Exhibitions and Events


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.


Artist Talk: Will Robinson

1 March, 2013

 Halifax-based interdisciplinary artist William Robinson employs video, performance, sculpture, drawing and other media to investigate the culture of sound and social architecture. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, having shown in New York, Bergen and Berlin, as well as in Toronto at Nuit Blanche and in Halifax at Nocturne. His practice is conceptually based, often rooted in intimate encounters and immediate experiences. 

 Fri., March 1, 5 p.m.

Killam Memorial Library


Film Lecture: The French New Wave: The Generation of Change

7 February, 2013

An overview of the major figures, context and films of the French New Wave and its impact on the cinema and popular culture overall, with examples from the works of Godard, Varda, Marker and Truffaut.


African History Month Films: Black Power!

5 – 26 February, 2013


5 February - The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Göran Olsson, Sweden, 2011, 100 minutes. Frank interviews and footage of major post-Martin Luther King African-American figures such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and Bobby Seale, conducted by sympathetic Swedes for European broadcast, make for an astonishing time capsule and blast of hidden history. 

12 February - Story of a 3-Day Pass


Nouvelle Vague Landmarks: The French New Wave and the reach for new cinematic expression

23 January – 8 May, 2013

The French New Wave changed the cinema completely, from how we make movies to how we watch them. Initiated by film critics from the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, the Nouvelle Vague led to films shot on the cheap about contemporary subjects on one hand, while playfully re-imagining genres such as Science Fiction and musicals on the other.