These virtual tours are presented by BMO as an extension of the BMO Free Access program. Please enjoy the works on view as you navigate the gallery at your leisure through your various devices.
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Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence
Water is life and connects us all. As rivers separate, they rejoin downstream and take with them what they have collected on their travels—shifting, distilling, collecting. Where rivers meet, Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence, encourages an ongoing dialogue about connection and exchange.
TYRANNY brings together a group of contemporary artists who in unique ways confront dominant cultural narratives in the work they make.
Deanne Fitzpatrick: The Very Mention of Home
The Very Mention of Home features a series of 22 hooked rugs from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection, created by one of Nova Scotia’s most celebrated rug hookers, Deanne Fitzpatrick.Each of these rugs was created in 2016 and are being exhibited together for the first time. The colourful and vibrant scenes depicting Maritime geography and architecture, illustrate the artist’s relationship with, and ideas about, the notion of home.
The worlds of art and architecture intersect in Making Space. Featuring a multidisciplinary mix of practices, this permanent collection exhibition looks to the broader attributes of the built environment as a thematic point of departure.
Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom:
Walter Ostrom is one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists. This exhibition investigates Ostrom’s earliest work in stoneware and porcelain, his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, the many ways his love of gardening—and particularly rhododendrons—influenced his work, the huge impact China and its ceramic traditions and ceramists had on his life and practice, and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze.
Ned Pratt: One Wave
Ned Pratt’s respect for his home island’s landscape is the foundation for his work. His approach to the act of looking transcends place, however, installing him as a significant new voice in Canadian art. This exhibition charts a decade in Pratt's photography.
Maud Lewis Gallery:
In 1984, the Maud Lewis Painted House was sold to the Province of Nova Scotia and turned over to the care of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
In 1996, with funds from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage and from private individuals, the processes of conservation and restoration began. The final, fully restored house is on permanent display in Halifax at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Tour the exhibition and the Maud Lewis Painted House:
Experience several exhibitions in Gallery North, the north wing of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Exhibitions include Shifting Ground; The Ondaatje Gallery; An Exhibition Highlight: Monkman, Johnson & Bennett; The Oyler Gallery; and other highlights from the Permanent Collection.
Explore Gallery North: