From the Vault

29 April – 10 July, 2016

From the Vault, installation view.

Continuing our look at the emergence of artist-run culture and the changing cultural landscape in Halifax in the 1970s and early 1980s, this exhibition focusses on artworks acquired by the Dalhousie Art Gallery during that era. A move into a purpose-built, professional gallery space, and an annual budget for the purchase of artworks, initiated a vital period of growth for the Gallery and its collection. This selection of historical and contemporary drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures, many of which were acquired through the generosity of the artists, Dalhousie Alumni, and other donors, includes works by Alex Colville, Greg Curnoe, Lawren Harris, Aileen Meagher, David Milne, and Ruth Wainwright, among others.