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James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul

February 9, 2019 - May 19, 2019


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Year 2019 Theme Drawing & Printmaking, Race

Landscapes from the Soul presents a selection of Jim Shirley’s monotypes and pinhole photographs from the collections of Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University. A writer and artist, Shirley moved from New York City in 1972 to Nova Scotia, where he lived in Cape Breton and then Halifax until 1979. Featured here alongside his own thoughts and words, Shirley’s Landscapes from the Soul illuminate personal experience in a way that only an artist’s voice can.

Since 1979, Shirley has lived in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, where he is founder and coordinator of the Matchbox Gallery.

Pinhole Photography Workshop

Saturday 11 May at 12:00-3:00pm

Working with artist Ursula Handleigh, participants will learn the basics of pinhole photography. This workshop is offered alongside current exhibition James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul. No experience necessary, attendance is free and materials will be provided, but we ask participants to bring a shoe box. Due to limited availability participants must register in advance. ASL interpretation is available by request with registration.

Monotype Workshop

Saturday 23 March at 1:00-4:00pm

Working with artist David Dahms, participants will learn the basics of monotype printmaking. This workshop is offered alongside current exhibition James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul. No experience necessary, attendance is free and materials will be provided. Due to limited availability participants must contact claire.dykhuis@msvu.ca by March 21 to register. ASL interpretation is available by request with registration.