Maud Lewis, Maud Lewis House, Date Unknown. 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.8 m. Purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia, 1984. A1998.1
Location: 
Halifax  
Event

Our Painted House

Date Time: 
Saturday, 26 November 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, 23 April 2023 - 5:00pm

Check out Our Painted House at the Gallery!

This drop-in activity is inspired by Maud Lewis’ iconic Painted House. Using a variety of materials, you are invited to create your own artwork shingle to add to the painted house, an almost-to scale image of Maud’s home. Inspired by Maud's keen observation of the world around her, create something that reflects on these ideas:

  • What do you notice outside your window, at home, or in your community?
  • What are the things that are important to you?
  • What patterns, designs, or images tell a story about your interests?

This project will run from November 2022 until April 2023 and will bring together hundreds of individual adorned shingles by visitors to the Gallery, creating a large, colourful installation-a reimagining of Maud Lewis’ Painted House and our collective communities.