Exhibitions and Events
68th SSFA: Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception of two new exhibitions!
Bring your family and friends along to view the 68th Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition. This annual exhibition features works of art in a variety of media and showcases the creative talents of our Dalhousie and King's College communities.
A Few of Our Favourite Things: Selections from the Permanent Collection
This exhibition departs from the Dalhousie Art Gallery's usual format of curating a selection of work from the permanent collection based on thematic, media and/or specific artist(s); instead, this display presents choices by the six members of the Gallery's team, who work in various roles. Collecting galleries and museums contain objects that, for one reason or another, become highlights of the collection in the eyes of its visitors. Similarly, the people who spend their working lives in the art gallery sector also form attachments to the objects in their care.
68th Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition
Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College! This exhibition is a unique opportunity to share your passion for the arts, foster, creativity, and acknowledge that the arts continue to be an important part of the University, its community as well as its history.
Kim Morgan Artist Talk
Kim Morgan: Blood and Breath, Skin and Dust
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.
Auction: Unwanted Species by Steve Higgins
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.
Performance: (de)composition with Ursula Johnson and Lisa Myers
(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.
Plant Kingdom: Curator Tours with Frances Dorsey
TUESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 11:00 AM *Gallery + Garden tour*
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 6:00 PM *Gallery tour only*
Upcoming Series: Online Weaving with artist Sharon Kallis
Free skillshare with a practising textile artist!
Artist Talk with Sharon Kallis and the Legion of Flying Monkeys
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!