Exhibitions and Events
Opening Sunday, 4 March at 2 p.m.
In these works, Halifax artist Kathy MacGillivray presents a variety of concerns with social, international and personal issues. The mode of working is to construct/deconstruct images using a wide range of materials and found objects. She attempts to convey her response to questions concerning the environment, women’s issues, international affairs… and other timely questions which affect and concern all of us.
Working between 1915 and 1947, the Toronto artists Munn and Tacon created unique and personal art rooted in European modernism. In their paintings and drawings, these artists experimented with cubism and non-objectivity before abstraction was considered a viable direction for Canadian art. Overshadowed by the prominence of the Group of Seven, they never received lasting recognition for their pioneering work in this country. Organized by the Art Gallery of York University and curated by Dr.
How do architectural educators use traditional art forms such as sculpture, drawing and painting in their teaching? Where does art stop and architecture begin? This exhibition explores the similarities and contrasts between the creation of an artwork and the utilization of the same skills and processes in the creation of architecture. It will contain work by members of the Architecture Faculty and students at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Curated by Cliff Eyeland, Curator: Exhibitions and Resource Centre, T.U.N.S.
Opening Thursday, 11 January at 8 p.m.
A display of works from the Dalhousie Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection which includes paintings and works on paper by such artists as Andre Bieler, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, Jack Humphrey, Lawren Harris, David Milne, Marguerite Zwicker, Grace Keddy, Lucy Jarvis, Ruth Wainwright, Carl Schaefer, Edith Smith and Lewis Smith. Curated by Gemey Kelly.
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.