The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis also known as  Calgary, in Chinatown on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to the historic Northwest Métis and to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, Métis Nation Battle River Territory, Métis District 5 and Métis District 6. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations, as well as Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island who have stewarded and protected this land for generations, and who continue to do so today. 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.


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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ALBERTA MORNING: Kev Liang, Kev Liang joins CKUA's Grant Stovel to discuss jiā yóu! and his identity as a queer, diasporic 2nd-generation Chinese-Canadian. Aired February 8th, 2024.

TRAFFIC JAMS: Tangled and Marooned, Kaili Che joins CKUA's Lisa Wilton to discuss Marooned and her passion for dance education. Aired January 9th, 2024.


Artslink - Kiona Ligtvoet on CJSW 90.9fm interview with Kiona Ligvoet about her exhibition And in spring we'll wait for lilacs at The New Gallery. Aired March 27th, 2023.

On Art: “And in spring we’ll wait for lilacs”, CKUA, Kiona Ligtvoet is interviewed by Lisa Wilton on CKUA’s Traffic Jams. Aired March 15th, 2023.


“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 co-director, Alexa Bunnell at