Galleries on campus

Art is everywhere at ACAD.

Mitchell Wiebe
Lazers in the Bubble. Concave Convex Portals. Ellipses and Disks Shake Our Spheres. Rebirth of Painting as Parallel Worlds, Cool.
2007-20012. Mixed Media

Along with ACAD’s two professional galleries, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Marion Nicoll Gallery, there are nine student-run exhibition spaces, and numerous pop-up exhibitions on campus throughout the year.

These diverse gallery spaces infuse campus with the work of professional artists and designers, provoking thought, inspiring discussion, and welcoming the greater community.

Our student-run galleries also provide emerging artists invaluable experience planning exhibitions and events, showing their work, and networking with peers.

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) is a world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. The gallery acts as an interface between the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) and the broader community. IKG is the longest-running international art program in Calgary, and a vital component of the city’s cultural ecology.

Marion Nicoll Gallery

The MNG hosts student-run installations, group shows, and exhibitions.

Student-run galleries

Our nine different exhibition spaces and pop-up galleries ensure there's never a dull moment on campus.