Sewing up a storm: NSCAD fashion students enlisted to build costumes for Two Planks and a Passion’s summer production of Lysistrata. Read more
Finalist: Eleanor King (BFA 2001), the acting director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery, makes the Sobey Art Award shortlist. Congratulations Eleanor! Read more
Lismer’s Legacy: During NSCAD’s 125th anniversary year, a look back at the tenure of Group of Seven member Arthur Lismer as principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design. Read more and see images
Take a return visit: NSCAD’s 125th anniversary site is constantly being updated … find out something neat about NSCAD. See the website
125 Summer Institute: As summer approaches, have you checked out the offerings of the inaugural 125 Summer Institute? Read more
NSCAD Archives Inventory Project: This summer, the very important and exciting project of creating an inventory of archival material throughout the university has been started. By locating, identifying, and describing collections, the archives inventory project will be the first step in making NSCAD’s collections more accessible to researchers. It will also provide NSCAD staff with precise documentation of what is contained within our archives and where it is located within the university. The project aims to facilitate research conducted by faculty, students and external researchers by establishing a comprehensive inventory of the archival materials that result from artistic, academic and administrative work done at the university. The inventory project will be conducted over the course of the summer, directed by Visual Resources Librarian Hillary Webb with the help of NSCAD student Andrew Rabynuik.
How can you help? If you have material in your office or department that would be considered important to documenting the history of NSCAD, especially prior to 1995, please contact Hillary at 444-7212 or nscad.ca. Hillary or Andrew may also contact you over the course of the summer to set up a meeting in your department. There is currently no intention of relocating any of the existing archival material. Our concern is only to locate, identify and ensure its preservation.
@EastCoastLiving : mystery solved: painting is by #PEI artist & @NSCADUniversity grad Norma Jean MacLean http://t.co/Xx4zVlPy #decor #art #ECL
@Cole_Bentz : Read my interview with fine art and textile student Erin Gilkes ( @rinnshop) here: http://t.co/UP8pl8pV (cc: @NSCADUniversity)
@thehubHALIFAX : @quietrevolution New President of @NSCADUniversity invited ideas at DHBC AGM. Time for HFX citizens to roll up our sleeves and help.
@tylerdurbano : Learn somethin new every day here at #NSCAD @ NSCAD University http://t.co/D6WO4EDa
Job op: The NSCAD Library is looking for three NSCAD students to work regular shifts on the circulation desk for the fall and winter sessions; ideally, applicants would be available for longer than one year. They may be asked to fill in other shifts as required. Shifts are generally four to five hours, two to three times per week. Job duties include public service, handling cash and debit/credit card transactions, loaning and returning books and reserve materials using the library’s circulation system, shelving reference material, closing the library on the evening shifts, and opening and closing the library on the weekend shifts. Applicants should be reliable, friendly, self-starting, and familiar with the Library and its services to patrons. They should have experience with the public, data entry and handling cash, as well as excellent time management and communication skills. Please submit a resume attached to the Library’s student assistant job application form (available at the circulation desk). Deadline for applications is Thursday, June 21. Anyone who has previously submitted a resume to the library should contact Detta Morrison-Phillips by phone (494-8255), email (nscad.ca), or in person to indicate your interest in applying for one of these positions.
Models wanted: My Vibe Salon in Bedford is looking for hair models for a Vidal Sassoon Hair Design class being held on Sunday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 13. The salon is looking for people with hair of various lengths and textures. Interested? Please get in touch with Angie Rose at 835-5976, gmail.com.
Request for Proposals- Public Art, Halifax Central Library: The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking qualified professional artists and artist-led collaborative groups to participate in a design process for the inclusion of public art in the construction of the new Halifax Central Library. This Request for Proposals (RFP) process is a one-stage solicitation process that will select an artist to produce a signature public artwork for the new Central Library. Interested parties are asked to refer to Request for Proposals #P12-039 as the document of record for this process. Closing date: July 24, 2 p.m. See: http://www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/pt_files/tenders/P12-039.pdf
Request for Expression of Interest: The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking proposals from qualified artists or artist groups for prequalification to design public art and to supervise its installation at the Canada Games Centre. Closing date: June 26, 2 p.m. Interested parties are asked to meet in the lobby. Interested parties are asked to download the Request for Expressions of Interest document via the Province of Nova Scotia Procurement website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/pt_files/tenders/E12-048.pdf
Common Roots Urban Farm Kiosk Design Contest: Partners for Care and Capital Health are excited to announce a contest to design the information kiosk for the Common Roots Urban Farm. They’re looking for great ideas from design professionals, new to the design biz folks, and aspiring wannabes. The contest is now open and entries are welcome until July 1, 2012. Finalists will be selected by a panel of design gurus, community workers and Capital Health staff. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite design, with the winner being announced on July 17, 2012.There are prizes for the finalists and the winner will receive $250. Check out the contest details on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KioskDesignContest
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. Drop by for more information or email at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out our website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental
VANS Mentorship Program, Call for Applications: The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists to take part in a 10-month long mentorship from October to July. Mentors and apprentices meet in pairs monthly, and three times as a group. The mentors may be asked to provide support to the apprentices in areas such as: proposal development; grant writing; artist statement development; technical advice; critiques; thematic development; networking; budgeting etc. To view the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements and eligibility, please visit http://visualarts.ns.ca/. The deadline for applications is July 15 at 5 p.m. VANS will host a Program Information Session on Tuesday, June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. with current program participants. The information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program.
Horror Movie Trailer Competition: Create a three-minute trailer for a fictitious horror movie. Open to young people, ages 14-25. Entries will be judged on originality, production, image, sound and post production. Deadline is Sept. 28, 5 p.m. For details, email Kim Farmer at alderneylanding.com.
Call for proposals for Nocturne: The Port Curatorial Collective is seeking proposals to activate the water side of Marginal Road between the Seaport Farmer’s Market and Pier 21 during Nocturne: Art at Night on Oct. 13, 2012. An artist honorarium will be offered, determined by the PCC. Submissions are welcome. For details, please get in touch with Visual Arts Nova Scotia at visualarts.ns.ca. Deadline July 16, 5 p.m.
St. George’s YouthNet is currently seeking to develop its art program into a sustainable initiative that will use the arts as a way to build creativity, possibilities and connectivity between youth and their world and YouthNet partners. We are looking for volunteers and program leaders who would be willing to create and implement workshops for our youth in our summer art program and throughout the year in our after-school program. Volunteering at YouthNet is a dynamic and rewarding experience. YouthNet is looking for artists willing to collaborate in the visual and performing arts. For more information please contact Jane Neish at stgeorgesyouthnet.ca or visit www.stgeorgesyouthnet.ca
Researchers at the IWK Health Centre are developing a psychosocial intervention for adolescents and young adults suffering headaches that will be delivered entirely over the iPhone and computer. They are looking for someone who may be interested in building an animation/app for this intervention which will teach headache sufferers how to relax. The volunteer should be familiar with Adobe Flash although no advanced programming or animation knowledge is required. This project can be completed from anywhere in the world; communication can be made through email and Skype. The volunteer’s contribution will be acknowledged in the intervention. Please contact gmail.com if you are interested in helping out with this project.
Traumatized knitters welcome at The Loop, TheChronicleHerald.ca
The former NSCAD fine arts student saw its creative potential. She immersed herself in the craft. In the process, she discovered that she really enjoyed ...
Different voices key to first novel, TheChronicleHerald.ca
A year and a half earlier, he'd entered NSCAD University in Halifax (having attended the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver first, ...
Peter Dawson 1935 -2012, Ottawa Citizen
He also managed to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design and a master's degree in engineering from the ...
ARTS IN BRIEF, TheChronicleHerald.ca
Roher, a NSCAD University graduate, presents new watercolour paintings that ... Former NSCAD University president Garry Neill Kennedy gives a lecture on ...
Bear's masks take on the power of spirit guides, TheChronicleHerald.ca
When he was a student at NSCAD University, he studied with John Greer and ... “Another aspect I learned about masks at NSCAD is when people don masks, ...
Ceramic artist has passion for patterns, TheChronicleHerald.ca
She saw students at work at their pottery wheels at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, then located on Coburg Road. “I thought, 'That looks really ...
A passion for writing and animation, Truro Daily News
After graduating from high school, Walker attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax for a year. After taking some film courses she ...
SLIDESHOW: Sobey Art Award finalists announced, TheChronicleHerald.ca
King, who is the Atlantic region nominee, teaches media arts at NSCAD University and is Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax.
One smokin' art show, Here
A recent graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Babin makes fully representational portraits of people - men and women's faces - using an ...
NSCAD Alumni Association AGM: Taking place Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Come and join the fun as we gear up for September’s 125 exhibitions and spectacles! Everyone is welcome.
Therapeutic Horticulture Workshops: Exploring how gardening can be used as therapy. Monday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, 5955 Veterans Memorial Lane. $25 fee. Please email partnersforcare.ca to RSVP. Also, Is Gardening More than a Feel Good Activity? a public lecture by Lesley Fleming and Janice Morrison. Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. in Room 1613, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: Alcuin Society 2011 Book Design Awards in Gallery 1; Situation Exchanges by visiting artists Duncan MacDonald & Ursula Nistrup, curated by Trine Sorensen; and Watch by Artist in Residence Shelly Silver in Gallery 3. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art:Hotdogs! Hotdogs! Hotdogs! Paintings by Nick Brunt. Oceans by Trevor Van den Eijnden. To June 22. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Skin: The Seduction of Surface, with work by artists include Colleen Wolstenholme (BFA 1986), Duke & Battersby, Vito Acconcci, Cora Cluett (BFA 1988), Emily Falencki (BFA 2001), Eric Fischl (DFA 2002), Rebecca Fisk (BFA 1993), Sarah Maloney (BFA 1988) and David Harper (BFA 2006). To Sept. 8. Mosom Maskwa – Pawakan (Grandfather Bear – Spirit Guides), hand-carved masks by Ned Bear. To Sept. 3. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.
Black Duck Gallery:The Universe and Other Stories: new watercolours by Rebecca Roher. To July 20. 8 Pelham St., Lunenburg.
Chase Gallery at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia:ReVision, found object sculpture exhibition featuring work by Lisa Cochrane, NSCAD student Jay Dort, Emma FitzGerald, Noah Logan (BFA 2010), Susan Malmstrom, Mike Milligan, Melissa Schwegmann and Catherine Venart. July 4-30. 6106 University Ave., Halifax.
Corridor Gallery:Right Place, Right Time by Kathy Cameron. To June 28. Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport.
Dalhousie Art Gallery:Sounding Selves, projects by Jani Ruscica with work by Antonia Hirsch, Anri Sala and Jana Sterbak on loan from the National Gallery of Canada. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax.
Little Paper Planes:Art as a Muscular Principle, curated by Craig Leonard and featuring the work of Wallace Berman, Wolfgang Muller, Morgane Tschiember, Cary Loren, Leif Brush and Craig Leonard. Online at: http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/exhibition-full/147-art-as-a-musicular-principle
Mary E. Black Gallery:Horizon Watchers, figurative clay sculpture by Reed Weir. To July 29. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Soft, works from the university collection. To Aug. 12. Look to the Living, exhibition of painting and drawing installation by Sara Hartland-Rowe. To Aug. 12. 166 Bedford Highway.
Port Loggia Gallery:The Group, drawings by members of the Monday Night Life Drawing Group. To June 24. NSCAD Port Campus.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery: The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy. Lorenzen Pottery: 50 Years in the Making. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Seeds Gallery:Pulled Pork, exhibition and sale of fine art screen prints from NSCAD’s Summer 2012 Intro to Fine Art Screen Print class. Opens June 20. 116-1099 Marginal Road.
Studio 21:Michael Smith: New Paintings. Judy Blake: Quiet Beauty. To July 11. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery: Phillip Joy, Playgrounds of the Faerie. To July 1. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.