Exhibitions and Events

Still from Gerald Potterton's The Railrodder, 1965
Film

Atlantic Film Festival: Celebrating the National Film Board of Canada

12 September, 2014

FREE ADMISSION

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board. Gaspereau Press author Binnie Brennan will read from her new book Like Any Other Monday which tells the story of a Buster Keaton-like character. A screening of the 1964 NFB film The Railrodder and its accompanying ‘making of’ documentary, Buster Keaton Rides Again, will follow the reading after a short question and answer session.

Exhibition

Diamond Mine: 60 Years of Collecting at the Dalhousie Art Gallery

12 September – 5 October, 2014

Public reception: Thursday 11 September at 8:00 PM

In October 1953, a one-room area in the Arts and Administration Building was officially opened as the Dalhousie Art Gallery, a space administered by an art committee made up of faculty members working on a volunteer basis. The 1950s and 1960s were formative years for the Gallery when it went through a period of rapid growth. In 1970, the Gallery hired its first professional Director, and it has been led by paid professional staff ever since.

Event

Tracing Tracks Online Launch

5 September, 2014

Project site: http://tracingtracks.com

Artists: Edith Flückiger and Germaine Koh

Curators: Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur

Website by Lukas Steinman

          A component of the exhibition

Event

Artifact Institute: Closing reception and round table discussion

20 August, 2014

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION on residual media and CLOSING RECEPTION for 

Event

New Canadian Pilgrimages #4: Pictou Island Portage

25 – 31 July, 2014

Curated and organized by Eryn Foster, the Pictou Island Portage is a week-long artist residency taking place on Pictou Island, Nova Scotia. As part of this residency, seven Canadian artists, a writer and a photographer will create independent and collaborative works that explore the idea and practice of portage. For the duration of this residency, participants will repetitively traverse the island on foot while also carrying around with them a sculptural, conceptual or performative object of art.

Event

Artifact Institute Open House

24 July, 2014

Open House

Thursday 24 July 2014, 7 to 10 PM
6052 Almon Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Artifact Institute is pleased to open its facility to the public on Thursday 24 July from 7 to 10 PM. The facility is operating this summer to complete the project Investigation 1: Electronic equipment discarded between 2004 and 2009 by arts and cultural organizations in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

About Investigation 1

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

16 July, 2014
Closing Reception

Sassafr

16 July, 2014
Event

Panel Discussion: Aboriginal Curating Today

4 May, 2014

PANEL DISCUSSION
ABORIGINAL CURATING TODAY

SUNDAY 4 MAY AT 3 PM | SCOTIABANK THEATRE, SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

PANELISTS:
Greg Hill - Kanyen’kehaka artist and curator, Audain Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada Ursula Johnson - Mi’kmaq artist, currently longlisted for the Sobey Art Award
Dr. Carla Taunton - Assistant Professor, Division of Art History and Critical Studies, NSCAD University Tania Willard - Secwepemc artist, designer, co-curator of Beat Nation

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