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Break Away at Dawn, 2023


17 Mar 2023 - 13 May 2023

Unearthing Unicorns

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce Unearthing Unicorns, the debut solo exhibition by artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders.


18 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023

In Full Bloom

A celebration of artwork by and about women.

2 Feb 2023 - 22 Apr 2023


David Garneau, Métis scholar and former faculty at AUArts from 1993-1999, will be at Nickle Galleries on Thursday, Feb. 2 for the opening of his latest exhibition, Métissage.


24 Mar 2023

"The Maiden" Screening

MDFF Distribution, in partnership with Telefilm, The Talent Fund and AUArts, presents a special pre-theatrical screening of Graham Foy's "The Maiden."


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Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2023

The MFA in Craft Media facilitates the exploration of ceramics, fibre, glass or jewellery and metals through autonomous practice-led research, in an intensive 20-month program.

Apr 4 - 15, 2023

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