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Little Gallery

The Little Gallery is located on the 6th Floor of the Art Building near the main entrance. The Gallery provides weekly exhibitions for students, faculty and various art classes. Popular annual exhibitions such as the BFA Post Miniature Exhibition & Silent Auction provide an opportunity for student fundraising and faculty-student interaction.

For information on booking an exhibition contact the Little Gallery Coordinator.

Mezzanine Gallery

The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the University Theatre on the Mezzanine level. The Gallery showcases local artists, and supports the Department of Art by providing an exhibiting space for for its undergraduate and graduate students. It is administered by Martin Hebert of University Theatre Services.

Dean's Gallery

The Dean's Gallery is located in the Craigie Hall D100. The Gallery showcases works by faculty members, students, visiting artists and others.

Studio and Technical Resources

Drawing and Painting

Both the drawing and painting facilities include studios with storage areas, a still life room and a collection of art prints and anatomical specimens of human skeletons. There are four full time and one part time faculty member teaching in this area.

Sculpture

The sculpture facilities include bronze and metal casting equipment, welding and metal forming shop, studios for plaster, wood, clay and stone. There are two faculty members teaching in the area of sculpture, as well as a full-time technician and two part-time technicians. (See also Digital Media.)

Printmaking

There are separate studios for etching, lithography, serigraphy and relief printing. Equipment includes an enlarger, platemaker, process camera, and vacuum silkscreen printer. There are two faculty members teaching in the area of printmaking, as well as a sessional technician.

Photography

The photography facilities offer standard black & white and color equipment, means for transparency masking color separation, internegatives, dye transfer printing and gum printing. There are two faculty members teaching in the area of photography, as well as a sessional technician. There is a separate graduate darkroom with a color, and a black and white enlarger, print finishing/matting area for photography, and an artificial light studio, with both continuous and electronic flash lighting. Digital facilities are provided primarily through the Integrated Arts Media Lab (see Digital Media, below).

Digital Media

The digital media needs of students in the Faculty of Arts (including the Department of Art) are primarily met by the Integrated Arts Media Lab. See the Lab web site for full information.

The Department also owns selected pieces of digital equipment, such as higher-end Power Macs (for graduate student use), a digital still camera, a DisplayMaker Series XII Printer and a Therwood Model 67 Router .The printer is a 12 head inkjet that can print on a wide range of materials up to 72" The router has 5 axis, with a computer control system that accepts Autocad and 3D modelling programs. It can sculpt 3' x 5' x 10' in Foam/Wood/Aluminum.

 

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Other Art Facilities on Campus

The Nickle Galleries

The Nickle Galleries is an outstanding center for object based learning, academic research and aesthetics. The museum strives to promote visual literacy, critical thinking and experiential learning through provocative exhibitions, tours, lecture series and symposia. The Nickle's programming and collecting policy is centred around contemporary Canadian art, ancient numismatics, carpets and textiles. The permanent collection of art concentrates on Western Canadian art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and extends to artists of national importance. The Nickle is typically host to the annual BFA and MFA exhibitions, as well as faculty and staff exhibitions.

The Nickle Galleries is part of Information Resources at the University of Calgary and is located in the Taylor Family Digital Library.