Image of artwork by Halie Finney
Check out Through those trees by Halie Finney | Photo: courtesy of Alberta Society of Artists

September Exhibitions

Indugle in some visual art this September

Haider Ali

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September is bursting with visual art for you to enjoy! Between new and ongoing exhibitions as well as the odd market or sale, Calgary’s visual artists are creating some incredible work.

Read our roundup of this month’s exhibitions and head on over to the gallery of your choice!

Lasting Impressions

August 20 –  September 23, 2022
Alberta Printmakers Main Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)
Free to explore

Alberta Printmakers is pleased to present Lasting Impressions, its 2022 Members’ Exhibition! This exhibition features a wide variety of print media and subject matter by 75 artists, with many of the artworks available for sale. Sales support the exhibiting artists and raise vital funds toward sustaining A/P’s community programming.

Night Lights: The Wonder of the Northern Lights

August 27 – October 23, 2022
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville)
By donation

In Night Lights: The Wonder of the Northern Lights, Billie Rae Busby presents a new body of abstract landscapes to interpret her fascination with the aurora borealis. Using her signature painting style, the artworks capture the magic, beauty and energy of this natural phenomenon.

More Than a Party

August 30 – October 28, 2022
ATB Branch for Arts + Culture (102 8th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), in partnership with ATB Financial, is showing its Pride with the exhibition More Than a Party. This exhibition focuses on equality regardless of sexuality or gender. It honours self-expression, celebrates victories, and advocates for 2SLGBTQ+.

Through those trees

September 1 – 29, 2022
ASA Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre (222, 1235 26th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Presented by the Alberta Society of Artists, Through those trees is a solo exhibition by artist Halie Finney that features her most recent work. The artist explores generations of her Métis family’s narratives within the Lesser Slave Lake region where Finney grew up.

L’imaginaire de Gisèle Villeneuve

September 1 – 30, 2022
Alliance Française, cSPACE King Edward (350, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

An original collaboration between art and literature, this group exhibition features the works of seven Calgary visual artists, based on Gisèle Villeneuve’s creative non-fiction book Et tu seras happé par l’horizon. Also, make sure to check out the exhibition’s opening on September 15!

Artist’s Choice

September 1 – October 22, 2022
ASA Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre (222, 1235 26th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present the Artist’s Choice group exhibition featuring the works of their juried and life members. This annual show gives ASA members and some of Alberta’s finest visual artists the opportunity to submit a work of their choosing.

Long Lost Friends

September 8 – October 7, 2022
Norberg Hall (333b 36th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Norberg Hall is thrilled to open the fall season with a solo exhibition by Hamilton-based, multi-media artist Nathan Eugene Carson. Through portraiture, Carson’s paintings unpack the human experience as well as inter-species connectedness, illuminating his subjects with an expressive, tactile and iconic handling of paint and form.

CARL WHITE : Where Tiger Sleeps

September 8 – October 16, 2022
Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Referencing ancient Greek terms mythos and logos, Carl White’s newest series of works positions himself as the conduit to the mythos — his lush handling of paint, striking use of colour and unique rendering provide us access to where each painting emerged from.

Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob

September 10 – November 20, 2022
Glenbow Satellite Exhibition Space, The Edison (150 9th Ave. SW)
Free to explore, tickets required

Featuring 65 works, this is the first-ever retrospective of Tahltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob’s career from the 1970s to the present. Visitors to the exhibition will discover a selection of masks, sculptures and regalia, complemented by Bob’s work in bronze casting and vestment production.


September 11 – 16, 2022
Alberta Hotel Building (151 8th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

REVIVE follows Calgary make-up artist Liz Lai as she learns and recreates the often secretive art form of Cantonese Opera makeup. Together with milliner Carrie Yap and photographer Danny Luong, the three artists share their perspectives of the Cantonese opera art form through a series of photographs.

Northern Oracle

September 15 – November 26, 2022
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free to explore

Northern Oracle is an ambitious rooftop installation that emerges from the gallery floor, accompanied by a series of mixed-media drawings. Through her work, Heather Hart considers Black histories, access to ownership, physical space and the significance of having a place to call home

The New New Society: Ang Bagong Bagong Lipunan

September 16 – October 29, 2022
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)
Free to explore

The New Gallery is pleased to present an exploration of the fragility of history by Filipino-Canadian artist and cultural worker Cris Mora. Through video, photography and installation, Mora investigates the history and plight of Philippino Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs) migrating to Canada.

Muslim Art Movement

September 17, 2022, 7 – 11pm
The Pioneer (117 8th Ave. SW)
$20 – 30

Join the 10th annual Muslim Art Movement and show your support for local Muslim artists and creatives! This year’s theme is heritage, and the event features the works of many talented Muslim artists for purchase as well as live music and other performances, food and mocktails.

Etsy Calgary Fall Market

September 23 & 24, 2022
The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE)

Join Etsy Calgary for its fall market. Shop from local handmade and vintage sellers featuring everything from home goods, jewelry, fashion, art and even snacks. There will be workshops, food trucks and more! Children 12 and under get in free.


September 23 – 25, 2022
Crescent Heights Community Association (1101 2nd St. NW)
Free to explore

Enjoy a stroll through original artwork by 12 of Calgary’s professional fine artists. This beautiful show features hundreds of paintings in a variety of styles, sizes and prices with the artists in attendance. Find the perfect piece for your home or office!

Pop-Up Show & Sale

September 24, 2022, 10am – 4pm
Salvation Army, Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre (1731 29th St. SW)
Free to explore

Sponsored by Frame for Less and Destination Art, The Calgary Creative Arts Guild is hosting a bonus pop-up show and sale featuring original works from over 20 local artists. Admission and parking are free, and artists will be in attendance.

Ongoing Exhibitions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Image of artwork titled Divine Feminine by Zoe Buckskin

Explore the exhibition Divine Feminine as part of the Land is Home project at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

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 Centre’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.

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.

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.

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.

Music & Wellness

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.

Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee: Deborah Cox

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.

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