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.


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.

Image is from JiaJia Lee’s interactive musical workshop, as a part of programming for Pam Tzeng’s exhibition, SHED
Photo: Chelsea Yang Smith


The Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society opened its doors on March 15, 1975. One of the first artist-run centres to be established in Canada, it immediately provided a compelling alternative to mainstream culture in Calgary. In addition to gallery exhibition programming, the Society operated the Sancious Coffeehouse, where live presentations of experimental performance art (spoken word, experimental dance, theatre and music) took place. This marked the beginning of the Society’s consistent support of time-based and performative arts.

In 1980 the Society moved into a new downtown location and was renamed the OFF CENTRE CENTRE. Collaboration and interactivity were encouraged through events such as the International Mail Art Symposium (1986) and Media Blitz I and II (in 1988 and 1989). Media Blitz were ten day long festivals of experimental film, video and performance art by local artists, produced in conjunction with several other Calgary arts groups.

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“How to be a Chinese Ally” Edited by Annie Wong and Chen Chen Awarded Art Publication 2022 at the 2022 GOG Awards which recognizes an extraordinary book, film, video or website project. The digital program book is available here. The 2022 GOG Awards took place on Monday, November 28th, 2022.

Local IBPOC Artists Unite For Calgary Premiere Of Multi-Sensory Presentation feature about Pam Tzeng’s and FOONYAP’s work in the SHED exhibition by Stephi Wild for Broadway World. Published May 13th, 2022.

Danielle Piper art shows now on at Central Library, New Gallery an article featuring Danielle Elizabeth Piper’s exhibitions at the Calgary Central Library and The New Gallery, by writer Aryn Toombs for Livewire Calgary. Published May 12th, 2022.

Pam Tzeng: Artist Rekindles Her Love of Dance in SHED featuring The Story Telling Podcast where Tzeng tells her story and about the SHED project by Cherie McMaster for Calgary Arts Development. Published May 10th, 2022.

Calgary Artist Explores Change in Recent Residency a feature that covers Levin Ifko’s Writing with My Hands artist residency by writer Abby Parker for the Calgary Journal. Published May 5th, 2022.

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Aside from being associated with Calgary’s original artist-run centre, partnering with TNG offers a superior range of opportunities for companies to achieve specific business objectives through sponsorship. We are happy to custom tailor a sponsorship package to suit your needs. For more information concerning support opportunities, please contact TNG’s Director, Sanaa Humayun: