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.

Ness Creek

Wednesday, August 1, 4 – 7 pm
Ness Creek Festival Site, east of Big River

This live and silent auction takes place at the EMMA Collaboration site and is free and open to the public. Bid on sculptures, paintings, furnishings, jewellery, and wearable art created by more than 80 international and national artists.



Thursday, August 2
Silent Auction: 5 pm
Live Auction: 7 pm
Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road

This live and silent auction takes place in Saskatoon and is also free and open to the public. See what artistic magic occurred at the week-long 2018 EMMA International Collaboration. This could be the beginning of your art collection! Collaborative artwork created by international, national and local artists. Proceeds help fund future EMMA Collaborations.


EMMA Exhibition


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

Curio is a window into both the compelling world of art collection as well as a tribute to the past twenty years of Emma International Collaborations. Works in this exhibition have been selected from private collections purchased at the infamous Emma Collaboration Auctions. Curio represents and celebrates the many voices who have contributed to art, craft, and culture in Saskatchewan.

Curated by SCC Exhibitions and Education Coordinators, Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark.