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Africville: A Spirit that Lives On – A Reflection Project

August 17, 2019 - November 10, 2019


Year 2019 Theme Community, Nova Scotian Artists

In 1989, MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the Africville Genealogical Society collaborated on the exhibition Africville: A Spirit That Lives On. The exhibition, catalogue, and symposium celebrated the legacy and spirit of Africville, and set the benchmark for the standard of collaborative, community driven exhibitions. Today, on the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, the collaborators have reunited and are joined by the Africville Museum, to create a project looking back at the original exhibition and take the opportunity to reflect on what has happened since.

Information about the project will be added and updated here on an ongoing basis.

Call for Proposals

The exhibition organizers are looking for artistic projects to present alongside a new display of the archives and elements of the original exhibition. This presentation at MSVU Art Gallery will be in conversation with community members, Africville residents, and collaborating organizations who will use the Gallery space as a forum for reflection on this anniversary. Proposals are due by July 21 and projects must be available for presentation between August 6 and November 10, 2019.

Please see the Call for Proposals PDF for more details.