The Nova Scotia Art Bank just bought works by 22 local artists

The annual acquisitions showcase will open at the Anna Leonowens Gallery on September 23.

The province's trove of original artwork just got 22 times richer today, as the Nova Scotia Art Bank announced its list of acquisitions for 2022. A way to preserve the best in local visual culture *and* celebrate artists making work here, the art bank has been buying significant works since 1975. 

This year, 13 of the 22 artists whose works were purchased are new to the art bank collection. The pieces purchased range from ceramics to paintings, and will be on view to the public from September 23 to October 8 at the Anna Leonowens Gallery (1891 Granville Street), under the straightforward show title 2022 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchases. A peer assessment committee of submissions determines what gets bought for the art bank, with purchased pieces being displayed at provincial buildings.

The Nova Scotia Art Bank is comprised of about 2,400 works of art in total. 

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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