Rørpost International Art Collaboration Show

September 16 – October 4

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 16 at 5:30pm

As part of the work of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), a collaboration of 19 of the world’s leading energy producing cities of which Halifax is a member, 24 local Halifax artists have partnered with 24 Danish artists under the WECP initiative called “Rørpost”.

The purpose of Rorpost is to bring international artists together in WECP member cities using collaborative projects as a pipeline for the flow of creative energy, the development of friendships, and the celebration of the freedom of expression.

The word “Rørpost” means a pneumatic tube in Danish. In the past pneumatic tubes were used in department stores to make change or exchange paper messages. In this case Rørpost is a metaphor for sending the paper exchange and art ideas across the Atlantic. The verb “Røre” basically means “to touch” when translated from Danish to English.

Rørpost Art Exhibition will be showcased in the Wilson’s Featured Exhibit Gallery. This exhibition is brought to us by the World Energy Cities Partnership utilizing the Discovery Centre’s space during a transitional time between featured exhibits.