Warm up the start of your weekend with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. On January 19, come enjoy live music from local bands rhodes and headliner, Mercy Funk. Join AGA educators in an art making activity to round out your evening.
In this month’s edition of Hello, My Name is Art, we invite you to join us in the exhibition Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations) for a deep looking session focused on the piece translation (2017).
Walk through the work of artist Faye HeavyShield in Calling Stones (Conversations) to discover the stories that inspire her artistic process. Draw on acetate and cut shapes to create a project of your own.
The Other Side of the Picture (1998) tackles the question posed by art historian Linda Nochlin, “why have there been no great women artists?” It takes audiences behind the disheartening statistic that women account for only 8 percent of the National Gallery of Canada’s collection and into the homes and studios of great Canadian women artists such as Mary Pratt, Joyce Wieland, Jane Ash Poitras, and Landon Mackenzie. Considering the last two centuries of women’s art history, this film comments on why we are still missing “the other side of the picture.”
Develop your watercolour expertise by exploring Undaunted: Canadian Women Artists of the 19th C. Transform a familiar landscape into extra-terrestrial terrains, with impossible shapes and insane colours.
In Alberta, we extract and harvest resources, produce materials and use them in various ways. Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen uses re-purposed materials in his artworks. Explore this process and experiment by making and building your own artworks with unconventional materials. The landscape of Alberta has been the main source of inspiration for this artist. Drawing from your own thoughts and feelings about Alberta, make something new out of something re-purposed!
Investigate the way artists use unique materials to create new environments! Take a look at the new exhibition Songs for Pythagoras to see how the artist Peter von Tiesenhausen combines industrial materials such as wood, glass, wire and metal before playing with metallic materials to make your own creative creation!