Public Programs and Other Events


Lisa Lipton – Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me 


Friday March 9, 2018
Thursday February 1, 2018

Amy Malbeuf – tensions

Gallery Tour and Beading Workshop with Moonstone Creation

Thursday March 1, 2018

Gallery Tour and Tufting Workshop with Moonstone Creations

Thursday February 15, 2018

Amy Malbeuf, Gallery Tour + Artist Talk

Thursday February 1, 2018

Future Memories (Present Tense)

Aaksokgowamoski (Making relations)

October 4 – 5, 2017


Lisa Myers
Lindsay Nixon
Bruno Canadien
Dayna Danger
Cowboy Smithx
Jessie Short
Cheryl L’Hirondelle
Tanya Harnett
David Garneau
Sonny Assu
Mark Igloliorte
Adrian Stimson
Rolande Souliere

Artist Talk – Rolande Souliere: Towards an Indigenous History

Friday September 29, 2017

Workshop: The Collage of Indigenization

Wednesday October 11, 2017

ACAD’s artist in resident Rolande Souliere invites students to participate in her social art project The Collage of Indigenization. Beginning will be an introductory session on collage in contemporary art followed by a collage workshop. The collage workshop invites students to contribute to the social art project by creating a collage on what it means to be Indigenous today. This can encompass images, texts, symbols and slogans that portray the diverse socio-political and cultural issues and concerns facing Indigenous people currently. This may include but is not limited to language, misrepresentation, sovereignty, economy, treaty rights, stereotypes, deaths in custody, suicide, healthcare, poverty, housing, environmental issues – to name but a few. Indigenous is used in this context to empower and articulate the complexities and diversity of Indigenous identities and to acknowledge the world’s Indigenous population belongs to a network of people who share experiences of colonization, denial of sovereignty, cultural worldviews and the effect it has had on one’s life. ”Collage of Indigenization’ has taken place in various locations in Canada and Australia. The aim of the open participatory project is to reach 30 meters in length and exhibited. When exhibited all participants will be acknowledged. Participants are encourage to bring any personal materials such as photographs, scissors, images, postcards and objects that resonate with the idea(s) with the above subject matter. Paper, pencils, erasers, scissors and some magazines will be supplied. Please note: Participants are welcome to make as many collages as they like however one collage created during the workshop is requested to be donated as a contribution to ‘The Collage of Indigenization’ social art project.

Bus Tour to Indigenous Landmarks

Saturday October 21

Tour Leaders:

Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe and Rose Crowshoe
Brittney and Richelle Bear Hat
Laurie Sommerville
Troy Emery Twigg


Bow and Elbow River Junction
Dunbow (St. Josephs Industrial School) landmark
Tsuut’ina Cultural Museum
Siksikaitsitapi Medicine Wheel

Gallery Tour with Lorenzo Fusi

November 8, 2017

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

On November 8, 2017 the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Lodgepole Center and the Luke Lindoe Library hosted an Indigenous art and Canadian history edit-a-thon based on art and research.

Experiments in Public Art

Public Art + Social Practice Workshops and Keynote Presentations
Offered by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and The City of Calgary Public Art

Internationally renowned artists Alfredo Jaar, Tania Bruguera and Jeanne van Heeswijk will each present a public lecture and lead a weekend workshop for the selected group of Calgary artists. Spaces are limited, and artists will be selected by a selection panel based on the strength of their applications. This workshop series is intended for local Calgary artists and results in an exhibition at the IKG and an opportunity for a public art commission.

Alfredo Jaar

October 13, 2017 at the University of Calgary

Tania Bruguera

January 19, 2017 at the Glenbow Theatre

Jeanne van Heeswijk

February 23, 2017 at Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (ACAD)

Sidewalk Citizen Tzavvta with Jeanne Van Heeswijk

February 24 Salon – Rethinking the Neighbourhood

Re-Imagining the Commons with Alana Bartol, Kevin Jesuino and anne drew potter

April 5, 2017

Workshop with Dick Averns creating artworks addressing mental wellness

April 19, 2017