An artistic exploration of ritual practice through the lens of visual, auditory and performance based creative expression
Welcome to the Ritual Arts website. Ritual Arts is an art initiative started in Calgary, AB aimed at bringing Canadian artists together to open a dialogue around the practice and expression of cultural, personal and historical rituals and their place in contemporary society. We do this by facilitating gallery exhibitions on a quarterly basis that provide a platform for artists, from all walks of life, to express their ideas around “ritual” to the public and their fellow artisans.
“A ritual, a rite, a ceremony, a series of symbolic acts focused toward fulfilling a particular intention. We often think of ritual as belonging to the realm of religion, but in fact, rituals are an integral part of nature and our daily lives.” – Renee Beck & Sydney Barbara Metrick, “The Art of Ritual”.
RECENT CAMPFIRE POSTS
The Ritual Arts campfire is a beacon of ideas. A place to take in new information, share ideas and grow as a community. Through out history the campfire has been at the center of every civilization and here, for us, it is a place to begin. A spark of inspiration. A gathering of minds from all walks of life.
Upcoming Exhibition at NVRLND!
It's an exciting thing to see something you've envisioned in your mind start to take actual shape and come to life. As a lifelong creator, I've been a part of my fair share of [...]
Calling All Artists
We officially have only one week left for artists to send in their applications to be a part of the Ritual Arts premiere showcase coming up this May. We've already received so many incredible [...]
Ritual, A visual word association road map
So what exactly does the word “ritual” mean or conjure up in your mind? 🤔 Personally I think it's different for everybody. Where you come from, your cultural background, your families religious background, your [...]