Upcoming Exhibitions

You Are Here series:
From Sept 2017 – March, 2018, uLethbridge Art Gallery will present You Are Here, a series of exhibitions, workshops, performances, and presentations designed to invite a diversity of people in Southern Alberta to find new ways to think about the future of their environment. The project includes local and Canadian artists as well as uLethbridge Art Gallery’s first foray into presenting new work by International artists.

Up in the Air (You Are Here series)

September 14 – October 20, 2017
Helen Christou Gallery

Liquid Being (You Are Here series)
September 14 – October 26, 2017
Main Gallery

Kite Flying Events:
Join artist Ed Pien and take a turn flying one of his custom fish kites made in response to the effects of climate change on water in Southern Alberta. Also, try your hand at making simple kites and pinwheels.

Thursday, August 31, 1 – 4 pm
Galt Museum & Archives

502 – 1st Street South [west end of 5th Avenue South & Scenic Drive]
Lethbridge, AB

Adults $6
Seniors 60+ $5
Youth 7 – 17 | Post Secondary $3
Children | Infants to 6 FREE
Family 2 adults | children 0-17 $15
Group 10+ per person $5
*GST will be added

Galt Museum Info

Sunday, September 3, 11 am – 5 pm
uLethbridge Community Stadium

4415 University Dr W
Lethbridge, AB
Admission is free.
Part of “Shine On Festival”, uLethbridge’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Shine On Festival Info

Coffee’s On & Exhibition Reception: Thursday, September 14, 3 – 6 pm, Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Artist: Ed Pien
Curator: Josephine Mills

Part of the “You Are Here” series

uLethbridge Art Gallery is pleased to present 2 projects by internationally renowned artist Ed Pien: playing with light and shadow to explore our relationship to water, Liquid Being is an immersive installation featuring hundreds of monstrous fish; and the Helen Christou Gallery exhibition Up in the Air features drawings and images for kites produced in Pien’s workshops in Lethbridge and on the Kainai reserve.

Art as Research (You Are Here series)

September 14, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Project Channel

Organizer: Level 2: Lichen Lab
Part of the “You Are Here” series

New videos for the You Are Here series coming to Project Channel, 11th floor Library.

LandMarks 2017/Repères2017 (You Are Here series)
Artists: uLethbridge Fine Arts Students and Alum
Curator: Jackson 2Bears
October Date TBA

In cooperation with Galt Museum & Archives, uLethbridge Art Department and Faculty of Fine Art.

Jackson 2Bears is the lead artist for the Alberta segment of this nation-wide project to explore the connection to the land in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites. 2Bears worked with local emerging artists to produce an installation at the Fort Whoop-up interpretative site and Indian Battle Park in Lethbridge in June, 2017 and uLethbridge Art Gallery is partnering with 2Bears to install the projects on campus.

Stories in Formline Design
October 27 – December 22, 2017
Helen Christou Gallery

Curator: David Smith

Selected from the art collection, this exhibition explores some of the stories shared through formline design techniques by First Nations artists of the northwest coast. Featuring Bill Reid, Tony Hunt, Stan Greene and others.

To Dwell in Pitch Black Pearls (You Are Here series)
November 9, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Main Gallery

Reception: Thursday, September 7, 3 – 6 pm, Main Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Artist: Karin van Dam
Part of the “You Are Here” series

Commissioned for uLethbridge Art Gallery, Amsterdam artist Karin Van Dam’s intricate and impressive installation responds to the coal deposits – both the visual impact of the abandoned mines, geological maps, and the deep black colour of coal itself.

En Plein Air 2017
December, 2017
Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324, 5 St South, Lethbridge, AB

Reception: TBA

Community artists engage with the Coutts Centre property.
Co-sponsored by the U of L Art Gallery, the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts and the U of L Alumni Association.

This community exhibition presents work by artists across Southern Alberta who have sketched or photographed at uLethbridge’s Coutts Centre near Nanton.

You Are Here: Playlist (You Are Here series)
January 5 – February 23, 2018
Helen Christou Gallery

Curator: Leila Armstrong and Maria Madacky

You Are Here series partner with Level 2: Lichen Lab
Part of the art + people = x series

This exhibition continues uLethbridge Art Gallery’s long-running series that connects local artists with our outstanding art collection. Artists and graduate students Maria Madacky and Leila Armstrong invite local artists to participate in drawing events that explore issues related to the environment in Southern Alberta, to view related works in uLethbridge’s art collection, and then submit work for the curated exhibition.

Meryl McMaster: Confluence
January 18 – March 15, 2018
Main Gallery

Part of the art + people = x series.

Artist: Meryl McMaster
Curator: Heather Anderson

Meryl McMaster has been garnering praise across Canada for her explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture. This touring exhibition features McMaster’s newest body of work and selections from earlier series.

Here and There
March 2 – June 1, 2018
Helen Christou Gallery

Works from the uLethbridge Art Collection curated by Museum Studies Interns

Senior uLethbridge museum studies interns will curate an exhibition from the art collection that responds to the You Are Here series.

Animating the Archive/Stories for the Collection
March 22 – June 1, 2018
Main Gallery

Curator: Jackson 2bears

uLethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts member Jackson 2bears curates Works from the uLethbridge Fine Arts students, alum, and the uLethbridge Art Collection.