Events & News


3 Feb 2022 - 23 Oct 2022

Stretch | Evan Penny

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

6 Aug 2022 - 5 Nov 2022

Craft and Science | Calgary Gallery

"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.


28 May 2022

AUArts Community Day 2022

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


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Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

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

About AUArts

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For almost 100 years, AUArts has played an important role in our country’s visual culture. We are a university dedicated to art, craft and design – the only one in Alberta and in the prairies, and one of four in Canada.

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