Visual Arts Nova Scotia, “How We Are Talking” opens next week at The Craig Gallery


How We Are Talking

2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

The Craig Gallery, June 30 – August 7
Opening: Wednesday, June 297 – 9pm
Artist Panel: Saturday, August 6, 1pm

Highlighting the talents of mentees Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean and Claudia Legg the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition How We Are Talking also includes work from mentors Becka Barker, Mathew Reichertz, Ian McKinnon and James MacSwain. Emerging artists in this year’s program present new work on view at the Craig Gallery June 30 – August 7Learn more about the artists and their work.

Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. As a secondary outcome, the program offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit:

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.

The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and The Craig Gallery.


The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday11am – 3pmTuesday – Friday:12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit

Image details (clockwise from top left): Claudia Legg, Seeking, vinyl and Plexiglas, variable dimensions, 2016; Alice MacLean, untitled, 36″ x 48″, oil on canvas, 2016; Anna Taylor, Moral Code, cotton thread on linen, 26″ x 24″, 2016; Sophie Paskins, Mindscape I, oil and pencil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2016.

For more information on this exhibition, contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre