Exhibitions and Events
The Sculpture Area of NSCAD University and the Contemporary Art Projects Society are pleased to present a public talk by Matthew Coolidge, founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation. The talk will take place on Wednesday 19 March at 7:30 pm in room HA19 at Dalhousie’s School of Architecture, located at 5410 Spring Garden Road. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
In conjunction with Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism
Curated by Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis
The 28 artists selected for the exhibition Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism employ a wide range of production strategies in the “capturing” of representational images in paint mediums, watercolour and pastel that can be categorized as realistic. Multiple image sources, framing devices, figure/ground relationships and levels of painterly craft are evident in this exhibition.
SCREENINGS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM FREE ADMISSION
Two film artists with African heritage—and a connection to Nova Scotia—will have their works shown at the Dalhousie Art Gallery for African Heritage Month. The first, the late actor Godfrey Cambridge, is featured in two landmark Hollywood Studio Films from 1970: Melvin Van Peebles’ The Watermelon Man and Ossie Davis’ Cotton Comes To Harlem, both, of course, directed by pioneer Black Directors. Cambridge, born in New York City, was sent to live with his grandparents in Sydney, Nova Scotia until he was 13.
To complement and counterpoint the themes of Realism and social engagement in the Gallery’s winter exhibitions, Capture: Nova Scotian Realismand Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, the Dalhousie Art Gallery is proud to present a film program surveying Realism in Film from 1930-2013.
Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery in association with Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia (PLANS). Curatorial research funded by the Robert Pope Foundation with project support from the Craig Foundation.
Gratefully acknowledging the additional support of: The Black Family; Moore Executive Suites; Premiere Self Storage; Spanish Bay Inn, Sydney.
60th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 12 December at 8pm
Our annual celebration of the creativity of the Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College—60 years!
Opening remarks will be delivered by VP of Student Services Dr. Bonnie Neuman at 8:30pm
MASSEY LECTURE RECEPTION/OPENING RECEPTION Thursday 17 October at 6 PM
The Gallery is pleased to host a public reception for author Lawrence Hill, who will be presenting the second of the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures, Blood, the Stuff of Life, in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at 8 PM.