The latest in an evolution of pre-demolition projects including WRECK CITY and others, PHANTOM WING is currently accepting submissions.


Through a series of large-scale artworks, PHANTOM WING explores the soon to be demolished 1960s wing of the historic King Edward School prior to redevelopment as a multidisciplinary arts hub. A community of 15 artists / collectives are invited to create large-scale installations within the abandoned wing. Artists are encouraged to fully utilize the space and re-appropriate discarded materials when possible. The resulting exhibition will be both an echo and a bang: a reflection and a mirage. In essence, PHANTOM WING proposes the creation of a phantom limb – an event designed to resonate long after the building is severed from its adjoining sandstone counterpart.

PHANTOM WING is independently organized by Artist-Curators:Matthew Mark Bourree, Caitlind r.c. Brown, Jennifer Crighton, Shawn Mankowske & Natalie MacLean, with special thanks toBrandon Dalmer, Andrew Frosst, and John Frosst.

  • ARTISTS INSTALLATION DATES: September 2 – 23, 2013

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It feels like forever since The House Project, but the idea is finally being re-kindled! WRECK CITY: An Epilogue for 809 is essentially a leap from The House Project to The Neighbourhood Project!

WRECK CITY: An Epilogue for 809 is a community-based art experiment transforming 11 houses scheduled for demolition into temporary art, installation, and performance spaces. Eight Artist-Curators will invite 30+ Artists to participate. Artists will be free to radically alter the architecture of entire houses, re-shaping the homes using materials from the houses themselves, without need for repair at the end of the project.

Instigated as an epilogue for 809 Gallery, one of Calgary’s influential pop-up garage galleries (also scheduled for demolition), the project explores Calgary’s demolition addiction, re-imagining the potential of a doomed neighbourhood to become a playful and critically engaging WRECK CITY prior to redevelopment.

WRECK CITY will be open to the public from APRIL 19 – 27, 2013. More information about the location of events will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

Enticed? We’re currently accepting digital submissions! If you’re interested in participating in WRECK CITY, please see our Call for Submissions, Deadline March 9th, 2013.