Image is from Sweet Nothings: A Celebration of Non-Productivity by Carlan Savage-Hughes




To provide opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political art practices, while engaging and educating audiences through artist-run culture and contemporary art.


The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis, also known as Calgary, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. This charitable centre for contemporary art was established in 1975 as the Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society.

Currently, TNG operates:

  • Main Space — an exhibition venue in a storefront of the historic Canton Block in Calgary Chinatown
  • Billboard 208 — a programming site situated on the exterior of TNG’s storefront
  • Resource Centre — a combined library/archive and flexible meeting space
  • Main Frame — an online platform for web-based projects

These venues support the research, creation, and exhibition of socially relevant and politically informed creative practices from artists at all junctures of their careers, while enabling a public engagement with artist-run culture and contemporary art. TNG’s programming comprises a broad range of art and educational activities, including exhibitions, publications, residencies, offsite projects, and community collaborations that serve to invigorate audiences’ experience of contemporary art and culture.

TNG gratefully acknowledges its home on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Tsuu T’ina First Nation. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations.


TNG’s Main Space gallery and washroom are barrier free; the single stall washroom is gender neutral. The Resource Centre is up one flight of stairs; there is one multi-stall, gender neutral washroom.