Exhibitions and Events


Public Reception for Nature as Communities and From the Vault: Human/Nature

30 May, 2019

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the reception for Nature as Communities, curated by Jennifer Yakamovich, and From the Vault: Human/Nature, curated by Michele Gallant. The curators and some of the participating artists will be present, with opening remarks around 5:30 pm, for which ASL interpretation will be provided. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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Diyan Achjadi, Dip, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.


Nature as Communities

3 May – 14 July, 2019

Diyan Achjadi, PA System & Embassy of Imagination (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, and youth collaborators: David Pudlat, Moe Kelly, Christine Adamie, Nathan Adla, Lachaolasie Akesuk), Ayoka Junaid, Becoming Sensor (Ayelen Liberona and Natasha Myers, with sound composer Allison Cameron), Sandra Semchuk, Jay White and Jennifer Schine

Heather MacLeod, Point Pleasant, Picnic Table on a Hill, Halifax, 2002. Dalhousie Art Gallery Permanent Collection


From the Vault: Human/Nature

3 May – 14 July, 2019

This year’s From the Vault exhibition augments the explorations of environment and sustainability presented in Nature as Communities, and features photography-based works from the Gallery’s permanent collection that probe various points of intersection between nature and our human natures.

D’Arcy Wilson, Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens (detail), 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Visite guidée en français de l'exposition en cours D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

21 March, 2019

L’équipe de la galerie vous invite chaleureusement à une visite guidée en français de l'exposition en cours D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist le jeudi 21 mars 2019 à 19h00.

L'entrée est gratuite et tous sont bienvenus. Une réservation est fortement conseillée via ce formulaire: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/dalhousie-art-gallery-19672922183
Cette visite guidée sera animée par Lisa Bouraly, muséologue et commissaire indépendante.

D'Arcy Wilson, (excerpt from) Museology, 2015-2016, archival inkjet print on paper. Documentation by Chris Friel

The Memorialist: Keynote Address

21 February, 2019

MacAloney Room (406), 4th Floor, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Dendragapus canadensis, USNM A 12565, The Smithsonian Institution. Date collected: 28 July 1847, Date Visited: 24 May 2016. Archival Inkjet Print, 20" x 26", 2016. Photo Credit: Chris Friel


D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

18 January – 14 April, 2019

Andrew Downs’ Zoological Gardens opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the edge of town in 1847. Stretching over one hundred acres in the area adjacent to what is now known as the Armdale Roundabout, for more than 20 years the Gardens housed regional and exotic animals in sprawling wooded enclosures. The proprietor, known to care deeply for the animals in his keep, was also a master taxidermist, supplying specimens to the world’s leading scientific institutions of the time.

Opening Reception for D'Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

17 January, 2019

The Gallery is pleased to present a public reception for the exhibition D'Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist. There will be refreshements and the artist will be in attendance.


65th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition

7 – 21 December, 2018

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College!

Entries are to be made to the Dalhousie Art Gallery between 1 - 25 November during regular Gallery hours. Download form and guidelines here.

Opening Reception and Curator's Tour

12 October, 2018

The Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to a Curator's Tour with Wanda Nanibush, at the Opening Reception for Nanabozho's Sisters.

Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Rosalie Favell, Voyager, 2003. From the Plain(s) Warrior Artist series.


Nanabozho's Sisters

12 October – 25 November, 2018

Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Rosalie Favell, Ursula Johnson, Shelley Niro, and Anna Tsouhlarakis