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The New Gallery
Mohkinstsis/Calgary, AB | Canada

The New Gallery (TNG) publishes everything from artist books and special editions to exhibition catalogues and zines, all within our socio-political mandate. Recent publications supported by TNG include a zine on building communities of care by Carlan Savage-Hughes, a four-part artist book by the collective Puddle Popper, and a publication by Pidgin Collective. Additionally, TNG is excited to share a new series of digital catalogs—a result of the gallery’s temporary closure due to COVID-19. Created for each major program slated at TNG during the closure, these free publications coalesce and reproduce various components of each project into a comprehensive digital record.

The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis/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 Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society. Today, the organization supports 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 multidisciplinary 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 artist-run 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 also gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development.


1. Nicole Brunel: Every Worm Deserves a Mansion, free download

2. For Russell a collaborative publication by Natalie Lauchlan, free dowload

3. Ancient Follicle Seeks Green Wish, four-part artist book by the collective Puddle Popper


We are on Treaty 1 Territory. Plug In ICA is located on the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We offer our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op for their generous support of our 2020 book fair. Thank You!

We are grateful to artists Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for the Prairie Art Book Fair logo designed for our first fair in 2018.

Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.

We would like to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of Plug In ICA.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at or by contacting Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at

For more information about the Prairie Art Book Fair, contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at or Luther Konadu at

For more information about our programming, contact Nasrin Himada at

For general information, please contact: or call 1.204.942.1043.