News - Art Gallery

Karie Liao: Curating Diversity at Lumiere

The CBU Art Gallery is one of the founding cultural organizations of Lumiere Cape Breton. Over the past six years Lumiere has grown into an independent event, but the Art Gallery’s collaboration with the Art-at-Night festival has not halted. This year Karie Liao, CBU Art Gallery Curator, was asked to take part in Lumiere as More »

Local High School Student Gains Art Insights at CBU

In Nova Scotia, many high schools are recognizing the importance of hands-on, project-based learning and now offer a program called Options and Opportunities (O2). The O2 program is designed to prepare students for a successful transition from high school to either a career path or postsecondary program. For Haley MacRae, grade 11 student at Sydney More »

CBU Art Gallery Presents Visual Legacy of Paul MacKinnon`s Old Trout Funnies

The Cape Breton University Art Gallery presents the visual legacy of Paul MacKinnon’s Old Trout Funnies, showing original materials from the archives of the Beaton Institute, copies of the original comics and various Cape Breton Liberation Army calendars. Curated by Dr. Ian Brodie, the exhibit will be on display from October 30, 2015 – January More »

Mining Legacies Opens at the CBU Art Gallery

Mining histories, personal stories and environmental legacies emerge in an exhibition opening June 26 at the CBU Art Gallery. Mining Legacies incorporates a variety of artistic styles and approaches to explore the impact of mining on our community. This multi-generational exhibition reflects on the history of mining and looks at the legacies of the industry More »

CBU Art Gallery to Show Works From The Permanent Collection

Inside the Collection: Selected Works from the CBU Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, reflects the Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery’s diverse and eclectic collection. Surveying more than forty years of collecting activity at CBU, this exhibition is organized to highlight significant works and areas of strength in the collection. The opening reception is being held More »

Cape Breton University Art Gallery Strikes Gold

Cape Breton University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure.  The exhibition tells the little known 150 year old story of Nova Scotia and its relationship with gold.   “This exhibition is a great opportunity for audiences to learn about a really special piece of the social, environmental and More »

Attention all Artists: CBU Art Gallery wants your Art!

Cape Breton University Art Gallery is seeking submissions of artwork from community artists for the third annual ProletariART exhibition. Each year, the CBU Art Gallery invites the public to contribute works of art for ProletariART, a celebration of art made on Cape Breton Island. This exhibition provides an opportunity for Cape Breton art-makers, crafters and More »

Ehryn Torrell: Self-Similar Opens at CBU Art Gallery

Ehryn Torrell knows about rapid change. Over the past 6 years she has completed a graduate degree, endured her mother’s death, propelled a successful career as an artist, travelled the world, moved to a new country and became a mother. This turbulence is captured in a body of work entitled Self- Similar opening on November More »