Alberta art for Albertans!

Since 1980, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial Travelling Exhibition program known as TREX. 

The TREX program strives to ensure every Albertan has an opportunity to see professionally curated visual art exhibitions in their community. Venues include schools, libraries, healthcare centres, and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province. The program helps showcase the AFA’s extensive art collection and the work of contemporary Alberta artists to Albertans.

Four regional organizations coordinate the program for the AFA:

TREX Northeast & North Central

Art Gallery of Alberta

These partners offer a wide range of exhibitions to communities from High Level in the north, to Milk River in the south and virtually everywhere in between. Annually, more than 600,000 visitors enjoy exhibitions in over 150 venues. The program is the only one of its kind in western Canada and runs year round. TREX also offers educational support materials to integrate exhibitions into the school curriculum and runs a Visiting Artist program with selected exhibitions.


Genevieve Farrell
Program Manager/Curator
403 580 7503

Sierra Zukowski
Travelling Exhibition Assistant
403 527 6682


AFA Video Screening:
︎The Little Deputy
︎Wake Up!
︎Dark Horse


Image Credits:
1. Trevor Anderson, The Little Deptuty (video still), 2015; Jessie Ray Short, Wake Up! (video still), 2015; Yvonne Mullock, Dark Horse (video still), 2016. All collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
TREX Southeast respectfully acknowledges that it supports artistic activity on Treaty 6, 7 and 8 territories: traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples.

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TREX Space (TREX SE Headquarters)
#2 516 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0H3
403 527 6682
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