Exhibitions and Events

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

Event

Sculpture Lecture Series: Krzysztof Wodiczko

31 March, 2014

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.

Jordan Bennett, Turning Tables, 2010, walnut, oak, spruce, audio
Exhibition

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

21 March – 18 May, 2014

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.

Event

Sculpture Lecture Series: Matthew Coolidge

19 March, 2014

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.

Event

Panel Discussion: Realism: Future Directions

1 March, 2014

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. 

Film

Film Series: Black Film Artists with Nova Scotian Roots

4 February – 4 March, 2014

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.

Film

Realism in Film

22 January – 14 May, 2014

To complement and counterpoint the themes of Realism and social engagement in the Gallery’s winter exhibitions, Capture: Nova Scotian Realismand Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, the Dalhousie Art Gallery is proud to present a film program surveying Realism in Film from 1930-2013.

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