28 venues. 50 exhibits. 300 artists. 700 works of art. 13 days not to be missed.
For a detailed description of the Festival Exhibits, Download the 2016 Festival Guide
Inspired by walking through a forest in dappled
light, Canopy is a large-scale temporary installation that is
recycled and biodegradable. Reminiscent
of a tree hut, Canopy is a space for contemplation,
a place of refuge, and an area of rest for the
body and especially for the soul.
Using the very familiar marker of a tall advertising
flag, and replacing the flag with imagery referencing
a cyanometer, (a method to measure the
blueness of the sky), Visscher examines the connection
between people and the environment.
The installation both defines limits and references
notions of vastness and ubiquity.
This exhibit shares, through simple phrases and
profound imagery, the hopes of young artists
for peace. It connects each viewer at a point
where all differences are peeled away and unity
around our common longing for peace becomes
The Best of the Cabinet of Queeriosities
is a collection of works from Cabinet Of
Queeriosities I-III, as well as The Dick
Show. These Lethbridge based exhibitions
celebrate LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer) history, identity, culture and
pride through a diverse range of subject matters
Kiley Granberg, Bird of a Feather - Sheller's Jay
Using photographic techniques developed in the
mid-19th century, Essential Convergence explores
the connection between couples and the
creation of a new being. Life-size photograms
of two couples before and after the birth of their
child highlight the facts and mysteries of how a
new being comes to be.
Jan Novotny, LH & JN #1
Originally exhibited at McMullen Gallery in April
2016, Bradley Necyk’s Retreat I & II are installation
sculptures meant to replicate safe spaces
described to the artist by transplant patients.
Necyk was Friends of University Hospitals' first
Artist in Residence.
Brad Necyk, Retreat II (exterior)
JULY 1, 2 & 3 at 2 pm
Rooms is a site-based performance installation
addressing human adaptation in the face of
climate transformation. The artists built a series
of portable structures in which they perform a
dance theatre work, examining the limits and
possibilities of our efforts to adapt to a rapidly
Heroes of 107th -Kristina de Guzman, KazMega, David Hernández, Baat Cheet
City Room East, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Through comics, photographs and video,
Heroes of 107th shares the realities of Edmonton’s
107th Avenue. The avenue has been
constantly linked to social problems, but what do
people living and working in this community have
to say? Can everyday heroes be found?
The Best of Edmonton Public Schools Portfolio Award Show
Kids in the Hall Bistro, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
The talent and diversity of Edmonton Public
School Board’s top grade 12 portfolios are presented
in a fine Edmonton Bistro. The Works
awards three outstanding students for Innovation,
Vision, and Design.
Heroes of 107th, Linar's Fire Story
City Room West, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Ranging from the highly personal and tangible
to more political and abstract contemplations,
this exhibit’s representations of identity speak to
specific cultural and historical contexts. Through
these contexts, they challenge audience assumptions
about identities. This exhibit features four
artists: Lynne Heller, Jacqueline Salloum, Selma
Selman, and Rikke Benborg.
Selma Selman, Screenshot 2
Lower Level, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
Glenn Guillet works with images that are composites
of directional fields, building images
where they interact. Guillet believes in creating a
small number of carefully realized and accessible
artworks. His dedicated studio practice has lasted
42 years and counting.
A Retrospective - Susan Owen Kagan
Dream Big Plaza, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
Sculpture by Invitation presents rotating sculpture exhibits
in the plaza on Jasper Avenue and 97th Street.
This exhibit features sculptures from local artist,
Susan Owen Kagan, marking her 30th year graduating
from the Fine Arts program at the U of A.
Pedway Level, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797Jasper Avenue
More than 50 works of student art were selected
from over 1,000 submissions from all grade levels.
Written accompaniments emphasize the relationship
with the ‘student voice’. This is a collaborative
effort among Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton
Catholic Schools, and the Shaw Conference
Box Office Lobby, Francis Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Photos of an individual are cleared of all colour,
printed on paper, cut into slivers, and adhered,
layer by layer, onto a board. By deconstructing
the individual and re-assembling the larger than
life portraits together, this project seeks to connect
individuals through new perceptions of
ourselves and of others.
Patrick Moore, Grace
Milner Gallery, Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
At dusk, in the silence of deep woods and open
fields, light retreats from the landscape. We become
isolated in a vastness of uncertainty. Our
hearts flood and beat with the sense that we
have imposed on something and the unknown
reemerges in our dreams.
Ashley Huot, to tumble, to pull
Main Floor, Manulife Place, 10180 101 Street
We’re inundated by text. Quick text, short text,
immediate text. Billboards, emails, tweets. 21
KONSTRUKTIONS are semi-abstract paintings
based on an original alphabet. With these illuminated
letters, the artist slows viewers down
by making them conscious of text and introducing
them to an imaginary writing system.
Brenda Raynard, Konstruktion No. 03
Don Wheaton YMCA, 10211 102 Avenue
These large scale paintings use dream imagery to
speak about the varying influences of the institute
of art and the institute of University on the artist.
She searches for the balance between realism and
abstraction with emphasis on human ethics and
Lindsay Kirker, The Institute
University of Alberta Museums, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
China Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)
China through the lens of John Thomson (1868 -
1872) is a photography exhibition with images by
the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-
1921). Thomson was able to capture customs,
occupations, and the day-to-day life of Chinese
people, both rich and poor, in the 19th century.
All images from the exhibition are from the Wellcome
Library in London, UK, and the exhibition
was organized by Betty Yao, MBE.
The Mactaggart Art Collection: Beyond the Lens - curator John E. Vollmer
This exhibit provides an opportunity to view exquisite
and rare artifacts from the Mactaggart Art
Collection, which provides an intimate view of life
in 19th century imperial China.
2016 'My Heritage' Biennial Juried Competition & Exhibit of Fibre Art
Extension Centre Gallery, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Showcasing fibre artists from across the globe, the
exhibit is comprised of juried entries. The tactile
colour and texture represents artists’ innovative
interpretations of the theme in different categories,
including felting, mixed media, soft sculpture,
needlework, and more.
Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue
Natural elements like roots, branches, and bark
are sewn into painted layers of colour and texture
in large-scale paintings. The physical interplay
of these elements explore how visual balance is
achieved using the concept of growth and decay.
Jennifer Poburan, Barronco Wall
World Trade Centre Lobby, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, 9990 Jasper Avenue
Using optics, found glass, mirrors, and multiple
exposures, Martineau introduces distortions,
symmetries, and animism into exhaustive studies
of forests and trees. His goal, as he describes it, is
to use the unique power of photography to “give
us a chance to see nature through a different lens,
literally, and understand that it’s got its own thing
Dwayne Martineau, Animism
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 Street
Revive explores the strange forms life may take
in the future. If we revive our connection to our
environment, we can make decisions that honour
it. In turn, we can share the joy of discovering
newly evolved species. This exhibit features
sculptures made principally out of glass.
Larissa Blokhuis, Variant
RBC Building, 10117 Jasper Avenue
This exhibition explores the contemporary issues
of humanity’s loss of connection with the
natural world, environmental destruction, and the
divides created by modern industrialization. Mah
uses printmaking techniques to tell stories with
recognizable and abstract elements, and creates
emotional connection points that leave us with a
clue to the limits of our culture.
Fren Mah, Transgressions
Rigoletto's Café, #102, 10305 100 Avenue
Using his materials to the fullest, Terry P. Daly slices
into the dried paint from his palette to assemble
new artworks. These technicolour landscapes
jump off the wall. This series includes some of his
most colourful and glossy patchworked-withpaint
Terry P. Daly, Tall Tulips I
#ABCraft - Various Artists
ACC Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
The incorporation of digital technology into fine
craft poses questions of where it is produced, the
level of skill required to create it, and the degree
that it is handmade. #ABCraft examines how
digital technology impacts artists featuring work
using technology for communications, marketing,
research, image development, prototyping,
Carrying On - Various Artists
ACC Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
This exhibition features bags, pouches, and other
cultural containers by Alberta Aboriginal artists.
The Alberta Craft Council starts the search for and
celebration of craft artists, dancers, and others
engaged in the making of traditional, contemporary,
or interdisciplinary objects – the carriers and
containers of new Aboriginal culture.
Laura O'Connor, Crime Watch
Exuberant Intimacy - Kegan McFadden
Main Space, Latitude 53, 10242 106 Street
In a synthesis of print, text, and installation, Mc-
Fadden builds a history through his relationships
with six men. These installations document a
self-portrait of a lifelong developing queerness
and make a case for public recognition over personal
Canadian Moving Image + Sound Artists Interpret a Michael Snow Poem from 1957 - Various Artists
ProjEx Room, Latitude 53, 10242 106 Street
Mark Templeton invited Canadian moving-image
and sound artists to join him in an exploration of
nonlinear pasts, returning to a 1957 poem by Canadian
artist Michael Snow. Around John Price's
silent film portrait of Snow, the artists use the
poem as a jumping-off point for experiments in
sound and image, full of cyclical analog degradation
capturing the poem’s fleeting moments.
Incubator Series - Various Artists
The 2016 edition of this three month project invites
dynamic creatives in Edmonton to collaborate
and create within a 571 sq. ft. space.
Kegan McFadden, Untitled Belts
Norquest College, 10215 108 Street
Redress is inspired by Jaime Black’s REDress
Project, where empty red dresses were installed
in public places to mark the absence of murdered
and missing indigenous women. Buffin photographed
women in red dresses to both bring
attention to the issue of missing people and reinsert
an indigenous presence.
Arsan Buffin, Redress
Giuseppe Albi Studio, #110, 10830 107 Avenue
Art exhibitions are complex undertakings. They
take months, and sometimes years, to prepare,
and the most recent work is seldom on display.
An open studio visit provides an opportunity to
see the latest paintings, tour the workspace, and
talk with the artist. VISITOR WARNING: Look first
then ask questions!
Hospitality Suite, Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue
Treating the hand blown glass vessel as a canvas,
Walker’s sculptures introduce surface texture and
explore colour in unconventional shapes. Blurred
lines refers both to the process of mixing two
base colours and sometimes creating a third, as
well as to the space between art and craft.
Keith Walker, Two Tone Vessell, Cherry and Fuschia
Cattle Call: An Art Gallery of Alberta Trex exhibition - Various Artists
Visual Arts Alberta, Carfac Project Space, 10215 112 Street, 3rd Floor and Annex
Cattle Call focuses on catle as expressed by
artists throughout Alberta. Presenting art works
drawn from the AFA collection and investigating
a mix of media and artistic styles, the exhibition
portrays the cow as a cherished companion and
an essential feature of Alberta’s economy and
way of life.
Connect the Dots - Various Artists
Main Gallery, Harcourt House Gallery, 10215 112 Street 3rd Floor and Annex
Connect the Dots showcases new works
by Harcourt House's membership. Artists were
challenged to make connections between their
conceptual and formal ideas. This exhibition is the
most diverse of the season and is a chance to see
what members are making in their studio.
24th Annual Naked Show - Various Artists
Annex Building, Harcourt House Gallery, 10215 112 Street
The 24th annual Naked Show celebrates
figurative works made in the Drop In drawing
and sculpture classes at Harcourt House Artist
Sandy McClimans, Young Heifer
SNAP Gallery, 10123 121 Street
Ashes over Water - Holly de Moissac
Moissac’s work focuses on societal understandings
of decay and its expression within the
human body. By creating encounters between
individuals and physically deconstructed bodies
or spaces, she provides viewers with an opportunity
to converse with temporal aspects of the
ExChanged - Carolyn Mount
Mount explores the interconnected nature of
our physical and social world through visualizing the social experience in material form. Mount’s abstract ink drawings use
intersecting lines and forms void of context as a
vehicle for the private yet social experience of this interconnectedness.
Holly de Moissac, Ashes over Water
Mile Zero Dance, 10816 95 Street
Over the past four years, Wyman has collected
objects of memory through public invitation.
By commingling the personal objects of many
strangers within the intimate form of the human
body, a new and curious collective memory has
Marlena Wyman, The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body
Bleeding Heart Art Space, 9132 118th Avenue
Caligiuri’s art presents a fascinating fun-house
view of an avenue in transformation and introduces
a creative energy and vision that is totally
unique. In addition to 2-dimensional visual works
and sculptural pieces, a large bookshelf houses
40 photo albums packed with snapshots Caligiuri
took of the Alberta Avenue arts revitalization.
Bernice Caligiuri, Untitled Crochet
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225 118th Avenue
AABIS came out of the recreation therapy department
at the Glenrose Hospital in 2003. People
who were recovering from traumatic brain injury
and had been making art as a form of therapy
enjoyed it so much that they didn't want to stop
after their hospital stay.
Esther Beveridge, Early Fox
Centre d'Arts Visuels de l'Alberta, 9103 95 Avenue
Discover the work of local francophone artists
inside the gallery. On Sunday July 3, 2016, from
2pm to 6pm the francophone artists will spontaneously
create paintings that explore Alberta
landscapes, from the grassroots to the typical
farm. Enjoy the festival atmosphere with live
Madeleine Bellmond, Big Land Big Sky
Galerie Cité, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street)
Emerge - Betty-Jo McCarville
Inspired by the 17th tarot card “the Star,” this
series of pen and ink drawings looks at renewal,
hope, emerging from darkness, and a brilliant array
of stars in all their incarnations.
Let the Music Move You - Kelsey Fraser
Let the Music Move You is a playful collection
of hypothetical album covers. Inspired by the absurd,
awkward, and funny albums of the past, the
artist seeks to imagine the ridiculous.
SINGING FOR NOTHING - Gerry Rasmussen
This work takes another look at our roots. Canada's
early days, with its residential schools, attempts
at genocide of First Nations People, and
the Ku Klux Klan (who knew?), makes for some
interesting subject matter. Getting at the humanity
underneath it all is the artist's goal.
Pretty - JoAnna Lange
Exploring the role of the contemporary woman
can reveal how the physical representation of
the feminine often defines the role that figure
assumes. Shape, gender, and status are all ideas
Lange explores through the manipulation of the
figure on paper.
Betty-Jo McCarville, Starfish
Room 1-1 Fine Arts Building, FAB Gallery, 89 Avenue & 112 Street University of Alberta Campus
Neuromantic - Adam Slusar
Adam Slusar navigates connections between
elements of 20th century popular culture such as
abstract expressionism, film noir and British new
wave music. Touching upon themes of nostalgia
and the patriarchal history of painting itself, his
acrylic works are a kaleidoscope of color, figuration,
Carving out a future with a flint and an axe - Jonathan S. Green
Using printmaking, Jonathan S. Green combines
historical documentation from early explorers,
and imagery from wilderness survival books with
his own photographs and drawings. The result is
an uneasy, eerie, and dangerous landscape where
our past must be reconciled with our contemporary
desires to experience the wilderness.
Poetic Space - Adam Hellmund
Outside FAB Gallery, Telus Centre, North Entrance Courtyard, University of Alberta Campus
Hellmund’s sculptures explore ideas of perspective,
exuberance, hope, movement and space.
His hope is that through these forms expressed
in three-dimensional space we are able to learn
from, be inspired by, and begin to re-examine our
existing ideals of spaces and community and how
we inhabit them.
Adam Slusar, Reaganomics: Looking Up At The Moon
McMullen Gallery, University Hospital, 8440 112 Street
This exhibition features Bagan’s pastel drawings,
done en plein aire, in locations across central
Alberta. The artist strives to produce art that is
meaningful to people - to mirror experiences. His
landscapes document human history, evidence
of economic prosperity, and the sublime.
Dan Bagan, Wabamun Pink Clouds
#401 - 10526 Jasper Ave
Friendship District Gallery
The Friendship District Gallery is a collection of Edmonton Digital Art College students' work showcasing the school's talent in: Illustration, Design, 3D Modelling, and Video Game Design. The FDG is a tribute to the inclusive, public nature of The Works festival; all are welcome!