Exhibitions and Events

Kim Morgan, "Grace", 2020.

Kim Morgan: Artist and Curator Tour

29 September, 2022

Join us Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 6:30 pm for an Artist and Curator Tour of our current exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Kim Morgan "Blood and Breath, Skin and Dust", curated by Susan Gibson Garvey.

The tour will provide more context about the research process for this body of work and address the conceptual underpinnings of the individual works, as well as the relationship between the artist and her collaborator/curator.

Kim Morgan, Blood Galaxy, detail, 2017


Kim Morgan: Blood and Breath, Skin and Dust

16 September – 4 December, 2022

Kim Morgan: Blood and Breath, Skin and Dust focuses on eight years of interdisciplinary artist Kim Morgan’s research and artistic production employing electron microscopy. Immersive installations, sculptural objects, and sound and video works reflect this artist’s interest in using advanced technologies to explore materiality and the body. Informed by the experience of vibrant matter at the microscopic level these intriguing works offer encounters in human-scaled space and time, and an opportunity to bridge the gap between science, medicine, and art.

Steve Higgins, A few unwanted species, 2021-22, mixed media. Photo: Steve Farmer

Auction: Unwanted Species by Steve Higgins

9 – 17 July, 2022

Unwanted Species is an online auction organized by artist Steve Higgins in support of the Indigenous Butterfly and Pollinator Garden located on the Dalhousie University campus. The auction will be held from June 27th to July 17th and all proceeds will be donated to fund the Garden.

The auction items include all 90 installation artworks of A few unwanted species by Steve Higgins, from the exhibition Plant Kingdom curated by Frances Dorsey at Dalhousie Art Gallery until July 10th, 2022.

Photo: Indigenous Butterfly and Pollinator Garden, Dalhousie University campus, September 2022. Photo by Camille-Zoe Valcourt-Synnott.

Performance: (de)composition with Ursula Johnson and Lisa Myers

6 July, 2022

(De)composition is a performance about longing for contact, using the existence of underground networks of mycelia as a metaphor. Their performance will consider ideas of connectivity that are explored within the Gallery, in the garden, and through other forms of plant life growing on the Dalhousie campus.

Apple tree in bloom, Indigenous Butterfly and Pollinator Garden, June 2022


Plant Kingdom: Curator Tours with Frances Dorsey

21 – 23 June, 2022

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 11:00 AM *Gallery + Garden tour*
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 6:00 PM *Gallery tour only*

Kallis demonstrated her weaving to DAG staff.


Upcoming Series: Online Weaving with artist Sharon Kallis

18 May – 9 July, 2022

Free skillshare with a practising textile artist!

Kallis demonstrating her weaving to DAG staff. 

Artist Talk with Sharon Kallis and the Legion of Flying Monkeys

8 May, 2022

Sharon Kallis will give an informal talk about her multi-year journey getting from seed to wearable garment, and her current bi-coastal weave-along, featuring East coast and West coast nettles and linens.

This event will be concurrently streamed via Zoom. 

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SltAZ0oJSzemUPebTn7hRw

After the talk, Plant Kingdom artist David Gowman and his band The Legion of Flying Monkeys will be doing a short set in the gallery!

A variety of materials used in Kallis' artistic practise. Photo courtesy of Sharon Kallis.

Performance: Nettle Spinning Circle

7 May, 2022

Come enjoy the new exhibition Plant Kingdom and join us in the Sculpture Court (Arts Centre, floor 2) to observe a nettle spinning learning circle hosted by artist Sharon Kallis. She will be sharing fibre processing and spinning techniques with the volunteers who aided in her project by harvesting and processing stinging nettle from TapRoot farms in the Autumn of 2021.

Frances Dorsey, Macro Plant Observations (detail), 2022. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Plant Kingdom

6 May – 10 July, 2022

Cecil Day, Frances Dorsey, David Gowman, Anna Heywood-Jones, Steve Higgins, Ursula Johnson and Lisa Myers, and Sharon Kallis

Plant Kingdom emerged as a means to reflect on the ways that life on our planet is dependent upon, enriched by, and indebted to plants. The elements of this exhibition, both in the Gallery and offsite, present and engage with the ways in which plants are integral to the cultivation and creation of material culture, and how this represents the larger value of plants to our planet.

Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark studying the Ark systems model, Solsearch Architects, summer 1975. This model was used in meetings with government officials, the technical review panel, and the engineering review consultants. Credit: Solsearch Architects. Photographer: Fausta Hammarlund.

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Lessons from the Ark for the 21st Century" with Curator Steven Mannell and Architects Ole Hammarlund and David Bergmark

3 April, 2022

Sunday, April 3rd 2022 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | FREE ADMISSION