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Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

Curated by Tom Smart & Peter Dykhuis

Opening Reception November 15, 6:00-8:00pm

November 15, 2014- January 16, 2015

Featuring the work of 28 painters from across Nova Scotia, Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism seeks to dispel common assumptions about the nature of Realist art by presenting work by artists who are pushing its boundaries. Above all, the exhibition questions received notions of the status and place of Realism in the contexts of current art practices and contemporary society.

Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery in association with Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia (PLANS). Curatorial research funded by the Robert Pope Foundation with project support from the Craig Foundation.

Realism vs. Naturalism: Free Workshop November 22, 1:00-3:00p.m. 


Check out our Fall programming lineup:



Free Film Screening at CBU Art Gallery

7pm, Thursday 27th November 2014

CBU Art Gallery (beside the Great Hall)


What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today.The film was the creation of a partnership between YouTube and Ridley Scott. Director Kevin Macdonald said he saw the movie “as a metaphor of the experience of being on the Internet. ... clicking from one place to another, in this almost random way…following our own thoughts, following narrative and thematic paths.


Open Call for Artists:ProletariART 2015

January 30- February 27, 2015


Each year, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition. ProletariART: The People's Art Exhibition is an extraordinary demonstration of community creativity.

To find out more, including guidelines for participation, see the Guidelines and Submission Form.

Are you a member of a youth group? Do you want to know more about how you can get involved in ProletariART? Check out our Call for Youth Artists!


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