For over 30 years, the Dalhousie Art Gallery has been publishing books and catalogues, documenting exhibitions and contributing to the critical discourse.
A major retrospective exhibition of work by Canadian artist Alex Colville, organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition presented over 150 paintings, drawings, and prints, covering the artist's career from the 1940s to the present, and included work from both public and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.
An exhibition of the photographic work of Halifax artist Alvin Comiter, covering a period of almost ten years.
Suzanne Swannie: Six experimental drawings composed of layers of paper and pulled thread fabric. Christine Ross Hopper: The exhibition consists of 9 recent mixed media pieces which incorporate photographs with pastel drawing. These new works, she continues her interest in the Nova Scotian landscape and coastal subjects, combining the formal issues of contemporary artmaking with a personal statement about her environment.
A display of paintings by three additional member of the Group of Seven and their colleague Tom Thomson.
The work of four young Canadian artists, guest curated by Halifax sculptor John Greer.
Twelve paintings were shown by Dutch-born, Quebec artist Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872), best known for his lively renditions of Quebec habitant life.
Examples of work by three of the founding members of the Group of Seven.
The Dalhousie Art Gallery's collection of 19th Century European prints were acquired primarily through a generous donation from the Carnegie Corporation in 1926. This selection concentrated on the etchings in that collection.
An exhibition of new and recent work by Halifax artist John Murchie. Murchie employs readily available and accessible images, often those on advertising and packing materials, by transforming and recycling them through the application of paint.
A major exhibition of paintings and drawings by Canadian artist Paraskeva Clark (c.1898). This presentation showed the influence of her Russian origins and of her association with other major Canadian artists and groups in the 1930s and 1940s.
This exhibition of approximately 45 paintings and 20 drawings and lithographs by Arthur Lismer focused on the years during which he resided in Bedford, Nova Scotia and was Principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design (now NSCAD University).
The work in the exhibition are studies of windows painted at different times of the day and night, open and closed, and in different contexts. The work is concerned with the formal qualities of surface and scale, as well as with the more personal and metaphorical aspects which the window image has for the artist.
An historic overview of impressions created by artists living in Nova Scotia from c.1750-1869.