Exhibitions and Events

Film still from Orson Welles' Film The Lady From Shanghai, 1947

Long Shadows at Dawn: The Art of Film Noir

21 January – 17 June, 2015

Now recognized as one the most influential of filmmaking styles, Film Noir was often dismissed in its own time as genre-heavy urban crime drama. With its creeping shadows, wet streets, addled subjectivity and looming sense of betrayal, Noir realized the dark underside of America’s postwar triumphalism. Populated by losers, tough guys and femmes fatales, Noir sports stylized dialogue, ruthless action and an existential world view that resonates deeply with today’s sense of everyday despair.

Maskull Lasserre, Lexicon, 2008. Collection: City of Ottawa.


16 January – 8 March, 2015

Artists and scientists have long been fascinated with the internal landscapes of the human body, as well as its fragility, both as a material object and as an ever-changing biomedical representation. Anatomica is a dialogue between contemporary art that explores themes related to anatomical science and historical anatomical atlases, models and artifacts, and highlights the aesthetics, cultural legacies and allure of anatomical imagery.


The 61st Annual SSFA Exhibition

12 – 21 December, 2014

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the Dalhousie community – entering its seventh decade! Up to three entries per person will be accepted during regular Gallery hours between 1 November and 1 December.

The Gallery will close on 23 December for the holidays and the installation of our next exhibition. Please join us on Thursday 15 January at 8 PM for the opening of the group project title TBD shortly guest curated by Dr. Cindy Stelmackowich.


2014 Killam Lecture Series: Interface: Computer Science, New Media Art and Public Space

21 November, 2014

Guest lectures in the auditorium of the Goldberg Computer Science Building:

David Rokeby, title TBD, Friday 21 November, 7:00 PM


2014 Killam Lecture Series, Interface: Computer Science, New Media Art and Public Space

14 November, 2014

Guest lectures in the auditorium of the Goldberg Computer Science Building.

Nell Tenhaaf, title TBD, Friday 14 November, 7:00 PM


Nocturne: Art at Night

18 October, 2014

The Gallery is pleased to present two projects as part of Nocturne.

The feature Gallery exhibition, (im)mobile, will be open to the public until Midnight. Admission is free as always.

Working with Phin, a trans-disciplinary group of artists that includes Director/Curator Peter Dykhuis, the Gallery is supporting “Incidental Findings”, one chapter of Trio (Magic House/Magic Ride), a multimedia installation with performances staged in a cube van parked on the Halifax waterfront.

Edith Flückiger, Slogan (ASK...) Alu Light (120cm x 160cm), Lambda print, plexiglass, 2010.


17 October – 30 November, 2014

The Centre for Art Tapes has partnered with Dalhousie Art Gallery for the upcoming exhibition (im)mobile, featuring established media artists Edith Flückiger (Lucerne, Switzerland) and Germaine Koh (Vancouver). The exhibition is curated by Mireille Bourgeois, independent curator (Halifax), and Chantal Molleur, curator and co-founder of White Frame (Basel, Switzerland).