Upcoming Exhibitions


You Are Here series:

From September, 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.

To Dwell in Pitch Black Pearls

November 9, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Main Gallery

Reception: Thursday, November 9, 4 – 6 pm, Main Gallery, Centre for Fine Arts

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 2 – 22, 2017
Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324, 5 St South, Lethbridge, AB

Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3 – 5 pm

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

Image: Meryl McMaster, Dreamcatcher, 2016.

January 18 – March 15, 2018
Main Gallery

Reception: Thursday, January 18, 4 – 6 pm

Artist: Meryl McMaster
Curator: Heather Anderson
Produced by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

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

Reception: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4 – 6 pm
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.