Exhibitions and Events

Sherri Smith, North Polar Region, 2005

A Very Long Engagement

18 January – 3 March, 2013

Opening Reception 
Thursday 17 January at 8 pm


59th SSFA Exhibition

14 – 22 December, 2012

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

Tom Dean, Bitch Pack ‘A’, 1999


19 October – 2 December, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday 18 October at 8 PM


CFAT September Artist Talk Series: Bethany Riorden-Butterworth & Ella Tetrault

27 September, 2012

CFAT will host a talk given by CFAT Curators in Residence Bethany Riorden-Butterworth & Ella Tetrault will launch a digital exploration of their Fuller Terrace Lecture Series; a bi-weekly lecture held in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and is based around the idea of sharing stories and experiences with members of the community. The duo will also host a lecture with special guests from cultural groups who have adapted similar operational models of presentations.


The Lives of the Artists: The Composers

26 September – 19 December, 2012

In honour of Symphony Nova Scotia’s 30th anniversary, we present a short selection of cinematic biographies—from the 1940s up to the current decade—of classical composers.


CFAT September Artist Talk Series: Paul Wong & J.J. Kegan McFadden

20 September, 2012

Prismatic, CFAT and Saint Mary's University Art Gallery will partner for an artist talk and screening of Vancouver-based video artist Paul Wong. Part one: Paul Wong Double Bill: Two Sides of the Same Coin: program of 10 video shorts curated by Winnipeg-based curator J.J. Kegan McFadden entitled home-style. Part two: an artist talk on the artist's recent projects where Wong will also discuss a recent curatorial project, THE LONG TIME, an exhibition and publication featuring recent work of Lisa Steele & Kim Tomzcak.


CFAT September Artist Talk Series: James Geurts

16 September, 2012

Visiting New Media Artist in Residence James Geurts (Australia) joins a panel discussion on the Dalhousie Exhibit Place Markers-Mapping Locations and Probing Boundaries. Geurts' artwork Drawing: Tidal Continuum, investigates how tidal forces reflect and stimulate subtle states of perception.


CFAT September Artist Talk Series: Melanie Colosimo & Michael McCormack & Tom Sherman

13 September, 2012

CFAT Local Artist Resident, Melanie Colosimo has been working on a video animation project using miniatures and paper cut-outs. Colosimo's artwork explores themes of reflective nostalgia and displacement. CFAT's local electronics resident Michael McCormack created Field, which explores the uses of shortwave radio and its relationship with other communications devices. Field will be presented at Nocturne: Art at Night Festival. Launching at the artist talk; a catalogue with new text by Tom Sherman Video is a Perceptual Prosthetic.


Halifax in Hollywood

13 – 19 September, 2012

On the cusp of the 100th Anniversary of the first feature film made in Canada—Evangeline, shot in Halifax in 1913—the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Atlantic Film Festival present a seven-film retrospective of Nova Scotians and a Nova Scotian story populating Hollywood’s Golden Age in the 1930s. Two stars—David Manners and Ruby Keeler—were once Tinseltown’s biggest stars.

video stills from Ellen Moffat and Kim Morgan’s in pulse, 2012

Place Markers: Mapping Locations and Probing Boundaries

31 August – 7 October, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday 30 August at 8 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION Sunday 16 September at 2 PM
Featuring participating artists: James Geurts (Melbourne, Australia), collaborators Ellen Moffat (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Kim Morgan (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Evamaria Trischak (Vienna, Austria)