Event

Kensington Alley

December 31, 1969 @ 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm
More dates/times available. See below for details.
Alley beside 1145 Kensington Crescent
1145 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB

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Squeeze through this hidden snicket. One of Calgary’ tiniest walkable alleys makes you think about what to do when you are between a rock and a hard space. That’s where ingenuity comes in.

Ben Moon, a student in painting at the art college, would like to expose you to alternative human histories, some unearthed by archaeologists and others still in the imagination. This mural is inspired by Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in what is now Turkey. It is believed to have been a stone-age mountain sanctuary that predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years but all projections are considered preliminary since less than five percent of the site has been excavated.

Just as this alleyway is tucked away and yet in plain sight, so too is the history of the earth. Viewers are welcome to take this artist’s version as fact or fiction.

This installation is free and available to view from September 13 – 17. All day. Every day.


Kensington Alley is one of 14 sites across Beakerhead Snakes and Ladders; a larger-than-life adventure across multiple engineered experiences and artworks connected by a common theme: the ups and downs of invention. Each site will have a sign and board game tile - where you'll get to choose your own navigational adventure!