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Gallery Crawl by Leia Guo


8 Mar 2024

AUArts Gallery Crawl

AUArts Gallery Crawl is a campus-wide semi-annual event to encourage community building, art production, gallery curation and more.


22 Jan 2024 - 5 May 2024

Somewhere in Nowhere

Unique vitreoscape prints and glass pieces that explore the theme of “hiraeth” - a homesickness for a home that no longer exists.


29 Feb 2024

Mary Beth Laviolette: Curator’s Tour of HARRY MITSUO KIYOOKA

Mary Beth Laviolette, curator of Nickle Galleries’s latest exhibition, HARRY MITSUO KIYOOKA – Artist. Educator. Activist (1928 – 2022) will offer an intimate tour of the exhibition and discuss Kiyooka’s 70 year career as a painter, printmaker, instructor and community builder.


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Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

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From Skyworld to Cyberspace

Jan 19 - Mar 9, 2024

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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