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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.
902-461-4698 x215 or

This Does Not Authorize Re-Entry
Jenny Yugia Shi

Main Gallery

November 6 - December 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5pm-7pm

On September 6th, 2009, I arrived in Canada, 18 years old. On October 3rd, 2019, I became a permanent resident of Canada.

With my newly-granted status, a decade of uncertainty and insecurity has begun to recede. What remains, however, is sorrow for the rupture with my birth country. This long-awaited reward is bitter sweet.

This Does Not Authorize Re-Entry marks the end of my ten year period living in Canada as a temporary resident. I take this opportunity to explore and reflect upon the process of navigating through the Canadian Immigration system.

In 2013 memories of my Beijing childhood began to emerge in my work. When I was 9 years old, the ancient Hutong neighbourhood where I’d grown up had been demolished by government order. My family, along with many others, was forced to relocate. My experience of this early dislocation drew a parallel with the impermanence and vulnerability I felt as a temporary resident in Canada. Symbols and phrases taken from my immigration documents, which I see as mark-makings of personal history, are paired with and embedded in this body of work. This exhibition illuminates a single theme: the psychological impact of displacement over a period of time and a self-hood pieced together with numbers, abbreviated codes and a passport.

Installation by Lee Cripps

The Craig Case Gallery

November 6 - December 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5pm-7pm

Identity. It’s a fully loaded phrase. It means many things to many people in various contexts.

It’s certainly a phrase with which I’ve sashed through the depths of my mind throughout my life to date. As a child born as a result of rape, left to be raised by my Great – Grandparents (Mom & Dad), who died far too soon in my life… With half of my birthright unknown, and a hefty serving of incredibly old fashioned values, milk and creamer included, enshrouding my subconscious like the soft pink angora sweater Mom wished I’d wear daily, I often wonder who I am and where I come from...

This work is a celebration of a rise in women’s power. A celebration of creating our own standards and values. A celebration of women as creators and for myself, that includes motherhood as well as finding power in what I create as artist. These mandalas are a celebration, an examination, a challenge. Of birthing There is wisdom in our loins, centuries of stories of birthing and rearing. Of moulding the human race, perhaps a tad melodramatic, but no less true – and no less powerful.

New Ceramics
Toni Losey

Main Gallery

December 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5pm-7pm
Wine Reception

Mixed Media/Assemblage Art
Andrea Pottyondy

Case Gallery

December 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5pm-7pm

Art is my Truth, Art is a Healer, Art Makes Us Human

That’s the motto that Andrea lives by when creating works of art. She’s an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life, transforming ephemera and found objects into a new narrative. It’s about life experience, embedded memory, seeing beauty in discarded matter, the act of gathering, sorting and combining to make a whole. Working mostly with water-based mediums, she may collage, assemble or simply use paint to create art, letting her intuition guide the process.

Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea also lived in Yukon Territory and presently resides in Nova Scotia. She studied art with the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has taken workshops with professional artists in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

She is a member of several art groups and collectives, and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artist, being its Atlantic Representative from 2009-2017. She also volunteers as a docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Her artwork has been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank (2009) and is published in Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II (2010), International Women Celebrate, 100 Women Artists Reflect (2011), Arabella Magazine (2013), Our World in Colours and Forms, Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada, Fifteen Years (2014). In 2013, two of her art pieces received 1st Place in the American Arts Awards competition. Andrea’s artwork received an award of merit in the Society of Canadian Artists 46th Open National Show (2014) and another mixed media painting was a winner in the second annual Best of Acrylic competition (2014) and is published in AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (2015). “Swell” a large diptych from her Lifelines Series was awarded an honourable mention in HuVAC’s 2016 juried online exhibit. In 2017 she published “Visual Haiku - A Mother Daughter Journey”, an art collaboration with her daughter Jasmin Stoffer, which is available through Blurb. Her art hangs in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.

• Teichert Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
• Made in the Maritimes Boutique, Bedford & Halifax, Nova Scotia
• The Dart Gallery, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
• Handworks Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick
• The Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts, St. John’s, Newfoundland
• Represented in Montreal by Jorie Richman, Fine Art Consultant
Instagram: andrea_artarage

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.

Click here to view the interactive map.

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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