Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4
(902) 423-6644
info@secordgallery.com

Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Summer and holiday hours will vary

This exhibition of new works finds beauty in its focus on environmental issues. Susan’s Groundscape series employs a symbolic language for life forms impacted by the elements and layered through time. Her Woodlands series defines Canadian wilderness and old growth forests in a sophisticated and vibrant style. Susan Tooke has received numerous awards and grants including the prestigious Established Artist Recognition Award in 2015 in acknowledgement of the artistic contribution she has made to the province of Nova Scotia. Painting is the foundation of her studio practice, which also includes multi-media work in sound, video and animation. Her work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Art Bank, TD Bank, Parks Canada and the National Library of Canada. Susan is also known for her work in media arts, having received a scholarship in 2014 from the Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax. Her work 3B: Backlands, Badlands, Burbs was featured as a Beacon Project in the Halifax festival Nocturne: Art at Night, in the fall of 2015. Her collaborative projects with Véronique Mackenzie, Lucas Pearse, and Daniel O’Neill, which employed projections, live drawing and dance, were also prominently featured in Nocturne 2016 and 2017. A celebrated illustrator, her artwork for children’s literature has resulted in multiple awards including four Lillian Shepherd Memorial Awards for Excellence in Illustration and ten published books. Past-President of Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens, she is an active advocate for artists’ social and economic rights. Susan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University with further studies in the Masters of Media Arts program at the New School in New York City.