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Ariel Hill- Sediment | Sentiment

Show Runs: March 6  – March 31, 2017
Reception: March 8th, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Mall, at the Alberta College of
Art and Design

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

This body of work Sediment | Sentiment is an exploration of the intersection between geological formations and human experience in large-scale natural environments. By exploring the parallels between geological formations and human existence I hope to highlight how we are connected. We as humans have only existed for a fraction of the time that these rock formations have been present but there is evidence of layering and time passing that exists between the two that interests me.

Ariel Hill is a native artist hailing from the Six Nations and Wikwemikong First Nations. Ariel is a graduate of the jewelry program at the Kootenay School of the Arts and upcoming graduate from the Alberta College of Art & Design with a major in glass.



Mabel Tan-Playtime in the Clayground

Show runs March 6  –  March 17, 2017
Reception March 8, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Mall, at the Alberta College of Art and Design

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

Have you wondered why you would make lots of noise when you chomp on an apple in a quiet space? But only to be surprised later that it is in fact the vibrations of sound through your bones. (Oh my!)

Playtime in the Clayground draws on the fascination of these bodily interactions, and evolves into a rather curious playscape. Clay stands as the gravitational force amidst my negotiations of space and place, cohesively shaping an interdisciplinary environment wherein material evolves into vessels for active play.

During Playtime in the Clayground’s time in this space, I invite you as participants and audience to create new visceral exchanges between your bodies and materials.

Mabel Anabelle Tan (1994) is from the Island City of Singapore and is finishing her last year at Alberta College of Art + Design in Ceramics Humour, space, and play excites her creative investigations.

She is the director of the ACAD Community Garden, and is involved in Archaeological Excavations in Italy and Singapore. Currently, she is finding great amusement in creating landscapes of fun and curiosities in the Clayground.



Julie L. Turner- Sometimes my Hands Don’t Feel Like my Own

Exhibition Runs: January 30 – March 24, 2017
Reception: March 16, 2017 6 pm – 7 pm
at Arts Commons

Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Space at Arts Commons
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

The embroideries from the collection Sometimes my Hands Don’t Feel Like my Own are excerpts of landscape that capture temporary moments in nature. Equal parts photography and memory form the reconstruction of these experiences. The motifs on cloth are abstracted, pulling elements from my photographs and recalled memories. Each stitch within the cloth is slow and mindful while it silently honours the experiences we overlook. As time passes we lose details of the experiences and events that were once influential or memorable. Each embroidery completes a partial memory as I know it to exist now.

Julie L. Turner is a textile artist living in Calgary, AB. She is currently completing a BFA in Fibres at the Alberta College of Art + Design.Through mapping, her work examines how we explore, interact with and respond to our environments both internally and externally.

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