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Fall Arts Calendar 2018: Visual Arts 

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14 Bells Fine Art Gallery
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, 5523 Young Street

PHANTASMAGORIA Abstract works blooming with colour by Monika Wright. Nov 17-Dec 1


Anna Leonowens Gallery
Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street

Travelling Textiles Visting Japanese artist Nobuko Hiroi arrives at the Anna Leonowens Gallery with this, an exhibit "celebrating the intimate and sensorial nature of textiles in our everyday life." Based on extensive travel and research of textiles in her home country, the collection showcases pieces that use weaving, braiding, felting and more—and date from every era of her 40-year career. To Oct 6

Formatted for Sculpture Devin Chambers and Connor MacKinnon's exhibit continues the artists' studio explorations, using geometric construction to further develop form—with help from ink drawings, 3D printed matter and metal. Oct 2-6

and so on so it goes Abby Bent's artist's statement sums up this exhibit: "The works in this exhibition will unravel in a cyclic nature, stemming from the following conceptual prompts: time and/or space, motherhood, sentimental, pathetic fallacy, observation, repetition, desire/need, domesticity, object, interaction, states and/or phases, measurements, the process of figuring things out, energy, continuing, stopping, beginnings and endings, and so on so it goes." Oct 23-27

Derivation David Knight, Connor MacKinnon and Heather Savard share a studio space, social circle and, naturally, influences. This showcase sees the three artists present "a series of individual results derived from a common point of sculptural origin," while highlighting the artist's varying methods. Oct 23-27

Flipping a Glass Coin Noah Lichtblau's collection of drawings and sculptures "form an image atlas" as they present a visual history of the gallery's past and follow the flux in nearby downtown storefronts. "The exhibit explores new pathways of aesthetic and poetic perception that are not only visual or auditory but also internal," the artist's statement adds. Oct 23-27

floating rocks and young rope Noticing a rhythmic repetition in the materials found along Nova Scotian shorelines, Rachel Anzalone and Alicia Hunt present a collection of natural objects—think seaweed and rocks—mixed with replicas made from plaster, clay and cloth. "Objects are directly placed on the floor and shelving, creating a new and unlikely habitat," the artists' statement adds. Oct 30-Nov 3

There's No Place Like Home Abstract oil paintings inspired by 15 year's worth of journals and memories of childhood houses, this exhibit sees artist Emily Baron "using the solitude of making as a way of accepting and overcoming her personal feelings of abandonment." Oct 30-Nov 3

Thick Sylvia Calver explores texture and surface in her paintings, taking cues from natural growths and organic patterns. "Through additive and reductive techniques, the painted surface becomes sculptural," her artist's statement adds. Oct 30-Nov 3

Works by Freyja Caskie A large-scale, immersive installation that sees Freyja Caskie use map-making and portraiture to "focus on the rebuilding of personal identity after trauma." Oct 30-Nov 3


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm,
1723 Hollis Street

Alphabetical Order: Things Artists Have Drawn A series of prints and drawings from the gallery's permanent collection. Sep 29-Mar 31


Dalhousie Art Gallery
Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, 6101 University Avenue

Nanabozho's Sisters A group show that "acknowledges the history of Indigenous women artists' contribution to the deployment of humour, irony, and satire within the visual arts," Nanabozho's Sisters sees works by several Indigenous women artists play with the legacy of Nanabozho, a trickster figure in Anishinaabe stories. "The trickster spirit is released in this exhibition through the artistic strategies of masquerade, mimicry, parody, ironic reversals, comedic scenarios, anachronistic combinations and satirical creations," show organizers add. Oct 12-Nov 25


Chase Exhibition Room
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed 8:30am-8:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm,
6016 University Avenue

on & off the wall: the peer gallery of lunenburg shows in halifax Read more on page 10. To Sep 27


Corridor Gallery
Mon-Fri 9:30am–5pm,
1113 Marginal Road

Emotive Landscapes Watercolour studies of Icelandic scenery by Kate Ward. Oct 3-30


Craig Gallery
Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm,
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth

Scratch & Sniff Menu See page 13. To Oct 7


The Dart Gallery
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm,
127A Portland Street, Dartmouth

Flower Streets: City Gardens A collection of works by Angie Reid "inspired by the flower streets of downtown Dartmouth." Oct 4-25

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Gallery Nineteen Nineteen
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm,
6025 Stanley Street

Hey Hey Hali Kelly Mitchelmore takes over Gallery Nineteen Nineteen with paintings celebrating famous Halifax scenes. To Oct 19

First Impressions And Beyond Connie Publicover unveils a collection of fine art photography that, at first glance, feels abstract—but rewards patient viewers with rich details as it captures reflections on water, water drops and the like. Oct 22-Nov 16

Maiden, Mother, Crone Rhonda Barrett's collection of works are billed as "a self-directed exploration of what it means to the artist, Rhonda Barrett, to be a female in today's world. It is informed by her readings, observations and personal experiences of being a woman—recently turned mother—who is starting to experience early transition into crone." Emotions are unfurled as femininity is assessed and studied from all angles. Nov 26-Dec 30

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm, 166 Bedford Highway,

Unpacking the Living Room An "exploration of the many dynamics of domestic environments," this exhibit sees a re-imagined living room set up within the gallery, hosting community discussions, interventions and programs. To Nov 10

Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin, Echoes Textile artist Christiane Poulin's exhibit blurs the line between weaving and architecture as it presents a series of woven structures that "allude to Brutalist design integrated into a landscape." Oct 20-Dec 16


Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenued

#callresponse The call: five works by Indigenous women artists—including the Sobey award winning Ursula Johnson—sees a centring of marginalized voices as they depict living within the Canadian nation-state. The response: "To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation." To Nov 18


Secord Gallery
Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm, Fri 9:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm,
6301 Quinpool Road

25th Anniversary Gallery Artists Exhibition New and recent works by Secord Gallery artists help mark the Quinpool spot's 25th year of hanging and hawking canvases. Oct 5-26

Lorena Ziraldo: Seventeen Years, Seventeen Paintings The Secord Gallery continues its series of special exhibits marking its 25th year with this collection of new pieces by well-known Canadian painter Lorena Ziraldo. Nov 2-23

Holiday Exhibition Large and small works from gallery artists help Secord Gallery cap off its 25th year in the biz. Nov 30-Dec 24

Teichert Gallery Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, 1723 Hollis Street

The Annual Group Show Teichert Gallery artists showcase new and novel works in a swath of mediums. Oct 4-29

Enduring Ephemera Andrea Pottyondy showcases a collection of new, multi-media works that "gives new life to the paper ephemera that surrounds us in daily life." Nov 1-30


Zwicker's Gallery
Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm,
5415 Doyle Street

Works by Jean-Claude Roy and Marguerite Zwicker To Oct 31


Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street

Carrie Allison: Beaded Earth Carrie Allison—an Indigenous artist that specializes in traditional bead work—exhibits the results of her museum residency, where she worked with the museum's archives to explore and "critically examine colonial methodologies of botanical categorization, display and displacement." Oct 6-Jan 6

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