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5523 Young Street

100 Years of Com­mu­nity A group show cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of his­tory and com­mu­nity in Hal­i­fax’s north end (and act­ing as a me­mo­rial of the ex­plo­sion’s an­niver­sary), this ex­hibit is stuffed with can­vases de­pict­ing a mod­ern-day, snowy Agri­cola Street and an af­ter-the­blast ren­der­ing of North Street a cen­tury ago. To Dec 17

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street Cos­mic Recla­ma­tion: NSCAD

Queer Col­lec­tive Ex­plor­ing sci-fi rep­re­sen­ta­tions of marginal­ized be­ings, this show bills it­self as a “de­col­o­niza­tion of the galaxy,” a re­claim­ing of sym­bols and aes­thet­ics from the idea of space.

To Dec 16

In­fill Flicker Julie Nix ex­plores the phys­i­cal­ity of mem­o­ries, us­ing de­tri­tus from Dart­mouth’s water­front to build a nar­ra­tive of the peo­ple who live there. To Dec 9

Nearer the Fire, the Shad­ows A group ex­hi­bi­tion built in re­sponse to an Au­gust camp­ing ex­cur­sion, this show ex­plores ex­plore the ways in which we re­spond to the pres­ence or ab­sence of light in a nat­u­ral land­scape. To Dec 16

Haven A col­lab­o­ra­tive print in­stal­la­tion ex­plor­ing dis­so­ci­a­tion, safe places and our so­ci­etal in­dif­fer­ence to to­wards en­vi­ron­men­tal change.

Dec 12-16

ART 1274 HOL­LIS Daily 10am6pm, 1274 Hol­lis Street

Spir­ited See photo. Dec 7-28

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCO­TIA Tues-Wed 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am9pm (5-9pm free ac­cess), Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street An Abe­cedary of Print­mak­ers in

Nova Sco­tia An Abe­cedary is an ABC Book, but this walk-through al­pha­bet doesn’t fo­cus on ‘A is for Ap­ple’: Rather, it’s about the print mak­ers behind each let­ter. To Mar 4 Kepe’kek: From the Nar­rows of the Great Har­bour Five Mi’kmaq youth re­flect on the Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion’s im­pact on Tur­tle Grove 100 years af­ter the blast. To Jan 14 Perfect Bright­ness: Dis­cov­ery and Es­cape in Con­tem­po­rary Pho­tog­ra­phy A swath of pho­to­graphs from the AGNS’ per­ma­nent col­lec­tion,

Perfect Bright­ness high­lights the dif­fer­ences be­tween pho­tog­ra­phy and other medi­ums like paint­ing.

To Apr 29 Prime Sus­pects: Canada’s Prime Min­sters in Car­i­ca­ture Edi­to­rial car­toon­ist Bruce MacK­in­non pre­mieres his lat­est ren­der­ings of the var­i­ous res­i­dents of 24 Sus­sex Drive. To Apr 1

ART ZONE GALLERY 1709 Bar­ring­ton Street, Sec­ond Floor

SMALLS Orig­i­nal, af­ford­able fine art in a swath of styles by Mo­hamed Ahmed, Rae Smith, Kathryn Har­ley Haynes, Paulette Me­lan­son, Deb­bie Mosher, Kim­merT and Stéphane Richard. Dec 8-Jan 12


1113 Mar­ginal Road Rap­port: The Red Black White

Se­ries If ne­ces­sity is the mother of all in­ven­tion, Terri Whet­stone’s on­go­ing col­lage project makes a case for re­stric­tion as the mother of all creativ­ity: Stick­ing to a limited pal­ette of red, black and white, the tex­ture-rich, quasi-fig­u­ra­tive pieces chal­lenge view­ers with a lack of nar­ra­tive. To Dec 15

CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 125:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Alder­ney Land­ing, 2 Ochter­loney Street, Dart­mouth

Un­earthed Pat Loucks’ tex­tile works are the weath­ered, worn pieces you’d ex­pect to come from an ex­ca­va­tion site—and that’s the point: “I am drawn to the way ag­ing process can yield beau­ti­ful im­agery while at the same time sym­bol­iz­ing the tran­sience of hu­man struc­tures,” Loucks says of this Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion me­mo­rial show. To Jan 7

DAL­HOUSIE ART GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am to 5pm, week­ends 12-5pm, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue Arthur Lis­mer and the

Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion When Arthur Lis­mer, mem­ber of the Group of Seven and the in­flu­en­tial prin­ci­pal of the Vic­to­ria School of Art and De­sign (now NSCAD Univer­sity), first ar­rived in Hal­i­fax, he ex­plored the city on foot, cap­tur­ing his ob­ser­va­tions in prepara­tory draw­ings and oil sketches. Here, the pub­lic is granted ac­cess to these vis­ual di­ary en­tries.

To Dec 17

Ne­go­ti­a­tions At nearly 100 years old, Hal­i­fax’s Hy­dro­s­tone neigh­bour­hood re­mains one of the Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion’s most striking lega­cies. Here, pho­tog­ra­pher Claire Hodge doc­u­ments the area’s chang­ing face.

To Dec 12 From 2D to 3D: Map­ping Hal­i­fax Over Time Oh say say say, this maps-themed ex­hibit ex­plores the ge­o­graphic his­tory of Hal­i­fax, recre­at­ing his­toric im­ages in 2D and 3D. To Dec 17


127A Portland Street, Dart­mouth

Dart Tower A trib­ute to Stephen King, this Dart Gallery show features creepy-crawly can­vases by a host of lo­cal artists.

To Dec 7

Pixart Grab the Mike to your Sully and head to this sweet hat-tip to the wonderful world of Pixar.


6025 Stan­ley Street

LIFE: Land, Ice, Fire, Ex­pe­ri­ence Monika Wright, Sarah Jane Con­klin and An­drea Pot­tyondy share snaps from the land of ice and fire taken dur­ing a trip to Ice­land last Novem­ber. To Dec 8

HER­MES Tues-Thu 1pm-6pm, FriSun 1pm-4pm, 5682 North Street

Gems An Her­mes group show that shines brighter than a di­a­mond.

To Dec 17

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm, 1061 Mar­ginal Road

John Lit­tle: Forg­ing a Life

Af­ter nearly five decades of craft­ing an­chors to mu­si­cal in­stru­ments to, in­deed, a life it­self, out of iron, John Lit­tle’s enor­mous and in­flu­en­tial body of work is cel­e­brated with this ret­ro­spec­tive show. To Dec 22

MOUNT SAINT VIN­CENT UNIVER­SITY ART GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm, 166 Bed­ford High­way The Al­cuin So­ci­ety Awards for

Ex­cel­lence in Book De­sign The MSVU gallery show­cases some of the best in book de­sign, with 43 tomes show­ing off slick cov­ers at this show. To Dec 15 An­nual Mount Com­mu­nity Show 2017 To Dec 10

STU­DIO 21 Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, 1273 Hol­lis Street

A Blooms­bury Gar­den Karen Ku­lyk cap­tures the beauty of Roger Fry’s fa­mous Charleston gar­den in oil and gouache paint­ings. To Dec 22

Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion A host of Stu­dio 21 artists—in­clud­ing Jane Reagh, Jan­ice Leonard, Charley Young and Richard Mueller—present new work to honour the Hal­i­fax Ex­plo­sion’s cen­ten­nial. To Dec 22

VIEWPOINT GALLERY Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1272 Bar­ring­ton Street

2017 Hol­i­day Show and Sale ViewPoint Gallery mem­bers show­case their surest snaps in this sale aimed at help­ing knock names off your shop­ping list. Dec 7-24

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