Exhibitions and Events

Walking the Debris Field: A Natural History, December 6, 2015. Architectural Model of the Richmond School on Roome Street destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. Photograph by Robert Bean.

Exhibition

The Halifax Explosion

12 October – 17 December, 2017

The Halifax Explosion

12 OCTOBER TO 17 DECEMBER

Opening Reception: Wednesday 11 October at 6 PM

Dana Claxton, Daddy's Gotta New Ride, from The Mustang Suite, 2008.

Exhibition

From the Vault: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

1 September – 1 October, 2017

The Gallery is very pleased to announce two significant contributions to the permanent collection that were received in 2016. Because we have very limited resources for the purchase of artworks, the Gallery relies on donations, of both acquisitions funds and artworks, to expand the collection, an activity that greatly enhances our ability to foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts within the Dalhousie University community, and to be a resource for our local and regional communities.
 
DANA CLAXTON: THE MUSTANG SUITE

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.

Paris Looking North (Pink Paris), 2009, watercolour and ink on paper.

Exhibition

Landon Mackenzie Parallel Journey: Works on Paper 1975-2015

13 January – 23 April, 2017

Landon Mackenzie is a Vancouver-based artist, widely known for her large-scale works of paint on canvas. Less known are her smaller works on paper, which she produces voluminously as a tandem practice to her large paintings, often while travelling. Parallel Journey: Works on Paper tracks more than four decades of this production, beginning with a watercolour the artist painted when she was 14 years old, and ending with mixed media drawings from 2015.

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