Art in Motion
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Art in Motion

Fort Mac Rocks is here!

Art in Motion submissions for Fort Mac Rocks are now closed.

Submissions will be reviewed by a public art selection panel and selected designs will be displayed inside the Rotating Kinetic Display at McMurray Experience. 

Have you heard of Fort Mac Rocks? If not, you’ve probably seen it! Fort Mac Rocks is a new community initiative where residents of all ages paint rocks and hide them for others to find. You may have unexpectedly come across these colourful rocks as you’ve strolled along the Snye or trekked through the trails. Come down to McMurray Experience to see some of the best rocks our region has to offer! 



Art in Motion 

Art in Motion is a unique opportunity for local artists to display and showcase their work. Submissions may be in the form of paintings, sculpture, memorabilia, photographs, anything that artistically expresses your interpretation of the exhibition's theme.

The gallery space is kinetic. This dynamic, moving space is automated and rotates artwork in a ferris wheel-style motion. Information about the artists whose work is exhibited within the display case is shown on a touch-screen panel as their work rotates through the feature spot.

Community members will have an opportunity to:

  • Exhibit their artwork in a dedicated space for a three month period
  • Establish a profile within the community
  • Gain valuable exposure to tourists, visitors and local residents

This opportunity is open but not limited to both emerging and established artists, community groups and schools.

Enhancement to the Community

This new exhibit space creates an added element within the McMurray Experience for citizens and visitors alike to interact socially around a work that sparks conversation. It allows for people to share work and be inspired by our thriving Arts and Culture community.


Exhibits will rotate quarterly and themes will be announced as they become open for submissions.

Selected participants/groups will produce or submit work that expresses their interpretation of the theme.

Criteria to Submit

Each submission (2D and 3D) must follow these guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Must be the original work of the applicant, or they have all rights to the work
  • Weigh a maximum of 32 kilograms (70 pounds)
  • Dimensions maximum: 3D- 18"W x 20"H x 18"L; 2D- 20"H x 19"W (including frame)
  • Does not include any substances listed on the art exclusions list below
  • Each work must be labeled on the back with title, medium and artist’s name.
  • While there is no limit to how many pieces you can submit, only two pieces per artist will be selected per theme.

Art Exclusions List

We cannot accept works that require or contain:

  • Liquids (example: water)
  • Living items (example: plants)
  • Electricity or batteries
  • Combustible material