Art at the EXPO

A canvas for community art.

We’ve been entrusted with an incredible community asset and want to use this asset to support our neighbours. That’s why we’ve opened our doors and walls to local artists within our EXPO Art Pavilion.

Our partnership with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

We’re proud to partner with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts to provide long-term space to showcase pieces from artists from their centre. Visitors to the Edmonton EXPO Centre can enjoy 18 pieces of artwork placed throughout the venue, including three large-format pieces by artists Decinti Simpson (“Fall Leaves”) and Lora Pallister (“British Columbia” and “Trees”).

If you see the art on your visit to the Edmonton EXPO Centre, we encourage you to take photos and share them on social media with #NinaattheEXPO.

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Feature Artists

Lora Pallister

Lora Pallister is a versatile visual artist with a keen sense of colour. She works each painting intensively over long periods of time, concentrating on small sections to create a quilt-like tapestry of colour on the canvas. With each painting, Lora experiments with different techniques while also strengthening her own intuitive colour sense. Her work has been exhibited in a number of shows throughout Edmonton. She has recently been awarded with the 2020 Stantec Artist of the Year Award.

Lora has two large-format pieces featured in the EXPO Art Pavilion: “British Columbia” and “Trees.”

Decinti Simpson

Decinti Simpson is an artist from the Northwest Territories currently practicing in Edmonton. She works primarily in painting and drawing, but since joining the Nina Collective in 2017, she has begun experimenting in other media. Decinti’s subject matter varies with her mood. Floral and nature motifs spring within her paintings as an expression of her joyful, energetic spirit. On days when she feels stressed or anxious she works through those feelings by painting abstract patterns in darker colours.

Decinti has one large-format piece featured in the EXPO Art Pavilion: “Fall Leaves.”