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Feature Gallery
The ACC operates the only public gallery in the province dedicated to exhibiting craft arts and is Edmonton’s second largest public gallery. The Feature Gallery hosts
4+ exhibitions per year.

Discovery Gallery
The Discovery Gallery is dedicated to showing new work by established and emerging fine craft artists as well as small group exhibitions.  The Discovery Gallery is located on the main level of the ACC and features 7+ exhibitions per year.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

What Grows in the Ditch

February 13 – March 19, 2016
Reception: Saturday, February 20, from 2-4 pm

Edmonton artist Donna Brunner‘s rug hookings and majolica pottery are observations of the changing vegetation along the roadside near Battle Lake, AB.

Growing up in Rosebrier, AB, the fence lines were a tangle of roses cascading in profusion down the ditch embankment, their lovely perfume wafting on the early summer breezes. Upon returning twenty-five years later, the grain fields looped between the power poles along well-manicured roadsides. As one who has always loved roaming through the country-side and enjoying nature, I began to pay more attention. This was the beginning of some ten years of observing the changing tapestry of vegetation that carpets the roadside near Battle Lake, AB where I now live. - Donna Brunner

 

Mix

February 13 – March 19, 2016
Reception: Saturday, February 20, from 2-4 pm

Paula Cooley (Saskatoon) explores intriguing dualities, incorporating manufactured components into her ceramic sculptures.

I have been working with clay since 1995 and as an artist, I remain fascinated by the countless ways in which clay can be shaped, decorated and fired. Curiosity and experimentation drive my sculptural practice. I work intuitively and "what if...?" is a question I frequently ask myself as I begin new pieces. MIX is the outcome. It presents some of the sculptures that grew out of this creative challenge I set myself over two years ago. The work of mixing different materials demanded experimentation, investigation and thinking "outside of the clay box." - Paula Cooley

 

Trying to Get a Handle on It

March 26 - April 30, 2016

Mynthia McDaniel (Calgary) explores the countless considerations taken while “trying to get a handle on” a ceramic mug.

 

 

 

 

Inventing Narratives

March 26 - April 30, 2016

Calgary artist Corinne Cowell’s felted landscapes are reminiscent of the old fading homesteads dotting the prairies and their possible stories.

 

 

 

 

The Inhabited Landscape

May 7 - June 11, 2016

Bettina Matzkuhn (Vancouver) explores personal and social narratives about history, geography and the natural world with fibre collages using embroidery.

 

 

 

 

Echoes

May 7 - June 11, 2016

Mia Riley’s (Edmonton) autobiographical ceramic pieces are embedded with the geology and history of her life in Western Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

 

2015 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients; The Anatomy Of My Heart; Earth Rhythms; Landed; Thinking In Threes; Small Joys; Coming Up Next; A Second Look; Less Is More.

 

 

 

2014 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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Hanji; Trophies for the Ranchland - Jill Nuckles; What does your fish tank look like? - Gillian Mitchell; Coalescence - Brenda Danbrook; Coming Up Next - new work by emerging fine craft artists; Waiting for the Man - Irene Rasetti; Fleeting Whispers - Robyn Weatherley; Totems of the Masculine - Matt Gould; Frontiers - Matt Heide; Bubble Invasion - Jie Yang; Caffeine - Robin DuPont & Sarah Pike; 21-Konstruktions - Brenda Raynard.

2013 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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Earthly Elements; The Recipients; Urban Wild; Neighbourhood Icons; Making Notes; Coming Up Next; Tails from a Rejuvenated Forest; Static Bloom; The Others; FROM:Correspondence TO: TXT, Fairy-tales, Folktales and Mythcommunications...Part II; Illusions, Revelations, Transformations

 

2012 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients; What’s a Girl to Do; Women; Obsession; Confluence; Coming Up Next; Pure Form; Figments & Fragments; Thank you! Come Again; Delineate

 

 

2011 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients; Culinary Collection; Flourish; Strength & Stillness; Coming Up Next; Off the Floor; Specimen; Making a Spectacle of Myself; Victorian Inclinations; Saltalk

 

 

2010 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients; An Affair to Remember; The Geese Came Back; Proximity & Touch; Coming Up Next; Aerial Landscapes; Intangible Cultural Assets: Reflections of Korea; Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool

 

 

2009 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients Exhibition; Drawing from Nature; Coming Up Next; Gone Green; Immense Mode; Wallpaper; Saving Paradise

 

 

 

2008 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients Exhibition; The Future is Later; Nimama; Alberta is My Home; Coming Up Next; Remnants of Community; Isabelle's Sheepdog; Florescence; Vetro Grande IV: Paddle My Bottom

 

 

2007 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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The Recipients; Snow Series; Neo-Ovo: New Egg Design; Naked Truth; Coming Up Next; To China With Love; Ten Ita (Heavenly Plank); I³ - Influences, Inspirations, and Innovations

 

 

2006 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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Timeless Communicator; Sparks; Going Green; Just for Fun; Cover Ups & Further Revelations; Fairytales, Folklore & Mythcommunications... Part 1; Alberta Close Up & Personal; Two of a Kind; Once Upon a Time

 

 

2005 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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Body Ornament West; Reflections; Musings on My First Nine Lives; Artstravigant Faces; Waistcoats/Wastecoats; My House Is Your House; Fine Legs, Chest & Hot Seats; Retrospective; Links; Sojourn of Fire; Studio Ceramics in Canada; Fibre Optics; Drawn to the Flame

 

2004 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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Diversion; Rags to Rugs; Image Serves Technique; A Woman’s Place; Handwork Series: to the bone, in the blood, from the heart; Fine Legs, Great Chests & Hot Seats; Healing with Fibre; Stretching It; First Fire

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