NSCAD at Nocturne
October 11, 2012

NSCAD student Patricia Hondzel works on a woodcut in time for Nocturne. The night-time celebration takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Get out your walking shoes for an art hike at night. NSCAD will be well represented at Nocturne happening Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight throughout downtown Halifax and in Dartmouth at Alderney Landing.

Some highlights:

  • L’nuk (the people): Artists Ursula Johnson and Jordan Bennett perform a collaborative endurance performance. At the Anna Leonowens Gallery.
  • Sovereignty: A group show exploring the meaning of Canadian sovereignty from historical, personal and current political perspectives. With Becka Viau, Aaron Weldon, Bonita Hatcher, Scott Saunders and Kat Frick Miller. At the Anna Leonowens Gallery.
  • The Group of 11: NSCAD artists interpret the landscape of Kejimukijik National Park. At the Anna Leonowens Gallery.
  • Make Art … u know u want 2! A group exhibition by students in Extended Studies classes. NSCAD School of Extended Studies, 1892 Hollis St., Halifax.
  • 125 Cuts: The Letterpress Gang of the Dawson Printshop prints a tabloid format poster.  Visitors can learn about printing in Halifax and printing, publishing and book arts at NSCAD. Dawson Printshop at NSCAD, Granville Mall.
  • We Will Never Rebuilt Halifax Unless Everybody Works: Participants can print an inspiring commemorative keepsake poster on an antique letterpress. At Andrea Rahal’s Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique and Letterpress Studio.
  • Elevator: Presented by NSCAD student José Mora. Halifax Seaport, 1209 Marginal Rd.
  • Sea Wall: Photography by NSCAD professor Robert Bean recalls when international industrial shipping was common where now universities, museums and markets exist. Halifax Seaport, 1209 Marginal Rd. 
  • Devils Island: NSCAD alumni Courtney Kelsey and Zachary Barkhouse use Devils Island as the basis for an exploration of isolation and the enormity of the sea. Tall Ships Quay (behind Nova Scotia Power).
  • NSCAD Lithography Workshop: During the 60s and 70s, many well known international artists were invited to NSCAD to work with students and create art. Zwicker’s Gallery, 5415 Doyle St., presents the work of some of those artists Claes Oldenburg, John Baldessari, Hugh MacKenzie, Emmett Williams, John Giorno, Gene Davis, John Griefe, John Murry, Patrick Kelly.
  • Steamroller! NSCAD printmaking students and faculty will be revving up the steamroller again to demonstrate relief printing. Prints will be made from hand-carved four foot by eight foot wood blocks. Nocturne-goers are invited to bring bags or T-shirts, which can be printed for a small fee. Steamrolling printing takes place at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth.

For a full list of activities, check out the Nocturne website at: http://nocturnehalifax.ca/