Emma International Collaboration


Every two years, one hundred artists from across the globe are invited to share in an experience of raw creation and open possibility.


July 25 – August 2, 2018

The EMMA International Collaboration is an innovative workshop model for un-structured creative collaboration between artists working in traditional craft and those engaged in contemporary method. Affectionately known as “Emma”, this biennial weeklong residency takes place in the heart of the Boreal Forest in Northern Saskatchewan — a place where form and function collide. Artists at various stages of their careers are challenged to step outside their usual art practice; to explore medium, technique and subject matter through hands on collaboration and exciting creative exchange.

Emma Art Auctions

Ness Creek

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1
       • Live & Silent Auction: 4 – 7 pm
WHERE: Ness Creek Festival Site, east of Big River, SK


WHEN: Thursday, August 2
       • Silent Auction: 5 pm
       • Live Auction: 7 pm
WHERE: Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK

These live and silent art auctions take place at the end of the 2018 EMMA International Collaboration. They are fun, free, and open to the public. See what artistic magic occurred at the week-long Emma International Collaboration! Bid on sculptures, paintings, furnishings, jewellery, and wearable art created by more than 80 international and national artists. Proceeds help fund the next Emma International Collaboration.

Emma Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: June 30 – August 21, 2018
Reception: Tuesday, July 24, 7 – 10 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present Curio, an exhibition of works from the private collections of Saskatchewan art collectors who have experienced the exciting energy of the longstanding Emma Auctions!

The exhibition Curio is a window into both the compelling world of art collection, as well as a tribute to past Emma collaborations and the many voices who have contributed to art and culture in Saskatchewan. Works featured in this exhibition include woodworking, blacksmithing, jewellery making, ceramics, furniture, printmaking, glass casting, and many other techniques and media. Curio was curated by SCC Exhibitions and Education Coordinators Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark.