ART 1274 HOLLIS Daily 10am6pm, 1274 Hollis Street
Nature’s Spirit An ode to nature’s beauty, this show sees Cristine Sonntag’s ethereal, mixed-media paintings paired with Jean Hughes’ colourful, bohemian jewellery.
To Sep 5
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thu 10am9pm (5-9pm free access), Fri-Sun 10am-5pm, 1723 Hollis Street SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from
Nunatsiavut Take a journey up north through SakKijâjuk (“to be visible”), the first major exhibition to ever highlight work from the Nunatsiavut region. The autonomous area is claimed by the Inuit people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and it achieved self-government in 2005. The Inuit artists and crafters have used a variety of traditional materials, such as stone, wood, fur, beads and saltwater seagrass. The results are everything from carvings to wearable art to basketry. The AGNS will also display more contemporary works, including painting, photography, ceramics and video. Read a review of the show on page 14. To Sep 10 Centuries of silence: The discovery of the Salzinnes
Antiphonal In 1550s Belgium, nuns scrawled hymns and scraps of daily life in choir books—but none as beautifully, perhaps, as the nameless writer who crafted the large-scale, vellum book known as the Salzinnes Antiphonal. Thought to have travelled to Halifax in the luggage of an Archbishop, the piece was discovered at Saint Mary’s University library in 1998. Now, finally cleaned up and ready for its debut, the book arrives at the AGNS to show off its curly script and gilded trim. To Oct 29 An Expression of Faith: Sacred Art of Centuries Past Twenty Northern European works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries explore an ancient, longstanding tie between artistic movements and religious iconography. Mostly carvings and etchings, the pieces come together to give the gallery the feeling of a small Gothic chapel.
To Oct 29
CHASE EXHIBITION ROOM Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, 6016 University Avenue
S-curves An exhibition of paintings by Sarah Archibald, Shelagh Duffett and Suzanne O’Callaghan explores the s-curve in all figures (from the human spine to an unspooling shoreline) and also celebrates women in the arts. To Aug 31
1113 Marginal Road
Anguish and Rapture Hannah Genosko takes us on a tour of the gallows of her imagination, exploring experiences of revelation through the perspective of invented, outsider artist Elevia Anne Mitchell. The result? Eerie, scratchy, mixed-media work that blurs the line between religious fervour and mental illness—all while examining how art can process and record one’s life. To Aug 30
CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Timelines Barbara McLean pairs abstract paintings with selections from her personal journals, spanning a 16-year period with this show. Events as mundane as a winter storm and as momentous as a young girl’s suicide are reflected in various canvases. To Sep 3
GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN
6025 Stanley Street
Poet Trees Ken Ward’s highly textured canvases are an ode to trees and the meditative moments he’s experienced sitting beneath their branches. To Sep 1
HERMES Tues-Thu 1pm-6pm, Fri-Sun 1pm-4pm, 5682 North Street
Passages See photo, right.
To Sep 3
LION & BRIGHT Mon, Wed-Sun 7am-2am, Tue 7am-6pm, 2534 Agricola Street
Poster Art Artists from around the globe created these posters based on interpretations of text by Duncan Harper. The theme? Navigating wellbeing. To Oct 2
MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am4pm, 1061 Marginal Road
Ritual objects of everyday life Gina Etra Stick celebrates the art in everyday life by examining ritual objects, their historical context and contemporary expressions. It’s also a chance for porcelain lovers to see traditional pieces from Jindezhen, China’s porcelain capital. To Aug 27
STUDIO 21 Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon by appointment only, 1273 Hollis Street
Art & Form A rotating group exhibition that showcases a number of gallery artists and flits from sculpture to jewellery to two-dimensional works takes over Studio 21 this summer. To Sep 12
5440 Spring Garden Road
We are the Wild A collection of portrait shots by Deedee Morris, this show explores the relationship women have with what the artist describes as their “wild selves:” The part of us lying beyond the day-to-day, the part that’s innate and instinctual. Each photo displays this “wild self” for an intimate, deep gaze into the subject. To Sep 29
TEICHERT GALLERY Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am5pm, 1723 Hollis Street
Coming Home Dijon Curley returns to his home province from Ontario with a stack of paintings that are an ode to Nova Scotia’s big skies and sprawling shorelines.
To Aug 31
VIEWPOINT GALLERY Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1272 Barrington Street
Imagined Landscapes Anne Simpson’s poetry and John Berridge’s photographs meld to create a world of soft lines and blurred textures hewn with hits of bold colour. To Sep 3