African Nova Scotian art

How We Build: On Craft and Blackness

With the purpose of illuminating ideas on intergenerational knowledge and craft sharing as a means of fostering solidarity and resistance within and between the various Black communities in Nova Scotia, this panel will engage in ideas on locating pleasure, joy, and celebration as a survival tool while navigating structural oppression.

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Rogue, Rebellious, Ill-behaved, Black

Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art

Poet and artist Sylvia D. Hamilton’s multimedia installation of images, objects, and sound is heard and carried throughout the powerful exhibition Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, which inspired the title of the group show. The creation of this exhibit occurred within a specific...

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Beyond a seat at the table

Black Nova Scotian artists confront the whitewashing of our art scene

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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Unearthing buried histories of African Nova Scotian artists

Our research intern takes us on a dig through the archives to 90s Halifax

"Chris! I have been secretly waiting for this email for decades! Talk to me."

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