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Skawennati: Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters

March 16, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Born in Kahnawa:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati creates Indigenous virtual environments addressing history, the future and change.

James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul

February 9, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Black Then presents seven of Jim Shirley’s monotypes from the collections of Mount Saint Vincent ...

Jenn E Norton: Slipstream

January 12, 2019 - March 3, 2019

In an otherwise empty gallery space, six reflective panels positioned in an inward-facing ring...

Annual Mount Community Show 2018

November 21, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty, alumnae and their families are invited to display their creative work in this annual extravaganza.

Echo 1: Reflection 2018 (detail) - 5 panels of pearl cotton woven in loom-controlled leno lace 264 x 96 cm (each panel) (photo credit: Steve Farmer)

Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin. Echoes

October 13, 2018 - January 27, 2019

The woven structures of Poulin's site-oriented installation allude to Brutalist design integrated into a landscape.

Installation View - photo, Steve Farmer (2018)

Unpacking the Living Room

September 8, 2018 - November 10, 2018

This exhibition explores the many dynamics of domestic environments by staging a radically re-imagined living room in the gallery space. 

Jane Kidd tapestry: Land Sentence Series: Arbour (2009)

Jane Kidd: Curious

June 23, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Kidd’s tapestries connect the repeated gestures of weaving with the repeated patterns defining humans’ historical relationship to nature and the world.

Material Remains

May 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The works assembled in this exhibition express curiosity, skepticism and disorientation in the face of a world transformed by new technologies and consumption.

Eternal August

“it just brings me closer”: Reflections on Memorial Tattoos

May 5, 2018 - October 29, 2018

This exhibition of photographs is part of a larger study on the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos.

Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps On Giving. Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid, courtesy of the artist (2017)

Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps on Giving

March 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Hupfield’s new two-channel video installation, The One Who Keeps On Giving, gathers around an object: an oil painting of a seascape by the artist’s late mother who painted it as a young woman and signed it as Peggy Miller.

Vol en voile

Melanie Authier: Contrarieties and Counterpoints

January 13, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The spatial effects of Melanie Authier’s abstract paintings show how artists can engage with the art of the past and transpose it into their own visual language.

Installation shot of Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity and Gallery Attendant desk, photo by Steve Farmer (2017)

Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity

September 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017

In keeping with the project’s focus on socially engaged creative work by artists who embody difference, the works in Bodies in Translation address various facets of aging, including age-related disability.

Ian Willms, We Shall See (2016)

Ian Willms: We Shall See

September 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017

In We Shall See Willms documents his father’s traumatic injuries and the details of daily hospital visits.

Brenda Pelkey, Court, Cobourg (2005)

Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective

April 22, 2017 - July 9, 2017

The exhibition includes nine bodies of work by the nationally recognized photographic artist Brenda Francis Pelkey, dating from 1988 through 2015. Pelkey lives in Windsor and has made major photographic series in Ontario, Saskatchewan and rural Nova Scotia, where she has resided in the past.

Tove Storch, Untitled 2017 steel rods, wire 7.2 metres high x 8.23 metres wide x 18.51 metres long. MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax (2017)

Tove Storch: Sculpture

February 25, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Tove Storch’s first solo exhibition in North America follows a three-week production residency in the Art Gallery.

How Do I Look?

February 11, 2017 - April 9, 2017

This selection of artists’ self-portraits from the Mount Saint Vincent University Collection addresses both the experience of being looked at by others, and that of returning the gaze. As a…

Walking With Our Sisters (2017)

Walking With Our Sisters

January 14, 2017 - February 1, 2017

Walking With Our Sisters 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.

Nancy Edell, Halifax,NS 'Peter and Nancy as the Two-headed Dog', 1993 Various yarns, burlap, hooked 66 x 96 cm Dalhousie Art Gallery permanent collection Gift of the artist, 1999 Photo by Steve Farmer (1993)

Home Economics

September 3, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Highlighting how craft and commerce have been deeply entwined, Home Economics sheds light on two centuries of creation that embraces vernacular design and individual expression – vibrant evidence of Canada’s evolving cultural and economic landscape.

Guillaume Simoneau, Untitled 02, Lévis, Canada, 2008 (C-print, 1:6) from the Between Grass and Steel series, (2004-2011)

Kids these days

January 16, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Kids these days presents video, photography, and graphic works that draw from the fields of anthropology, psychology and sociology, to examine youth and youth cultures in the Canadian context.

Suzanne Swannie, Considering Two Small Forms, for Maja and Marta 1995

An Intimate Distance

June 3, 2015 - August 16, 2015

An Intimate Distance presents three multi-component works: Andrea Ward’s Hairstories, Glynis Humphrey’s Gorge and Suzanne Swannie’s Considering Two Small Forms, for Maja and Marta.

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