Mentorship Program Exhibition at The Craig Gallery June 30 – July 25

Celine Gabrielle, Sarah Mosher, Trevor Novak, and Liam Ross exhibit with their mentors Susan Tooke, Melissa Marr, Robin Metcalfe, and David Diviney.

Something Completely Different
Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s 2020-21 Mentorship Program Exhibition
The Craig Gallery, June 30 – July 25, 2021
Emerging Artist Talk (over Zoom): Saturday, July 10, 2pm

Highlighting the talents of emerging artists Trevor Novak, Sarah Mosher, Liam Ross and Celine Gabrielle, Something Completely Different also includes work from mentors Robin Metcalfe, Melissa Marr, David Diviney, and Susan Tooke. Learn more about the artists and their work.

Although there won’t be an opening reception for this exhibition, visitors will be able to see it in person at The Craig Gallery. If you can’t make it to the gallery, we will also have a video tour of the exhibition available, after it opens, on the VANS website.

Support these great emerging artists and come to their Artist Talk over Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information and the link to join.

Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. The program also offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit:

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.

The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada Council for the Arts, and The Craig Gallery.

The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm. Due to COVID-19 guidelines there will not be an opening reception for this exhibition. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit

Image details (clockwise from top left): Celine Gabrielle, Category is 2020 Realness, oil and acrylic on canvas; Liam Ross, Anthracite No.7, India ink and acrylic ink, graphite on paper; Trevor Novak, Pizza Boy, digital print; and Sarah Mosher, Covid drawings, ink on paper.

For more information on this exhibition contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 9th Online Art Show and Sale


Please join us for our 9th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art, Chocolate Lake Studio, Green Monster Brushstrokes, On The Flip Side Artworks and Furnishings by Liz Cole, RRoth Art along with our guest artists Sharon Trickett Fine Arts and The Tangerine Cart.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event: Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 9th Online Art Show and Sale at[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D.

Hermes Gallery Exhibitions

The Shapes of Lakes

REOPENING: June 17 — June 27, 2021
in-person gallery hours restart on June 17th (Thursdays and Fridays, 4-7pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm); or by appointment (email or call 902 329 3796).



The Shapes of Lakes is a series of new wall-based works by Halifax artist and Hermes member Eryn Foster. In this work, Foster colourfully explores abstract forms and amorphous shapes she delightfully and obsessively takes notice of in nature. Reminiscent of water bodies, these works also depict random shape patterns that Foster has also come to observe in other natural spaces both micro and macroscopic. Selected works will be available for sale as well as exhibition “souvenirs”.

About the Artist:
Eryn Foster is an interdisciplinary artist based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. She also works as a curator, filmmaker, educator, arts administrator and consultant. Her work has previously been shown in artist-run centres, galleries, museums, and various off-site locations across Canada and beyond. She has participated in several artist residencies such as ones at the Banff Centre (Alberta), the Macdowell Colony (New Hampshire), Cite des Arts (Paris) and Artscape Gibralter Point (Toronto). Foster has previously also been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently, a research & creation grant from the Canada Council in support of her ongoing art/science project
A Proposition of Organisms. At present she works out of her studio in The Blue Building (2482 Maynard St, Halifax) and is a proud tenant of the Wonder’neath Art Society. Her exhibition at Hermes, The Shapes of Lakes, is her first solo (gallery-based) show in more than a decade. Please be so kind to not visit her website, it is very out of date, but she promises it will be refreshed within the next couple of months. You can instead follow her on instagram @eryn.fosterini

Hermes Gallery, 5682 North Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Eryn Foster, The Shapes of Lakes
REOPENING: June 17 — June 27, 2021



July 3 — August 1, 2021
open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm; or by arrangement with the artists

Smith Corona Super Sterling

Comosed is a quality of being as well as the act of combining, assembling and making. This collaborative installation by Robert Bean and Barbara Lounder considers the potentials of making, writing, and reflecting during a period of constraints and limitations: folding, walking, dialogue, stories and cartographies create opportunities to circumvent perceived and required boundaries.

Robert Bean assembles recent artworks based on inscription, writing machines, scores and diagrams. During the pandemic, the disregarded tools of everyday life revise potential engagements with unimagined transformations. This happens through basic gestures such as walking, making and writing.

For more work by Bean, see projects Questions of Obsolescence, 273 (brushing information against information) and Writing Machines.

Barbara Lounder performs a new composition on a 1967 Smith Corona Super Sterling portable typewriter. This work combines excerpts from Lounder’s writing and walking-based artwork, Corona Walker with transcriptions from several related fiction and non-fiction texts by other writers. The performance of Super Sterling takes place live in the gallery at occasional intervals, with the resulting compositions exhibited as visual scores. A set of handmade walking sticks recalls the potentials of everyday mobility.

For more by Lounder, see Corona Walker on Instagram and Walking Artists Network.

Hermes Gallery, 5682 North Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Robert Bean & Barbara Lounder, Composed
July 3 – August 1, 2021

Hermes Gallery
5682 North Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia