Pin It
Favourite

The greatest wheel on earth 

Anna Sprague’s Ferris Wheel brings a Nocturne carnival to Citadel Hill.

After a conversation about Nocturne, spectacle and the role of art over dinner with friends, “the image of a ferris wheel stuck with me,” says NSCAD instructor Anna Sprague. “Perhaps it has something to do with my obsession with the carnivalesque.” For Nocturne, Sprague has commissioned a 68-foot ferris wheel to sit atop Citadel Hill. It’ll slowly move backwards, be accompanied by reverse carnival music and the help of 28 NSCAD students. Beyond the wheel’s cinematic and epic proportions, the view provides a look at McNabs Island, the homestead of Atlantic Canada’s most successful amusement park operator, Bill Lynch. This is a “new and playful counter-narrative,” says Sprague, “that mirrors the Citadel’s current function as a place of reenactment and entertainment.”

Nocturne piece 300, Citadel Hill

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Adria Young

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Survey Asks

Should there be a public inquiry about what happened at Northwood?

  • Yes
  • No
  • The review was enough

View Results

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.