Art Gallery of Alberta


Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX)


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program since 1981.The mandate of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program is to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions in their community.

Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA:

New TREX Exhibitions for 2014/2015 from the AGA

  • The Grand Tour (This exhibition, inspired by the traditional European Grand Tour, features the work of four contemporary Alberta artists who have been motivated in their work by the ‘lure of the exotic’)
  • Eye and the City (This exhibition, featuring the work of five contemporary Alberta artists, investigates the urban landscape and invites viewers to recognize the special experiences and complex beauty to be found all around us.)
  • …out to Alberta (With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition examines the links between the visual and musical arts of Alberta and how these disciplines can influence perceptions of place.)

The AGA TREX exhibition Wayfinders, sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd., begins travelling Region 2 in January of 2015. This exhibition, curated by First Nations artist and educator Aaron Pacquette, presents the work of contemporary aritsts who reflect upon traditional First Nations knowledge and imagery to inform their examinations of contemporary matters.

TREX Booking Catalogue

Please click here for the 2014-2015 booking catalogue (PDF 741 KB).
For more information or for booking, contact Shane Golby, Travelling Exhibitions Manager/Curator at 780.428.3830, ext. 2

TREX Exhibition Schedule

April to July 2015 (PDF 238.6 KB).

Schedules are updated every three months.

Current TREX interpretive guides

A Room With a View – Education Kit (PDF 4.2 MB)
Black Gold – Education Kit (PDF 6.8 MB)
Eye and the City – Education Kit (PDF 20 MB)
The Grand Tour – Education Kit (PDF 14 MB)
La Vie Fantastique – Education Kit (PDF 18 MB)
Lynn Malin – Education Kit (PDF 6.4 MB)
Pathmakers – Education Kit (PDF 6.8 MB)
Out to Alberta – Education Kit (PDF 16 MB)
Storytellers – Education Kit (PDF 6.2 MB)
Urban Animals – Education Kit (PDF 23.8 MB)
Wayfinders – Education Kit (PDF 16.5 MB)

Current TREX Exhibition Brochures

A Room with a View (PDF)
Black Gold (PDF 1.3 MB)
Down on the Farm  (PDF)
Eye and the City (PDF 2 MB)
The Grand Tour (PDF 3 MB)
La Vie Fantastique (PDF)
“Our wilderness is wisdom…” (PDF)
Pathmakers (PDF)
Out of Bounds (PDF 4 MB)
Out to Alberta (PDF 1.3 MB)
Storytellers (PDF)
Urban Animals (PDF)
Wayfinders (PDF)


View the AFA’s TREX Map, showing exhibition locations throughout Alberta.