Chantal Gibson, Souvenir, 2017. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Anthony Law and Jane Shaw Law Charitable Trust, 2021.Emily Falencki, The Mira River, 2012. Purchased with funds provided by the Art Sales and Rental Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015.


Thursday, 15 July 2021 to Sunday, 5 March 2023

Artists: Gillian Collyer, Lucie Chan, Mario Doucette, Emily Falencki, Brendan Fernandes, Chantal Gibson, Brian Jungen, Garry Neill Kennedy, Evan Lee, Luanne Martineau, Jane Ash Poitras, John Scott, Camille Turner, Robert Wiens, Marion Wagschal, and Colleen Wolstenholme.

TYRANNY brings together a group of contemporary artists who in unique ways confront dominant cultural narratives in the work they make. Included are examples of sculpture, installation, video, painting, and drawing that search for new and different perspectives while revealing wider truths about the world we live in.

In examining issues and concerns that are intertwined with the systems of influence, authority, and control, this permanent collection exhibition brings a fresh outlook on today’s society and political landscape to the forefront. Through the critical frame of their work, the artists in TYRANNY highlight art's ability to give voice, raise awareness, and challenge the status quo.

Curated by: David Diviney
Exhibition Design by: Duane Jones

Warning: This exhibition contains sensitive imagery and challenging subject matter related to influence, authority, and control. Please use discretion.