|Artist:||EPP, William (Bill) (Deceased 1995)|
|Subject:||The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Lft. Governor of Canada|
|Dimensions (cm):||207h x 66w x 56d
Plate: 81.3 sq. x .65 h
Base: 100 sq. x 20h/Top 80 sq. x 58.5h
|Style:||Representation - Portrait, full figure|
|Signature/Location:||"EPP - 92" / Bottom, inside right trouser leg|
|Donor:||Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Spirit of Service Committee|
|Contact:||Gene EPP, Trudi BARLOW (ARTWORKS, Saskatoon),
Main Library, Local History Dept.
|Location:||Kiwanis Memorial Park, 501 Spadina Cres. and 24th Street (SE corner)|
|Plaque states:||Frontal plaque: (In English and French)
"IN CELEBRATION OF THE
OF CONFEDERATION AND THE
OF OUR UKRAINIAN
SETTLEMENT THE UKRAINIAN
THIS PORTRAIT SCULPTURE IN
HONOUR OF HIS EXCELLENCY,
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
RAMON JOHN HNATYSHYN
GENERAL OF CANADA
SEPTEMBER 12, 1992"
|Year Acquired:||September 1992|
|Purchase Price:||Donated (Value $12,00 [approx.])|
-City of Saskatoon's Visual Arts Placement Jury". Within the Policy mandate of this Committee of Council, the offered donation of this work was declined based on the following:
(1) Insufficient artistic merit of enduring quality and
(2) the proposed site was a prime location not appropriate for a work of this small scale.
Council did not adhere to Policy. The sculpture was accepted and was installed at the site.
-Taras Polataiko (and other Ukrainians in Saskatoon) protested as they felt the sculpture was not representative of Ukrainian settlers in Canada but simply a portrait on one person, albeit a prominent Canadian of Ukrainian ancestry. Mr. Polataiko painted himself bronze and positioned himself on a sculpture base near the installed work for the better part of a day. Much media coverage resulted.