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Exhibitions: 2016


Robin Arseneault: ONLOOKERS

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

With ONLOOKERS, Robin Arseneault explores found material, fabricates objects and constructs images.

Robin Arseneault
ONLOOKERS (detail)(2016)
courtesy of the artist

DaveandJenn: A Natural History of Islands

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

DaveandJenn: A Natural History of Islands presents recent sculpture, a way of working that departs from their earlier landscape paintings.

Exhibition catalogue cover.


Friday, September 23, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

'Generations: Fifty Years of Art at the University and Beyond' will reflect on the U of C Art Department as a creative generator.

Jason Frizzel
I Looked in the Back So I Know How it Ends, n.d.

2016 Master of Fine Arts Group Exhibition

Friday, September 2, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

Group exhibition of MFA graduating students.

Closing reception Thursday September 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016

MFA Thesis Exhibitions of Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Anne Procter, Vince Allen Kogut, Blake Chorley.

Closing reception Thursday August 25, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Being There: Mentors and Memories

Friday, June 24, 2016 to Friday, July 29, 2016

'Being There' offers a selection of works that span William Laing's career in ‘conversation’ with works from the permanent collection of Nickle Galleries.

Image: William Laing, Terrain of the Domestic #4, 2001, silkscreen. Collection of Nickle Galleries.

Trans Trans

Friday, May 27, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016

Trans Trans: Transgender Histories Between Germany and the United States, 1882-1966

Money Through the Ages

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016

Money has a long history. Its development took thousands of years across the world. It has taken many different forms, from natural objects, to scarce metals and paper to virtual money.


Friday, April 15, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition

Featuring works by Marina DiMaio, Carlie Mitchell, Melissa Patrinack, and Andrea Rizzuti

Opening Reception: Thursday April 21, 5-8pm

Dan Hudson: 360 and Other Journeys

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016

The Nickle Galleries presents recent video installations and media works by Dan Hudson. Hudson creates contemplative art projects that position the socio-political context of everyday life within the depth of time and the vastness of the cosmos.

Eric + Mia: New Maps of Paradise

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Maps of Paradise will chart, in an intentionally ambiguous fashion, the creative practices of Calgary artists Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton.

Laura Vickerson: The Between

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

Laura Vickerson’s practice has long been drawn from the stuff of life – discarded objects and materials that were at one time a part of everyday experiences.


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Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
March 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 23, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Giuseppe Di Leo is an artist and faculty member with Dawson College in Montreal.  He will discuss how the recent interdisciplinary project, ‘Anatolian Rugs; Spirited Reflections,'  provided Dawson students with a profound opportunity for engagement, community building, and creativity. Co-sponsored with the New Calgary Rug and Textile Club.
Date & Time:
March 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm
This lecture will explore the roots of folkloristics as a coherent professional discipline. Image:  An illustration of La chasse-galerie (The Flying Canoe) by Henri Julien, from a popular Quebec folktale.
Date & Time:
April 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Explore the exhibition Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World with Nickle collection specialist for numismatics, Marina Fischer
Date & Time:
April 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 6, 2017 - 1:00 pm
University of Calgary architect, Jane Ferrabee, will talk about the opportunities and challenges associated with public art on campus. Image: Untitled (detail), “Prairie Chicken,” George Norris, 1975.  Photo by Dave Brown.
Date & Time:
April 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 13, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Join students from Museum and Heritage Studies to learn about their recent practicum experiences.