Impulses

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Permanent Collection Exhibition

Walter Phillips Gallery, Main Space

Carolyn White, detail of “Impulse Magazine" Vol. 14, No.4 1988. Poster. Walter Phillips Gallery Permanent Collection

Carolyn White, detail of “Impulse Magazine" Vol. 14, No.4 1988. Poster. Walter Phillips Gallery Permanent Collection

February 11 – May 28, 2017 

Walter Phillips Gallery, Main Space


The permanent collection of Walter Phillips Gallery is displayed in the spaces and hotels in which people retreat, sleep, dream, write, and make all over campus. In 2012, artist Marie-Michelle Deschamps wrote, “The bed is the remote, deserted island where we live alone or as a duo; the hotel is the archipelago.” The works in Lloyd Hall, one of the hotels on campus, float within a parallel collection to the main collection—a furtive and rich archipelago if you will—with many acquired in the 1980s after a series of ‘artist-in-residence’ exhibitions in the Walter Phillips Gallery. 

The collection’s initial mandate was loose, including many works that were left behind after residencies, but since has been formalized for the commission and acquisition of works made on residence or exhibited in Walter Phillips Gallery. Impulses documents that legacy and makes visible—in many cases for the first time—these works in chorus together inside the gallery, alongside new texts that reimagine their context in our contemporary moment. 


Opening Reception 
Saturday, February 11
6 - 9 p.m.

Curator's Tour
Wednesday, February 15
5 p.m.

Curator's Tour
Wednesday, March 29
5 p.m.

Curator's Tour
Friday, April 28
1 p.m.

Curator's Tour
Wednesday, May 17
5 p.m.

Walter Phillips Gallery Hours

Wednesday - Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Located at Banff Centre in Banff National Park, Alberta. Ground floor of Glyde Hall and is wheelchair accessible. The gallery is closed for public holidays.

Contact Us

For questions about the Walter Phillips Gallery, please contact:

Email
walter_phillips_gallery@banffcentre.ca

Phone
1.403.762.6281

Walter Phillips Gallery 
The Banff Centre 107 Tunnel Mtn Dr
Box 1020
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada