Photo credit: 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

Galleries on campus

Art is everywhere at AUArts.

Our world-class gallery spaces infuse the campus with the work of professional artists and designers – provoking thought, inspiring discussion and welcoming the greater community.

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

A world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. As an interface between 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.

Mitchell Wiebe 2007-2012

Marion Nicoll Gallery

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

Marion Nicoll Gallery

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Contingent Systems

Contingent Systems explores critical intersections between creative practice and algorithmic culture.

Sep 16 - Nov 20, 2021


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Virtual Grad Show 2021 | Digital Portfolios and 360 Tour

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

AUArts and the IKG are pleased to partner with Evans Hunt, a Calgary-based digital communications agency, founded by AUArts Alumni, to present Grad Show 2021 on a purpose-built digital platform.

Winifred Shantz Award


2021 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics Exhibition | Jocelyn Reid

Truly representing the best of emerging ceramic talent in Canada, this exhibition is a snapshot of the future of ceramics.



Oil. Beauty and Horror is the Petrol Age | Wes Bell

The exhibition "Oil. Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age" takes a speculative, poetic look back at the presence of the modern age of petroleum, which has lasted for roughly one hundred years.


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Emerging Art Writers Program 3

The Emerging Art Writers Program (EAWP) is an art writing program organized through the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) and facilitated by Dr. Ashley Scarlett.