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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.

  

Edmonton Discovery Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

Acceptable Bodies
Allison Tunis (Edmonton)

January 13 - February 24, 2018
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday, January 20 from 2-4pm

The need to feel beautiful and desired is universal, but the standards for how to achieve that are so restrictive that it leaves little chance for many to accomplish this feat. Allison Tunis's embroidery pieces develop a discourse around cultural conditioning and societal implications of restrictive standards of beauty. Tunis’s works feature portraits of persons who shun outdated and constricting notions of what are considered “acceptable” bodies in our society and who celebrate their differences and diversity in ways that can be considered disobedient, either actively or passively. These art pieces are a way for Tunis to explore her own internal evolution away from the traditional paradigm of thin, white, cis, able-bodied women as the epitome of beauty and sexuality, towards a more inclusive understanding of beauty and the shunning of restrictive norms and aesthetic standards.

 

Chronicles of a Contemporary Dirtbag: trans-disciplinarity and the things you think of when fixing a fence

Jamie Kroeger

January 13 - February 24, 2018

A career with Parks Canada as a resource technician, avalanche technician, and twenty years of travelling in the backcountry lends to the conceptual content that embodies Jamie’s work. She looks to art, science, and human experience as a means of creating a relatable connection to the complex systems that make up ecology and as a means of finding our humble place within them.

 

Spirals
Dalia Saafan (Edmonton)

March 3 - April 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 3 from 2-4pm

Dalia Saafan’s glass work has always served her as a way to express cultural connections.  Presented as glass abstractions, Dalia employs lines, ethnic patterns, vibrant colors, and geometric shapes in combination with several mediums such as brass, copper, mica powder, and metallic mesh. Through the work of her exhibition, Spirals, she hopes to create pieces so beautiful that they need no translation.

 

Revival – tradition in modern world
Andrea Itzeck (Edmonton)

March 3 - April 7, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 3 from 2-4pm

We live in a world where there is constant change. Belongings which we felt we absolutely had to acquire not so long ago are suddenly not as precious to us anymore. With her exhibition Revival, Andrea Itzeck proposes a resumption of old jewellery traditions in a modern world.

 

Previous Exhibitions

2017 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

The Recipients; Stories Brought to Life; Simpler Slower Silver; Ceremony, Threads that Bind, Relocations, Painted With Fire; Perch; Ordinary; We Meet Here: view online

 

2016 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

A Place For Everything; What Grows in the Ditch; MIX; Get a Handle on It; Inventing Narratives; Exhoes; The Inhabited Landscape; Carrying On; Small Works: Paper & Cloth; Get Lost; Transformation – Hooked Sculptures; Distil; Material Witness: view online

 

2015 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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

 

2014 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

Hanji; Trophies for the Ranchland; What does your fish tank look like?; Coalescence; Coming Up Next; Waiting for the Man; Fleeting Whispers; Totems of the Masculine; Frontiers; Bubble Invasion; Caffeine; 21-Konstruktions: view online

 

2013 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2012 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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

 

2011 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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

 

2010 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2009 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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

 

2008 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2007 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2006 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2005 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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: view online

 

2004 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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 Fireaf: view online