A promo image for Family Meal exhibition by Erica Eyres
Check out Family Meal by Erica Eyres | Photo: Courtesy of Norberg Hall

August Exhibitions

Feast on some visual art this August

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  • Location Various Venues 
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Looking to escape the heat? August is a great time to explore Calgary’s finest visual art, from spectacular outdoor murals to unique works on display at a gallery near you. Check out what’s on exhibition this month and make sure you get out there!

BUMP Festival

August 1 – 28, 2022
Various venues
Free to explore

Announcing another 20+ local, national and international artists joining this annual mural extravaganza, the Beltline Urban Murals Project is turning Calgary into an expansive open-air art gallery. Check out a mural tour, live music and shows, a movie screening, or the always-bumping graffiti jam.
yycbump.ca

Many Gardens

August 1 – 31, 2022
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend

Curated by Miriam Fabijan, this art exhibition features 13 women who were asked to share, and give voice to, what nurtures, inspires and informs their creative process through their work and artist statement.
cada.at

Forgetting Fields

Opens August 5, 2022
VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

VIvianeArt is pleased to present Forgetting Fields, an exhibition of new works by environmental artist Alana Bartol in collaboration with artist, Bryce Krynski, who brings strength in video work and photography to the creation of the exhibition.
vivianeart.com

Art in the Garden Show & Sale

August 13 & 14, 2022
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

The 13th annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale has framed and unframed paintings, art cards, matted prints and stained glass for purchase in many mediums and styles. Enjoy a day of art and the beautiful gardens with featured artists in attendance.
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Family Meal

Until August 27, 2022
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Norberg Hall is delighted to present Family Meal, an exhibition of ceramic works by Scotland-based Canadian artist Erica Eyres. The show connects Eyres’ interests in accumulation, capitalism, food, and the dynamics around the family dinner table and more widely throughout society.
norberghall.com

Ongoing Exhibitions

Meditation

Until August 20, 2022
ASA Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre (222, 1235 26th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present Meditation, a solo show featuring Yu Chen paintings of Buddhist bracelets. Buddhist bracelets emphasize virtue and positive energy and represent the aspiration of people to live better lives
albertasocietyofartists.com

Asian Roots Trio

Until August 20, 2022
ASA Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre (222, 1235 26th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

The Alberta Society of Artists presents a group show featuring Yu Chen, Ken Richardson and Noah Richardson. These three artists have come together to create this exhibition which aims to display the beauty of Asian history, show pride in their Asian roots, and build cross-cultural understanding.
albertasocietyofartists.com

Connections

Until August 26, 2022
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW)
Free to explore

For the past decade, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery has been hosting Connections, an annual juried exhibition to connect artists to each other and the greater community. This approachable exhibition showcases a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums.
Ruberto-ostberg.com

Museum of Failure

Until August 31, 2022
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)
$21.93 – $28.11

The Museum of Failure (MOX) is in Canada for the first time on its worldwide tour! This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo and others.
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The Vegetarian

Until September 10, 2022
The Bows (2001B, 10th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

In their first solo exhibition in Canada, TJ Shin transfects their DNA into mugwort, a perennial plant categorized as an invasive species in North America. The Vegetarian explores how the figure of the ‘pest’ threatens the economy of settler-colonial ownership and property.
thebows.org

A Uniform Coat of Many Colours

Until September 11, 2022
The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Tr. SW)
With admission

The Military Museums presents A Uniform Coat of Many Colours: Military Immigrants in Alberta. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of immigrants to Alberta who have served in their countries’ armed forces and paints a picture of how global conflict has shaped our regional demographics.
themilitarymuseums.ca

Red is Beautiful

Until September 18, 2022
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
With admission

Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful consists of large installations, paintings and drawings created between 1970 and 2021. Themes in the exhibition include sacred geometry, the spiritual legacy of the ancient Ones, beyond history painting, the aesthetics of disappearance, residential school years and sovereignty.
contemporarycalgary.com

That, There, It

Until September 18, 2022
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
With admission

Working across photography and sculpture, Chris Curreri presents an expansive exhibition with works produced over the last decade, including a newly created large-scale installation. It explores bodily porousness as a form of vulnerability. To be a body is to be penetrated.
contemporarycalgary.com

Divine Feminine

Until September 29, 2022
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (425 9th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

As part of a rotating exhibition of artworks that connect to the land, Divine Feminine features sculpture, watercolour and acrylic painting by Zoe Buckskin, Kainai First Nation; Native Tiktok by Kelsey Twoyoungmen, Stoney Nakoda First Nation; Digital art by Hali Heavy Shield, Kainai First Nation.
calgary.ca

Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Ways

Until October 2, 2022
Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

Curated by Morgan Black, AJ Kluck and Stephanie One Spot, The Lodgepole Center’s Aawaatkamooksi Peer Mentorship Program at Alberta University of the Arts brings together Indigenous artists for a visual arts exhibition. Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Ways is an opportunity for Indigenous artists to share their stories.
fortcalgary.com

The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum

Until December 18, 2022
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau’s work requires collaboration with not only choreographers, musicians and dancers, but also with the objects they produce. Theirs is a performance and practice informed by their experiences, including their time in the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf.
eskerfoundation.com

Falling Off The Log

Until December 18, 2022
Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Robin Arseneault’s work is performative, provocative and luxurious one minute, and silly, self-deprecating and raw the next. Layers of meaning are constructed and then information is intentionally wiped away, removed, torn apart or erased.
eskerfoundation.com

From The Studio Floor

Until December 18, 2022
Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Gailan Ngan’s exhibition features hand-built and cast ceramic sculptures that broadly explore shape, surface treatment and colour. It also presents a collection of industry byproducts, organic and processed objects, and studio experiments contributing to a narrative of material influenced by the historically resource-rich West Coast.
eskerfoundation.com

Music & Wellness

Ongoing
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
With admission

National Music Centre’s new permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health. The exhibition explores these topics through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation between the viewer and a variety of experts.
studiobell.ca

Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee: Deborah Cox

Ongoing
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
With admission

This temporary exhibition celebrates the life and career of 2022 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Deborah Cox, the first Black woman to receive this national honour, through a larger-than-life Hall of Fame magazine-style spread using digital technologies.
studiobell.ca

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