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The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) is a government-sponsored initiative designed to promote Alberta art and artists. TREX provides communities across Alberta an opportunity to experience curated visual arts exhibitions in their own neighbourhoods.

Book an Exhibition

Every year TREX Southwest tours over 90 individual exhibitions that are mounted in schools, libraries, galleries, museums and community centres throughout the region.

Currently, all the exhibition opportunities for the 2022-2023 TREX year are booked. Interested in hosting an exhibition next year? Join the TREX mailing list below.

Current Exhibitions

Seven of the fifteen exhibitions currently travelling in the SW of Alberta were developed by TREX Southwest (Region 3) as part of the Alberta Society of Artists, including; MARY SHANNON WILL dot. dot. dot., Alone Together, WE ARE IMMIGRANTS, Montageries, Between the Cosmos, Through those Trees, and Habituate, Acclimate.

Educational Engagement

TREX Southwest creates custom education guides to move viewers through the various themes presented in the exhibitions.

TREX Hallway Gallery Open Call

We are looking for engaging proposals that respond to the space and take into consideration potential interactions with viewing audiences – with preference being given to artworks and exhibitions that are sculptural, performative, and/or mixed-media in nature. We would also like for each new use of the TREX SW Hallway Gallery to offer an educational or public engagement component. In your proposal, please indicate if you are interested in working with the organizers on developing this, or if you have a specific educational component you are envisioning, please tell us.

 Click the “Submission Guidelines” Button for details and for information on how to apply.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) acknowledge that the artistic activity we support takes place on the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived on and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers, Elders and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on. We reaffirm our commitment to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous communities and growing our shared knowledge and understanding.

Join the TREX SW Mailing List by filling out our form HERE!

If you work for a school, library, small gallery or other public venue and are interested in hosting a TREX Southwest travelling exhibition, please join the TREX Southwest mailing list, or email trex@albertasocietyofartists.com for more information.