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Art Gallery


Mining Legacies

June 26 - August 21, 2015

Resulting from the collaborative workshop hosted by the CBU Art Gallery in partnership with the Cape Breton Miner's Museum, Mining Legacies will present the work of artists Victoria Ward and Gary Blundell alongside a group community exhibition on the subject of mining history in industrial Cape Breton. 

Opening Reception

6-8 pm, Friday June 26, 2015. 

Just Announced! A soloist from Men of the Deeps will be performing at the opening reception.

Everyone is welcome, admission is free and parking at CBU is $1 per day.

Aristst Talk

2-4 pm, Saturday June 27, 2015. Informal walk-and-talk of the exhibition with visiting and community artists.


As a counterpoint to Mining Legacies, Heather Sparling's Canary in the Mine exibit explores how songs document a history of mining disasters, their ability to tell how disasters affect families and communities, the impact of the news media and music industry on disaster songs and the significance of benefit and anniversary concerts. On display from June 15, 2015. 



Make Art. Make Friends. Make a Difference. 

The CBU Art Gallery is looking for youth (aged 13-16) living in the CBRM to collaborate on a creative community project. Five weekly sessions will be held at the CBU Art Gallery Tuesdays July 7-August 4, from 3:30-6pm. We'll use art, craft, storytelling, photography to get to know each other, our community and create positive change.

The program is facilitated by Art Gallery Educator, Sara Roth and SchoolsPlus, CBVRSB Staff. Participation is free, transportation to and from CBU campus is available. To register or for more information contact Sara at 902-563-1342 or

Cape Breton University

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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Canada B1P 6L2

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