Virtual Exhibition Enhanced with 360° Gallery Tour
Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG), the professional on-campus gallery at Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) has successfully migrated its on-campus graduating student exhibition onto a virtual platform offering audiences the opportunity to experience a 360° tour of student work installed in the gallery.
Located in Calgary, AUArts is the only dedicated art, craft and design university on the Prairies, and offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in ceramics, drawing, fibre, glass, jewellery and metals, media arts, painting, print media and sculpture; bachelor of design degrees in photography and visual communication design; and master of fine arts degrees in craft media.
The annual graduating students’ exhibition is one of AUArts’ major highlights each year and a milestone in the careers of graduating students. Organized by IKG, Grad Show traditionally opens directly after the May convocation ceremony and features approximately 200 artworks by graduating students. In light of the ongoing global pandemic and resulting restrictions on large gatherings, Grad Show 2021 will again be held on a purpose-built digital platform. Newly enhanced for this year’s exhibition, the Grad Show 2021 website, AUArtsgrad.ca, will include an exciting 360° tour of graduate’s work physically displayed in the IKG, alongside the website gallery and individual student portfolios.
Meet the Class of 2021
By placing Grad Show portfolios online as part of the virtual experience, students are afforded the opportunity to exhibit up to 10 works alongside a written statement, which will be active on the website for one year. This new digital platform will be used as a complementing feature for future Grad Show exhibitions to increase accessibility for viewers and visibility for graduate work. AUArts is committed to disseminating Grad Show 2021 to a broader public, exposing the work of graduates to audiences in Calgary, across Canada and beyond.
Illingworth Kerr Gallery
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 14 Avenue NW
Canada, T2N 4R3
Visit auartsgrad.ca for full details.