A major feature coming to the new PotashCorp Children’s Museum was revealed on Wednesday.
The new museum is slated to take over the former Mendel Art Gallery building in downtown Saskatoon in the spring of 2019.
In the meantime, artist Toshiko MacAdam will be hard at work on a massive display that will serve as a kid-friendly focal point for the facility.
The piece will be constructed out of tonnes of colourful dyed fabric, crocheted together to form a huge structure that will not only catch the eye, but act as a giant surface for children to climb and bounce on.
The Climber exhibit will recognize the contribution of the Joseph Alfred Remai Family Foundation, which donated $1 million to the museum.
MacAdam, a Japanese-born artist who is now based out of Nova Scotia, has pieces in museums in New York, Rome and Kyoto. Her Saskatoon installation will be the first of its kind in Canada.