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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.

Current Exhibitions

September 13 - October 18, 2014
Opening Reception: 2-4pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014

Frontiers: Casting the Future - Matt Heide

Frontiers is the story of Matt Heide’s journey from Saskatchewan to Alberta. For Matt, Edmonton has always represented the frontier towns of the storied Wild West. The call to ‘go west’ in search of freedom, fortune and fame has shaped much of its culture. It’s a place of opportunity but also chaos - a city with endless possibilities.

 

 

September 13 - October 18, 2014
Opening Reception: 2-4pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bubble Invasion - Jie Yang

Jie Yang’s Bubble-ware Series is inspired by architectural methods and has a sleek modern aesthetic. She combines unique design elements and functionality. In her exhibition, Bubble Invasion, Jie has designed a unique bell jar that has an internal handle made from two bubbles, drinking cups that play with the optical qualities of your beverage and a variety of pieces that combine multiple functions in one piece.

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

October 25 - November 29, 2014

Caffeine - Robin DuPont & Sarah Pike

The caffeine rituals we partake in as humans are many and varied. From the blend and preparation to the time of day and people we choose to share a coveted beverage with, more often than not, these habits have significance in our daily lives. Robin DuPont and Sarah Pike are both full time studio potters, recognized amongst their peers as makers of teapots, mugs, cups, creamers and more things that all shout ‘Caffeine’! They are also both avid ‘coffee enthusiasts’ and ‘ritual aficionados’. This joint exhibition, is an exploration of the ‘caffeine’ theme and an opportunity for the viewer to recognize and appreciate how both makers interpret the theme through their unique forms and aesthetic choices.

 

October 25 - November 29, 2014

21 Konstruktions - Brenda Raynard

There is a theory that proposes an innate, universal language of thought that is different from our spoken languages. Brenda Raynard believes that when we see what appears to be writing in the shadows of branches or cracks in sidewalks this is a glimpse into this ancient, internal language.

The project 21 KONSTRUKTIONS is the artist’s interpretation of an alphabet for this language.  This alphabet was parsed from photographs of bas relief works or ‘konstruktions’ Brenda built out of construction materials in whose shapes and shadows she identified the characters of the alphabet. The exhibition at the Alberta Craft Council presents these characters illuminated using the traditional craft of cross-stitch.

 

Previous Exhibitions

 August 2 - September 6, 2014

Totems of the Masculine - Matt Gould

Through a series of interviews and discussion sessions, a group of men have been chosen as subjects for this project and together we have begun to explore from a personal/universal perspective the central question: “What makes you think youʼre a man?” The exhibition is made up of free-standing “tribal” artworks that were created of wool and tooled leather. Each dimensional totem contains a portrait of the individual, as well as associated words and descriptive symbols.

Click here to read an article by Lana Michelin of the Red Deer Advocate regarding the exhibition.  Totems of the Masculine ran at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until May 11, 2014.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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