Esker Foundation is a privately funded contemporary art gallery located in Calgary, Canada. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.
Esker Foundation programs three exhibition changes per year for the fall, winter, and spring/summer seasons. Read about upcoming exhibitions here.
The Project Space
In addition to the main exhibition space on the fourth floor of the Atlantic Avenue Arts Block, Esker Foundation hosts the Project Space at street level. As a vital alternative exhibition venue, the Project Space aims to engage the community by increasing the presence and accessibility of contemporary art. The Project Space program invites emerging and established artists to develop new, responsive exhibitions that directly address the neighborhood and explore important contemporary issues.
Exhibitions in the Project Space can be viewed day and night, seven days a week, and are on display for approximately three months, for a total of four exhibition changes a year.
Watch this wonderful film titled The Preparator An in-depth and insider look at the role of art preparators, in conversation with Doug Haslam, Head Preparator at Esker Foundation. Filmed during the installation of the exhibitions “Time Carriers” by Jeffrey Gibson and “Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)” by Nep Sidhu, on view from September 28 to December 20, 2019. Special thanks to: Elizabeth Diggon, Eddie Nyikes, Naomi Potter, Paris Radmanesh, Caitlin Thompson, Shauna Thompson, and Magnus Tiesenhausen. Video: AvidEye Productions www.avideyeproductions.com Music: Albedo by Philip Guyler. Licensed by Audio Network Limited. © Esker Foundation, 2020. Esker Foundation 4th floor, 1011 – 9th Ave, SE Calgary, AB, T2G 0H7, Canada www.eskerfoundation.art @EskerFoundation Help us caption & translate this video!
4th Floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E. Inglewood Calgary T2G 0H7 Canada.
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