Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

This October we are excited to mount the exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, a retrospective showcasing the fascinating life and remarkable career of this important English-Canadian printmaker. Recognized internationally as the major study centre for the life and work of Andrews, Glenbow is uniquely positioned to tell her story. When Andrews passed away in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

Of the many wonders encountered in the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat., the most monumental is the Architectural Forest, a large-scale installation with thousands of brightly coloured beads and almost psychedelically patterned strands of bamboo. As visitors walk around the hanging elements, which collectively suggest an enchanted forest of sorts, their visual perception of its architecture … Continue reading Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

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