Exhibitions and Events
An exhibition of 63 works, including oils and works on paper, which mark the changes in the work of Canadian artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald from 1942 until his death in 1956. These later works are noted for their parallel development of both abstract and realist images, and are a departure from FitzGerald’s previous efforts in terms of both subject matter and handling of medium.
A selection of paintings and drawings by this well-known artist and teacher from the collection of his daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Ian Townsend-Gault, who is a professor at the Dalhousie Law School. William Townsend was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and at the Slade where he was appointed Professor in 1968 and was responsible for establishing the post-graduate programme. Between 1951 and 1973 he taught frequently at the Banff School of Fine Arts where he made a significant contribution to its establishment as a year-round professional Centre for the Arts.
An exhibition of the Maritime drawings, etchings, watercolours, and sketchbooks of Nova Scotia artist Donald Cameron MacKay (1906-1979) from the collection of the Dalhousie University Archives. Included in the display are studies of buildings and streetscapes – many since demolished – in Halifax and of the towns and fishing villages of Port Maitland, Wolfville, Bedford and others. Among MacKay’s earliest artistic efforts, these works provide us with an extensive and unique visual record of the region as it was in the 1920s.
Human figures, whether implied or not, are the direct objects of analysis in the works of Canadian artist John Clark. The exhibition presents several paintings from the years Clark spent in Halifax (1978 – 1983) as well as more recent canvases completed in Lethbridge, Alberta where he currently lives and works. Concerned with depicting “things as they are”, Clarke attempts to achieve a balance between what he, as an artist, perceives on a conscious level and what he brings to work subconsciously.
The Gallery celebrates the artistic talents of members of the University community by presenting its annual exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and crafts by Dalhousie students, staff, faculty and alumni.
An exhibition of newly created sculpture by this Halifax artist which consists of large hand-crafted rocking horse figures. Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Curated by Gemey Kelly.
New Sculptural works by Halifax artist Kim Truchan which makes reference to the beach environments of four sites in Nova Scotia. The exhibition consists of several multi-media/sound installations, as well as sketchbooks, photographs and a floor piece. Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Curated by Gemey Kelly
A nationally touring exhibition of the large, gouged-plywood paintings of Paterson Ewen. The exhibition presents several of Ewen’s best-known works – studies of landscape and the phenomena of weather – dating from the early 1970’s to the present. These monumental works are painterly evocations of light and space which, according to exhibition Curator Phillip Monk, “rival the mystic depictions of the storm tossed scenes of the Group of Seven”. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario with the generous assistance of the Canada Council.
A major exhibition of over sixty domestic and ceremonial objects created by the peoples of West Africa. Included in this important collection are combs, pipes, fly-whisks, fertility figures, masks and headdresses. Organized and circulated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and produced with the financial assistance of the Department of Communications.