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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

Small Works: Paper & Cloth

July 30 - September 3, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 13 from 2-4 pm

Margie Davidson (Edmonton) experiments with combining sun printed Hanji paper and stitched fabrics.

In June 2015, through the Alberta Craft Council, I had the opportunity to be a homestay host for two paper artists from Wonju, Korea. Edmonton and Wonju have a cooperative cities agreement, and the Korean artists were visiting to celebrate Craft Year 2015.
The idea for this exhibition Small Works: Paper & Cloth was born out of my longing to combine my sunprinted fabric and the sunprinted Hanji papers as a way to physically create a remembrance of this cultural exchange experience.
By spending time with the Korean artists, I saw Edmonton through new eyes. With a new bike and a newly retired husband, I explored the city and collected different leaves on my bike rides. Twelve different leaves from twelve different locations around Edmonton are represented in this exhibition. - Margie Davidson

 

Get Lost

July 30 - September 3, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 13 from 2-4 pm

An exploration of architectural forms as vessels by Edmonton ceramic artist Ruth-Anne French.

Get Lost is about having an experience without a guidebook. It is about wanting to reclaim and reconstruct an outcome and at the same time venture off into the unknown. It is about accepting the idea that devastation and ruin are built into human development. And lastly it is about possibilities.
For a long time I have been preoccupied with the urban structure of the city. Architecture, space, memory and emotion inspire my perceptions and glossy buildings, slick or deteriorated facades, blank doorways, concrete pathways and the jumble of different constructions inform my process. – Ruth-Anne French

 

 

Transformation - Hooked Sculptures

September 10 – October 15, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 24 from 2-4 pm

Rachelle LeBlanc’s (St Albert) latest rug hooking series breaks beyond the preconceptions of the medium with 3D sculptures and the use of mixed materials.

 

 

 

Distil

October 22 - November 26, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 2-4 pm

Contemporary ceramic designs by Jenna Stanton (Medicine Hat) shown along side vintage objects that inspire her designs.

 

 

 

 

Material Witness: Tracking The Process in the Making

October 22 - November 26, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 22 from 2-4 pm

Paper artist Dirk Van Wyk (Calgary) explores what he considers to be the four essential elements of craft: material, manipulation, purpose and character.

 

 

 

Previous Exhibitions

2016 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions

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A Place For Everything; What Grows in the Ditch; MIX; Get a Handle on It; Inventing Narratives; Exhoes; The Inhabited Landscape; Carrying On

 

 

 

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; 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

 

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 Fireaf