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John Greer: retroActive
April 11 - September 13, 2015
John Greer: retroActive
celebrates more than four decades of inspiring and enlightening production from one of Nova Scotia most important artists. This exhibition offers insight into Greer’s artmaking from the late-1960s to the present day, featuring works from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection, key loans from outside sources, and new pieces created by the artist to be displayed publically for the first time.

The Roarin' Game
March 16 - May 2015
In celebration of the 2015 World Men's Curling Championships, this exhibition explores images of 19th century curling events that show the early interest and enthusiasm for the game, in Halifax and beyond.

Eleanor King: Dark Utopian
January 17 - June 14, 2015
Nova Scotia artist Eleanor King finds inspiration in the everyday – those deceptively mundane, overlooked, and understated aspects of contemporary life. Her work is frequently site-specific, responding to places or situations using provisional means.

Arm’s Length: the Northwest Arm and the Artist
28 March - September 2015
Peninsular Halifax is separated from the mainland by a narrow inlet of the sea whose name has varied – We'kwaltijk, Hawk’s or Sandwich River, Northwest Arm – but whatever its name the Arm has always attracted artists.

Buoys and Gulls
Opened June 20, 2014 (ongoing)
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
Opened June 20, 2014 (ongoing)
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
Charting the changing currents in contemporary Aboriginal art across Canada as seen through the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Permanent Collection, this exhibition takes a circuitous route that begins here, on the East Coast, and finds its way to the Arctic.

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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