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New Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has recently acquired twenty-nine compelling artworks by twenty-five incredible artists, from Nova Scotia and around the world for its Permanent Collection.

The Gallery’s Permanent Collection is the essence of the work the Gallery does. We collect, preserve, and exhibit these visual art pieces for the benefit of Nova Scotians and visitors to this province. We aim to acquire pieces that have strong ties to Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Provinces, or Canada as a whole, as well as international works that complement our over 18,000 existing pieces. As the Gallery continues to add to the Permanent Collection, we are building on the future of visual arts in Nova Scotia and ensuring all Nova Scotians feel represented at their Art Gallery.

“We are thrilled to be able to acquire works by such a talented roster of artists. With these acquisitions, we are working towards expanding and further diversifying the provincial collection in order to broaden our narrative and strengthen the Gallery.” -Nancy Noble, Director and CEO of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Camille Turner, Afronautic Research Lab: Newfoundland Edition, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021

 

Chantal Gibson, Souvenir, 2017. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Ursula A. Johnson, Moose Fence, 2017. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Brendan Fernandes, In Pose, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Ed Pien, The Hungry Sea, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Amy Malbeuf, tuft life, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Derek Sullivan, A Piece of Glass Hanging in the Window, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Shary Boyle, Cephalophoric Saint, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Ericka Walker, From Time to Time, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Jordan Bennett, iljo’qwa’sik, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Shuvinai Ashoona, Halipaligazuk Nuzakutaling Kuaniqnii, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Flora May, Sprouting Grass Moon, 2019. Purchased with funds from the Elisabeth Connor Endowment Fund, 2021.

 

Brandon Hoax, Untitled (Harness), 2019. Purchased with funds from the Elisabeth Connor Endowment Fund, 2021.

 

Sarah Maloney, Pleasure Grounds, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Konrad Wendt, Untitled, 1970. Purchased with funds from the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Endowment Fund, 2021.

 

Konrad Wendt, Walking Stick (from the series Intelligent Design), 2015. Purchased with funds from the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Endowment Fund, 2021.

 

Barbara Pratt, Russian Tips, 2021. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

D'Arcy Wilson, Diorama of the Gardens : a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, 2016. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Trust and the Estate of Edwin Charles Urquhart, 2021.

 

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 126), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 313), 1995. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 62), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 166), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

John Macnab, CSDC 5-12, 2016. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust and the Art Sales and Rental Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2021.

 

Marianne Nicolson, The Sun Shines, the River Runs, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Lucy Pullen, Hole, 2006. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Anne Macmillan, For the Trees, 2013. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Darcie Bernhardt, Nungki, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

 

Letitia Fraser, Money Coming In, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by Billie and Perry Nodelman, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

Letitia Fraser, Bills to Pay, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by Billie and Perry Nodelman, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

 

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Camille Turner, Afronautic Research Lab: Newfoundland Edition, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Chantal Gibson, Souvenir, 2017. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Ursula A. Johnson, Moose Fence, 2017. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Brendan Fernandes, In Pose, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Ed Pien, The Hungry Sea, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Amy Malbeuf, tuft life, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Derek Sullivan, A Piece of Glass Hanging in the Window, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Shary Boyle, Cephalophoric Saint, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Ericka Walker, From Time to Time, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Jordan Bennett, iljo’qwa’sik, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Shuvinai Ashoona, Halipaligazuk Nuzakutaling Kuaniqnii, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Flora May, Sprouting Grass Moon, 2019. Purchased with funds from the Elisabeth Connor Endowment Fund, 2021.

Brandon Hoax, Untitled (Harness), 2019. Purchased with funds from the Elisabeth Connor Endowment Fund, 2021.

Sarah Maloney, Pleasure Grounds, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Konrad Wendt, Untitled, 1970. Purchased with funds from the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Endowment Fund, 2021.

Konrad Wendt, Walking Stick (from the series Intelligent Design), 2015. Purchased with funds from the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Endowment Fund, 2021.

Barbara Pratt, Russian Tips, 2021. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

D'Arcy Wilson, Diorama of the Gardens : a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, 2016. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Trust and the Estate of Edwin Charles Urquhart, 2021.

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 126), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 313), 1995. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 62), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

John E. R. Devlin, Untitled (No. 166), 1988. Purchased with funds provided by the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

John Macnab, CSDC 5-12, 2016. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust and the Teichert Gallery-Art Sales and Rental Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2021.

Marianne Nicolson, The Sun Shines, the River Runs, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Lucy Pullen, Hole, 2006. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Anne Macmillan, For the Trees, 2013. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Darcie Bernhardt, Nungki, 2019. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.

Letitia Fraser, Money Coming In, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by Billie and Perry Nodelman, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.

Letitia Fraser, Bills to Pay, 2018. Purchased with funds provided by Billie and Perry Nodelman, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2021.