Exhibitions and Events

Side Gallery Bedford Row

Now on view

Collective Remembrance Propaganda Posters from the Great War
August 30, 2014 - March, 2015
A century later, propaganda posters from the First World War – designed to  mobilize an army, persuade Canadians that support for the war was just and noble, inspire them to exercise thrift, and to lend the government their own money to pay for the war – will provide visitors with an opportunity to pull aside the curtain of time and to experience an earlier generation’s feelings, fears, and hopes about the first truly global conflict.

Marion Wagschal
June 13 – September 7, 2014
For this major survey of the artist’s work, her exploration of family relationships will serve as primary subject. The artist’s depiction of her family members (notably her father and mother) will guide a journey through the complicated negotiation of historical events and human relationships.

Emily Falencki
June 13 – September 7, 2014
New York-born Nova Scotia-based painter Emily Falencki mines the ground between traditional portraiture and anonymous representation. Falencki’s memorial portraits of missing persons give voice to grief and question society’s all-too-hard shell. Recently, Emily Falencki has been working with text, vestiges of family correspondence and images that plumb the depth of personal and anonymous relationships. This exhibition marks her first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

2 Wheelers
June 13 – September 7, 2014
2 Wheelers is an exhibition about bikes opening during HRM Bike Week and closing in September. It brings together works by artists of all ages and practices that explore the playful, functional and political role of the bicycle. The exhibition is designed to take you through four spaces of the Gallery.

Rock Show: At the intersection of art + music
July 11 - September 28, 2014
With a local spin, this group exhibition delves into the influence of music as subject and subculture on contemporary visual artists and their art making through a sampling of works from the Permanent Collection complemented by key loans from several artists with ties to the region.

Buoys and Gulls
Open: June 20, 2014
Buoys and gulls, dinghies and dories… the imagery of the ocean and its shores has served as subject and muse to folk artists in Atlantic Canada for generations. This selection of whimsical and sometimes humorous works from the Permanent Collection reflects this region’s cultural heritage and ties to the sea.

The Sadowskis
Open: June 20, 2014
Between 1949 and 1952 Nova Scotia’s craft scene enjoyed an infusion of European Modernist art sensibilities via Krystyna Sadowska (1912-1994) and her husband Konrad Sadowski (1902-1960) who moved to Halifax to teach at the Provincially-funded Handcraft Centre. The Sadowskis settled in Indian Harbour where they converted an old house into a studio and home, teaching and running a successful roadside pottery business. It was a circuitous route that led the Sadowskis to Nova Scotia.

Shifting Ground
Now on View

Maud Lewis Gallery
Marvel at the numerous paintings that are part of the Gallery's collection as well as the charming and fully restored home of this beloved Nova Scotian folk artist.

Innovative Perspectives in the Corridor Gallery (Studios)

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