Exhibitions and Events

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

Stitched Stories: Shauntay Grant and Family in conversation

6 October, 2016

Affiliated with the exhibition:

Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts

CURATED BY SHAUNTAY GRANT

The Dress: Mayann Francis and Gary Markle in conversation

29 September, 2016

Affiliated with the exhibition:  

The Dress: Mayann Francis and the Call to Serve

CURATED BY MAYANN FRANCIS WITH PAIGE CONNELL, ANGELA GLANZMANN, AND GARY MARKLE

Film still from A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1935

Film

Four Centuries of Shakespeare

14 September – 14 December, 2016

SCREENINGS WEDNESDAYS AT 8 PM. FREE ADMISSION

The year 2016 marks four hundred years since William Shakespeare’s death. The Bard’s works continue to inspire and confound, with significant motion picture versions appearing on a regular basis. In this series, films have been chosen for manageable durations as well as their overall quality. The series begins and ends with films about The Bard, kicking off with the Oscar-Winning Shakespeare in Love and concluding with Anonymous, which questions Shakespeare’s authorship.

Lisa Hirmer, Dirt Piles, 2011

Exhibition

"And yet we still remain, going around, and again in dominion's plot...", Lisa Hirmer: Dirt Piles, Landscape/Displacement

2 September – 27 November, 2016

For well over a century, the Canadian landscape has been an extensively manipulated one, dramatically transformed by industry, agriculture, and urban development, yet it continues to be read, and often labelled as, wilderness. Post-clearcut Algonquin Park, the managed forests of British Columbia and New Brunswick, the vast wheat fields of the Prairies, are all prime examples of irreversibly altered terrain layered over with a skewed narrative of nature, one that remains nailed to the wall in many exhibitions, runs through tourism promotions, and underscores populist political speech.

The Honourable Mayann Francis at her installation ceremony at Government House on 7 September, 2006. Photo: Shirley Robb, courtesy of Communications Nova Scotia

Exhibition

The Dress: Mayann Francis and the Call to Serve

2 September – 27 November, 2016

Upon the advice of the Prime Minister, on 20 June, 2006, Governor General Michaëlle Jean appointed Mayann Francis as Nova Scotia’s 31st Lieutenant Governor, a posting that she held until 12 April, 2012. Francis was the first African Nova Scotian, and only the second woman, to serve as Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor.

Shauntay Grant at Citadel Hill, Halifax, with Winter Quilt, 2013. Photo: Shyronn Smardon

Exhibition

Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts

2 September – 27 November, 2016

As a descendant of Black Loyalists, Black Refugees, and Jamaican Maroons who came to Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries, Shauntay Grant’s love of language stretches back to her storytelling roots in Nova Scotia’s historic Black communities. This exhibition features a handful of quilts selected by Grant from the heritage holdings of her family, prominently those of her grandmother, the Reverend Alfreda Smith.

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