Past Exhibitions 2018


November 17, 2017 – February 2, 2018

The exhibit will highlight real-world examples of the use of art in science and technology. The exhibit will feature the artistic practice of three of the conference speakers whose work have in common that they reflect the natural world and intersect with one of the STEM fields.

The gallery will feature works by the following artists:

proletariart 2018: the people’s art exhibition

February 23 – April 20

Each year, the CBU Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition to celebrate community creativity. We look forward to seeing returning esteemed artists’ work and welcome new talent.

Drawing from the concept of the late 17th-century Paris Salon, ProletariArt adopts the presentation style of exhibiting artwork floor-to-ceiling. While the original Paris Salon was largely conservative and exclusive to the members of the ArtAcademy, ProletariArt is open to everyone and celebrates amateur, folk, experimental, and avant-garde in addition to more traditional art forms.

through a quiet window

May 11 – July 6 

Best known as a drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Steve Jansen has also held a longstanding interest in photography. Through a Quiet Window presents recent audio work in conjunction with a selection of black and white photographs produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Jansen was active with the alternative English band, Japan. The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the world as seen through the eyes of a critically-acclaimed musician and over a professional career spanning more than four decades.


May 11 – July 6

Developed in partnership with Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax.

Cape Breton photographer Steve Wadden presents Forged – a photo documentary exhibition spanning a 10-year period in a steel city gone bust. Set in Sydney, NS, and its gritty former steel working neighbourhood of Whitney Pier, Forged serves as a character tribute for a place where the forging of steel led to the forging of culture. Wadden’s large scale photographs record the pivotal period following the closure of Sydney’s steel plant. The work explores culture of industry, socioeconomics, environment, politics and the community’s response to their changing circumstances.



Greg Davies

Phone: 902.563.1852

Catherine Arseneau
Director, Cultural Resources

Office: CE-271-A

Phone: 902.563.1326