TREX Space 


TREX Space is a public art gallery in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The space also functions as a the headquarters for TREX Southeast — one of the four regional partners responsible for managing the AFA Travelling Exhibition program. In alignment with the TREX program mandate, TREX Space is committed to making Alberta artwork accessible to Albertans. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and promoting the work of Albertan artists and is always completely FREE and open for all to enjoy.

Located in the heart of downtown Medicine Hat, TREX Space helps position the city as a leader in championing and celebrating the work of Albertan artists. 


SEP 9 – NOV 4, 2023 ︎︎︎ 🐟 Tale of a Fish Scale 🐟 + Drop-in Art Stations

They say a good story is like a river. It begins somewhere far away and travels from one place to another, bringing life and pleasure to all along its path. In the exhibition Tale of a Fish Scale, our story begins deep within Alberta’s lakes and rivers. Featuring three series of artworks made with and about fish from the province, the exhibition tells a story of gratitude, as seen through the fish scale art form, as well as a cautionary tale surrounding the health of this animal’s ecosystem.

Fish scale art is a unique art form developed and practised by Métis and Cree people living in Northern Alberta. In artworks by Erin Marie Konsmo and Ruby Sweetman, we see two generations of artists take on this art form using the large scales of whitefish netted in the region. These pieces are joined by a series of lithographic monoprints by artist Laura Grier that investigate how polluted waterways have affected fish in Alberta. The exhibition hopes to pass on knowledge of the fish scale art form while opening important dialogues surrounding the preservation of Alberta waterways.




Tuesday – Saturday
12 PM – 5 PM

TREX Space is closed to the public during stat holidays and installation periods. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with upcoming exhibitions, events and closures.


#2 - 516 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0H3

TREX Space is located on the corner of 3rd Street and 5th Avenue. We are just two blocks away from the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, which we HIGHLY recommend you go and check out!


Through its programming and partnerships with local organizations, businesses and individuals, TREX Space acts as a community connector dedicated to growing, educating, strengthening and displaying local and provincial artistic talent. In fulfilling this mandate, TREX Space positions itself as an integral aspect of the cultural fabric, vibrancy and pride of downtown Medicine Hat.


TREX Space is an accessible, ground floor building equipped with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. We are a pet friendly gallery space 🐕‍🦺 so feel free to bring your four-legged friends along on your next visit!


Downtown Medicine Hat offers FREE two hour street parking. There is parking available in front of TREX Space and all along 3rd Street. For longer stays, consider parking up the hill in a residential area where parking is free all day (along Aberdeen, Belfast or Cambridge Street).

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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