Exhibitions and Events
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.
This showcase will feature a curated display from the Permanent Collection selected by Gallery staff so that visitors can get to know something about the people "behind the scenes" through their artistic choices.
The Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for the 68th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni (SSFA) Exhibition. Celebrating the diverse creative talents of the Dalhousie community, the Gallery encourages submissions of original artwork in various media and regardless of experience or education in the art field. Accepted formats include: 2D and 3D artworks such as painting, photography, printmaking, collage, textiles/fibre, sculpture, installation, drawing, bookworks, video, and more.
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.
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.
(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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 11:00 AM *Gallery + Garden tour*
THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 6:00 PM *Gallery tour only*
Free skillshare with a practising textile artist!
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.
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!
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.