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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Dwayne Martineau

 

Dwayne Martineau

What does it mean to you to be an artist working in Edmonton?  

For me, being an artist working in Edmonton means having easy access to nature, while still living in the city. 

I'll poke around the woods until I get inspired by something— weird light or miniature landscapes. I'll sit there for hours and experiment, trying to remove context and perspective, and play in that liminal space between familiar and surreal. 

That process can happen anywhere I feel isolated enough to freely daydream and explore. The river valley and ravines have enough secret spots to accommodate that. 

What is the Edmonton art scene to you? 

The Edmonton scene has always felt like a collaborative community of DIY outsiders— pop-up exhibits, artist-run venues, self-taught experimenters.

I think the scene itself is still emerging, so it's a place where a motivated organizer can connect people and make a real impact. I am not at all good at that, but fortunately plenty of folks here have that kind of energy, and they sometimes ask me to do things... and give me deadlines. 

 Be sure to catch Dwayne Martineau in The Scene at your AGA in 2021 (stay tuned for our re-opening announcement).

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.425.5379
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.