residencies

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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The marks left behind

For more than 20 years, Denise Hawrysio has continuously pushed the boundaries of printmaking, shifting traditional printmaking techniques into the realm of contemporary art while reflecting modern realities. Hawrysio removes the walls between her studio and the outside world by taking her etching plates into everyday public spaces, where she finds unique and unexpected ways...

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In pursuit of everyday knowledge

Eryn Foster interviews Halifax-based artist Katie Belcher. From conducting research with a charcutier to meeting a composer in Spain who taught her how to translate music into a visual form, Belcher divulges how spending a year in Europe has influenced her approach to art-making.

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Tracing the edges

Artist Annie Macmillan is seeking out every lake in the Halifax Regional Municipality with the name "Little Lake" and swimming its perimeter. Her plan is to turn those maps into drawings that tell the story of each swim. In this interview for Visual Arts News, Veronica Simmonds catches up with her to talk about her underwater adventures, her artistic process and her exploration of a city's edges.

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Will Robinson’s brutalist inspiration

Visual Arts News catches up with Will Robinson during his recent residency in Dalhousie University's Killam Memorial Library. Robinson discusses his latest project—translating the surface of a building into song.

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