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November 2, 2017

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Ursula Johnson’s big win
The Coast
The first-ever Atlantic Canadian Sobey Art Award winner talks culture and (dis)comfort.

Fashion forward: New recyclable Halifax clothing line 'a first' for ...
MetroNews Canada
Tabitha Osler, a Dartmouth fashion designer, has high hopes for a new children's outdoor ... She now teaches fashion design at the Nova Scotia College of Art .

Mi'kmaw artist Ursula Johnson wins 2017 Sobey Art Award
Toronto Star
Johnson is the winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award. ... Johnson, a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, works ...

Meet Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw artist Ursula Johnson, winner of the 2017 ...
CBC.ca
Ursula Johnson is the winner of the 2017 Sobey Art Award. .... While I was studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, I was also ...

Halifax-based Indigenous artist Ursula Johnson wins $50K Sobey ...
Globalnews.ca
The 37-year-old artist, originally from Sydney, N.S., was announced as ... graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, ...

Former SOVA student evokes Prairie childhood in award-winning ...
Yukon News
The work of former Yukon School of Visual Arts student Kayza DeGraff-Ford, ... studying painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Book review: The Case of the Missing Men
The Coast
Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes’ old-fashioned mystery mash-up is a carefully crafted page-turner.

Sobey Art Award winner Ursula Johnson spreads her wings
NOW Magazine
The Mi’kmaw artist talks about her big prize win, moose fencing and how she became a butterfly

Financial windfall helps Dartmouth artist
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Johnson, 37, was born in Sydney and graduated from NSCAD University in 2006. She is a performance and installation artist of Mi'kmaq ...

Canada's art and design universities rebuild for the future
University Affairs
Questions abound about the prospect of moving the full campus to the port lands; however, at the time of this writing, NSCAD University ...

'Everyone is temporarily able-bodied': This Halifax exhibit brings ...
CBC.ca
Chandler, a graduate of Halifax's NSCAD University, developed the concept for the exhibition — part of a research project by the same name ...


October 23, 2017

VIDEO and PHOTOS: These pumpkin carvings are scary good
The Chronicle Herald
You can vote until Sunday, the day that winners are announced, for your favourite carving done by NSCC and NSCAD students. The grand ...


October 17, 2017

NSCAD proving popular with students
The Chronicle Herald
“This upturn is confirmation that NSCAD is a vibrant and thriving independent institution, a place that draws students from across Canada and ...

Atlantic university enrolments down, but UPEI bucking trend
CBC.ca
There are fewer university students in Atlantic Canada this fall, but one province has found a way to boost numbers, according to statistics ...

Update: University Enrolment Down
AllNovaScotia.com
Bucking trends is the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) which saw enrolments in its undergraduate programs grow by 8.9%

11 Contemporary Emerging Artists from Nova Scotia to know
The Culture Trip
An introduction to the work of NSCAD alumni Hangama Amiri, Jimy Sloan, Maggie MacCormick, Hannah Preston, Violeta Izquierdo, Tamara Oake, Emma Piirtoniemi, Bryson Chisholm, Jack Bishop, Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey, Ian Funke MacKay.

Shining a light on contemporary art
Halifax Magazine
German and Canadian artists join forces for a new exhibition in Halifax, co-curated by Melanie Colosimo, Sarah Filmore, Peter Dykhuis and Bettina Pelz.

Atlantic universities appoint a regional coordinator to support student mental health
University Affairs
New position announced at AAU conference at Mount Allison University.

Art Gallery of Guelph appoints new senior curator
NSCAD alumnus Andrew Hunter produced landmark exhibitions and publications including Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Lawren Harris: The Idea of North and Alex Colville for the Art Gallery on Ontario.

Flax harvest party underscores importance of sustainable ..
The Spectator
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design textiles professor Jennifer Green uses a spinning wheel and fibre from last year's flax crop to ...

Talking Watch Designs with @onehourwatch
On Time Podcast
A conversation with NSCAD alumnus Lee Yeun-Rapati of @onehourwatch Lee is currently in Reading England doing his Masters of Type Design.




October 3, 2017

A new space for Indigenous art
Canadian Art
NSCAD opens the Treaty Space Gallery at its Port Campus.
Emily Lawrence in conversation with Kyle Alden Martens
Visual Arts News
Part of Visual Arts News' artist-to-artist podcast.

Bodega Adds IAMSTATIC To Animation Roster
Animation World Network
IAMSTATIC was founded in 1999 as an art and design collective. After attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Gervais and ...

Entangled shows contemporary Canadian painting is alive and well
Straight.com
The evidence in this Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, however, is that ... the leading role that the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design played ...

Whimsy Northwest – contrasting styles and subjects
E-Know.ca
With a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she went on to graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art ...

Make No Wonder; Local visual artist launchs third online-based game
The Western Star
The 2004 graduate of the visual arts program at Grenfell Campus, ... from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design just launched Make No ...

Flax harvest party underscores importance of sustainable ...
Annapolis County Spectator
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design textiles professor Jennifer Green uses a spinning wheel and fibre from last year's flax crop to ...

Q&A: Canadian jewelry designer Shelley Macdonald Jewelry talks ...
Calgary Herald
After graduating high school, I went to NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and received a BFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing.

OPINION: Halifax's clusters of cleverness, creativity
The Chronicle Herald
•Along the Halifax waterfront: From exciting startups like Kinduct Technologies in Purdy's Wharf, to the waterfront campus of NSCAD University ...



October 3, 2017

W&L's Staniar Gallery presents Hard-wired

Augusta Free Press
Anna Hepler's many distinctions include a residency at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and fellowships from the Maine Arts Commission and ...

10 Up-and-Coming Photographers from Nova Scotia
Culture Trip
NSCAD alumni Alexa Cude and Chelle Wooten are featured.

Medrie MacPhee at Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto
Blouinartinfo
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Medrie MacPhee (BFA 1977) graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of many awards including ...

White Cashmere Collection 2017 Announces Winner of National ...
GlobeNewswire
Participants include Brianna West of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

NSCAD grad Annabel Biro represents NS nationally
The Chronicle Herald
Annabel Biro is an artist who doesn't like to be pigeonholed. The recent NSCAD University graduate is this year's regional winner for Nova ...

New Glasgow set to showcase its culture
The News
6 p.m.-7 p.m.: NSCAD Artists Welcoming Reception – Join NSCAD University and The Town of New Glasgow in welcoming NSCAD Artists in ...

Painting comes back from the dead at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Sun
In the 1970s, David MacWilliam was among 300 art students at NSCAD when the school became an international centre for a new approach to ...

An exhibition by performance artist Cassils (formerly Heather Cassils, BFA 1997) at Ronald Feldman Gallery in NY has been getting a lot of attention. Some coverage:


September 26, 2017

Mother daughter duo presents exhibition
Vernon Morning Star
Heidi's art is inspired by the painterly impressionists and the ... Carmen is a recent graduate of the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, where ... “I began my career in jewelry design at the Vancouver Community College, but ...

More than $12000 raised for funeral of couple killed in Ferryland fire
The Telegram
He moved to Corner Brook with his family in 1952. He won a scholarship to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design when he was just a boy, ..

Bermuda College Expands Opportunities For Students
Bernews
The agreement with Nova Scotia College of Art & Design [NSCAD] allows students in the Art and Design associate degree programme at ...

Halifax artist brings fantasy, magic to life in new colouring book
The Chronicle Herald
Alexandra Theroux took art in high school then went on to NSCAD where she pursued her passion.


September 20, 2017

The godfather of Inuit art
The Globe and Mail
For nearly 50 years, Terry Ryan nurtured Cape Dorset's artists and introduced their creations to the world.

46 events and festivals to liven up your fall
The Coast
NSCAD INSIDE OUT - NSCAD celebrates 130 trips around the sun by opening its doors to the public for this drop-in tour of all three campuses.

53 live music events to satisfy your fall concert cravings
The Coast
Celebrating their alma mater's 130th, NSCAD alumni host the Totally Wicked Music Festival.

GMO film to debut at Atlantic Film Festival
The Chronicle Herald
Aube Giroux is a graduate of NSCAD University and holds a master's degree in film production from York University. Modified is her first feature ...

Prismatic shines
The Coast Halifax
... dozens more exciting events, including Stephanie Yee, a former NSCAD student now living in Windsor, Ontario, recreating her popular event, ...


September 7, 2017

Must-Sees This Week
Canadian Art
A group of Halifax-based photographers—including Adrian Fish, Lorraine Field and Roxanne Smith—open a show at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth this week.

Join the conversation: The Politics of Poppies
Understorey Magazine
A discussion paper by Jessica Lynn Wiebe (BFA 2015) and Maya Eichler, Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement.

Made for TV: Halifax artist with Down syndrome showcasing work in ...
MetroNews Canada
Marie Webb's father, Nick Webb, is also an artist and professor at NSCAD. Webb proudly adds that her younger sister is also studying at NSCAD.

A day at the auction in Chester, NS
The Chronicle Herald
The top price lots being recognized were R.C.A. artists such as Arthur Lismer who taught at NSCAD and painted in Cape Breton. Folk Artists ...

Yes, Faire Child
The Coast Halifax
When Tabitha Osler, NSCAD instructor and visionary behind the upcoming children's line Faire Child Makewear Limited, talks about the ...

Where I work: Kristi Smith and Pete MacDonald from RCHMND

The Coast Halifax
Kristi Smith and Pete MacDonald have curated an offering that is, in a word, inspired.

Michael Flaherty harnesses the sun for his pottery
The Packet
... a bachelor of fine arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and a master's of fine arts from the University of Regina.

Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival on tap this weekend
The Sackville Tribune Post
Skinner, who graduated from the NSCAD in 2011 with a bachelor of fine arts, with a major in painting, often takes his practice to the streets, ...

2017 International Residency Program workshop by Justin Tyler Tate
The Jeju Weekly
Receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Master of Fine Arts from Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, his work combines ...

Haliburton School of Art and Design marks five decades
Haliburton County Echo
... specialized institutions across the country such as NSCAD University, OCADU, Emily Carr University and Alberta College of Art and Design, ...

Artistic discoveries the latest finds in Joggins
The Chronicle Herald
She lived in Nova Scotia for two years while attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, and visited Joggins once ...

This is what it's like to live in an art gallery
Toronto Star
Harding, 32, studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and at Parsons School of Design, in New York, then earned a Certificate of Art ...

Art and the Spirit: artist Terrie Chedore
The Morrisburg Leader
“Every piece of art is a conversation. ... Terrie studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, and the Ottawa ...


August 15, 2017

Group of Seven and the Bedford connection
The Chronicle Herald
Through the permission and assistance of the Canadian War Museum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, NSCAD and private sources, the Fort ...

How Meredith Lyman Turns Sex And Angst Into Colorful Art
Bust magazine
An interview with NSCAD alumna and painter Meredith Lyman.

Flax harvest party underscores importance of sustainable ...

The Register/Advertiser
 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design textiles professor Jennifer Green ...

It will be business as usual at Yukon SOVA in Dawson City

Whitehorse Star
Yukon College has links with four art universities, including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.

Uncommon art creates buzz at war memorial

Victoria Lookout
A view of the trench Nova Scotia artist and Afghanistan War veteran ... of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design draws inspiration from ...

Photos de famille à la ferme
Slate
A look at the photos of NSCAD alumnus Rob MacInnis.



August 8, 2017

NSCAD focuses on future
CBC - Michael Gorman
The university is moving forward 3 years after widely publicized money troubles and declining enrolment.

$24.5M of bailout cash for Acadia comes as news to other universities
CBC - Michael Gorman
Wolfville-based school got $10.5M in 2016-17 and $3.5M in 2012-13 up to 2015-16.

Cape Breton University officials 'furious' over Acadia bailout
CBC - Michael Gorman
Province says more help is on the way with next month's provincial budget

Artist wins award for graphic novel on dementia
Canadian Jewish News
NSCAD alumna Rebecca Roher wins award for graphic novel, Bird in a Cage, on the toll of dementia.

Halifax's Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival a Nova Scotian first
Chronicle Herald
Kaiso is an exhibition of artwork by Nova Scotian artists, including Justin Augustine, David Woods, Angel Gannon, Michelle Flemming, Laurel Francis, Habiba El-Sayed, Kaas Ghanie, Julian Covey, Heather Cromwell and Alex Thuku.

Carol Bruneau writes about Nova Scotians now in new short-story collection
Local X-Press
The Halifax author's new book of short stories, A Bird on Every Tree (Nimbus Vagrant Press), is being released mid-September and is an exploration of the lives of contemporary Nova Scotians who are travelling physically and psychologically in the 21st century. 

Alastair MacLennan: The most important Scottish artist you've never heard of
The Scotsman
The artist taught for a time at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Kilkenny goldsmith designs and makes Killarney mayor's chain of office
Kilkenny People
Catherine Conroy is a graduate of NSCAD University's Jewellery and Metalsmithing program.

Art meets bugs in magical, mysterious Annapolis Royal exhibit
Local Xpress
Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates a world-of-wonders walking tour and five-part art installation called Lookabout for ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal. People pick up passports at ARTsPLACE and then take a journey into a fictional Victorian-era story about young women who believed in fairies and collected bugs, and one day, in 1867, vanished as they were out collecting.

Uncommon art creates buzz at war memorial
Victoria Lookout
The newest project by artist Jessica Lynn Wiebe involved filling and stacking 550 sandbags around the First and Second World War monuments at the Acadia War Memorial in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Ceramics technician Doug Bamford says so long to NSCAD after 23 years
The Coast Halifax
NSCAD ceramics technician Doug Bamford is closing the chapter on 23 years at the college with a goodbye exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery and a retirement party.

Designer combines surfing, art
Chronicle Herald
Bridget Turner, who graduated from NSCAD in 2009, shares her love of the ocean through a full-day class of surfing and jewelry making.

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop Furthers Advancements in High Performance Facades 

Buffalo Rising
Industry experts including NSCAD professor Neil Forrest gather to address terra cotta’s potential in advanced manufacturing of bioclimatic structures and environments


July 11, 2017

Fifteen RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists announced
The Globe and Mail
On Thursday, the Royal Bank of Canada announced the 15 finalists for the 19th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Selected by a ...

Teto Elsiddique named local shortlister for RBC Canadian Painting ...
The Coast Halifax
Fifteen finalists were announced for this year's Canadian Painting Competition, and local artist Teto Elsiddique is among them (and ...

Art finally a full-time focus after two careers
North Shore News
James Elton leads an art class at West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre. ... attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design while there.


July 6, 2017

Group of Seven and the Bedford connection

The Chronicle Herald
With the permission and assistance of the Canadian War Museum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS), NSCAD and private sources, the Fort ...

Wolfville Uncommon Art project hit by vandals to be reinstalled
The Register/Advertiser
Wolfville-based artist Miyoshi Kondo plans to reinstall her Uncommon Common Art installation on Sunday in the Acadia University woods after ...

Welcoming our new staff, board members
The Chronicle Herald
Faten occasionally teaches at the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University and the School of Design at NSCAD University, along with ...

Inclusivity and equity in higher-ed sector top concerns at this year's ...
University Affairs
From June 21 to 23, more than 770 delegates convened at Dalhousie and NSCAD universities under the banner of “Gateways in Higher ...

Festival is summer-long celebration of arts, cultures and ...
Cape Breton Post
The goal is to learn fundamentals of stencil making and screen-printing with Brooklyn Stewart, a NSCAD graduate. In this three-hour workshop, ...

Colour Nova Scotia inspired by love of province
The Chronicle Herald
When NSCAD alumna Julie Anne Babin thinks of her childhood in Nova Scotia, she thinks ...

WordPlay kids' reading event a hit in River John as Fitch opens new ...
Local Xpress
Syliboy, a Queen's Jubilee medal recipient, has studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He is a filmmaker, a musician and a ...


June 26, 2017

New exhibit features work by Cristina Zanella
Simcoe Reformer
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and was honoured several years ago when she ...

Life and Art: Two Distinct Artists Explore Melting Points in Dawson City
Yukon News
A passion for lichen led to the design themes for the jewelry in Boreal Reverie. Tamika Knuston is a Dawsonite and NSCAD University graduate.

"Painter To Painter" Series To Debut At Parrish Art Museum In July
Hamptons.com
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is set to introduce a new series on Sunday, ... Painter to Painter kicks off with Eric Fischl, an internationally acclaimed American figurative painter and sculptor ...

Festival is summer-long celebration of arts, cultures and ...
Cape Breton Post
The goal is to learn fundamentals of stencil making and screen-printing with Brooklyn Stewart, a NSCAD graduate. In this three-hour workshop, ...


June 16, 2017

Artist painting massive mural inside Confederation Centre of the Arts
CBC.ca
Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, King has had her work displayed in art galleries across Canada and the ...

Art of history: New museum exhibit tells the human stories behind ...
MetroNews Canada
It's the work of Nova Scotia artist Laurie Swim and part of a new exhibit that opened Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ...

The future of ceramics is being developed in Buffalo, New York
The Architect's Newspaper
Neil Forrest is an educator at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada.

Of butterflies and curio cabinets
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Jennifer Angus received her education in part at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The show runs from May 7 to Sept. 2 and is supported by a .

Sobey Art Award shortlister Ursula Johnson weaves cultural narratives
The Coast Halifax
She is the first Mi'kmaq woman to graduate from the Nova Scotia college of Art and Design. Her multidisciplinary performance and installation ...

Ursula Johnson makes Sobey Award shortlist
Local Xpress-Jun 7, 2017
A performance and installation artist of Mi'kmaq ancestry, she is a 2006 NSCAD University graduate and has exhibited widely in Nova Scotia .

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival returns for 11th year
The Chronicle Herald
... with Mike Hoolboom — a Canadian filmmaker — on June 11 at 1 p.m., followed by a free screening at the NSCAD Academy building.

This Award is Big: Becka Viau honoured by governor general
CBC.ca
Charlottetown artist Becka Viau has earned national recognition for her efforts to make P.E.I. "the best place for artists to live and create.".

Bright IDEAs: Halifax university students create new bike gadgets in ...
Metro News
The students from NSCAD and Dalhousie have created various bike gadgets in design bootcamp.


May 30, 2017

Trump effect? Nova Scotia schools seeing spike in US student ...
CBC.ca
NSCAD is among the universities seeing increased interest from American students.

Downtown Halifax councillor pleased by Nova Scotia premier's 'vision' for new art gallery
Metro Halifax
Premier Stephen McNeil's comments were delivered on a day when the three major party leaders addressed Halifax Regional Council.

Colouring Nova Scotia: Liverpool artist creates new colouring book ...
The Chronicle Herald
... has a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University and bachelor of fine arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD).

We need to talk about Venezuela
The Coast Halifax
Camila Salcedo is a community organizer and interdisciplinary artist who focuses on themes surrounding Latinx identity. She also works for the ...

War veteran invites all to march with her Thursday for public art piece
Local Xpress
Wiebe, who has a 2015 BFA from NSCAD University and a 2016 BEd from Acadia, researched the military history of Camp Aldershot and Kings ...

How a soldier-turned-artist aims to protect the memory of WWI and ...
CBC.ca
The NSCAD University grad is now an artist-in-residence at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, N.S. In another project, ...

Artist Painted A Series Of Classic Western Movie Icons And ...
GirlTalkHQ (blog)
"When Andy Warhol chose to represent Elvis, he did so in a classic cowboy pose. There is just something ‘All American’ about the idea of the cowboy. The archetype has a renegade flare that is hard not to fall in love with. And yet, it is highly problematic in terms of both race and gender. My thought in creating the Re-Western series was to take the captivating aspects of the archetype and use it to talk about gender and power in culture." -- NSCAD alumna Felice House.

Celebrity style in Halifax
Triumph Business Blog
The magazine's cover shot of Jay Wells was taken by Lindsay Anne Delaney (BFA 2011).


May 23, 2017

TGIFriday55
The Coast Halifax
Local embroiderer Amy Chandler works under the pseudonym Friday55 and finds a fan in Gord Downie as well as customers all over the globe.

Refugees welcomed to Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
The Register/Advertiser
NSCAD Professors Sara Hartland Rowe and David Clark led art activities. 

Feminist provocateur Laura Kipnis says campuses are governed by 'sexual paranoia'
CBC Radio, Sunday Morning
Laura Kipnis (MFA 1982), a professor at Northwestern University in Illinois, is the author of Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.


May 18, 2017

 

Visual Arts News
Lorraine Field is interviewed on her show Alas by Daniel Higham; Feast for Thought discusses Stephanie Yee and her work; Words of Resistance features Ursula Johnson’s work with Jordan Bennett; Leah Garnett’s When One Space Meets Another is listed in the Gallery Guide, and curator Becky Welter-Nolan’s exhibition, How Do You Know, featuring Angela Glanzmann, Sam Kinsley, and Anne MacMillan is discussed. Ray Cronin analyzes Landon Mackenzie’s recent exhibition, Parallel Journey.

A rare look at the archives of Germany's secret police
Wired
Photography by NSCAD Prof. Adrian Fish's work is featured in Wired magazine.

5 Triumphant National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale, From Finnish Robots to Canadian Floods
Artnet News
"Inside, Hubbard and Birchler present a video installation called Flora, which shines a light on the tragic story of Flora Mayo, an American artist who was Giacometti’s lover in Paris in the 1920s."

Lani Maestro Bridges Boundaries at the Venice Biennale
Canadian Art
NSCAD alumna Lani Maestro reminds viewers that “categories are not that important; consciousness is.”

Cutting through tragedy with humour: This Indigenous artist takes on a complicated history
CBC Arts
Former NSCAD student Joseph Tisiga on why he's exploring his Indigenous identity with a sense of humour

Gerhard Steidl is making books an artform
The New Yorker
Profile of NSCAD supporter and honorary degree recipient Gerhard Steidl.

NSCAD grad builds room in ice hotel
The Chronicle Herald
NSCAD University graduate Sonia Chow never imagined she'd spend two weeks straight working on a project just to see it melt away on ...

Tattoo U: NSCAD offers new course on history of ancient body art
Local Xpress
Jamie Jelinski, shown at his Halifax home on Thursday night, teaches a class at NSCAD University called Global Tattoo Histories.

Vanish is Nocturne's 2017 theme
Local Xpress
This year's curators are anna sprague, a performance artist, creative facilitator and NSCAD University faculty member, and Emily Lawrence, ...

Films by Cory Bowles, Leah Johnston among HIFF Atlantic Auteurs ...
Local Xpress
Filmmakers whose films are featured at HIFF include Raghed Charabaty, Chris and Susie Shapones, Sol Nagler, Jenna Marks and Becka Barker.

Artist launches Halifax Shopping Centre's Canada 150 through ...
The Chronicle Herald
Known for his large paintings, Kyle Jackson, who came to Nova Scotia 30 years ago to attend NSCAD, also recently finished facilitating a mural with ...

On the Canvas: Will Gorlitz Lie of the Land, an exhibition of his work ...
London Free Press
An exhibition of works by the Canadian artist and NSCAD alumnus Will Gorlitz...

The Five Fishermen: Halifax eatery serves up fine seafood and the ...
National Post
The Victoria School of Art and Design, a precursor to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, boasted eminent teachers including Group of ...

City Announces Artist In Residence 2017
Fountain Pen
Guelph artist Carolyn Meili has a bachelor of fine arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a ...


May 1, 2017

Challenging convention: Evolutionary Biologist Ford Doolittle wins Killam Prize
Dal News
Congratulations NSCAD grad Ford Doolittle.

NSCAD grad builds room in Ice Hotel
Chronicle Herald
Designer Sonia Chow enlisted to design and built a room for the Ice Hotel in Lapland.

Franklin Furnace at 40: Still Radical After All These Years
Hyperallergic
Or perhaps still later, with the final elimination of the physical art object ... 1970s, taught English at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Halifax Report: Minimal-ish
Canadian Art
Immersive environments, achieved either through excess or extreme paring down, are dominating Halifax’s art scene at the moment.

Canadian artists dive into cultural backgrounds with exhibits at ...
Edmonton Examiner
According to Ericka Walker, an associate professor of art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, there are some similarities between .

The art of Brian Porter at Yarmouth County Museum until late June
The Vanguard
The art of Brian Porter at Yarmouth County Museum until late June .... Porter studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from ...

No place like Norton's Cove
The Telegram
When the couple returned to their hometown after Janet Davis graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, they restored a historic ...

Children's book shares love of simplicity
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Sydney Smith, who grew up in Caledonia, and later studied drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University, moved to Toronto almost four years ago.

Anna Taylor's hoop dreams
The Coast Halifax
The 33-year-old NSCAD grad, crafter and sex work activist makes radical feminist-oriented hoop art, banners, buttons and ceramics. Taylor's ...

150 Reasons mural hits The Spot
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Susie Whaley, program coordinator for the project at Vibe Arts, says she found Kyle Jackson through NSCAD, where he was recommended to take ...

A fresh start
The Coastguard (Shelburne County)
Melanie Stachan-Boutin was a student at Halifax's NSCAD University when she met Shelburne residents Murray and Cindy Hagen in May 2016.

Getting to know Sobey Art Award Atlantic finalists
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Melanie Colosimo has exhibited in the the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and is currently the director of NSCAD's Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Review: Selina Latour's Justine With Art
The Coast Halifax
Currently a NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Resident Latour's series expresses longing and nostalgia for her identical twin, Justine.

Loops, a one-woman show and sale at Station Arts Centre
Tillsonburg News
Barbara Scott has a degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). Fibre arts wasn't her first choice but when pottery was full, she 

ENTREVESTOR: Spark Zone showcases student-led companies ...
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The Spark Zone is a collaboration between SMU, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College, NSCAD University and the ...

Familiar names in Sobey Art Award longlist
Local Xpress
Johnson is a Mi'kmaq performance and installation artist and 2006 NSCAD University graduate. She has been in over 30 group shows, with ...

Mais oui, Beaufille
The Coast Halifax
She explains that her NSCAD fashion background, which focused on "being conceptual, producing from scratch and being critiqued on the ...

Beaufille's fashionista sisters return to NSCAD for Dialect show
Local Xpress
NSCAD University graduates and fashion designing sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon are coming back to their alma mater for Dialect: the ...



March 27, 2017

Sarah McLachlan Ahead of Her Induction Into the CND Music Hall of ...
A Journal of Musical Things
And yet, despite her stature as an artist who has not only sold more ... did do at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design––two years later she ...

Spring is in the air at MacRostie Art Center
Herald Review
Ursula Hargens also studied ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD).

Cook your cookies. Plus, closing the gown gap
CBC.ca
He teamed up with students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and they started creating prototypes. Their current ideas include ...

How to spend a long weekend in Halifax
Toronto Star
A compact core makes exploring the highlights of Nova Scotia's capital a ... Saint Vincent University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, ...

Dealing with the dichotomy of life
The Chronicle Herald
Four years ago, I attended a tour of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University with my son who was considering going to art ..

 Disability art: how do you participate if only two Toronto venues are ...
The Eyeopener
Disability art: how do you participate if only two Toronto venues are fully .... Eliza Chandler studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, ..

Seeking new perspectives: Women break ground at the 2017 ...
Straight.com
At the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, which Vikky Alexander attended in the '70s, the photo department was also what the artist calls “a guy ...

About Art: A lifelong journey
Truro Daily News
After my retirement, I had an opportunity to design an art studio in ... I graduated from NS Community College; two years with graphic design.

How to go crabbin' on Nova Scotia's south shore
Toronto Star
PORT JOLI, N.S.-Nova Scotia's warm south shore is famed for beaches, ... a Nova Scotia College of Art and Design artist-in-residence program.

Duo designs feline shrine for ice palace
The Globe and Mail
Canadian graphic designer Sonia Chow and her partner Huschang Pourian ... degree in design from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.

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Artists Sonia Chow and Huschang Pourian. Asaf Kliger/icehoteL
 
Nova Scotian artist makes the ordinary extraordinary
TheChronicleHerald.ca-18 hours ago
They are all recurring subjects in Nova Scotian artist Ambera Wellmann's ... School of Art in New York and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.

The Laundry Room Gallery tides you over
The Coast Halifax
A: We conducted an open call for submissions online through Facebook, as well as by word of mouth through the King's and NSCAD ...

Celebrating France with Atlantic Canada's Best Sommeliers
The Chronicle Herald
It wasn't until after Nicole Raufeisen completed a Master's degree in sculpture at NSCAD here in Halifax that she began to fully commit to wine professionally.

Be Brave An Interview With Jenn Grant
PopMatters-Apr 11, 2017
During this period she attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and studied painting because, she says, “I thought that ...

Anna Taylor's hoop dreams
The Coast
The 33-year-old NSCAD grad, crafter and sex work activist makes radical feminist-oriented hoop art, banners, buttons and ceramics. Taylor's ...

Summer arts workshops announced
The Chronicle Herald
Hangama Amiri, former NSCAD — Lunenburg Residency Program participant and Fulbright Scholarship winner at Yale University will be ...

Students aim to cure design flaws in peekaboo hospital gowns
CBC.ca
In November 2016, a team of students met for a workshop at NSCAD University to come up with a better design that is affordable, effective and ...


March 27, 2017

NSCAD graduate taking jewelry world by storm
The Chronicle Herald
Born and raised in Antigonish, MacDonald is a NSCAD graduate from the jewellery design and metalsmithing program. She moved to Vancouver years ago to find ...

Dealing with the dichotomy of life
The Chronicle Herald
A few weeks ago, I took another tour of NSCAD, this time with my ... I received a phone call and I've been accepted as an art student at NSCAD.

Livingston's digitally painted flowers are real and unreal
Local Xpress
Livingston, a professor of painting and drawing at NSCAD University and visual artist for over 30 years, wouldn't have explored digital painting ...

Kinetic Studio's open series
The Coast Halifax
Susan Wolf is a graduate from NSCAD University, an animator by trade and sculptor and metalsmith by training. “I'm very new to the dance ...


March 14, 2017

Canadian Lani Maestro to represent The Philippines at Venice Bienniale
Canadian Art
NSCAD alumna Lani Maestro—who was born in the Philippines and is also based in France—is gearing up to exhibit at the Venice Biennale’s Philippine Pavilion.

Dead bees: the new buzzzzz of the art world
CBC Arts
NSCAD alumna Ruth Marsh takes bee corpses and resurrects them through art. See video by Jeff Wheaton.

Nova Scotia: Experience Halifax's thriving jewellery scene this year
The Globe and Mail
NSCAD's Starfish Student Awards event, on April 20, will feature the work of ten student designers in various disciplines including jewellery; ...

March Break day camps for tots, tweens, teens
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Halifax NSCAD camps include all materials and lunch, and there are programs for ages 5-18 years old. Drop-off is 8:30 a.m., and pick-up is 5 ...

Lucky find unearths Group of Seven artist's lost drawings
CBC.ca
Lucky find unearths Group of Seven artist's lost drawings.


March 6, 2017

In the Studio with Geetha Thurairajah
Canadian Art
“I’m interested in understanding why I’m painting in 2017,” says Toronto artist and NSCAD alumna geetha thurairajah. See some of her process in this studio-visit video by Brittany Shepherd.


March 2, 2017

Interview with Pamela Ritchie
CTV Morning
Saidye Bronfman Award winner speaks with Heidi Petracek.

New gowns in town: Designing better patient clothing for everyone
Dal News
The first part of the project took place in November, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). Ten NSCAD students met up with ...

Designing for seniors
Halifax Examiner
“What kind of trip hazard would you be willing to suffer for fashion,” Markle quips during a chat over coffee at a café about a block from NSCAD ...

NSCAD University Interdisciplinary Design
The Coast
In this creative and welcoming environment, students develop professional problem-solving skills. A profile of recent graduate Natalia Ultremari.

Storyboard on the Landscape
ArchDaily
NSCAD design alum John deWolf and team's project in Batoche, Sask.

Beaufille RTW Fall 2017
Women's Wear Daily
Rooted in the power of contrasts, Beaufille is a young brand that's every bit the quirky-yet-refined, modest-and-tasteful newcomer it appears to ...

How 30 Under 30 Designers Of Beaufille Grew From New York ...
Forbes
Natives of Toronto, the Gordons budded as designers at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where Chloé majored in fashion ...

Yukon jeweller to showcase Canadian designs on runway during ...
CBC.ca
Shelley Macdonald, a local Whitehorse jewelry designer and goldsmith, was invited to showcase her designs during London Fashion Show ...

Travelling Canada this year? 100 tips to get you from sea to shining ...
The Globe and Mail
Grab a piece from Whitehorse-based jewellery designer Shelley MacDonald (BFA 2011), who honours the spirit of the North. It's a souvenir worthy of the ...

Yukon jeweller set to show at London Fashion Week
Yukon News
Yukon's Shelley MacDonald works on a piece in her Whitehorse studio. The NSCAD alumna has been invited to London Fashion Week to show some of ...


February 21, 2017

Halifax jeweler Pamela Ritchie wins Saidye Bronfman Award
LocalXpress
The longtime jewelry design professor at NSCAD University in Halifax won the $25,000 Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts ...

Halifax jewelry artist wins GG Award
Chronicle Herald
Ritchie is honoured with the Saidye Bronfman Award and received a prize of $25,000.

Halifax artist wins GG Award
CBC Nova Scotia News
NSCAD University Prof. Pamela Ritchie is the winner of the 2017 Saidye Bronfman Award, part of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and ...

Vancouver artists Landon Mackenzie, Glenn Lewis win Governor ...
Vancouver Sun
She attended NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) as a student at a time when the school was a centre for conceptual art ...

Provocative, experimental, challenging: 2017 Governor General's ...
CBC.ca
Toronto visual artist Shelagh Keeley. Vancouver painter Landon Mackenzie. Halifax jewellery artist Pamela Ritchie. Shelley Niro, a multimedia ...

Winners of Canada's 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and ...
Artforum
... also marks the fortieth anniversary of the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Crafts, which goes to jewelry artist Pamela Ritchie.

About Art: Itchy for a new adventure
Truro Daily News
Megan Connors will be graduating from NSCAD University this April with a BFA in fine arts and art history. She is the recipient of the prestigious Robert ...

Show documents diversity of Nova Scotia art
Lethbridge Herald
A conceptual artist, Kennedy was president of NSCAD from 1967 to 1990. Over those years it became a model of advanced art education, ...

10 fun ways to spend March Break
The Chronicle Herald
NSCAD University is hosting five different March Break camps, with themes ... Learn more at nscad.ca/en/home/schoolofextendedstudies/ ...

Reading for the revolution with Black Lives Matter
The Coast Halifax
“We have a mix of people who work in activist spaces, artist-run centers , galleries, and even at NSCAD as teachers,” says Shaya Ishaq. The idea ...

Hidden Haligonians: Matthew Trivett
The Coast Halifax
Trivett was studying photography at NSCAD at the time, but this event got him noticed for a totally different talent. From there, he was asked to...

Ruth Marsh wings it
The Coast Halifax
For the past several years, this NSCAD grad has been asking people to mail them to her. And they have—some 600 bees have come in from ...

Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq comes to campus
The Lafayette
NSCAD alumna Tanya Tagaq comes to the Williams Arts Center this Saturday...

Dreams from the North flow everywhere in song
The Daily Iowan
She then went on to study visual arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and during her time there, her practice with throat singing ...


February 6, 2017

Spring 2017: Fashion Angles
Amsterdam News
Sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, a storied conceptual art school in Halifax, Canada. The school’s hands-on, from-scratch approach to creating product paved the way.

Black History Month to be celebrated with local event series
The Chronicle Herald
The talk includes an in-depth look at artists Audrey Dear-Hesson, a craft artist and 1951 graduate of NSCAD; folk artist Harold Cromwell; and ...

Ruth Marsh wings it
The Coast Halifax
For the past several years, this NSCAD grad has been asking people to mail them to her. And they have—some 600 bees have come in from ...


February 1, 2017

New Art 2017: Jade Byard Peek's increased visibility
The Coast
In addition to her studies at NSCAD (a degree in art history focusing on Black and Indigenous methodologies, social criticism, art education and ...

Where I work: Emily Lawrence
The Coast
Graduating from NSCAD this April, Emily Lawrence's grad exhibition at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Hodgepodge, showed colourful soft ...

Steven Zuo goes into the abstract
The Coast
Now at NSCAD, Zuo specializes in non-literal, emotional versions of everyday scenes, using photos he takes while wandering as a jumping-off ...

New Art 2017: Geneviève Brideau
The Coast
Brideau draws on childhood memories to create a multi-sensory experience.

New Art 2017: Camila Salcedo
The Coast
NSCAD student Camila Salcedo’s lifelong practice takes her around the world.

New Art 2017: Abby Bent
The Coast
Profile of NSCAD sculpture student Abby Bent.

New Art 2017: Xiaoyi Dong says art is international
The Coast
SUNSCAD’s international student representative talks art and confidence.

New Art 2017: Going Gonzago
The Coast
Like an institution within an institution—like Gonzago within the Khyber," says Merle Harley, a graduate of NSCAD's Bachelor of Fine Arts ...

Ten rad weekend picks
The Coast
Megan Connors' exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery tops the list.

Local mentors helping vendors succeed on Etsy
The Chronicle Herald
Alissa Kloet moved here from Ontario to study at NSCAD, and decided to stay and open her screen-printing business, Keephouse Studio. She mostly ...

Slow 'little performance' of winter walkers inspires young Island artist
CBC.ca
Alexis Bulman graduated from NSCAD in 2013 and is probably best known for a documentary she filmed with her partner about the Island's former ...


January 24, 2017

The Garden of Earthly Delights
Blouin Art Info
Exhibition by NSCAD alumnus Juan Ortiz-Apuy at Gallery 44

10 Artists with Forward-Thinking Practices
Canadian Art
NSCAD alumni geetha thurairajah and Ruth Marsh are included.

Chase your passion, not fame
CBC News
Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian veteran of Hollywood, offers advice to students from NSCAD, Dalhousie, NSCC.

Lighting projects brighten city core
Chronicle Herald
Two façade lighting projects in downtown Halifax were recently completed at both NSCAD University and Ocean Optometry.

New PEI exhibition places emerging artists in public eye
Charlottetown Guardian
NSCAD alumna Alexis Bulman is one of the featured artists.


January 18, 2017

NSCAD University students design greeting cards for inmates

CBC News
Students at NSCAD University in Halifax have made dozens of greeting cards designed specifically for people in prison as part of a class project. "It's something very different from what they normally do," said professor May Chung. "This is a project ...

Meaningful sentences: NSCAD students create greeting cards for prisoners and their loved ones
Metro News
NSCAD University design students presented their creations on Tuesday and already have expressions of interest for a product that fills a need.

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From: A Corten-Clad Monument in the Prairies reflects Metis life in Azure Magazine.
 

A Corten-clad monument in the Prairies reflects Metis life
Azure Magazine
Rob Leblanc (NSCAD environmental design, 92), John deWolf (BDes 92), and Natalia Ultremari (BDes 15) all contributed to this project.

Branding Heritage Landscapes
Landscapes/Paysages
Old places, new connections. A story written by NSCAD alumnus John deWolf (BDes 92).

Universities drop reference letter requirement
CBC News
Letters of reference from teachers are not a requirement for receiving scholarships at NSCAD University. All new students are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship if they apply before March 1 for enrolment in the fall semester.

Leonard Paul at Donald Curley Lecture Series
Chronicle Herald
Leonard Paul, Marie Webb to present at Donald Curley Lecture Series at Chester Art Centre.

"New Positions" places emerging PEI artists in limelight
Canadian Free Press Wire Service
New exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery includes selections from NSCAD alumna Alexis Bulman.

Meet the Toronto sisters who made Forbes' 30 Under 30
Toronto Metro
NSCAD grads Chloé and Parris Gordon have managed to anchor an international fashion brand here in Toronto.

Paintings of female cowboys offer feminist view of wild west
Creative Bloom blog

American artist Felice House went to NSCAD - "felt like she had come home. She knew just what to do."

Profile: Couzyn van Heuvelen
Inuit Art Quarterly
Couzyn van Heuvelen did his master's degree at NSCAD.

Canadian Art appoints Indigenous editor-at-large, staff writer
Canadian Art
NSCAD alumna Merray Gerges is the new staff writer at Canadian Art.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Journal
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Pick up the journal for articles on Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey; Clay Bodies, referencing the research of Associate Curator of Fine Craft Dr. Sandra Alfoldy and Kelsey McLaughlin, an Art History major at NSCAD; and on Emily Falencki’s current show in Yarmouth.


January 12, 2017

OBEY Convention goes off
The Coast Halifax
James Hoff is a visiting artist at NSCAD and on Saturday, January 14, he'll perform at Garrison Brewery as part of OBEY Convention's off-season ...

Yu Yo makes space for craft
The Coast HalifaxT
Xia and Qu first got the idea of a craft supply shop in 2011 when they were still students at NSCAD University. “At that time NSCAD students ...

Lisa Moore to read and sign books in Charlottetown Jan. 16
The Journal Pioneer
Intending to be a visual artist, Moore earned a BA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Returning to St. John's, she studied at ...

St. Michael's Cathedral getting a Christmas makeover, too
The Catholic Register
For Rev. Michael Busch — a priest who studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design years before he entered the seminary — hauling out a box of ...

New business opens in historic Sylvan Lake home
Sylvan Lake News
Within her own work, Beth Meier tries to create her art using only recycled ... for the arts while attending Nova Scotia College For Art and Design ...


January 3, 2017

$10000 award comes as surprise to New Glasgow woman
The News (New Glasgow)
Carly Mullally received a scholarship from them when she started her undergraduate degree at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) ...

Nova Scotians we lost who touched their communities
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Dr. Daniel O'Brien was a former NSCAD University president who led the school through some lean times and maintained it as an independent fine arts ...

Hubbards' Allan Carver helps brands grab attention by any creative ...
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Allan Carver studied design at NSCAD and went on to work in advertising for 20 years, filling radio, newspaper and TV slots as creatively as possible. He kind of ...

Sloan's first gig was in the NSCAD cafeteria
The Barrie Examiner
He did it to "stay friends with his dad forever" and then moved on to study at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design). For Murphy, it ...

Professor fascinated with Oak Island mystique
TheChronicleHerald.ca
A televised trip to the basement of the former Creighton & Marshall building (which now houses the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design) turned ...