Unusual Vegetables

WHEN: Tues, Mar 14 from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: ACAD Boardroom (next to the Knowledge Centre in the Main Mall) 

Please join the ACADSA Community Garden for a presentation by Lyndon Penner on the weird and wonderful topic of Unusual Vegetables.

Lyndon Penner is a horticulturist, gardener, garden designer, educator and author of several books about gardening in Canada, and the prairies. Born in Saskatchewan, he began gardening at a very young age and has made it is his career and passion to share his knowledge with others.

2017 ACAD Alumni Awards Night

WHEN: Thurs, Apr 6, 2017 from 6 until 9 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

The 2017 ACAD Alumni Awards Night recognizes the accomplishments of this year's award recipients, showcasing some of the compelling stories of our alumni’s contribution to the social, economic and cultural prosperity of our province and nation. Please join us to hear about alumni turning their dreams into reality, as well as arts-minded community members.


  • 6 p.m. - Cash Bar + Refreshments

IKG Presents Film Days

WHEN: Tues, Feb 28 until Thurs, Mar 2, 2017

WHERE: IKG Gallery Number 2

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery is delighted to announce a three-day programme of film screenings hosted in Gallery Two from Tuesday, February 28 until Thursday, March 2, 2017. Each day a different film programme will present a series of films curated by different arts professionals.

Artist Talk: Viviane Mehr

WHEN: Tues, Mar 21 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

Viviane Mehr, Founder and Owner of VIVIANEART in Calgary will talk about commercial gallery practices for Professional Practices for Artists.

This talk is hosted by Alberta College of Art + Design’s School of Critical and Creative Studies.


Public Art and Social Practice Lecture: Jeanne van Heeswijk

1) Public Faculty no.1 (Shkolka, Skopje City park, Skopje, Macedonie, 2008)
Photo: Press to Exit
2) Wastelanders (Curo Hall Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium, 2012)
Photo: Jeanne van Heeswijk
3) Acts of Balance, Afrikaandewijk Cooperative (TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014)
Photo: Aad Hooge
4) Wijkatelier op Zuid (Central Station, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014)
Photo: Brian Inostroza

Khaarej No. 2 Directed by Sahar Te

WHEN: Thurs, Feb 9 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: IKG Gallery 1


Louisa Brianna Adria + Craig Fahner
KHAAREJ No.2 is a performance, which shares similar methodologies and approaches of translation and cultural re-appropriation with Shannon Bool’s Eastern Carpet in the Western World.
The piece is based on a poem written by Sahar Te, using mostly English words that have been appropriated by Farsi, performed by English speaking performers while the Farsi words are scratched out of the poem.

Panel Discussion: Michele Hardy, Mackenzie Kelly-Frere + Jennifer Salahub

Moderated by: Lorenzo Fusi

WHEN: Thurs, Feb 9 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: IKG Gallery 2, ACAD

The panel will discuss approaches to the study of carpets and textiles and their relationship with contemporary art.  Held in conjunction with Home Economics:  150 Years of Hooked Rugs in Canada (Nickle Galleries, January 26-April 8, 2017) and Shannon Bool:  The Eastern Carpet in the Western World Revisited (Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, until February 11, 2017).

For more information please visit:

Visiting Artist: Carly Slade

Semi Truck: Big Berta, 2016, Ceramics, embroidery, quilt, mixed media, 18” x 6” x 8”. Photo credit: Aaron Paden

WHEN: Weds, Jan 25 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. + Thurs, Jan 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Artist Presentation: Weds, Jan 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Reception: Weds, Jan 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. (Main Mall)