Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Abandoned objects play a central role in the work of visual artist Nick Cave. His creative process often begins with a trip to a second-hand store or flea market (he makes a point to visit one in every city he finds himself in). Cave searches for interesting objects that hold nostalgic or historical meaning or … Continue reading Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Artist in Motion: Tia Halliday

Tia Halliday will be hosting a Salon Series at Glenbow on August 8 – an intimate and sure-to-be illuminating experience that will delve into the fascinating practice of one of Calgary’s most dynamic artists. Tickets are very limited – click here for more information or to purchase. The Calgary-based artist’s “Performance Paintings” are the first … Continue reading Artist in Motion: Tia Halliday

The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie

Making The Art of Resilience

We can thank renowned Kainai artist Faye Heavyshield for inadvertently kick-starting the process that led to the making of our current exhibition, The Art of Resilience. A few years ago, Heavyshield approached Glenbow about having a group of children visit the museum’s Indigenous Studies collection area to look at objects related to their heritage and, … Continue reading Making The Art of Resilience