Art News Roundup

digital still from artist Amalie Atkins entitled, “Embrace” (2012), which is a featured work within the new exhibition, “Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape,” Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Amalie Atkins, “Embrace” (2012), digital still. Featured in “Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape,” Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

From new pop-up galleries to gallery acquisitions, Visual Arts News brings you the latest Atlantic Canadian and National art news headlines.


HALIFAX: NSCAD University’s Anna Leonowen’s opens the new exhibition Alternative Means: An Aesthetic Field Guide to Kejimkujik National Park at the Gallery from November 11 to 15.

HALIFAX: The Outlier Film Festival lineup has been announced for November 27-29.  The festival brings “acclaimed, strange, and remarkable films” to Halifax from all over the world, like Wetlands and The Creeping Garden.  Check out the full lineup via The Coast.

HALIFAX: Laurel Wagner and Jacob Perry open a new Gottingen Street pop-up gallery in their condo, The Young Offender’s Gallery.

HALIFAX: Indiegogo deadline approaching to donate to Military Art Program helping soldiers process the effects of war through art.

NOVA SCOTIA/OTTAWA: The National Gallery of Canada is showcasing work by Sculptor Vanessa Paschakarnis (who splits her time between Nova Scotia and Italy) in their Shine a Light exhibition, highlighting recent acquisitions to the Gallery and showcasing over 80 works by 26 artists.

HALIFAX: NSCAD University and the Province of Nova Scotia sign a new Bilateral Agreement.


GREATER MONCTON: MP (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe) Robert Goguen recently announced funding of $78,400 to six organizations in southeastern New Brunswick. Funding will be delivered over the next three years.

NEW BRUNSWICK/OTTAWA:  The National Gallery of Canada announces new Acadian acquisitions,  including 14 works by Mario Doucette.

SAINT JOHN: Handworks Gallery closes, leaving some members of Saint John’s craft community in the lurch.


CHARLOTTEROWN: Artists such as Amalie Atkins, Graeme Patterson and Rilla Marshall’s works are on view at the Confederation Centre for their exhibition, Dreamland.


QUEBEC: The Globe and Mail features Quebec art collective BGL, who will represent Canada at the Venice Biennale.

CANADA-WIDE: New studies by Hill Strategies report that there are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation. The study found artists outnumber those in the automotive sector.

LONDON/BRITISH COLUMBIA: The first major  solo exhibition in Europe dedicated to Canadian artist Emily Carr opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.

MONTREAL: Canadian Art reports that Montreal-born artist Jon Rafman is one of 20 artists internationally to have been shortlisted for the next Future Generation Art Prize.

ALBERTA: Vice interviews Canadian artist Peter von Tiesenhausen about how he managed to keep pipeline developers off his land for 17 years by claiming legal copyright over his land as a work of art.

VANCOUVER: Canada’s first indigenous art hotel opens in Vancouver.


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