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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 >

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

January 2015

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

February 2015

Sunday, 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.



Yoga in the Gallery with instructor Tori Lunden

Thursdays, 5:10–6 pm
September 11–October 16, 2014

$55 full session (SOLD OUT)
$10 drop-in
Please note space is limited

Enjoy yoga within the calming and ethereal spaces of your AGA. Join us over a six-week class session in different exhibition spaces of the Gallery and grab a glimpse of the works on display. Class themes will draw on the surrounding artwork for a unique blend of movement and visual inspiration.

Classes are suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

Please note: Participants must bring their own yoga mats.

Class Schedule:

September 11 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
In the spirit of avant-garde and symbolism, this class aims to help us escape the burdens of everyday life and delve into the joy and mystery of existence.

September 18 | New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
This will be a practice based on the ancient wisdom and modern science of our body’s meridian lines. This sequence will benefit the liver and gallbladder.

September 25 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
Come for an energetic hip opening class filled with all the fun and humor of a Chat Noir cabaret show.

October 2 | New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
We will continue from September 18’s practice based on the ancient wisdom and modern science of our body’s meridian lines. This sequence will benefit the digestive system.

October 9 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
This class will focus on the acceptance and enjoyment of our physical bodies. It is inspired by art that turned away from the idealized physical form in favour of what was deemed less-then-perfect or ordinary at the time.

October 16 | AMY MALBEUF: kayås-ago
A practice fueled by the simple yet transformative power of breath. Our breath has the power to soften both our physical and mental boundaries creating a supple body and an open mind.

Tori Lunden’s classes are a light-hearted and eclectic environment. She delights teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do or enjoy.Lunden initially tried to yoga to help recover from rugby injuries, but was hooked by the silent and nurturing nature of the practice. Over a decade later, her knees and back have healed and she has an appreciation for both her body and her life that she never thought possible.

Lunden has had the good fortune of learning from a variety of teachers around the world. She completed her first teacher training in 2008 through the World Conscious Yoga Family in Rishikesh, India. She has since completed trainings through Yogaworks, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, and yin training with Paul Grilley.


In the spirit of Toulouse’s scene, your AGA is partnering with groups from our community to bring you a mélange of activities and entertainment. Watch for upcoming Late Nights featuring French film, Lego competitions, costume, music and more.


Wednesday, October 8 | Lego Night | More information >

Wednesday, October 15 | Video Night | More information >

Wednesday, October 22 | Une soirée française | More information >

Wednesday, October 29 | Drawing Night | More information >


Wednesday, November 5 | Poetry Night | More information >

Wednesday, November 12 | Games Night | More information >

Saturday, November 15 | Refinery | More information >