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Current & Upcoming Exhibits/Events


We are very excited to be planning a brand new art program for youth which we will be running  in the late Spring of 2019. We've received partial funding and we're now seeking additional help in the form of volunteers, in kind donations of art supplies, woodworking tools, art making tools, printing, carving, textiles, a sewing machine, and also financial donations and sponsorships. We are now actively canvasing our community to raise the additional funds and supplies needed to make this community project the great success we want it to be!

If you or someone you know may be able to help, or if you'd like more information, please contact Lee Cripps at The Craig Gallery regarding our ART CLUB project.
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Curtis Botham

Main Gallery

April 4 - April 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 6, 2pm

Effluents is a series of large-scale charcoal drawings which Curtis Botham created during his year-long artist residency in New Glasgow. Focusing specifically on coal, lumber and steel, this exhibition documents the various industries and their impact on local environments and communities. Factories, generating stations, and mills dominate Curtis’ landscapes, showing how natural resources are transformed into commodities. These modern industrial landscapes are balanced with drawn reproductions of historic photographs and slogans from years of newspaper headlines and political slogans. Effluents depicts a tug-of-war between environment and economy, and how anxieties around these polarizing issues have brought our society to an important crossroads. Curtis Botham’s latest art series has won him the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award. It will be on display at The Craig Gallery throughout April. Curtis will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, April 6 at 2pm.

Transforming Body, Mind, and Stone
Luigi Costanzo

Case Gallery

April 4 - April 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5pm - 7pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 7, 2pm

"Stone carving is a slow, meditative experience. The process can be transformative: each of my projects has taken life's rough moments and opened them up to a discovery of our shared humanity. The finished work may be a sculpture, but the creative process is never ending."

Luigi Costanzo Lou was born in the coal mining town of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He spent many years living off-grid in rural Maine before moving to Nova Scotia where he trained and worked as a psychotherapist. He lives with his wife on the Eastern Shore.

Artist Statement I've been sculpting stone, wood and trees for 50 years. For many of those years, making sculpture ran parallel to my psychotherapy practice, working primarily with children.
For this small show, I've chosen fire works [1996-2014] which speak to a period of transition in my sculpting career.
The three earlier pieces (Consume [1996], Consummate [1998], Eye of the Consumer [199]) were created during a time when I experienced a freedom and ease in the sculpting process. I was in the studio daily.
As years passed, that freedom took on an urgency as I grappled with the onset of arthritis in my hands. Sculpting became a rich but sobering dance between my passion to shape things, and inescapable pain: Mind Knot [2010], was created when I was haunted by the inevitable thoughts of being able to continue my sculpture practice.
When a friend challenged me to create a piece about strained relations between his two brothers, I decided to leave familiar territory working in marble, and to experiment with stone that was soft and yielding. The piece was a catalyst and teacher: I learned to apply tenderness towards obstacles––my arthritis included. Luna Infinity [2014]–– with no up or down, front of back––loosened fixed ideas about making work and living life.


April 29, 2019

Blue Mondays takes advantage of the one Monday each month, between exhibits when the gallery walls are empty and freshly painted, allowing us to enjoy life drawing in a relaxed and uncluttered atmosphere. We have an excellent community of regular attendants but there's always space for more!

The gallery is warm, inviting, the lighting is good and it's a great place for an artist to spend an evening with friends drawing from a live model.

The cost is $5, we offer no instruction or materials, just a great atmosphere and experienced models.

RSVP to attend,

See you on Blue Monday!

Rag and Bone
Genevieve Killin

Main Gallery & Case Gallery

May 2 - 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 4, 2pm-3pm

These works in plaster are abstractions of objects found in the wild and abandoned places. Bits of bone, rock and rubbish; the flotsam and jetsam of the past. Reminders of how time moves in one direction, from the beginning to the end. Tokens of histories reworked and pinned to velvet, curios of an avid collector of time.

Annual Painting Show and Sale
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society

Main Gallery & Case Gallery

May 29 - June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29, 5pm-7pm

VANS Mentorship Group Exhibit
Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2019 Mentors and Mentees

Main Gallery & Case Gallery

June 26 - July 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 13, 2pm-3pm

Drag Costumes
Brandt Eisner

Main Gallery & Case Gallery

July 24 - August 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 23, 5pm-7pm

Jim Parsons

Main Gallery & Case Gallery

August 14 - September 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5pm-7pm

Departures: The Geary Street Cemetery Interactive Media Tour

Media artist Leola LeBlanc, in collaboration with local youth, created Departures: The Geary Street Cemetery Interactive Media Tour, an interactive on-line map and interactive walking tour of the Geary Street Cemetery that is accessible to youth and the public. The tour and map will be incorporated into curriculum created for Elementary, Junior High and High School students in collaboration with Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival. (approx. 145 schools will be invited to participate)

The project has created an interactive map and tour filled with creative information relating to the historical significance of the Geary Street Cemetery.

Unfortunately, at this time the platform this tour was created on no longer exists. We are looking into an alternative solution. Thank you for your patience.

For more information on all the exciting Bluenose Ghosts Festival activities click here! Click here to view the Geary St Cemetery coverage on Eastlink TV.

For more information please call
Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
(902) 461-4698

This project was funded by HRM Residency Initiative and Alderney Landing

Gallery Hours

Sunday - 11am - 3pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday to Friday
- 12noon to 5:30pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
*Gallery hours are subject to change*


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