14 BELLS FINE ART GALLERY
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.
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
THE DART GALLERY
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.
Dec 8-23 GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN
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