NEXT WEEK AT The Craig Gallery

-Blue Mondays, Life Drawing at The Craig
-Shauna MacLeod’s, “homesick” Opening in The Craig Case Galleries
-“Transitions, A Contemporary Textile Art Show” by SAQA Atlantic Region Opening in The Craig Main Gallery
-Now Hiring Summer Students!


Come to The Craig for Blue Mondays, March 26th, 7-9pm. There really is nothing better than drawing from a live model. We have some table easels and newsprint available, bring your own mark-making materials. Limited spaces!

First come first served – no rsvp necessary!

$5.00 drop in. Doors lock at 6:55pm!

Two great exhibits opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm:


A Contemporary Textile Art Show

by the SAQA Atlantic Region

Opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm – Exhibit runs through April 29th, 2018

“Every life, every city, every human interaction undergoes change; combine this with nature’s changing seasons and landscapes, and a plethora of transitional episodes occur. With a combination of fabrics and threads, along with embellishments in lace, embroidery floss, wool, and found items, including dyeing, painting, colouring or stamping, the artists have hand-stitched or machine quilted their interpretation of the theme ‘Transitions’.
The Transitions exhibition shows some of the finest textile art in Atlantic Canada, including interesting and unusual use of fibre.

This is the third exhibition of the SAQA Atlantic Canada group of fibre artists. This group is part of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. The Atlantic Canada chapter of SAQA include members from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland-Labrador.”

Sure to be a colourful, textural feast for the eyes! Transitions opens on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm, this is a free, open to the public event. Please join us.


the Moon Jar by Shauna MacLeod

in The Craig Case Galleries

Opening Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm- Exhibit runs through April 29th, 2018

“In her new series of moon jars, Ceramicist Shauna MacLeod explores a sense of home, connectedness, and permanence, which was all challenged last year by a series of personal losses condensed into a short period of time.
“For Homesick, I had my family and friends collect dirt, soil, and rocks from their travelled destinations and I processed it to be added to the glaze. I am creating a permanent representation of the connection with these five people, the lands we live, and a moment in time. ”

Homesick is on display in The Craig Case Galleries March 28 – April 29 and opens on Wednesday, March 28, at 7pm.
Please join us to revel in the light of the moon jar!

Our Opening receptions are a great time to meet the artist and discuss their work, motivations and techniques.

Alderney Summer Camp Registration is open!

We have early bird pricing available before April – call 902-461-8401 or visit for more details!

University Students: Summer Positions Available

We’re hiring Summer students! The positions available are for the following:

*Art Gallery Assistant, who will be responsible for attending to The Craig Gallery’s daily administrative duties, promoting the artists and art within the Gallery exhibits, and liaising with Gallery patrons.

*Art and Theatre Camp Counselors, who are responsible for all aspects of the Children’s Art and Theatre camps​​, including programming and preparing materials. During the weeks of the camps they are responsible for children aged 6-12. Other tasks include assisting instructors, assisting children with art work, directing activities, related class structure and child supervision.

Please send cover letter stating qualifications and experience, and resume to


The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,