Galleries on campus

Art is everywhere at AUArts.

Mitchell Wiebe
Lazers in the Bubble. Concave Convex Portals. Ellipses and Disks Shake Our Spheres. Rebirth of Painting as Parallel Worlds, Cool.
2007-2012. Mixed Media

Along with AUArts’s two professional galleries, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Marion Nicoll Gallery, there are nine student-run exhibition spaces, and numerous pop-up exhibitions on campus throughout the year.

These diverse gallery spaces infuse campus with the work of professional artists and designers, provoking thought, inspiring discussion, and welcoming the greater community.

Our student-run galleries also provide emerging artists invaluable experience planning exhibitions and events, showing their work, and networking with peers.

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) is a world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. The gallery acts as an interface between Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) and the broader community. IKG is the longest-running international art program in Calgary, and a vital component of the city’s cultural ecology.

Marion Nicoll Gallery

The MNG hosts student-run installations, group shows, and exhibitions.