Events & News


21 Sep 2021 - 25 Feb 2022

Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy

Autumn Whiteway’s "Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy" explores the timeless and timely subject of motherhood and matriarchy through an Indigenous lens.



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Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery


Contingent Systems

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

Sep 16 - Nov 20, 2021

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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Being creative often means taking a different path than most. That’s why AUArts offers more subject areas than most design schools, small classes, and the flexibility to create a curriculum as unique as you are.


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