Exhibitions and Events
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.
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
ABORIGINAL CURATING TODAY
SUNDAY 4 MAY AT 3 PM | SCOTIABANK THEATRE, SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
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
The Sculpture Area of NSCAD University and the Contemporary Art Projects Society are pleased to present a public talk by internationally recognized artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. The talk will take place on Monday 31 March at 7:30 pm in room HA19 at Dalhousie’s School of Architecture, located at 5410 Spring Garden Road. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, based on an initiative of grunt gallery, co-curated by Kathleen Ritter, Associate Curator (former), Vancouver Art Gallery and Tania Willard, a Secwepemc artist, designer and curator.
This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald / Eye and I, The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, Gary R. Bell, Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge.
This exhibition is shared with Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and mounted in the two respective gallery spaces.
The Sculpture Area of NSCAD University and the Contemporary Art Projects Society are pleased to present a public talk by Matthew Coolidge, founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation. The talk will take place on Wednesday 19 March at 7:30 pm in room HA19 at Dalhousie’s School of Architecture, located at 5410 Spring Garden Road. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
In conjunction with Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism
Curated by Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis
The 28 artists selected for the exhibition Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism employ a wide range of production strategies in the “capturing” of representational images in paint mediums, watercolour and pastel that can be categorized as realistic. Multiple image sources, framing devices, figure/ground relationships and levels of painterly craft are evident in this exhibition.
SCREENINGS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM FREE ADMISSION
Two film artists with African heritage—and a connection to Nova Scotia—will have their works shown at the Dalhousie Art Gallery for African Heritage Month. The first, the late actor Godfrey Cambridge, is featured in two landmark Hollywood Studio Films from 1970: Melvin Van Peebles’ The Watermelon Man and Ossie Davis’ Cotton Comes To Harlem, both, of course, directed by pioneer Black Directors. Cambridge, born in New York City, was sent to live with his grandparents in Sydney, Nova Scotia until he was 13.