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Installation View: Blanket Sacrifice and Dragon’s TeethBig in Nova Scotia
23 Aug 2014 – 28 Sep 2014
MSVU Art Gallery was built in 1971. Its two-storey height was designed for the preeminent art of that era; expansive paintings on the scale of American “field” painting, and sculpture conceived in Minimalist terms as spatial theatre. Forty-three years later, {I}Big in Nova Scotia{/I} responds to the moment of the Gallery’s beginning with a selection of large works from the MSVU collection.


Marc Courtemanche, The StudioMaking Otherwise
9 Oct 2014 – 30 Nov 2014
Today, there is an increasing permeability between the realms of “craft” and “art” occurring in step with an emphasis on “reskilling” and the handmade, as seen in contemporary art practice and in the widespread interest in all things handcrafted.


Annual Community Show 2013Annual Community Show 2014
10 Dec 2014 – 18 Dec 2014
Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty and alumnae are invited to enter up to three examples of their creative work in this annual extravaganza. All mediums are welcome (visual art, music, performance, poetry, craft, literary, basketry, beading, baked goods, etc.).


oanna Close, Gram’s House 2012Prospect 17: Joanna Close
13 Dec 2014 – 15 Feb 2015
his is the 17th of the Prospect exhibitions, which showcase the works of selected Nova Scotian artists during the early stages of their careers. Joanna Close presents a series of hooked rugs depicting buildings from a former family farm in New Brunswick, now given over to an industrial gravel quarry.


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David Dahms Impromtu Residency
4 Jun 2009 – 12 Jun 2009
Impromptu exhibitions provide selected Nova Scotian artists with ample space and limited time to work on projects in the gallery. Visitors are welcome to watch the artist at work during weekday gallery hours.
David Dahms Study 2009
Wall Painting by Stephen Fisher
17 May 2006 – 20 May 2006
In dialogue with landscape painting traditions and the current mediascape, Fisher appropriates place-related data, such as geological diagrams and weather maps, into vibrant, layered compositions.
Stephen Fisher Untitled Wall Painting
Coffee Hour
21 Sep 2005 – 23 Nov 2005
Free coffee and muffins at the Art Gallery, on Wednesdays every month this fall: 21 September, 26 October and 23 November
MSVU Art Gallery Entrance
Frances Dorsey: Rice Paddies / Vîet Nam
4 Aug 2004 – 8 Aug 2004
Rice Paddies / Vîet Nam is a textile work-in-progress by Frances Dorsey. It is being exhibited at MSVU Art Gallery as part of the "impromptu" series.
Frances Dorsey, Rice Paddies
Peter Walker: Last Supper Dance
12 Jun 2004 – 27 Jun 2004
Nova Scotian artist Peter Walker is known for his mastery of trompe-l’oeil (fool-the-eye) illusionism and his skill with airbrush and stencil.
Peter Walker, A Flower for Saint Sebastion


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