Exhibitions and Events

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

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.


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.


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 Series: Black Film Artists with Nova Scotian Roots

4 February – 4 March, 2014


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.


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.

Richard Thomas Davis, '65 Volvo, 2013

CAPTURE 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

17 January – 9 March, 2014

Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery in association with Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia (PLANS). Curatorial research funded by the Robert Pope Foundation with project support from the Craig Foundation.

Gratefully acknowledging the additional support of: The Black Family; Moore Executive Suites; Premiere Self Storage; Spanish Bay Inn, Sydney.


Book Sale

17 – 22 December, 2013

The 60th Annual SSFA Exhibition

13 – 22 December, 2013

60th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 12 December at 8pm

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College—60 years!

Opening remarks will be delivered by VP of Student Services Dr. Bonnie Neuman  at 8:30pm