North of Ordinary:
The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie
February 18 - September 10, 2017
Geraldine Moodie was western Canada’s first professional female photographer; her husband, Douglas, a career officer in the North West Mounted Police. Starting in 1903, the couple went on several northern expeditions and took extraordinary photographs of the people and places they encountered, documenting life in a changing frontier. The exhibition draws on an extraordinary 2015 donation to Glenbow of almost 500 vintage negatives from the Moodies, as well as the photographers' diaries, reports, and photo registers.
One New Work
M.N. Hutchinson: The Last Longest Day
October 22, 2016 - February 26, 2017
The third and final installment of the One New Work series focuses on senior Calgary artist M.N. Hutchinson and a project which began in 1999 with Hutchinson taking one photograph every minute of the day on the longest day of the millennium. Selecting from more than 900 photos taken over 19 hours, the exhibition draws on film negatives, contact sheets and new photographic prints made with traditional darkroom methods to depict the adventures of a photographer exploring time and place.
Power in Pictures: The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel
June 18, 2016 - Spring 2017
The Power in Pictures exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops hosted at Glenbow that connected young people from USAY (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth) with artist Kelly Mellings, illustrator of the graphic novel The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson. Participants were encouraged to tap into their own creativity to create comics and masks that drew on their own experiences to tell a story. A shared and collaborative space, the gallery features the art created by the USAY participants hung alongside that of the artist who taught them, creating a space where complex feelings and experiences are explored through art.