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Exhibitions: 2015

2015

Games for Life: Canadian Inuit Prints and Carvings from the Collection of Nickle Galleries

Friday, December 18, 2015 to Sunday, May 1, 2016

This exhibition invites viewers to reconsider the balance of work and play in our lives, and reminds us that it's okay, even necessary, to have fun.

In the Window Gallery, Nickle Galleries

John Chalke: Surface Tension

Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

John Chalke’s ‘clay paintings’ are conceptual ceramic works that dance between sculpture and painting.  Inspired by the landscape of southwestern Alberta no less than its local clay, minerals, textures, and fissures, Chalke’s works are richly textured.  Surface Tension draws on public and privat

Ron Moppett: SCULPTUR(AL)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

As a painter, Ron Moppett is known as a brilliant colourist and highly intellectual painter, one that approaches painting as a series of propositions.

2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, August 13, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nickle Galleries continues its commitment to the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Art by hosting the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition.

Exhibiting MFA candidates for 2015 are Kevin J. Mellis, Derrick Hoekstra and Jorge Esteban Zapata Garces.

From the Collection: Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

The permanent collection of Nickle Galleries is home to more than 6000 works of art, with a particular focus on the art of western Canada and Alberta, and the Nickle regularly curates exhibitions from the collection that show its depth and breadth.

Ron Thom and the Allied Arts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Friday, August 21, 2015

Ron Thom and the Allied Arts explores the evolution of west coast architect Ron Thom from his beginnings as an artist/protégé of Jack Shadbolt and Bert Binning.

2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, April 23, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015

The Nickle Galleries continues its commitment to the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Art by hosting the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. 

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

Sunday, February 1, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015

Comprising of more than 100 artworks by 62 artists and collectives from across the country, Oh Canada will be presented at Nickle Galleries, Esker Foundation, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Glenbow.

Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920

Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015

Money, Sovereignty and Power examines the issue of sovereignty and how it was portrayed on currency by a series of ideologically driven governments in the Ukraine between 1917 and 1920.  Created by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (

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Upcoming Events

The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA
Date & Time:
September 21, 2017 - 5:00 pm to September 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm