En Route Artist Talk: Rita McKeough at CBU Art Gallery

12 August, 2013, 6:00pm

Image: Rita McKeough, The Lion's Share, An Installation with a kitchen and a chicken, dimensions variable, 2012/2013

Cape Breton University Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Rd. Sydney, NS

August 12 at 6:00pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by preeminent media and performance artist, Rita McKeough on Monday August 12 at 6:00pm, in Sydney, NS. In collaboration with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, and the Dalhousie Art Gallery, this artist talk is offered as the first installment of Visual Arts Nova Scotia's En Route Artist Talk Series

Governor General's Award winning artist Rita McKeough has exhibited extensively since 1977. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and based in Calgary, Alberta, McKeough studied printmaking and sculpture and currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design. McKeough will be exhibiting her work The Lion's Share at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax this fall. The exhibition raises questions about the complexities of our relationship to eating animals, but does so in an environment that the artist describes as "like a 3D version of a Looney-Tunes cartoon." 

During her visit to the province, McKeough will give a presentation about her artistic practice and career experiences as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia's En Route Artist Talk Series. The talk, which is free to the public, will take place at Cape Breton University Art Gallery on Monday August 12, at 6:00pm. 

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations. 

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges support for the En Route Artist Talk Series from Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. 


Visual Arts Nova Scotia works for the advancement of the visual arts and artists of Nova Scotia.


Cape Breton University Art Gallery is a hub for visual arts activity and education on Cape Breton Island. The first and only full-time public art gallery on the island, the CBU Art Gallery is committed to promoting arts appreciation, visual literacy, and critical scholarship.


Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, and a cultural resource for the community. artgallery.dal.ca

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For more information about this artist talk or Cape Breton University Art Gallery, please contact:

Laura Schneider


Cape Breton University Art Gallery                                                          



For more information about the En Route Artist Talk Series or Visual Arts Nova Scotia, contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan

Programming Coordinator

Visual Arts Nova Scotia

902-423-4694 / 1-866-225-8267