Effective Tuesday March 17, Nickle Galleries is now closed to the public and Nickle at Noon programs have been cancelled. Because of the temporary closure of The Military Museums, Founders’ Gallery is also now closed. This measure was taken to ensure the safety and health of the campus and Calgary community, including those who take our programs. For further information on the University of Calgary’s COVID-19 response please visit ucalgary.ca/covid-19


Nickle Galleries is pleased to offer an artist talk by the renowned sculptor, Catherine Burgess.

Based in Edmonton, Burgess has been working and exhibiting her sculpture for over thirty years.  She graduated from the University of Alberta Department of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1975. She has maintained a sculpture studio in Edmonton ever since, mounted over 25 solo exhibitions, and shown in over 60 group exhibitions in Canada, the US and England. She has completed 4 large-scale public sculpture commissions, two of which are in downtown Edmonton: The Big Rock, 1995 and Return, 2001. She has also collaborated with the artist group Tricycle on several large scale public sculpture installations in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her work is represented in over 25 public collections across Canada.

Burgess’ work is included in the exhibition Everywhere We Are (Part I) at Nickle Galleries (January 30 – May 29, 2020).

Catherine Burgess, Tableau Series II # 3, 1987. Image courtesy the artist.
Catherine Burgess, The Story of My Life, 1990. Image courtesy the artist.