Travelling Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibitions (TREX) program since 1981 to provide as many communities as possible across Alberta with the opportunity to see visual art exhibitions. We welcome Northwest Alberta venues of all kinds, including schools, libraries, theatres, archives, museums, galleries, community centres, health centres, visitor centres, and to book month-long exhibitions for their community using the request form. Exhibition themes are varied to suit every audience, with historic and contemporary artwork in a wide range of media. Each exhibition comes with an educator’s guide that provides exhibition interpretation, curriculum connections, creative activities, and relevant historical information. Plus, the guides are available in a PDF format making exhibition information and lesson plans easily accessible for printing and Smartboards. Exhibitions are designed for ease of handling and may be displayed in different ways depending on the type and amount of space available.


For a quick overview of TREX, click here for schools, and here for other community venue partners.


Star Crop Eared Wolf, ssksinima’ tstohki (Teachers) #3, 2018, Photograph. From the exhibition Aakíí isskská’takssin (Woman – Thought), at St Catherine Catholic School, Grande Prairie.
Kathy Hildebrandt, Monkey See, Monkey Do, 2014, Pastel on paper. From the exhibition, Lure, at Alexander Forbes School, Grande Prairie.
From the exhibit Tyler Los Jones: A Slow Light, at Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre.


Booking catalogues are sent out each year in May. The booking catalogue for 2021 – 2022 and the request form can be found below. PDFs of the 2020-2021 educational guides are also below for our current venues, and will be updated to the 2021-2022 guides in the Fall. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis and we recommend that you submit your requests early. TREX exhibition fees remain affordable at $75.00 for each four-week loan period. The TREX Program pays all shipping and insurance costs. To make your request, simply fill out the request form and submit it by fax or email. You are welcome to contact us at any time for assistance or more information at:


Robin Lynch
TREX Manager / Curator
Phone: 780-357-7483
Fax: 780-539-9522


We look forward to serving your community!

Click here for the 2021/2022 TREX Exhibition Request Form

Click here for the 2021/2022 Booking Catalogue





Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA:





The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) acknowledge that the artistic activity we support takes place on the 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.





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