Eclipse by The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
Since it was founded in 2003, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts has been home to one of Edmonton’s most interesting art collectives, made up entirely of artists with developmental disabilities. What began as a collective of one has grown to include over 200 members. Their work is exhibited locally and across Canada, and has been included in international exhibitions.
They opened in a rented space on 111 Avenue, but eventually outgrew it. In 2009, their collective moved to its current home on Alberta Avenue, proud to be in their own building and part of a community that has been successful in revitalizing through the arts.
In the studio, artists are supported by an incredible team of professional, practicing artists who facilitate the work through one-to-one mentorship, small group sessions and workshops. Artists at the Nina work in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, clay, fibre arts, printmaking, dance, and more.
In addition to their studio, the Nina operates the onsite Stollery Gallery, mandated to present work by artists who may be underrepresented in mainstream venues, including members of their collective. They also feature the work of select artists from our collective for sale in our gift shop and online, where you can find great original artwork at affordable prices.
In 2018 – 2019, the Nina offered a satellite studio in the Orange Hub, a newly opened centre for non-profit groups in Edmonton’s west end. This studio allows artists who are ready to take the next step in their artistic practice the opportunity to work in a more focused environment.
If you are interested in purchasing of a piece of The Nina's art, please contact them here.