Vessna Perunovich
Shifting Shelter, (installation detail)
2017. Mixed Media
Photo credit: Jeremy Pavka

Galleries on campus

Art is everywhere at AUArts.

Our world-class gallery spaces infuse the campus with the work of professional artists and designers – provoking thought, inspiring discussion and welcoming the greater community.

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

A world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. As an interface between AUArts and the broader community, IKG is the longest-running international art program in Calgary, and a vital component of the city’s cultural ecology.

Image: Mark Igloliorte, Diptychs Series. 2017. Installation view. Photo credit: Elyse Bouvier

Two viewers look at a grid of small paintings in blue and yellow tones

Marion Nicoll Gallery

The MNG hosts student-run installations, group shows and exhibitions.

Marion Nicoll Gallery

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Purple to blue gradient with the test MFA Craft Media Exhibition 2022

MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

Apr 11 - 23, 2022


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Evan Penny


Stretch | Evan Penny

"Stretch" is an exhibition by Evan Penny anchored by sculptures raising questions about perception in the digital age.

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Craft and Science | Edmonton Gallery

Alberta Craft Feature Gallery

10186 - 106 Street NW, Edmonton

"Craft and Science" explores the interesting ways that science and craft intersect. Science serves as a source of inspiration and is used every day by artists in the processes and creation of their work.

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"artWORK/netWORK" is a Juried exhibition featuring seven emerging student artists including AUArts students Elise Findlay, Natalie Melara and Leia Guo.


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Emerging Art Writers Program 3

The Emerging Art Writers Program (EAWP) is an art writing program organized through the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) and facilitated by Dr. Ashley Scarlett.


AUArts Convocation 2022

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 - 15 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta

Doors open at noon / 1:00 p.m. start time

Celebrating 96 years of art, craft and design education, this year’s Convocation ceremony will be notable as it is the first in-person Convocation since May 2019.


AUArts Community Day 2022

Illingworth Kerr Gallery
1407 14 Avenue

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AUArts is hosting its first Community Day to showcase the new faces of art, craft and design.