Exhibitions and Events
In addition to an overview of the social and architectural history of the Ark, there will be an opportunity to
The Ark: an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity.
– Ark dedication, September 1976
Screening twice daily at the Dalhousie Art Gallery from
Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College!
All are welcome to a guided tour of the exhibition i want to be a seashell / i want to be a mold / i want to be a spirit with artists Lou Sheppard and William Robinson, and curators Wes Johnston and Rebecca Semple.
The tour will begin at 2 PM inside the main entrance/lobby of the Dalhousie Arts Centre and continue in the gallery. ASL interpretation will be provided, and the tour will last approximately one and a half hours. Sunday 28 November is the final day of the exhibition, and the gallery is open until 5 PM.
All are welcome to a free lecture on the architectural history of the Dalhousie Arts Centre on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary by Professor Steven Mannell, College of Sustainability and School of Architecture. Seating is limited and Proof-of-Vaccination will be required for entry.
For additional information, please contact the Gallery at email@example.com or 902.494.2403
Lou Sheppard and William Robinson: i want to be a seashell/i want to be a mold/i want to be a spirit
This exhibition is informed by the Japanese concept of Metabolism, first coined by architectural critic Noboru Kawazoe in his essay the Metabolist Manifesto. Metabolism was referenced in 1971 when the Dalhousie Arts Centre was built by Fowler Bauld & Mitchell (now FBM Architecture) with the support of consulting architect Junji Mikawa.
I want to be a seashell / I want to be a mold / I want to be a spirit will open with Nocturne: Art at Night 2021.