Submissions Open: December 4th, 2017 at 11:00AM
Submissions Close: December 31st, 2017 at 11:59PM

The Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) will be accepting submissions for the month of December 2017. If you are interested in having a show between January-April 2018 in any of our three gallery spaces, now is your time to submit a proposal! All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through the Submission Guidelines  ( carefully and then complete the online submission form. If you have any questions regarding the submissions process, please email the Gallery Coordinator, Laura Pritchard at The ONLINE submission form is available here:

Information about the three gallery spaces available can be found at

Again if you have any questions, please send all inquiries to:

Thank you! The Marion Nicoll Gallery looks forward to seeing your submission!

Karin Thorsteinsson – 56.257070,-4.747947ACAD22324 Karin Postcard.JPG

Exhibition Runs: November 27, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Reception: December 7, 2017 6 pm – 8 pm

Main Mall, at the Alberta College of Art and Design

Marion Nicoll Gallery, LRT Space Alberta College of Art + Design

56.257070,-4.747947 examines how a person interacts with a space that is larger than comprehension. How we interact with spaces we cannot comprehend due to their scale is an example of the fallacy each of us confronts in our daily existence. 56.257070,-4.747947 aims to alter the viewer’s understanding in the same way in which that of the artist was altered in the presence of an unimaginably large landscape. The work’s medium speaks to the visceral reality of modern craft practice, while the panoramic viewing angles create a piece which requires more than a moment to comprehend. The GPS coordinate grounds the work while also prompting the viewer to inhabit the space as a corporeal figure.

Karin Thorsteinsson is an alumnus of the Alberta College of Art + Design (BFA Fibre) and a recent graduate from the Glasgow School of Art (MLitt Fine Art Practice). She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and works primarily with brushed on dye and wax resist to create landscape works.

Brandon Giessmann – In Memory, Permanence (Facade)

MNG_Giessmann.jpgShow Runs: November 28, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Reception: November 30, 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Main Mall at the Alberta College of Art + Design

In Memory, Permanence (Facade) is an exploration in mimicking spaces dedicated to loss, reflection, and compassion such as memorials and cemeteries through installation and performance. It references initiatives and work by other artists and activists, as well as historical events and figures, related to gender, sexuality, and trauma. Visual imagery and written language are adopted from various sources to propose discussions on the evolution of ideologies, the process of healing, and the struggle to contribute to conversations surrounding identity when one remains unsure or fearful.

Brandon Giessmann is an artist and designer who focuses on the intersections between identity and trauma. Studying Print Media and Illustration at the Alberta College of Art + Design, he hopes to continue his exploration in creating inclusive spaces that enable discussion, vulnerability, and comfort, while reflecting on his own experiences and the ways in which they can be used to promote empathy.

tea cabinet resized.jpgAlexa Bunnell – A memoir for a woman I didn’t know and the man who plays the banjo

Exhibition Runs: December 4, 2017 – February 2, 2018

Reception: January 18, 2018 6 pm – 7 pm

Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Space at Arts Commons

A memoir for a woman I didn’t know and the man who plays the banjo examines the relationship between our physical, tactile environment and the intangible human memory. This work is investigating the dynamic between tactile objects and immaterial sentiment thought. At the time of collection of the objects I was grieving, from a distance, two people. Objects were the closest I could get to the wavering memories I had of these people. It terrified me. The column is made of jars that contain on the surface my intangible memory. The objects are the remnants of these individuals. I am seeking the place where I stand here.

Alexa Bunnell is a queer emerging artist and student based in Calgary, Alberta. She works primarily through ceramic methods and processes. She is currently a candidate for a Bachelors of Fine Art in ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design.

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