Marion Nicoll Gallery

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

Meet the MNG

The student-run Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) is a unique forum for showcasing student work, inspiring experimentation, and stimulating critical dialogue. 

This unique gallery is modeled after a not-for-profit gallery, and encourages conceptual freedom and diversity. Run by the AUArts Students' Association (AUArts SA), the MNG provides emerging artists and designers with an opportunity to develop experience in curation, arts administration, jurors, and exhibitors. The two MNG locations,  at AUArts, make unique exhibitions and displays possible.


The MNG is named after Marion Florence Nicoll (1909–1985), known for being one of Alberta’s first abstract painters. In 1933, Nicoll becoming the first female instructor at AUArts (then known as the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art). A recent book, Marion Nicoll: Science and Alchemy, chronicles Nicoll's life and development as an artist.