OUT OF THE CENTRE:
2015/16 MEDIA ARTS SCHOLARSHIP SCREENING
The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to present OUT OF THE CENTRE: The 2015/16 Media Arts Scholarship Presentation. For 27 years, the CFAT Media Art Scholarship Program has provided local artists with the chance to explore an aspect of media art with which they have little to no experience. Scholars receive six months of one-to-one guidance from specially selected mentors, as well as workshops taught by experts in areas such as audio, video, production, editing, after effects and electronics. For the duration for the program, they have free access to facilities, equipment, and staff support.
This years presentation includes:
Robyn Badger – Bubbles for Mom (Mentor: Jim McSwain)
Moira Donovan – Call of the Cicada (Mentor: Andy Dowden)
Kyle Alden Martens – Soft Players (Mentor: Mike Richie)
Lynn Mattheson – When We Were Poor (Mentor: Susan Tooke)
Josh Owen – Lizards Lacking Love (Mentor: Dylan Edwards)
Sadie Richards – Apophenia (Mentor: Anne MacMillian)
Free of Charge!
Program contains some adult language.
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
Call for Photographic Images : The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association is sponsoring an amateur photography contest to raise awareness about this amazing natural recreational resource within the community and draw visitors to the area. The St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail runs from Lewis Lake to Hubbards on 32.5 kms. of the former railway bed. Amateur photographers residing in Nova Scotia are invited to submit digital or print images depicting views of and from the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Trail during all seasons. In November 2016 prizes will be awarded for the top submissions. The winners and other submitted photos will be acknowledged on Facebook and through an exhibit in a community-based venue in Upper Tantallon.
Details of the contest are posted on the SMBARTA website http://www.stmargaretsbaytrails.com
Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com
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
For more information:
Call for Submissions Truro Art Society Art in Bloom
Truro Art Society at the McCarthy Gallery
36 Arthur Street, Truro, Nova Scotia
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for ART IN BLOOM EXHIBITION
Artists are invited to submit artworks for our annual ART IN BLOOM exhibition. Art work in a variety of mediums will be accepted (drawing, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery, etc.). All submissions must have a floral theme. Cash prizes for best artwork in all mediums, $300.00 and $200.oo , and the Carole MacFayden Award in Watercolor will be presented at our opening Reception. We hope you can join us for, what some believe to be, the prettiest show of the year!
Artwork can be delivered to McCarthy Gallery, Saturday, JUNE 4th from 10 am to 1 pm.
Opening Reception at the Gallery, Saturday , JUNE 11th, 2016, from 1 to 4pm.
Submission Fees :
$10.00 per piece for non-members
$5.oo per piece for Truro Art Society Members