AUArts partners with Sled Island to sponsor visual art programming for eleventh year

AUArts Partners with Sled Island to Sponsor Visual Art Programming for 
Eleventh Year

Calgary, AB. – Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is honoured to be the Visual Art sponsor for Sled Island 2019 from June 19-23, 2019. With support from AUArts, art at Sled Island engages galleries, artist-run centres and public spaces to showcase the talents of local and visiting artists. AUArts has sponsored the visual art component of the festival for more than a decade.

AUArts affiliated artists participating in the festival include, Miguel, Garrett Cooper, Jared Tailfeathers, Daniel Cleghorn, Alicia Buates McKenzie, Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse, Conrad Marion, Taylor Harder, Jadda Tsui, Anna Semenoff, Jordan Schinkel, Richelle Bear Hat, Skyler Eyre and Gabby Coates.

AUArts, ATB and Sled Island are again collaborating with an exhibition featuring AUArts alumni at the ATB Branch for Arts and Culture on Stephen Avenue. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 19 and runs until October 18, 2019. Getting ready for my haunting explores the vestiges of souls, including our own, who have passed through homes, interiors, domestic and intimate spaces, they are the subject of this exhibition. Alicia Buates McKenzie and Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse negotiate their complex relationships with their past homes with Seth even using a replica Tsuut'ina Nation Pre-Ring Road in the popular game Minecraft. Taylor Harder tunes into the ghosts who haunt the now. Jadda Tsui develops a choose-your-own-adventure game that asks, “How can immersion into an environment evoke a certain feeling or emotion?”

Visit for the festival’s visuals arts programming for 2019.


For more information please contact:

Steven Hodges, Community Engagement Strategist, Alberta University of the Arts 
t. 403.284.7656 c. 403.464.5183 e.

Marion Garden, Director, Communications & Marketing, Alberta University of the Arts 
t. 403.284.7643 c. 403.585.8114 e. 

About Alberta University of the Arts 

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers.

We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us and implores us to see the world differently.

Formerly Alberta College of Art and Design, we are dedicated to innovative and emerging art, craft and design programs. For nearly 100 years, AUArts has educated in ways that test the boundaries of common thought and we celebrate 11 Governor General’s Award winners amongst our faculty and alumni.

Alberta University of the Arts has five Schools of learning: Visual Art, Craft and Emerging Media, Communication Design, and Critical and Creative Studies offering undergraduate BFA and BDes degrees, and a graduate MFA, plus the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Our studio-based education model introduces learners to a community of passionate minds, provocative thinkers, ambitious doers and brave creators.

About Sled Island

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience.

Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.