Upcoming Exhibitions and Programs

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ProletariArt 2017

February 3rd – Friday 31st March, 2017

Each year the CBU Art Gallery puts out the call to the artists of our local community to participate in a non-juried exhibition. Participating artists range widely in age and produce work at all levels of experience from novice to professional. This year’s exhibit will feature work from a variety of media including drawing, photography, woodcarving, and more. We are delighted to share the creations of local artists with the broader community!

IMPORTANT DATES

Due to staff shortages at the gallery the last day of the Proletariart exhibition will now be: Friday, March 31st closing at 4:00pm.

The gallery will be closed from 1st – 17th April.

First day for artwork pick up: Tuesday, April 18th starting at 10:00am

If you are unable to pick up your artwork during regular gallery hours (Mon-Fri 10-4 excluding holidays) please arrange to pick up your artwork on: Saturday, April 22nd between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Last day for artwork pickup: Friday, May 5th closing at 4:00pm*
*the gallery is not responsible for storing artwork past May 5th, 2017


Karen Stentaford

Photomatic Travelling Tintype Studio

February 3rd – Friday 31st March, 2017

Many visitors to last year’s Lumière Arts Festival will remember Karen Stentaford’s travelling tintype studio, which was located in downtown Sydney at the top of Charlotte Street. The Sackville-based photographer spent the evening making portraits using the 19th century tintype technique and made pictures of dozens of visitors using the now-rare photographic process. The results of this work will be on display at the CBU Art Gallery in conjunction with the ‘Proletariart’ community art exhibition.
 
Karen Stentaford is an artist and educator who works primarily in medium and large format photography, often employing toy cameras and alternative processes. Since 2012, much of her work has been made using the wet plate collodion process—glass negatives and tintypes. Her recent bodies of work investigate ideas of place and memory influenced by the Newfoundland landscape of her childhood. Karen is the photography technician and lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.

Image: Sara and Nathan (2016), Karen StentafordImage courtesy of artist.

Notice – For those people collecting their tintypes after the exhibition is finished, the first day for artwork pick up will be : Wednesday, April 19th 10:00am – 4pm

If you are unable to pick up your artwork during regular gallery hours (Mon-Fri 10-4 excluding holidays) please arrange to pick up your artwork on: Saturday, April 22nd between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Last day for artwork pickup: Friday 28th April, closing at 4:00pm*

*the gallery is not responsible for storing artwork past this date


Website Launch & Reveal of Lewis Parker Murals

Tuesday, March 28th | 1:00-2:00 pm
CBU Campus, Sydney Credit Union Room,         (CE 265, Great Hall)

 

The Cape Breton University Art Gallery will be holding a launch party for its brand new permanent collection website. The project has been eight years in the making and will be the first time that the entire collection can be accessed and viewed by the public.  An informal  tutorial for the new website will be given at the event, followed by a walk and talk with the newly reinstalled Lewis Parker Murals, which were commissioned by CBU in the 1980s and depict the last 600 years of Cape Breton history. Complimentary refreshments will be served and visitors will have the chance to explore the new website and ask questions. We hope to see you there!

The CBU Art Gallery recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Read a Cape Breton Post article about this event


12pm. Wednesday 19th April 2017

CBU Art Gallery, This event is free and open to the public

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150), an initiative of REEL CANADA, was created as a new way to celebrate this great nation, embrace Canadian cinema, and have some FUN!

As part of NCFD the CBU Art Gallery is proud to be hosting a free film screening of the classic Cape Breton movie New Waterford Girl.

Filmed on location in New Waterford and set in the 1970s, New Waterford Girl is a comedy that centers around the attempts of Moonie (Liane Balaban) to flee the constraints of small-town life.  She befriends Lou (Tara Spencer-Nairn), the tough girl next door, who helps her cook up a plan to escape the area and pursue her dreams.

Directed by Allan Moyle, Originally released in 1999, Runtime: 97 min.


Links

Mark Silverberg Article on Phil Richards Cinema Mural

Published in the Cape Breton Post on March 22, 2017

Read the full article here

Catherine Arseneau
Director, Cultural Resources

Office: CE-271-A

Phone: 902.563.1326

John Mathews
Gallery & Collections Technician

Office: CE266 (Art Gallery)

Phone: 902.563.1342