The Gallery space will reopen
May 7th 2016 at 9 am!
Directly on the Cabot Trail, this former church turned gallery welcomes you with an impressive array of some of the finest art work from Cape Breton artists. Top quality, original works of oil, acrylic, watercolours, photography, jewellery, pottery, and handmade truffles await you in this amazingly beautiful place. Look for the bright blue roof!
Concerts are also held in the gallery, featuring excellent classical musicians.
45943 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
call : 902-929-2324
William Eagar, Tandem Club Assembling in Front of Dalhousie College, Halifax, N.S., c 1842, Lithograph on wove paper. Gift of John and Norma Oyler, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1998
NEW SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR & EXHIBITION EXPLORES HALIFAX’S ART HISTORY
Halifax, May 4, 2016— A special new exhibition, In the Artist’s Footsteps, has opened at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, supported by a self-guided walking tour—the first of its kind at the Gallery. Curator Dianne O’Neill has included a range of compelling works from artists between 1750 and the 1950s, and showcases Halifax’s art history spanning over the last two centuries.
Artists have left their footprints in every corner of Nova Scotia, and perhaps nowhere more than in Halifax itself. Initially they wanted to present this New World settlement to the Old, but before the end of the eighteenth century, artists were satisfying local demand for portraits and landscapes. Along the way they have been responsible for several important milestones in Canadian art history.
“When I was asked recently how I saw my role as curator of the historical prints and drawings, I said that I was trying to sell Nova Scotia to Nova Scotians, so in this exhibition I guess I’m trying to sell Halifax to Haligonians,” said O’Neill. “These artists have played important roles in the history of Canadian art, and their works vividly document the history of the city.”
Richard Bulkeley, who built the first stone house in Halifax in 1759, also established the first art club in Canada. In 1830 and 1831, the first two art exhibitions in Canada graced the walls of old Dalhousie College on the Grand Parade, which can be seen in Eagar’s print. NSCAD University, formerly the Victoria School of Art and Design, is the oldest continuously operating art school in the country. In 1895 it became the first co-ed public art school in Canada (the second in North America) to appoint a woman principal, Katharine Norcross Evans.
Works in the exhibition will celebrate these, and other, artistic footsteps through history. A complimentary booklet with map, milestone locations and facts for each is also available at the Gallery to guide individuals through the 5km route.
In the Artists’ Footsteps is on view until October 16, 2016.
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About the Exhibition: https://www.
About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s largest arts museum. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, it houses the province’s art collection and offers a range of innovative exhibitions and programming. www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca
THURSDAY, MAY 5th
– Lunenburg School of the Arts will be at the Lunenburg Market this Thursday morning promoting our upcoming Summer 2016 schedule www.lunenburgarts.
FRIDAY, MAY 6th
– Friendly reminder LSA’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Collins’ “Aspect and Light” exhibition and artist talk opens Friday at 7:30pm. This is a FREE event!
SATURDAY, MAY 7th
– A very popular event at LSA, Musique Royale’s “Cookie Concert” series, consistently present quality talent and delicious homemade cookies the first Saturday of every month. ONLY $5 and FREE for toddlers!
MAY 27th – 29th
Did you register yet?
– Lunenburg School of the Arts welcomes Melanie Doiron as Artist-in-Residence during the month of May in our East Bay Ceramics Studio. Mel recently returned from travels throughout Europe and will be creating a series of ceramic vessels inspired by her journey. Stay tuned for the upcoming date of Mel’s exhibition and artist talk.
Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Upon Which We Spread Our Wings
Please join us for an exhibition of new works by Heather Millar. This years theme is song birds and promises to be a beautiful exhibition. This is Heather’s third exhibition at the gallery and we are excited to host this event. The artist will be in attendance.
Details, Past & Present
166 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1H9
Phone: (902) 892-2233
Faces from Away
May 3 – 30
(Halifax) – Annapolis Valley artist Elizabeth Sircom exhibits a series of portrait drawings and terracotta busts inspired by people she met while living in France. Her exhibition, Faces from Away, is on view in the Corridor Gallery May 3 – 30, 2016.
Elizabeth Sircom, Michel Lacaille with his hair loose, 2013
Terracotta sculpture, height 19 cm
Image courtesy of the artist.
Describing the work on view, Sircom explains:
I think any successful portrait is rich in layers of suggested stories. The busts are representative of my sculpture work and are portraits of people I knew during the time I lived in France. The drawings are of seamen from container ships which came to the city where I used to live. You can’t leave a place where you have been for 20 years without having regrets about leaving your friends, so when I returned to Nova Scotia from France I brought some of them with me. Although I lived in a large port city, my neighbourhood had a small town feel – these are all people who would walk to their public library and stop for a chat on the sidewalk between the café and the boulangerie.
Elizabeth Sircom is originally from the Annapolis Valley. She studied languages at Dalhousie University and the University of Tours, France, then painting and drawing in Paris. From 1992-2013 she lived in Le Havre, Normandy, working as an artist and teaching drawing and painting to adults and children. Elizabeth Sircom returned to live in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2013 and has been giving workshops through the PAINTS and AGNS ArtsSmarts programmes, and the Acadia University Art Gallery since 2014. Portraiture has always been a central theme of her work.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am–5pm.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication.
For further information regarding the exhibition contact:
Youth Building Justice and Peace in Nova Scotia
the Focus of Upcoming Public Forum & Art Exhibition
May 2, 2016, HALIFAX—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Youth Art Connection are convening the community to a public forum and exhibition opening about empowering youth to use arts-based strategies to advance justice and peace across Nova Scotia, particularly in light of the recent spate of gun violence rocking the province.
Taking place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on May 7, the event will feature speeches, performances and a panel discussion with the artists from the latest 4th Wall: Justice, Art & Youth exhibition. The artists were jury selected, and their artwork—addressing Indigenous rights, African Canadian experiences with incarceration, discrimination against LGBTQ Nova Scotians and gender-based violence—will be displayed at the Gallery from May 7 to June 19, 2016.
Co-emceed by former and current poet laureates El Jones and Rebecca Thomas, the public forum will hear remarks from:
- The Honourable Diana C. Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
- The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
- Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2009-2015
- Quentrel Provo, Founder and CEO, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
- JRDN, Juno Award-winning artist
Organizers will also take the opportunity to kick off a province-wide consultation, inviting Nova Scotians to submit ideas for a three-year action plan to enhance safety, well-being, reconciliation, and rehabilitation in their communities.
Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1-4 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm
Who: All are welcome to view the exhibition, and to listen and engage in the conversation.
For more information about the exhibition visit: https://www.
For more information about the Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s 4th Wall and collective impact programming, please visit: http://www.fmjf.ca/en/
For more information about Youth Art Connection, please visit: http://www.youthartconnection.
For more information about the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, please visit: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca
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