the wind's twelve quarters

November 2020
10:00 AM MST
December 2020
06:00 PM MST

About Our Auction

Through the generosity of recent exhibiting artist, Jennifer Ireland, The New Gallery is pleased to facilitate the auctioning of her artwork, "the wind’s twelve quarters." All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Calgary Black Empowerment Fund.

"the wind’s twelve quarters" is a vibrant four-panel series made from locally sourced, natural wools that are hand-dyed using environmentally sensitive pigments. This work is “conceptually inspired by bell curves and statistical analyses of growth patterns in nature,” and “expands to encompass the unpredictable constraints and reciprocity of sharing and giving that occurs between neighbours and symbiotes.” This work was shown as part of "in the long grass like the ocean, where the ocean used to be," which was exhibited at TNG’s Main Space and Main Frame venues in spring 2020.

Each panel measures 18” x 20” and the starting bid per panel is $150.00. The auction will be live November 28 at 10AM MST and will run until December 19 at 6PM MST on 32auctions.

Note: There is the option to purchase all four panels as a set for $600.00, please email our Programming Coordinator at if you’d like to pursue this option.

About The New Gallery

The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis, also known as 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 the Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society.

Currently, TNG operates:

Main Space — an exhibition venue in a storefront of the historic Canton Block in Calgary Chinatown

Billboard 208 — a programming site situated on the exterior of TNG’s storefront

Resource Centre — a combined library/archive and flexible meeting space

Main Frame — an online platform for web-based projects

These venues support 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 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 culture.

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