NSCAD Notes - In the News
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
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
... 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
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.

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
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
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 ...
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
A televised trip to the basement of the former Creighton & Marshall building (which now houses the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design) turned ...


Tuesday, March 28

Artist talk by Ursula Handleigh. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Research Creation Talk with ACENET. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.

Author and cultural critic Lewis Hyde presents "The Public Life of the Imagination." Presented by Visual Arts Nova Scotia. 7 pm at Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.Admission is free, but please reserve your seat through Eventbrite.

Wednesday, March 29

Artist talk by Angela Arsenault. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Artist talk by Christopher Reid Flock. Foundation Studies welcomes experimental potter, Christopher Reid Flock, recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Reid’s work incorporates a voracity of new materials and processes in addition to being influenced by significant time spent in Japan. Reid’s talk will discuss his ambitious new work which features prominent large-scale, installation forms based upon 3d print, slip cast, and wheel work. Recent projects include a collaboration with Siemens Canada the facilitate scanning a Neolithic Jomon Vessel, which was later put through multiple rapid and slow fabrication processes. Reid will discuss the moral issues surrounding rapid prototyping and his approach to scanning and 3d printing/sintering and how it interrelates to classical clay process. Reid will be working with Foundation students over the March 27-31 week.
Artist talk, Wednesday March 29th, 6:30pm
Academy Building, 1649 Brunswick Street, room A208     
All Welcome

Thursday, March 30

The Art Factory is a partnership with Phoenix Youth Program.The Art Factory Final Exhibition and Celebration opens at the Port Loggia Gallery, 6-8 pm.

Friday, March 31

Kitchen Sink, indoor yard sale. A fundraiser for Eyelevel Gallery. Featuring DJ Dirty Dishes (Kate Walchuk), art service auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand, coffee and treats. 5-9 pm. Parish Hall, St. George's Round Church.

Saturday, April 1

Kitchen Sink, indoor yard sale. A fundraiser for Eyelevel Gallery. Featuring DJ Dirty Dishes (Kate Walchuk), art service auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand, coffee and treats. 10 am to 2 pm. Parish Hall, St. George's Round Church.

Tuesday, April 4

Research Creation Talk with David Clark, Professor, Media Arts. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.

Thursday, April 6

Research Creation Talk with Drs. Heather Igloliorte, Julie Naggam and Carla Taunton, PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.