Media Scholarship, Media Fusion, Media May


Media Fusion

The final presentation of the collaboration between Cory Bowles, Tamar Dina, Lukas Pearse and Lindsay Dobbin will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm at the Bus Stop Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!

Media Arts Scholarship Screening

Join the us at the Halifax Central Library on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30pm for the final presentation of works by our 2015/16 scholars. This years presentation includes work by Robyn Badger, Moira Donovan, Kyle Alden Martens, Lynn Mattheson, Josh Owen, and Sadie Richards.

CFAT Closed for Victoria Day

CFAT will be closed on Tuesday May 24th for Victoria Day. We will reopen at 9:30am on Wednesday May 25th.

Member of the Month

In upcoming newsletters we will be highlighting a CFAT member and their recent work. Interested in being our June member of the month? Contact Tori at

Boardwalk Artists on Canada Day Registration now open!

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Artist Registration is now open for Boardwalk Artists 2016!

Friday, July 1st, 2016, Canada Day

At Alderney Landing in Ferry Terminal Park on the Dartmouth Waterfront


Registration $25.00


Between 8am and 1pm on Friday, July 1st, Ferry Terminal Park will be transformed into a Community Art Park with Art Making activities, Games, Demonstrations, Live Music, Food and an Art and Craft Market and Outdoor Gallery.


Registration is now open for Art, Craft and Food vendors to participate in this one day event on Canada Day. In partnership with Canadian Heritage and Halifax Regional Municipality, Boardwalk Artists at Alderney Landing will

feature the work of local painters, photographers, jewelers, and more. All works of art are the original creations of the participating local artists, who will be on hand throughout the day exhibiting and selling their work, to meet and talk with visitors. Artist demonstrations as well as interactive art making will also take place during this event.


“Celebrate Canada with BOARDWALK ART!” promotes the diversity and local art in Canada through interactive demonstrations, workshops and art activities on the beautiful Dartmouth Waterfront. The public will be able to participate for free in the following activities:

– Canadian Wildlife Sculpture building and painting

– Sir Wilfred Laurier Community Portrait

– Water balloon painting

– Commemorative Card printmaking

– Peace tree building

– Wildlife wood carving

– A Women’s Suffrage quilting circle

– circus arts

-Live music, Cake and more!  This event is free to the public.

Local artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their work throughout the event and will be on hand to discuss their work with the public.

This event encourages an inclusive and open environment for families of all kinds to celebrate not only Canada and its artists,  but also the legacy of Sir Wilfred Laurier, and the anniversary Canadian Women’s Suffrage Movement through art viewing and making. Lee Cripps at


The fee to register a table for this event is $25.00


Click on the link below to register:


Check our website for updates:


Join our Facebook event for info and updates!


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.


Submission Deadline April 30 The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS.


 submission deadline is April 30

Main & Station is very pleased to announce The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS.
These awards are open to all artists.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:
·         The Nonesuch Best Work Award
·         L’Usine de Papier Award
·         The Main & Station Award
·         The Griffintown Award
·         The Wellington Church Award
Key dates:
·         Entries accepted between 21 December, 2015 and 30 April, 2016
·         Notification of finalists: 5 July, 2016
·         Award winners announced 3 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia: 20 August  – 10 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Montreal, Quebec: 23 September  – 7 October, 2016
For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website … 
The NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS were created and funded by artists and supporters of the arts.  Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is a privately funded endeavour based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada that promotes the arts and humanities


This weekend at The Inverness County Centre for the Arts

A great weekend coming up at the art centre:

April 30, 2016

Students of Inverness County Opening Reception – Saturday, April 30th 2016 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May 1, 2016

Inverness County Student Exhibition – Sunday, May 1st 2016 – Sunday, May 22nd 2016 at All Day

Saturday, April 30: 2 – 4 pm Students of Inverness County.
The opening reception for our annual exhibition of student work from all over Inverness County. Come and celebrate the creative spirit of our young people
Sunday, May 1 11 am – 3 pm. Screenprinting Workshop with Brooklyn Stewart.
The first in a series of 4 Sunday sessions.
4 sessions: $100 for non-members $80 for members.
This introductory level course will offer the basics of screenprinting with an emphasis on fine art utilization, as well as its uses with textiles.
-hand-cut stencils and more complex and detailed processes.
-prepare and image your screen for printing on paper and fabric.
-history and theory of printmaking.
Students will leave this course with at least two original pieces of art work, as well as the skills needed to continue practicing and evolving as print based artists.
Brooklyn Stewart is a print based artist from Inverness. Since graduating from NSCAD University in 2013 she has lived in Halifax, Toronto and Inverness, respectively. She has been hosting youth print workshops locally in partnership with the Inverness Education Centre Academy for the past two years.
Examples and insight on some of her work can be found at:
Mark your calendars:
Saturday, May 7: 1 – 4 pm Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills.
                               Sold Out!
7 pm – Ladies Rock – Fundraising Concert
                             $10 tickets in advance. $12 at the door

INVITATION: Public Forum and 4th Wall Exhibition Opening



Join us for an upbeat afternoon of youth dialogue and solution building to advance justice, performances, and discussion with the artists featured in the exhibition.

Emceed by El Jones and Rebecca Thomas, former and current poets laureate of Halifax,
the event will also feature:

  • The Honourable Diana C. Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
  • The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
  • Marie Wilson, former Commissioner at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Quentrel Provo, Founder and CEO, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
  • JRDN, Juno Award-winning artist

The event will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
1:00 – 4:00pm

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis ST, Halifax

Free event, all welcome!

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with the support of Fred and Elizabeth Fountain



Vous êtes chaleureusement invités à vous joindre aux jeunes artistes de l’exposition pour dialoguer et débattre sur le thème de la justice, des jeunes et de l’usage des arts pour trouver des solutions aux questions soulevées et exprimées dans cette exposition, avec la participation d’El Jones et de Rebecca Thomas, l’ancienne et l’actuelle poète lauréate d’Halifax, et de conférenciers invités :

  • L’honorable Diana C. Whalen, ministre de la Justice et procureure générale
  • L’honorable Tony Ince, ministre des Collectivités, de la Culture et du Patrimoine
  • Mme Marie Wilson, ancienne commissaire à la Commission vérité et réconciliation du Canada.
  • Quentrel Provo, Fondateur et PDG, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
  • JRDN, artiste récipiendaire d’un prix Juno

L’événement sera suivi d’une réception.

Samedi le 7 mai 2016
13h – 16h

Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse
1723 rue Hollis, Halifax

Événement gratuit, ouvert au public. Tous sont les bienvenues!



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Avec le soutien de Fred et Elizabeth Fountain

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9

Anne Tweed, new exhibit at Peer Gallery

‘Natural Elements’
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This new work continues the artist’s exploration of the use of fluid inks on the slick surface of Yupo and the velvety surface of Mylar.The organic shapes and patterns that emerge in these non-objective paintings become suggestive of the elemental forms of the natural world.

ViewPoint Gallery’s May Exhibition

ViewPoint Gallery May 2016 exhibition

Making Sense of Pictures

a member solo show by Allan Neilsen

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Exhibition Running: May 4 – 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk:
Sunday, May 15, 2pm

Dancer / Dance is intended to provoke viewers to consider the relationship between word and image as they attempt to read photographs in gallery settings, in particular, but also in everyday contexts. Like the dancer and the dance, image and word are inextricably joined in the interpretive process. Despite the often explicit or literal content of these images, we always require the word to help us come to our understandings of them.  “Even the uncaptioned image framed and isolated on a gallery wall, is invaded by language when it is looked at” (Victor Burgin, 1982).  

Allan Neilsen is a photographic artist and member of ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography in Halifax ,Nova Scotia.