Exhibitions and Events

film still from Dear White People, 2014


African Heritage Month: First Films by Black Filmmakers

2 – 16 February, 2016


2 February - She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee, USA, 1986, 84 minutes. An independently minded 80s African-American female must choose between multiple suitors–one of them played by the director himself–in this precise and energetic debut feature from the now legendary filmmaker Spike Lee.

9 February - Dear White People


The Art of Film Noir II

27 January – 25 May, 2016

Now recognized as one of the most sharply defined of all popular cinematic styles, Film Noir’s reach moved past its Southern California origins to influence filmmakers around the world. In this second series of Noirs presented by the Dalhousie Art Gallery, that global reach is represented by films from England, France, and Japan, with a concentration on films by American directors who were ultimately blacklisted in Hollywood, including Abraham Polonsky, Frank Tuttle, Dalton Trumbo, Edward Dmytryk, Cy Endfield, Jules Dassin, and Joseph Losey.

Postcard invitation to opening of Peggy’s Cove Syndrome group exhibition, November 30, 1974, Eyelevel Gallery fonds, MS-3-35, Box 40, Folder 4


“Why are we saving All these artist publications + Other Galleries stuffs?” The Emergence of Artist-Run Culture in Halifax

22 January – 17 April, 2016

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Canadian artists began to self-organize and establish independent spaces for creating and presenting contemporary art. These spaces were called “parallel galleries” or “alternative spaces” and are now known as artist-run centres. Halifax is home to some of the oldest artist-run centres in the country: between 1970 and 1975, Charlotte Townsend-Gault organized the artist-run Mezzanine Gallery at NSCAD. In 1972, a group of female artists established the Inventions Gallery, but the gallery closed after a fire in 1973.

Lisa Lipton, video still from You can take my bicycle, 2011. Photo: CFAT


Gleaning a Song: The Singing Voice as Artifact in Media Art

22 January – 6 March, 2016

Gleaning a Song: The Singing Voice as Artifact in Media Art is a compilation of CFAT members’ videos that distinctly incorporate, explore, conjure, or manipulate the singing voice in “song” as tenor for cultural production, existential memoire, conceptual and technical experimentation, and/or cultural communication. The program includes works by Lindsay Dobbin, Lisa Lipton, Tom Sherman and Jan Pottie, and Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby.

Michael Eddy, DJ Curtains, from ERI 6, 2014. Photo: Eyelevel Gallery


ERI 7: Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative

22 January – 6 March, 2016

Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative is a biennial exhibition of artist’s books, multiples, and printed matter, refreshing Eyelevel Gallery’s Bookstore with works from established and emerging artists. Work on display will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition during regular gallery hours.

Opening Reception

Opening reception

21 January, 2016

Opening reception for  “Why are we saving All these artist publications + Other Galleries stuffs?”Gleaning a Song: The Singing Voice as Artifact in Media Art and Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 7.


Mark Gilbert Artist Talk

17 December, 2015

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present an artist's talk by Mark Gilbert, in conjunction with the screening of Midge Mackenzie's documentary, Saving Faces, which appears in this year's Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition.


62nd Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

4 – 20 December, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 3 December at 7PM

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the Dalhousie community -- in its seventh decade! Up to three entries per person will be accepted during regular Gallery hours between November 1st to 22nd. 

Opening Reception

Test reception for Drawings from the Heart

18 November, 2015

Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

9 November, 2015

Now in its fourth season, the groundbreaking PBS series Art 21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century provides a behind the scenes view of a diverse range of contemporary artists. Viewers observe intimate footage of artists at work in their homes, studios and communities and speaking in their own words about their practice.