism Skateboards project with students from Scott Collegiate, Treaty 4


Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Archway Exhibition Space, main floor, Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina.

Riding is Resistance features the work of Scott Collegiate students in collaboration with Micheal Langan and consists of skateboards which depict the history of Canada’s colonial past and its lingering negative influence.

Speakers will include University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons and Micheal Langan, the 2019 University of Regina Michele Sereda Artist in Residence. Student artists will be in attendance.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Metered parking is available in lot 14 (please see attached map).

The Riding is Resistance exhibition will be on display in the Archway Exhibition Space until January 5, 2020. The Archway Exhibition Space, located on the main floor of the Dr. John Archer Library provides an exhibition area for student art.

For more information on the reception or exhibit, please contact Gillian van der Ven, Liaison Librarian, Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina at 306-337-2434 or

Read With Pride!

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2019 is the 30th anniversary of Regina’s Pride Parade, and the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riot.  In commemoration, celebration and solidarity of these events and our inclusive communities, the University Library is pleased to showcase a rainbow of books and selected 2SLGBTQIAP+ content literature in our hallway display leading to Archer Library.

UR Pride is co-sponsoring and hosting several events for the month of June!  If you missed the Coming Out Monologues on June 2nd (2019), check out the panel Politicized Bodies on June 10th, 2019 (7:00pm-9:00pm, location currently listed as 2139 Albert Street.  More information can be found on the Facebook event, or please contact UR Pride

This year’s Pride Parade will be on June 15th, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm!  More information about the parade route, OUT In the Park and other events can be found here: