ACAD + ATB Present Tempered Transformation

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) and ATB invite you to experience their latest exhibition Tempered Transformations inside the ArtVault in ATB's Stephen Avenue branch.

Tempered Transformation is a survey exhibition of work from ACAD's School of Craft + Emerging Media, featuring work from 10 students, faculty and alumni of the Ceramics program. The title is a reference to the discipline and control necessary to work in a medium overwhelmed by change. As a survey exhibition, the theme of Tempered Transformation is centered on the inherent properties of ceramics, showcasing the traditional and contemporary practices surrounding the medium.

As well, the exhibition is helping to establish the Luke Lindoe Ceramics Scholarship. This endowment and will provide a senior ACAD ceramics student with an opportunity to participate in a residency at Medalta annually when fully funded. The majority of the work created in ACAD's Ceramics department is produced using Plainsman Clays, an Albertan company founded by previous ACAD instructor, Luke Lindoe (1913-2000). All of the work on display is therefore connected to the history of ceramics in Alberta through the local materials the artists in the exhibition utilize.

Tempered Transformation is a testament to the rich history of ceramics at ACAD and Alberta and the hopeful future of ceramics as a medium within contemporary art, craft and design.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 until Friday, February 22, 2019

WHERE: ATB Stephen Avenue (102-8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta)

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For media inquiries contact or more information about the event, please contact:

Steven Hodges
Community Engagement Strategist    

About Alberta College of Art + Design

Founded in 1926, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture in the 20th century, with many of its graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. ACAD provides accredited degree standard education and learning opportunities to 1,200 students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in a wide range of art, craft and design studio disciplines. In addition to credentialed undergraduate degrees in a variety of program areas, the College offers a Masters of Fine Art in Craft Media, making it the only institution in the province to offer and confer university-level undergraduate and now, graduate degree programs in art, craft and design. ACAD achieved university status on Thursday, March 1, 2018.