Moving Forward, Looking B(l)ack: Visual Art in Nova Scotia, a panel discussion

Join us for a free panel discussion

at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library


Visual Art in Nova Scotia

A panel discussion featuring women who curate, create, and activate

Pamela Edmonds, Lucie Chan, Bria Miller, and Jade Peek
Facilitated by Sylvia Hamilton

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:30pm
Halifax North Memorial Library,
2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Doors open at 6pm. Refreshments will be served.
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(K’jipuktuk/Halifax)  Presented by Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership with Nocturne: Art at Night, this panel features Black/ Afro-Indigenous/ African Nova Scotian women: Pamela Edmonds, Lucie Chan, Jade Peek, and Bria Miller discussing their practice and experience in the visual arts in Nova Scotia, in a conversation facilitated by Sylvia Hamilton.

Despite there being many talented Black artists and curators in and from Nova Scotia, resources, access to and public knowledge about their contributions to Nova Scotia’s visual arts are limited. This panel hopes to build on and celebrate the knowledge of Black/ Afro-Indigenous/ African Nova Scotian women who are creating, curating and activating in the visual arts.

This event comes out of archival research done by Research Coordinator Chris Shapones for the 40th anniversary of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, which publishes Atlantic Canada’s only visual art magazine, Visual Arts News.

The organisers would like to acknowledge that the event is being hosted on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq peoples. The organisers would also like to acknowledge the Land Titles Clarification Act that was passed in 1963 finally giving ownership of thirteen specific communities within Nova Scotia land to families of Black Loyalist that was promised by the crown in the 1800’s in return for their military service.

For more information, see the VANS website or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t: 902-423-4694, 1-866-225-8267