Gallery@501 exhibit provides insight into Hutterite societies

December 30, 2019

Gallery@501 exhibit provides insight into Hutterite societies

Gallery@501 is pleased to present In The World But Not Of It by Canadian artist, Tim Smith. The exhibit opens January 10 and is on display until February 23, 2020. The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at Gallery@501 (#120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park).

In The World But Not Of It features documentary photography based on a ten-year project photographing Hutterite colonies, a communal anabaptist religious group that live apart from mainstream, throughout Canada. What began as a simple encounter with members of Deerboine Hutterite Colony in the spring of 2009 has grown into a multi-layer long-term documentation of the Hutterites for photographer Tim Smith.

This exhibit focuses on breaking down stereotypes about Hutterites and challenging the simplistic, reductionist ideas about who the Hutterites are. Using documentary photography, Tim Smith is able to capture the complexities of life in a Hutterite colony and build connections with mainstream society.

On Saturday, January 11, Tim Smith will lead a workshop called, The Art of Candid Photography. Participants will learn how to better capture moments they want to remember on their smart phone or digital camera. Registration is required, $38 per person.

For more information about the exhibit or workshop, visit or call 780-410-8585.

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