The City of Saskatoon’s public art program is pleased to recognize its continued partnership with the Saskatchewan Arts Board (SAB), which aims at making the SAB art collection more accessible to the residents of Saskatoon. 

Beginning April 25, 2016, City Hall will host a Fafard sculpture for three months. 

Reveille is a unique laser-cut steel sculpture of a rooster. “It is an honour and privilege to showcase Mr. Fafard’s work,” says Kevin Kitchen, Community Development Manager at the City of Saskatoon.

Mr. Fafard is Saskatchewan-born and one of Canada’s leading professional artists with exhibits across the country and the world. His impressive background includes, but is not limited to, a Master of Fine Arts, Officer of the Order of Canada, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Award, Saskatchewan Order of Merit, National Prix Montfort, Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for the Arts, CTV Citizen of the Year, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The public is invited to view Reveille in the City Hall lobby Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other works currently on loan from the SAB and exhibited in the city include:

  • Jump by Brian Newman - installed in 2003 and on location at 24th Street East and 4th Avenue North
  • Youth Gates by Don Foulds - installed in 1994 and on location at City Square East 4th Avenue North and 23rd Street East
  • Stonehouse Bench by Michael Hosaluk - installed in 2015 and on location in the Saskatoon Police Headquarters lobby.

“The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to partner with the City of Saskatoon to bring exceptional work by Saskatchewan artists to the public. This program celebrates excellence in the arts and enriches community well-being,” says Michael Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board's Permanent Collection includes over 3,000 works of more than 600 artists, and represents the work of our province's artists over the past six decades. Its goal is to represent the contemporary art practices of artists within the province for the purpose of public access. For more information about work currently on display in Saskatoon, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/placemaker.

Joe Fafard
Reveille, 2012
Laser-cut steel, powder-coating finish

Photo by Gary Robins/Available Light Photographics