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The painter with the pen: UCalgary alum claims Métis space in the art world, UToday

January 31, 2023

New Nickle Galleries exhibition highlights David Garneau’s remarkable expression of ideas and history

Nicola Johnson

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Art to See in 2023 A sneak peek at upcoming shows across the country, Galleries West

December 26, 2022

In a survey exhibition at Calgary’s Nickle Galleries, David Garneau documents his Métis heritage and his struggle to shape a contemporary Métis identity. His paintings, video and works in other media focus on the Métis resistances of 1870 and 1885, which impacted the lives of his great-great-grandparents, Laurent and Eleanor, whose name is reflected in Edmonton’s Garneau district. The exhibition by the Regina-based artist runs from Feb. 2 to April 22.

Paul Gessell

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Nickle Galleries’ fall exhibition features Prairie Interlace and Adrian Stimson, Gauntlet

November 18, 2022

The university library is home to many resources, including the campus culture essential, the Nickle Galleries.

Eula Mengullo

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How a Swiss Startup in the 1960s Led to Some of the Canadian Prairies’ Most Innovative Art, Arch Magazine

November 8, 2022

It’s a tale of immigration, experimental textiles and a love affair with the landscape. Image: Kaija Sanelma Harris. Sun Ascending, c. 1985 (selection). Collection of the Mackenzie Art Gallery, gift of Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., 2014-12

Nicola Johnson

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Calgary’s cultural leaders honoured with awards, Calgary Herald

November 4, 2022

'Age of Uncertainty' artist, Sandra Sawatzky, awarded 2022 Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award. Age of Uncertainty ( https://nickle.ucalgary.ca/exhibition/sandra-sawatzky-age-of-uncertainty/) launched at Nickle Galleries January 2022. Image: Sandra Sawatzky at her exhibition, The Age of Uncertainty, at Nickle Galleries in January 2022. Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia

Michele Jarvie

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Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms and the Expanded Frame, 1960-2000, Preview Magazine

November 4, 2022

Image: Aganetha Dyck, Close Knit, 1976. SK Arts Permanent Collection, 2022-074. Photo: Lipman Still Pictures

Michael Turner

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From the Editor – October 4, 2022 Issue, Galleries West

October 4, 2022

Our attention was captured by a landmark exhibition, Prairie Interlace, at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries. It explores the history of fabric art, mainly weaving, on the Prairies between 1960 and 2000. As reviewer Lissa Robinson says, the work is “simultaneously beautiful, clever and purposeful.”

Portia Priegert

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Prairie Interlace Modernism provoked an explosion of innovative weaving in Western Canada, Galleries West

September 29, 2022

Radical acts of weaving, stitching and unravelling are the focus of an ambitious new exhibition, Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms and the Expanded Frame, 1960-2000, on view until Dec. 17 at Nickle Galleries in Calgary.

Lissa Robinson

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Adrian Stimson creates art rooted in cultural traditions as a way of reckoning with residential school past, UToday

September 28, 2022

Anthro-Obscene art exhibition explores human impact on people, climate and ecosystems

Nicola Johnson

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Nickle Galleries exhibit highlights ‘explosion’ of innovative textile arts in the Prairies, Calgary Herald

September 27, 2022

The more we talked about it, the more we realized that some fantastic art had been created across the Prairies during this time period but has not been written about or examined in any great depth.

Eric Volmers

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