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.

Location and contact

The MNG encompasses two different exhibition spaces, providing a link between educational and professional environments. 

The MNG’s main gallery space hosts large-scale installations, group shows, and individual bodies of work. It’s located in the main mall at AUArts, across from the IKG. Exhibitions run for two-week periods. 

Contact the MNG at and visit their website at


The MNG is named after Marion Florence Nicoll (1909–1985), known for being one of Alberta’s first abstract painters. In 1933, Nicoll became 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.