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Wilma Needham, There is no other way to say this, a work about Guatemala III 1988-1995Wilma Needham: Some Works about Guatemala
5 Mar 2016 – 15 May 2016
The body of work dating from the late 1980s to 1995 includes three large drawings and an installation of lithographs recently donated to the MSVU permanent collection by the artist.

Giorgia Volpe, Les Mains 2013Weaving the existing. Giorgia Volpe
24 Mar 2016 – 29 May 2016
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Giorgia Volpe has since 1998 lived in Quebec City, where she has taught drawing, printmaking and photogram at Meduse. This first survey of the artist’s career encompasses performance, action art, drawing, sculpture, photography, installations and video

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Marc Courtemanche, Axe 2008Double Take
21 May 2016 – 21 Aug 2016
A routine glance at a work of art sometimes leads to a double take—a delayed reaction to a surprising detail after the initial failure to notice anything unusual. Selected from the permanent collection, the works in Double Take either are ‘assisted readymades’ (modified found objects) or, as ‘replicas,’ they resemble assisted readymades. The second or third glance generally prompts second thoughts.


Walking With Our SistersWalking With Our Sisters
14 Jan 2017 – 1 Feb 2017
{I}Walking With Our Sisters{/I} is an art memorial that honours missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirited people through ceremony, community and reflection. It presents more than 1800 pairs of moccasin tops (vamps) made by contributing artists. The moccasins are unfinished, symbolizing over 1181 sisters, mothers, aunties, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, wives and partners whose lives were tragically cut short over the last thirty years. Many have vanished without a trace, and their cases have often been inadequately investigated, neglected or ignored.


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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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