Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective
April 1, 2015 - April 2, 2017
Curated by: Sarah Fillmore and David Diviney
Borrowing heavily from the language of wine, this three-part exhibition will look at regional artistic production through the culture from which it emerges. The word “terroir” refers to the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. Terroir is a survey of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia permanent collection with a special focus on Nova Scotia roots — the history and culture of the place informing its artistic community's output. This exhibition tours the province, exploring the flavour and makeup of the work collected over the gallery’s 100-year history.