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Upcoming Artist Talks at NSCAD University



ARTIST TALKS: Oct 15 – 31, 2019




Tuesday, October 15, 3 PM
D440, Bell Auditorium
Fountain Campus, 5163 Duke St, Halifax, NS

Trevor Sanipass, consultant and speaker from Nova Scotia Treaty Education, will share ideas of Mi’kmaw knowledge, treaty and treaty education as part of NSCAD University Treaty Space Education events for Mi’kmaq Heritage Month. Currently residing in Lower Sackville, NS, Sanipass is Mi’kmaq from Eskasoni First Nations and is a direct descendant of the last hereditary Grand Chief John Denny Jr. Sanipass serves as Indigenous Liaison and Probation Officer, as well as a Human Rights and Aboriginal Perceptions Facilitator with Nova Scotia Department of Justice Correctional Services.

As a member of the Treaty Education Speakers Bureau, Trevor is a champion of diversity and is a role model for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people throughout the Atlantic provinces and beyond. His contributions to Indigenous people and youth have been recognized by the Canadian House of Commons and through two Minister of Justice awards for “Exceptional Contributions to Corrections”. Trevor Sanipass is also a champion arm wrestler that ranked eighth in the world in his division at the World Arm Wrestling Championship in 2017.


Book Launch and Poerty Reading


Thursday, October 17, 5-7 PM
Art Bar
Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

Anne Simpson will be launching and reading from her new book, Strange Attractor, and Dr. Karin Cope will be launching and reading from her chapbook,Ex votos for a broken world.

Anne Simpson is a Canadian writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. She has published seven books, of which four have been included in the Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of the Year. Based in Antigonish, NS, where she started the Writing Centre at StFX University, Simpson has been a writer-in-residence at libraries and universities across Canada.

Karin Cope divides her time between Nova Scotia and British Columbia. She is a poet, sailor, photographer, writer, activist, blogger and Associate Professor at NSCAD University. Her publications includePassionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein, and, since 2009, a photo/poetry blog entitledVisible Poetry: Aesthetic Acts in Progress.




Thursday, October 17, 6 PM
Port Campus, 1107 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS

Layne Hinton is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator based in Toronto. Her work examines collections of architectural forms, geometric structures, and the ways in which line, light, and shadow play with space through analog projection, sculpture, installation, video, drawing, and printmaking.

Since 2010, Hinton and collaborator, Rui Pimenta, have co-curated projects for Art Spin, a not-for-profit arts organization that presents site-specific and temporary public art projects through bicycle-led art tours and large-scale group exhibitions. In 2016 Hinton co-founded and served as co-artistic director of in/future festival, an ambitious 11-day multidisciplinary art and music festival that reopened Ontario Place to the public with site-specific installations, screenings, talks and performances. Hinton holds a BFA from OCAD University in Integrated Media, with a minor in Printmaking and has exhibited nationally and internationally.




Thursday, October 24, 5:30 PM
Art Bar
Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

David R. Harper (b. Toronto, Canada / Lives and Works in Philadelphia, PA) received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fiber and Material Studies. Harper’s work employs both traditional and non-traditional techniques such as embroidery, ceramic, and casting materials, including salt and charcoal, in a cross-disciplinary manner to create objects and installations that grapple with notions of loss, love, feelings of belonging and how we use objects to inform our notions of self.

Harper has been included in group shows at museums in the US and Canada, including MASS MoCA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. He has participated in numerous solo exhibitions including My Own Personal Ghost (John Michael Kohler Art Center), Plateau (South Bend Museum of Art), and Skin and Bone (Textile Museum of Canada). His work can be found in a number of notable collections including the Museum of Arts and Design, Everson Museum of Art, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia




Friday, October 25, 12 PM
Art Bar
Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

Canadian artist and writer, Jan Peacock, will launch the Fall 2019 series of RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS at NSCAD University. Professor Peacock teaches Intermedia and is the former director of the MFA program at NSCAD. Peacock will presentIdea & Process and the BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at NSCAD, discussing work from her tenure as chair of the external review committee at Rhode Island School of Design during her recent sabbatical.

RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS series is a research colloquium in which faculty present their most recent projects. RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS is an informal venue to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas and incite creativity in a collegial environment.



NOV 6: ARTIST TALK, MarjoleinDallinga, 12 PM, Art Bar
NOV 6:ARTIST TALK, Paul Roth, 6-7 PM, BellAuditorium
NOV 8: RESEARCH-CREATION TALK, Bruce Barber, 12 PM, Art Bar
NOV 18: ARTIST TALK,Diana Obomsawin, 6:45-8:45 PM,Halifax Central Library
NOV 29: RESEARCH-CREATION TALK, Kim Morgan, 12 PM, Art Bar
NOV 22: ARTIST TALK,Laura Millard,12 PM, Art Bar
DEC 6: RESEARCH-CREATION TALK, Rebecca Young, 12 PM, Art Bar