Exhibitions and Events

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.

Exhibition

63rd Annual Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

9 – 22 December, 2016

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College!

Now accepting up to three submissions per person, deadline Sunday 27 November at 5PM.

Download submission form and guidelines here.

Opening Reception for the 63rd Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

8 December, 2016

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College.

Join us for a toast to the creative members of our community!

Refreshments will be served—all are welcome.

Event

Common Threads: Mayann Francis and Shauntay Grant in Discussion

17 November, 2016

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present a discussion between Mayann Francis and Shauntay Grant surrounding their respective curated projects The Dress: Mayann Francis and the call to serve and Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1051275941651577/

Artist Talk: Lisa Hirmer

20 October, 2016

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present an artist talk by Lisa Hirmer, on her work Dirt Piles, Landscape/Displacement in the context of the exhibition “And yet we still remain, going around, and again, in dominion’s plot...”. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

Event

Artists of Dalhousie—Annual General Meeting

13 October, 2016

The Artists of Dalhousie Society meets regularly to coordinate art making events and workshops, artist talks, and gallery tours, on and off campus. The society is open to all Dalhousie/King’s students and there is no cost to join.

Annual General Meeting — Artists of Dalhousie Society

Thursday 13 October, 7-9 PM at Dalhousie Art Gallery

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