Campus culture essentials, Gauntlet

September 21, 2022

Visit the Nickle Galleries Many people walk by this place on their way to a solo study session or group meeting in TFDL. The Nickle Galleries is located on the first floor of TFDL on the South side of the building. This gallery is free for students and each exhibit has its own timeline but usually lasts the semester. If you’ve been meaning to go see some art but don’t have the time or money, the Nickle Galleries is easily accessible and you can check out what’s on by visiting their website here.

Mackenzie Ashcroft

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Exhibition explores intersecting histories of art, craft, feminism and textiles, UToday

September 12, 2022

Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms and the Expanded Frame, 1960 – 2000 is an ambitious exhibition project that opened Sept. 9 in Nickle Galleries, a part of Libraries and Cultural Resources at UCalgary.

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Celebrate Calgary Stampede 2022 with UCalgary – UToday

June 30, 2022

Discounted tickets, Stampede parade, President’s Stampede Barbecue, trivia, Ag-tivity in the City, historic photos, and more!

Robert Scriver, Morning Warm Up (photo: Dave Brown)

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Money Zoo is a MUST-SEE Exhibition – Alberta Review

June 10, 2022

Money Zoo: Fantastic Beasts in the History of Money Nickle Galleries, Calgary, until July 29 Elephants, lions and octopi-animals adorn ancient coins in this exhibition from Nickle Galleries' Numismatic Collection. Examining the special relationship between humans and animals through the lens of currency, Money Zoo discusses how the use of animals as trade items or imagery on currency reveal their cultural significance and value to a society-for example, beaver pelts were a highly valued item during the fur trade and were later adopted for use on Canadian coinage.

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Gallery tours and public programming recognize the power and impact of museums – UToday

May 16, 2022

Libraries and Cultural Resources celebrates International Museum Day May 18 at Founders’ and Nickle Galleries

Libraries and Cultural Resources Staff

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Nickle Galleries offers rare hands-on experiences and experiential learning through unique programming – UToday

April 14, 2022

The Nickle serves students, staff and the community to bring art, culture and history to life

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Sandra Sawatzky and The Age of Uncertainty – Calgary Arts Development/ Living a Creative Life

March 15, 2022

This city is bursting with creativity! Each month, Adora Nwofor sits down with some amazing Calgary creatives and gets a behind-the-scenes look at their process. In this week's episode, an old school art form gets an update. An artist finds herself in her paintings and then reviving a theatre collective to feed souls. Calgary Arts Development | Living a Creative Life Series (ep. 26)

Adora Nwofor

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On Art: Money Zoo at the Nickle Galleries – CKUA

March 1, 2022

CKUA’s Lisa Wilton recently spoke with Marina Fischer about the exhibition. Image: Ancient Greek octopus coin on Canadian beaver fur. From the Collections of Nickle Galleries. Photo: Brittany DeMone.

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Sandra Sawatzky Artist hand-stitches a 12-part compendium of contemporary anxieties – Galleries West

February 24, 2022

Although her practice consists of long days of slow, meticulous toil with output measured in years, even near-decades, Calgary artist Sandra Sawatzky is ultimately most concerned with the effects of acceleration. Image: Sandra Sawatzky, “Debt” (detail), 2021, embroidery, wool and silk on linen (photo by John Dean)

Zoltan Varadi

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Brian Flynn – Alberta Vignette – Galleries West

February 11, 2022

BRIAN FLYNN: NO PHOTOS… NO RECORDINGS… NO NOTES… Nickle Galleries, Calgary. To Apr 9 The sombre mood of Brian Flynn’s recent paintings expresses his partial and puzzled witness, as a child, to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. As an artist in middle age, he has expanded his understanding through research into his family history and guarded interviews with members of the resistance. Flynn employs oil paint and photo transfers in figurative works that obscure the identities of his subjects while suggesting the roles they may have played in the heavily occupied border town of Forkhill, County Armagh.

GW Staff

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