Beyond The Island, Another Island

Cape Breton has existed as a Shangri-La of sorts for Americans for over half a century, firmly rooting itself in the imaginary of New York’s avant-garde circles, political radicals, draft dodgers, back-to-the-landers and, more recently, those simply looking for an affordable getaway.

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WAKA OKABAYASHI: Beauty in Biophilia

“Something happens when you’re walking and you’re kind of selecting which plant you want ... Sometimes I’m just walking and I’m not even thinking of collecting plants, but I see a plant and its almost like our eyes meet.”

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Pattern Clash: Andrew Cairns

“It can be powerful and provocative to bring decoration in. It’s unexpected and not always seen as high fine art."

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Magazine Launch Party!

Join us at the Visual Arts News magazine launch party for a toast, snacks, and 3D glasses on Thursday, May 17th, 6 – 8pm at the Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville Street in Halifax. We’re celebrating 40 years of Visual Arts News with a special anniversary issue packed with more local content, including Nova Scotia’s Future...

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Lou Sheppard: Spaces Between

Living and working in K’jiputuk (Halifax), Lou Sheppard uses performance and media installation to explore the rifts between human experience and our attempts to define our place in the world. Sheppard turns data sets, medical texts and geographic information into movements of drawn line, dance and music. Their work tugs and pulls at the structures...

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Redessiner les marges

Nous avons seulement eu une perspective de notre histoire, c’est la perspective des British. Les livres d’histoire ont été écrits d’après leurs témoignages.

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Neon Defiance

"For a long time, the Internet felt like the safest space to have conversations about race, gender, sexuality and mental health, when the communities I was brought up in shamed these things."

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Redrawing the Margins

"In my paintings I highlight heroes that people should know who we don’t learn about in school. We didn’t know that there was an Acadian resistance."

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Clay Rebellion

"My interpretation of art history is that craft is conceptual art. Craft was a whole new field invented by certain artists as a reaction to the industrial revolution."

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Beyond a seat at the table

Black contemporary artists constantly have to explain themselves to be accepted into the dominant framework. Their work is often defined as activism, without their consent, merely because it is presented from their own worldview.

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