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

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

The IKG is a world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. 

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) provides a platform for curated exhibitions and other forms of cultural research production, with a focus on contemporary visual culture. A vital part of AUArts’ Office of Research and Academic Affairs, it supports graduate and undergraduate learning, provides a rich mix of public programming, and participates in global dialogue by hosting local, regional and international artists working in a variety of disciplines.

IKG gallery hours

Tues – Fri: 11-6
Sat: 12-4

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays

Location and contact

The IKG is located in the main mall on the AUArts campus. Please call us at 403.284.7633 or email ikg@auarts.ca with any questions or inquiries.

Cassandra Paul, Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator 
Ann Thrale, Exhibitions Preparator 

 

CURRENT

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

Apr 11 - 23, 2022

IKG listing

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AUArts Grad Show Exhibition 2022

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Discover the new faces of art, craft and design. The AUArts Grad Show celebrates the talent, determination and creativity of our graduating students.

MFA in Craft Media 2022

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Members of the public can book a timed appointment to visit here or by emailing ikg@auarts.ca 

MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2022

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The Distance Between

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Members of the public can book a timed appointment to visit here or by emailing ikg@auarts.ca 

Jude Griebel and Lorraine Simms

Contingent Systems

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Contingent Systems

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

CLOSING RECEPTION

Canceled due to public health restrictions.

Contingent Systems explores critical intersections between creative practice and algorithmic culture.

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2021

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Shiemara Hogarth
August 16-26

Open for viewing August 25-26, through appointment only

The MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that encourages students to explore materials and technology informed by theory and criticism.

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Virtual Grad Show 2021 | Digital Portfolios and 360 Tour

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

AUArts and the IKG are pleased to partner with Evans Hunt, a Calgary-based digital communications agency, founded by AUArts Alumni, to present Grad Show 2021 on a purpose-built digital platform.

MFA IN CRAFT MEDIA THESIS EXHIBITION

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2020

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES

Matthew O’Reilly
September 15 – 26, 2020

Yuan Yin
October 6 – 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, exhibitions are not open to the public

The MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that encourages students to explore materials and technology.

VIRTUAL GRAD SHOW 2020 | SHAPING THE FUTURE

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Virtual Grad Show 2020 – Shaping the Future

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

The annual Graduating Students Exhibition is one of AUArts' major highlights each year and a milestone in the careers of graduating students.

RELIANT OBJECTS

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Reliant Objects

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday Jan 16
5 PM – 8 PM

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 PM
Sat, 12 – 4 PM

Reliant Objects is a group exhibition of interdisciplinary craft work challenging notions of form, function, and the future of domestic objects.

READY PLAYER 2

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Ready Player 2

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday Jan 16
5 PM – 8 PM

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 PM
Sat, 12 – 4 PM

Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Sonny Assu combine elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture.

THING TO WEAR

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Thing to Wear

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Wednesday Nov 20
5 PM – 8 PM

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 PM
Sat, 12 – 4 PM

Thing to Wear is a collection of kimono-inspired garments created by students, staff, faculty, and alumni from the Alberta University for the Arts (AUArts) under the expert guidance of Associate Professor, Bill Morton.

SHIFTING SHELTER

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Shifting Shelter Vessna Perunovich

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday Sept 12 
5 PM – 8 PM

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 PM
Sat, 12 – 4 PM

Shifting Shelter establishes a thoughtful introduction to the politics of transcultural migrations in the oscillating global system, at a crossroads where displacement manifests itself as one of the predominant geopolitical characteristics of living generations.

Grad Show 2019

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Grad Show 2019

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday May 16, 2019
4-7pm

The annual Graduating Students exhibition features the work of graduating students from Alberta University of the Arts.

MFA IN CRAFT MEDIA THESIS EXHIBITION

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MFA in Craft Media Thesis Exhibition 2019

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday April 4, 2019
5-8pm

The MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that encourages students to explore materials and technology informed by theory and criticism.

BEFORE DIGITAL: POST-1970 PHOTOGRAPHY IN ALBERTA

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Before Digital: Post 1970 Photography in Alberta

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday January 17, 2019
5-8pm

Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta takes a selective look at the late analogic period through the eyes, camera shutters and darkrooms of twenty-seven photographers working in the province.

UNPACKING IKG: 60 YEARS A GALLERY

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Unpacking IKG: 60 Years a Gallery

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday Sept 28, 2018
5-8pm

This is the first attempt to document the history of exhibiting art, craft, and design at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD).

GRAD SHOW 2018

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Grad Show 2018

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday May 17, 2018
4-7pm

The annual Graduating Students exhibition features the work of of graduating students from ACAD’s Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery + Metals, Media Arts + Digital Technologies, Painting, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture, and Visual Communication Design programs.

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

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MFA Thesis in Craft Media Exhibition 2018

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday April 12, 2018
6 – 8pm

AMY MALBEUF

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Amy Malbeuf

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday February 1, 2018
5 – 9pm

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery is pleased to welcome back ACAD alumna Amy Malbeuf for her first institutional solo show in Calgary.

LISA LIPTON

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Lisa Lipton

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday February 1, 2018
5 – 9pm

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 pm
Sat, 12 – 4 pm

Lisa Lipton’s solo exhibition – Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me is a science fiction narrative that explores the nature of human experience in relation to futurist technologies, innovation, virtual communication and space travel.

IKG LIVE 2

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IKG LIVE 2

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

1-8pm daily

IKG LIVE is a 3 day festival dedicated to live art that takes place at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG), Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD).

Future Memories (Present Tense)

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Future Memories (Present Tense)

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday October 5, 2017
5 – 7pm

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12 – 6 pm
Sat, 12 – 4 pm

Future Memories (Present Tense) brings together six contemporary Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada, whose work diversely challenges linear ideas of time through story-telling.

Ideas for a Wall

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Ideas for a Wall

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday July 13
5 – 7pm

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12-6pm
Sat, 12-4pm

Imagine a prototype wall structure to be placed “in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.”

WILD - Fabricating a Frontier

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WILD: Fabricating a Frontier

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday July 13
5 – 7pm

GALLERY HOURS

Tues – Fri, 12-6pm
Sat, 12-4pm

A frontier, unlike a border, represents a zone of relations where it is possible for all those involved to be affected and changed by the encounters.