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Talks, Films & More

Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures



Wednesday, December 3 | One Night of… The City | More information >

Friday, December 5 | Conversation with the Artist: Colin Smith | More information >

Thursday, December 11 | Daina Warren: Curating Contemporary Aboriginal Art | More information >

January 2015

Sunday, January 25 | Kristy Trinier: Making a Biennial | More information >

February 2015

Saturday, February 28 | Curator’s Tour of Future Station | More information >


NFB at Your AGA

Radiant City

A film by Jim Brown & Gary Burns
Canada | 85 minutes | 2006

Wednesday, December 10, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level

Free with Gallery Admission

In this feature length film Gary Burns, Canada’s king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the suburbs. Venturing into territory both familiar and foreign, they turn the documentary genre inside out, crafting a vivid account of life in The Late Suburban Age.


This film co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada.

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch


Third Thursday of every month 12:10-12:50 pm
Ledcor Theatre Foyer

Feed your appetite with Art for Lunch! Art for Lunch is an informal lecture series designed to heighten your understanding of current AGA exhibitions. Bring your own lunch – or pick something up from the Terrace Café on the AGA’s third floor.

September 18

Edmonton Visual Artists and the RCA
with Heather Shepherd

Since its inception in 1880, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) has striven to celebrate and support visual artists nationwide. Currently, the Edmonton-area is home to sixteen living Academicians. In this Art for Lunch, get in touch with the diverse work of Edmonton’s members of the Academy, and learn how they engage with our local culture.

October 16

Paris and the Belle Epoque: 1880-1910
with Meaghan Froh

Experience pre-WWI France to see the evolution of Parisian art from Impressionism to its Modernist roots. In this Art For Lunch, learn more about the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880-1910 and see how the changing nature of Europe at the turn of the 20th century resulted in the production of a number of key works in a variety of mediums including oil-painting, drawing, lithograph printing and collage.

November 20

Film as Art?
with Megan Bertagnolli

A Moving Image features the work of 5 contemporary artists of international acclaim. Each uses time-based media, such as film and video, as the focus of their artistic practice. But what is Video Art exactly? Why do I have to see it in gallery, instead of just watching it on YouTube? Using works in A Moving Image, this Art for Lunch explores these questions and unpacks some of the challenges of video art.

December 18

Reinventing the Home
with Sara French

Levittown, located on Long Island, was the first large-scale suburb in North America and is considered an archetype for post-war residential areas throughout the continent. In this Art for Lunch we will compare Levittown to our city’s Mill Woods in a conversation that explores and contrasts suburban development.