Coming up at The Craig Gallery

Coming up at The Craig Gallery

Next week is jam packed, chock full, a utopia of great programming – you might as well set up a tent!

We have Blue Mondays Life Drawing resuming on Monday, October 8th. The 20th Annual Mosaic for Mental Health opens on Thursday, October 11th, preview at 5:30pm, and lots of great programming onsite for the night of Nocturne, Saturday, October 13th, 6pm – midnight.

Read on for more details!

CMHA Mosaic for Mental Health

Be sure to stop in to The Craig Thursday, October 11th for the grand opening of the 20th ANNUAL Mosaic for MENTAL HEALTH, ‘Celebrating Art and Community’.

Opening October 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, preview at 5:30pm. Artists donate 100s of original 6 x 6″ works of art in support of CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth social programs. Original 6 x 6″ works of art are $25 each, along with a variety of frames, cards and other items perfect for gifting!

A wonderful way to support your community and own some extraordinary art made by some of our community’s most esteemed artists. Be sure get here early – tiles sell quickly!

Nocturne at Alderney Landing

Add us to your list of destinations on Saturday, October 13th for NOCTURNE 2018! We’re featuring some great interactive performances in both our Market and Theatre, 6pm – midnight.

Nocturne at Alderney Landing

Saturday, October 13th, 6pm – Midnight

Featuring CMHA “Mosaic for Mental Health” in The Craig Gallery

The Nostos Dance Collective with “Women of 100 Faces” in The Market

& Interactive Collaborarive Project, “That Which We Cannot Own” In the Theatre & Rotunda


In the Theatre and Rotunda:

  Project title: That Which We Cannot Own

  This project is an intermedia collaborative project. With Leelee Davis choreographing and creating light installations, LIsa Gambletron (MTL) creating live sound scores, Dayna Danger (MTL) contributing film and image content, and Bilal Baig as content writer, all 4 will be active performers the night of Nocturne. There will be an additional group of 4-8 performers (tbd) the night of as well.

  This activation of the space will demonstrate and audio and visual experience, as well as elements to physically engageme the audience. The quartet will investigate and present themes surrounding the concept of ‘being a visitor’. We question when, if ever, do we stop being guests? How do we activate ourselves in a place as more than guests? Are we ever able to? What does it mean to be a settler somewhere, or indigenous to a place? In a climate of capitalism and consumerism what can we truly, if ever, own? What are the gifts of relinquishing ownership? Through film, sound, text, and movement, we address these questions.

  Web links of core artists:

  Leelee Davis- 

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Lisa Gambletron- 

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Dayna Danger- 

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  Bilal Baig- 

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In the Market:

  Women of 100 Faces

Women of 100 Faces is a multi-disciplinary project featuring art works by Lauren Hebb and movement from the dancers of Nostos Collectives Dance Association.

This exhibit showcases Hebb’s collection of sketches of women via projections. These sketches of art being featured will be of various female faces. Nostos Collectives and Hebb will collaborate at creating a character and story behind each of these women she has drawn, by exploring their emotional states, textures and potential narratives. Dancers will then have the challenge of interpreting these stories, emotions and states of the women portrayed into their own bodies and contemporary dance vocabulary.

This event will run for the course of the night with the complete set of artwork showcased each hour on the hour.

Nostos Collectives Dance Association, founded in 2014 by Jessica Lowe and Olivia Aubrecht, is an autonomous group of emerging contemporary dance artists who have graduated from various training programs and continue to challenge each other’s craft of choreography and performance. We have grown these past five years in Halifax’s community to embody a certain movement aesthetic composed of raw physicality, floor work, partnering, and inventive use of bodies and space. In our creation processes, all of our artists collaborate with the choreographers to achieve cohesive works, often commenting on current socio-political issues, either through abstraction or narration.

The artwork we will be featuring in this project is by Lauren Hebb. Hebb is a twenty-year-old Saint Mary’s University student taking a bachelor of commerce degree, majoring in marketing. She is a self-taught artist that focuses on acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as pencil and charcoal drawings. Growing up in the small town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, replicating images such as painting the water as well as sketching faces are huge inspirations for her artwork.

Like an 80s rerun, it’s on again! Our Life Drawing series is starting up on Monday, October 8th in The Craig Gallery, we’ve altered the time slightly to 6-8pm. Open session Life Drawing with a live model for artists of all calibers, whether you’re just starting out or well established in your practice.

The session is two hours with a break in the middle, bring your own materials This is an open session, we offer no instruction. Once the session starts at 6, the doors will be locked with no admittance for the model’s privacy. 

This first session lands on Thanksgiving Monday, the main building will be locked but I will open the Market Main entrance at 5:30pm. $5 gets you in!

RSVP to to reserve a seat or call Lee Cripps at 902-461-4698 for more info.

The Craig Gallery,

Alderney Landing,

2 Ochterloney Street,

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia