Artist Talks, Life Drawing, CMHA, Photopolis and NOCTURNE! All happening starting Sunday!

A Full Week of events at The Craig Gallery and Alderney Landing!

Sunday, October 8th at 1pm, Artist Talk and Closing Party in The Craig Gallery

Monday, October 9th at 7- 9pm, Life Drawing in The Craig Gallery – email lee@alderneylanding to reserve your spot. $5.

Thursday, October 12th, 6:30 – 8:30pm in The Craig Gallery – opening reception for the 19th Annual CMHA Mosaic for Mental Health and reception for Kip Harris, Photopolis Artist with his work “Staples” in the Case Galleries . Mosaic Preview starts at 5:30pm

Saturday, October 14th, Alderney Landing Market, 6pm – midnight, Nocturne! “To Canada, With Love” Come participate in our postcard project!

AND Don’t forget to come by tonight and tomorrow night to experience the magic of FIRE AND WATER, 6-10:30 AT ALDERNEY LANDING!

Artist Talk and Closing Party

Come to The Craig Gallery on Sunday, October 8th to hear Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Field, Adrian Fish, Frankie Macaulay, Heather MacLeod, Wilma Needham, Laurel Rath and Roxanne Smith discuss their own actices a makings of the Photpolis Festival. Closing reception to follow.


Come to The Craig for Life Drawing on Monday, October 9th, 7-9pm. There really is nothing better than drawing from a live model. PLEASE RSVP to to reserve a seat.
$5.00 drop in. Doors close at 6:50pm!

Exhibiting Photopolis Artist with his work, “STAPLES”

in our Case Galleries
October 11- 29, 2017
Opening Reception -Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

“Here is no continuing city, here is no abiding stay.”
–T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

Part of Halifax’s unique character is the steady stream of paper announcements for upcoming events that are stapled to wooden telephone poles and kiosks or taped to metal electrical poles. These posters have a very short life span. They are quickly replaced by others or are ripped down in a futile attempt to make this unauthorized mess disappear.

The resultant palimpsest bits of paper, staples, and tape, a collage of chance, is the raw material of this portfolio. The images included in this on-going series were captured from 2006 with a Leica rangefinder camera or iPhone in available light.

The aim of the images is to catch or pry or reframe this chaos of words, textures, and color into new static portraits of a continually changing environment while retaining some resonance of the original context. Or as stated by David Travis in his “Ephemeral Truths, 1919-1945” essay in On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: “The trick was to encounter, through an accident of time, not what was suspected by what was unforeseen.”

19th Annual Mosaic for Mental Health

Opening Thursday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Preview at 5:30-6:30

Hundreds of talented artists donate original 6″x6″ artworks in support of CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Social Programs, 6″x6″ original works of art, $25.00 and an assortment of frames and cards.

This is an amazing event with live music, great food, auction items and activities – all supporting a beautiful cause and really amazing show of work!

See you there!

Stop in Saturday, October 14th to enjoy Nocturne at Alderney Landing!

“To Canada, with love”

Come by between 6pm and midnight to take part in our Postcard exchange project!

1. Address a blank card – submit it to our staff

2. Pick a different addressed card and write a note to your new penpal

3. Visit one of our many art stations to design your card

4. We mail it

5. Voila – a week or two later your card arrives at its destination!

We’ll also have great music, performances by Dartmouth High Improv Players, and tons of great Nocturne projects throughout Ferry Terminal Park and Downtown Dartmouth!

It all starts at 6pm on Saturday, October 14th.

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director and Craig Gallery Coordinator at Alderney Landing, 902-461-4698 x15

The Craig Gallery is currently available as a perfectly beautiful setting for your receptions, meetings or intimate concerts. Call for more info.
We are accepting proposals on an ongoing basis for Gallery and Case exhibits. We are also always on the lookout for new gallery and Haunted House volunteers! Call 902-461-4698 for more info, or email