The Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art + Design’s Illingworth Kerry Gallery (IKG), is a world-class exhibition space and flexible platform for critical enquiry and theoretical debate with a focus on visual culture. As the longest-running international art program in Calgary, the gallery acts as an interface between the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), its activities, student population and faculty, as well as the broader community.  Whilst retaining a strong linkage with the local communities, IKG takes a global perspective and bridges physical, cultural and emotional distances, thus avoiding insularities. The yearly programme of exhibitions is accompanied by a varied and tailor-made offering of public events. These include workshops, artist talks, conferences, screenings, mentorship and internship, live events, etc.

The Alberta College of Art + Design

Founded in 1926, ACAD has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture in the 20th century, with many of its graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. With an annual grant of just over $12 million, an annual budget of $20.6 million and employing over 200 staff, ACAD provides accredited degree standard education and learning opportunities to 1,200 students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in a wide range of art, craft and design studio disciplines.

This year marks a major milestone for ACAD. In addition to offering credentialed undergraduate degrees in a variety of program areas, the College celebrates the first Masters of Fine Art in Craft Media graduates, making it the only college in the Province to offer and confer university-level undergraduate and now, graduate degree programs.


Lorenzo Fusi, Visiting Academic Curator

Cassandra Paul, Administrative Coordinator

Ashley Slemming, Curatorial and Archive Assistant

Ann Thrale, Head Technician


For general inquiries please email or phone 403-284-7633