Exhibitions and Events


Gerald Ferguson: 100,000 Grapes

30 August – 6 October, 2013

From the Dalhousie Art Gallery Permanent Collection

Image: Rita McKeough, The Lion's Share, An Installation with a kitchen and a chicken, dimensions variable, 2012/2013

En Route Artist Talk: Rita McKeough at CBU Art Gallery

12 August, 2013

Cape Breton University Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Rd. Sydney, NS

August 12 at 6:00pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by preeminent media and performance artist, Rita McKeough on Monday August 12 at 6:00pm, in Sydney, NS. In collaboration with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, and the Dalhousie Art Gallery, this artist talk is offered as the first installment of Visual Arts Nova Scotia's En Route Artist Talk Series

Anne Macmillan, documentation from LIttle Lakes, 2013. Photo Katie McKay.

Anne Macmillan: Little Lakes- Public Swim

7 August, 2013

Little Lake 44.496667,-63.721667

Marion Bond Gentleman from Petpeswick , n.d. oil on canvas Purchased with funds donated by Dr. John A. Scrymgeour, 1993

LOCAVORE: Works from the NSCAD Community in the Dalhousie Art Gallery Permanent Collection

4 June – 7 July, 2013

For 125 years, beginning in 1887 as the Victoria School of Art and evolving into its current form as NSCAD University, this independent art school has been the visual arts engine of the region and, arguably, for Canada. As the first contemporary degree granting visual arts institution – initially with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, then a Masters programme – NSCAD has become a creative powerhouse that supports a wide array of studio production practices balanced with programmes that promote historical, critical and contextual analysis.


Halifax Ink Wins CMA Award of Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions

30 May, 2013

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, May 30, 2013 -- This evening, the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) proudly celebrated excellence in the Canadian museum field at the annual National Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. This year, a total of 24 awards were presented during a special ceremony

held at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

Artifact Institute, documentation from Investigation 2.

Roundtable on Electronic Waste

11 May, 2013

Saturday 11 May 2pm - 4pm

Dalhousie Art Gallery

6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

The public is invited to participate in an open-ended conversation about electronic waste as a global phenomenon and as a local issue in the Halifax Regional Municipality.



5 April, 2013

Featuring Montreal soprano Sarah Albu

Friday 5 April at 8 PM

A unique, daring, and very personal program, trickpony is singer Sarah Albu's exploration of the full musical development process - from inspiration to composition to rehearsal to performance - of eight new works for solo voice.


Panel Discussion: Realism and Contemporary Painting

4 April, 2013

In conjunction with the Pierre Dorion exhibition currently on display, the Dalhousie Art Gallery will host a panel discussion on Thursday evening 4 April at 7 pm to explore, particularly in a Nova Scotian context, the lack of a precise, shared understanding about what constitutes 'realism' in contemporary painting.

Pierre Dorion, Chambres avec vues (Les Dauphins sur le parc), 1998

Pierre Dorion

15 March – 12 May, 2013

Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage

Opening Reception Thursday 14 March at 8 pm

To say that the paintings of Montreal based artist Pierre Dorion are Minimalist works only tells one side of the story; to say that they are objective Realist paintings also tells just one side.  But they are both; they also are imbued with sentiments of loss, memory, presence, and an ambiguous unreality that actually is based on the artist’s own photographs.