Nelson Surette: le retour
Nova Scotia is renowned for its folk art, but Nelson Surette has never easily fit into that genre. A self-taught outsider artist, his work does not reflect the bright, optimistic and humorous work that has become the primary style of folk art in this province. Instead, Surette’s work is rooted in a compulsion to tell a story about a people and a place, and as such is part of the long storytelling tradition of the Acadians.
Magic in Her Hands: The Art of Marie Webb
This colourful and powerful exhibition showcases Marie Webb’s practice, her place within the world of working artists in the province and open discussions about her place in a family of working artists and as an artist working with Down syndrome.
To celebrate its 30th year of operation, in 2004 Eye Level Gallery commissioned Paperwork 30, a limited edition of 25 boxed sets, each containing one original work by 20 affiliated artists. Photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, and ink wash works exemplify the broad range of contemporary practices of these artists with ties to Halifax and Nova Scotia.
Maud Lewis: Homecoming
The artworks in this exhibition are on loan from members of the greater Yarmouth community. Their close attachment to Maud and their continued support throughout her career, inspire many wonderful stories, some of which are included in this exhibition. We hope new stories emerge as visitors enjoy the legacy of this renowned folk artist.
From the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Folk Art Collection,
these art works reflect the spirit of traditional rural life. In this
exhibition are well-known Nova Scotia artists—Collins Eisenhauer,
Charlie Tanner and Joe Norris—as well as Quebec folk artist Blanche
Bolduc from the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.