Black art

Remembering Africville

Nova Scotia was once home to Africville, one of the oldest Black settlements outside of the African Continent. Africville’s oral history supports its existence as far back as the 1700s. It was located on the Bedford basin of the city of Halifax in the general area the Alexander Murray MacKay Bridge now occupies. In the...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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."

Read More

In This Place: The lasting impact of Nova Scotia’s first exhibition of Black artists’ work

Our research intern revisits a powerful 1990s exhibition and asks why we're not seeing more Black artists in galleries

Why In this Place was a groundbreaking exhibition for Black artists in Nova Scotia

Read More