Exhibitions and Events

Exhibition

Five Projects Affiliated with the 100th Anniversary of the Explosion in Halifax Harbour

12 October – 17 December, 2017

The explosion in Halifax Harbour was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, occurring on the morning of 6 December 1917. It was the result of a collision between the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, and the SS Imo, a Norwegian relief vessel. The two ships collided in the Narrows, a strait connecting upper Halifax Hfarbour to the Bedford Basin, and the resulting fire on board the Mont-Blanc ignited her cargo.

Exhibition

From the Vault: New Acquisitions

25 August – 1 October, 2017

More information coming soon!

Event

We're Hiring...Again! YCW Internship

16 July, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
YCW Internship: Project Coordinator

 

Application Deadline: Sunday 16 July at 11:59 pm.

$18.00/hr, 30hrs/week for 23 weeks
31 July to 17 January 2018

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, installation view (detail) from ...bump in the night, (Halifax) 2014-17.

Event

Jungian Psychoanalyst Beaty Popescu Lecture

6 July, 2017

In the current exhibition called The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, the artists explore their own and others’ contemporary experiences of dreams, nightmares, hypnotism, fear, death, impermanence, urban fragmentation, and the collision between nature and culture.

In this interactive talk, Jungian psychoanalyst and artist Beaty Popescu will address a number of the topics exposed in the current exhibition from a Jungian analytical understanding.  

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, still from We're Getting Younger All the Time, 2001, from the trilogy ...before I wake, 2001-12.

Exhibition

The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak

5 May – 16 July, 2017

Since 1983, Toronto-based artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have shared an exclusively collaborative practice of performance, video, and photo/text work, investigating the subjectivity and experience of the self, and grounded in social, political engagement and critique. The title of this exhibition, The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, reflects the artists’ long career together, the time-based nature of video, and the recent digital revolution of the medium.

Event

BOOK SALE!

10 March, 2017

FRIDAY MARCH 10TH FROM 11AM TO 5PM.

CHOOSE FROM A LARGE SELECTION OF EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, MONOGRAPHS AND OTHER BOOKS
ON ART.

BRING A BAG AND FILL IT FOR $10!

LARGE HARDCOVERS WILL BE PRICED SEPARATELY.

NOW ADDED:
WE WILL HAVE A SELECTION OF POSTER AND ART FRAMES, PRICES AS MARKED! (PRICED TO SELL!)

Film still from Bessie, dir. Dee Rees 2015.

Film

African History Month Films: Black Music Biographies

7 – 28 February, 2017

SCREENINGS TUESDAYS AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION

Three African American directors—Don Cheadle, Dee Rees, and Darnell Martin—take on crucial motion picture biographies of legendary Black performers.

7 February - Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle, USA, 2015, 101 minutes. Written, starring, and directed by Don Cheadle, this surprisingly fresh and funny drama is about an imaginary incident during jazz great Miles Davis’s five-year ‘retirement’, and sports an appearance by Ewan MacGregor as an intrusive music reporter.

Film still from The Second Awakening of Christa Klages, dir. Margarethe von Trotta, 1978.

Film

First Features

18 January – 31 May, 2017

Some directors arrive fully formed on their debut features. Others never recover. In this survey of first features, we begin with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, Citizen Kane, and then progress to more contemporary times where some directors—Duncan Tucker and Transamerica, for example—disappear from the scene after tackling some exceptional subject matter.

Event

Landon Mackenzie: Tour of Parallel Journey

13 January, 2017

Join artist Landon Mackenzie for a guided tour of her exhibition Parallel Journey: Works on Paper 1975-2015.

Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

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