A special gift: Eight-year-old artist Dylan Moore asks party guests to donate to NSCAD instead of bringing birthday gifts for him. Dylan’s donations totaling more than $200 went to the NSCAD Now Annual Fund. Read more
For info on how you can donate, please see: http://nscadnow.tumblr.com/donate/
More than a shop: Exploring everything Seeds Gallery has to offer. Read more
Progress report: An update on NSCAD’s Framework for Sustainability. Read more
Major Change: An exhibition at Seeds Gallery heralds the new name of the Major in Textiles/Fashion. Read more
NSCAD Timeline: Chris McFarlane (BFA 1994) has gathered 511 stories for this timeline—looking back at NSCAD's beginnings as the Victoria School of Art and Design through to today. It's impressive! Take a look: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/ampersand/
Congratulations Melanie! Melanie Colosimo, Anna Leonowens Exhibitions Coordinator, was recently accepted as the Centre for Art Tapes 2012 Local Artist in Residence. During her time as resident, Melanie will be creating two short films that will explore themes of reflective nostalgia and displacement through stop motion animation. Melanie is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from Southeast New Brunswick.
Saul Bell Design Award Finalists: Congratulations to Tom Ferrero, who teaches in the Jewellery and Metalsmithing Dept., and NSCAD student Mengnan Qu, who have been recognized as 2012 finalists for the Saul Bell Design Award. (Mengnan’s work is currently on view at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.) See: http://www.saulbellaward.com/SBDAWinners.aspx?year=SBDA2012
MushaboomDesign : Run, don't walk to anna leonowens http://t.co/4iqnjR5Y gallery to see the work of Megnan Qu. http://t.co/shqZQ3Juhttp://t.co/DCXgj4IU
Siobhán Gallagher : The
@NSCADUniversity grad catalogue is officially done! Getting a full-colour proof on Monday and I may just hug the Purolator courier.
Call for Submissions, AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence 2012: The AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence program (FIR) is aimed at experienced filmmakers, who are interested in creating work with the support and participation of the AFCOOP community. Funding for the Filmmaker in Residence includes: Up to $4,000 in cash to offset costs of the project – this may include film stock, lab fees, rentals, per Diems, travel and labour, etc.; Up to $11,000 in AFCOOP equipment and facility rentals; AFCOOP staff and organizational support and a supportive community in which to work. Applications must be mailed to: The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, 5663 Cornwallis St., Halifax , B3K 1B6. Application deadline: Monday, March 26th, 2012. See: http://afcoop.ca/programs-and-training/afcoop-filmmaker-in-residence-2011-call-for-entries/
Art Sales and Rental, Call for Submissions: Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? The Art Sales & Rental Gallery is seeking the work of local emerging artists and would like to invite NSCAD students to apply. Located inside the AGNS, the gallery offers a fair commission as well as equal opportunities for solo feature artist shows. The Art Sales & Rental Gallery holds juried, open accessions every two weeks on Monday, but submissions can be dropped off at any time. Please include a little bit of information about yourself and your work along with your submission. The deadline for your work to be considered is 3 p.m. on the Sunday before accessions. Two-dimensional works only please. Works must be professionally presented and prices to be set by the artist. Drop by for more information or email us at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out our website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental
Nocturne, Call for Independent Projects: The Nocturne Programming Committee is announcing the call for independent projects for the 5th annual Nocturne: Art at Night celebration, to be held Saturday, October 13, 2012. Last year's event included more than 100 art projects and over 20,000 people attended the one-night festival. To apply, artists must complete and submit the Independent Project form at nocturnehalifax.ca. The application requires project details, including budget considerations and location, as well as supporting images and the artist's résumé. If an application is accepted, the accompanying images and description will be used for promotional purposes leading up to and during the event. Applicants are invited to submit a maximum of two different independent project proposals. The applications will be reviewed by a juried panel of local arts professionals and artists, selected by the Nocturne Programming Committee. All applicants will be notified of the result of their application. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 5 p.m. There will be two information sessions for interested artists on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 28, both at 6 p.m. at The Hub, 1673 Barrington Street.
National Youth Art Week: Taking place for the first time ever from May 1-7, National Youth Arts Week is a week-long celebration of youth in the arts. Calling all NSCAD students, alumni and friends to participate in planning events for the week--art exhibitions, performances, live music, flash mobs you name it! This is great opportunity to get involved in the community and showcase your artistic skills! Contact Leah Resnick, NYAW Coordinator at youthartsweek.ca. Visit: youthartsweek.ca. Twitter: @HfxYouthArtWeek. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299583270080641/
Chronicle Herald, March 13: “A little bit of heart, a lot of vaudeville” – Leesa Hamilton, technician in the fashion department, is the costume designer for Slowly I Turn.
Chronicle Herald, March 13: “Visual arts workshops in time for Nocturne deadlines” Ilan Sandler, research fellow at NSCAD, leads workshop.
The Manitoban, March 12: “Platform presents reclaimed history in a new video exhibit.” On Susan Britton.
Chronicle Herald, March 11: “In two exhibits, Lipton’s energy, vision inspires awe.”
Cape Breton Post, March 10: “Sydney film student receives thesis grant” Christian MacDonald receives $2,500 from Film Nova Scotia.
CBC Radio, Information Morning, March 8: “NSCAD turns 125!” Information Morning's Margot Brunelle takes a walk with history columnist Dianne Marshall at NSCAD University's Granville campus and find out more about the school's feisty founder.
NSCAD grads Chloé and Parris Gordon continue to get a lot of attention for their fashion label Chloé Comme Parris. Some coverage:
Globe and Mail, March 14: “Newcomers command the runways on Day 2”
National Post, March 14: “Chloe Comme Parris”
Canadian Press, March 13: “Feminine designs get edgy embellishments in Chloe Comme Parris label”
MFA Forum: Pan Wendt, curator from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, will be the guest speaker at this week’s Graduate Forum. Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. in the NSCAD Boardroom. All are welcome.
Jackie Sumell: Guest lecture by artist Jackie Sumell. Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. in the Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke St., NSCAD University. All are welcome. Free.
Lunchtime film screenings: The Visual Resources Collection is hosting biweekly lunchtime film screenings. Each screening is approx two hours long and will feature short films following by a feature length film. Bring your lunch, bring a friend. Stay for some or all. There will be door prizes. Upcoming screenings take place March 27, and April 10, 11: 30 to 1:30 p.m. in Multimedia Theatre, Room N320a.
Sculpture Lecture Series: Public lecture by Liz Magor, Vancouver-based artist. Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. in the Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street. All are welcome. Free.
Nova Scotia: Our Strengths, Our Future: A free public forum to discover and celebrate our strengths and how to build upon them to realize our best future. The afternoon will include short presentations, group discussions and conversations in a creative and contemplative environment. Hosted by the Shambhala Community of Nova Scotia. Saturday, March 31, 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road.
Architecture Students' Association Lecture Series: Adam Yarinsky, April 2, 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall HA 19, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University.
Grad Lecture Forum: Dr. Mark Cheetham talks on “The Remoteness of Land Art.” Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m. in the Boardroom. Presented by the MFA Program and Historical and Critical Studies Division. All are welcome.
Book launch: NSCAD grad and Micro Gallery founder Ben Stephenson will be launching his novel A Matter of Life and Death or Something in the Khyber Ballroom on Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.
Submitting public art proposals: Visual Arts Nova Scotia is holding workshops for artists interested in developing and improving their understanding of the skills necessary to present temporary and permanent art works in the public sphere, for example in public art festivals such as Lumiere, Nocturne and Antigonight. Workshops will be held March 29, April 1 and April 13. Please contact VANS for details: visualarts.ns.ca
Road trip: Visual Arts Nova Scotia is offering a travel package, the Oh (VANS) Trip to Massachusetts for the opening of Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA. The trip is May 24 to 27; $800 includes group travel, accommodations and a weekend pass to Oh, Canada. To purchase your Oh (VANS) Trip ticket, please contact Eric Gaudet at Maritime Travel at maritimetravel.ca or phone 1-866-463-6006, before the booking deadline of April 18th, 2012.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: Word World by undergraduate exhibitor Mengnan Qu in Gallery 1, 2 cu. ft. by graduate student Helen Teager in Gallery 2 and What Remains by undergraduate exhibitor Meghan Macdonald. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art:Quiet: Nocturnal Landscapes by Gordon MacDonald. To March 20. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Material world, contemporary sculpture from the gallery’s collection. Reinvention: The Art and Life of HM Rosenberg. Emerging Artist Series – Lisa Lipton – Stop @ Forever. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.
AST Art Gallery:Intermediary by Tony Myers. 624 Francklyn St., Halifax.
Artz Gallery opened on Feb 3 with a show featuring Suzanne Gauthier (NSCAD Faculty), recent mixed media works on paper, Colette Samson, glass and Lynda Shalagan (BFA 1982), oils. The show will run to a closing reception on April 1, with the artists rotating their work over the period of the show. Since every two or three weeks a new exhibition will be presented, repeat visits are encouraged. Artz Gallery is located at 5229 Artz St., Halifax. Phone 425-6063. Hours, Fri. 5-9, Sat. 1-5, Sun. 1-5.
Corridor Gallery: (i) Pads, an installation by Andrew Maize. To March 29. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Craig Gallery: Terri Whetstone: New Paintings. To March 25. Fibrous, featuring the work of textile artists Chantal Doak, Alissa Kloet (BFA 2011), Tamara Harkness and Meghan Macdonald. To April 29. Green Basketry: Nova Scotia Basketry Guild. Opening reception Wednesday, March 28. Runs March 29 to April 29. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth waterfront.
Dalhousie Art Gallery:Unbound: An exhibition in three chapters. Chapter 1 - One of a Kind: Unique Artist's Books. Chapter 2 - Books as Visual Objects. Chapter 3 - Archives, Libraries and Reading Rooms. To May 6. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax.
The Khyber:The Hive: A Study in Colony, a Khyber membership show. To April 5. Barrington St., Halifax.
Mary E. Black Gallery:The Books of George Fry, a solo exhibition of multi-dimensional and pop-up books from this New Brunswick artist’s collection. To April 15. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Intensive Care, by Susanna Heller (BFA 1977). To April 29. Body Tracks, on the art and life of Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), whose career exemplifies feminist art practices of the 1970s and the backlash against that movement in the mid-1980s. Guest curator Christine Redfern and artist Philomène Longpré will give opening remarks at the opening reception, Saturday, March 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Runs to May 13. 166 Bedford Highway.
Port Loggia:ARTrageous, an exhibition of work by March Break artists, hosted by the School of Extended Studies. NSCAD Port Campus.
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts: Interaction by Jacqueline Steudler. To April 27. 555 Ross Creek Rd., Canning.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery: Jeanine Thib: Hyperflat. To May 13. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Secord Gallery:Beyond the Horizon: Christopher Joyce. To March 30. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.
Seeds Gallery: Textiles and Fashion Department Show. To March 25. March of Prints Show, featuring the work of printmaking students. Opens March 28, 5:30 p.m. Runs to April 15. 116-1099 Marginal Road.
Studio 21:New Landscapes by Sara MacCulloch (BFA 1992). Sculptures and Collages by Roger Loft. Both to April 11. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery:Double Take presents nine pairs of 12” by 18” images in which identical or similar content is presented in both color and black and white. Featured artists include Anne Bastedo, Keith Cossey, John McCarthy, Jan Napier, Allan Neilsen, Roxanne Smith, Jamie VanBuskirk, Paul Vienneau, Monika Wright. To April 1. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax..