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2 Apr 2022 - 5 Sep 2022

Maanipokaa’iini | Adrian Stimson

Across installation, painting, photography, video and live performance, AUArts Alum Adrian Stimson, BFA '03, Painting re-signifies colonial history through humour and counter-memory in his new exhibition.


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.

26 May 2022 - 28 May 2023

AUArts Grad Show Exhibition 2022

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


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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

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