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.

Esker Foundation programs three exhibition changes per year for the fall, winter, and spring/summer seasons. 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.

Esker Foundation provides free public programming to encourage participation and to increase accessibility to contemporary art. Programs are developed in response to, and inspired by, our current exhibitions.

Featured Exhibition

ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ Among All These Tundras

June 1 - August 30, 2019

Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem ‘My Home is in My Heart’ by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence. Artists from throughout the circumpolar north share kinship with each other and their ancestors, love for their homelands, and respect for the land and its inhabitants.

Featured Program

Performance, Workshop & Talk: Throat Singing

July 27, 2019

Join Inuit throat singers Jenna Broomfield and Barbara Akoak for a performance, workshop and talk where they will share their practice, the history and significance of traditional songs, and the importance of building new traditions through contemporary collaborations. Participants will >> read more

Registration will open on July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

Explore What's on Esker

Start On:June 24th, 2019

Registration will open on July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

Mini Masters

August 1, 2019

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