May 13 to June 11, 2022
We hope you can join us for this exhibition of new works by F. Scott MacLeod.
Scott has created a striking new body of work that will be reminiscent of earlier works, but will also include some surprises!
In lieu of an opening reception, Scott will be in the gallery on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Holly Carr continues her Light in the Forest series, in which she hopes to shine a light on mental wellness through a theatrical experience filled with the message of hope and resilience. We are delighted to be presenting a number of new works that Holly has created for her latest iteration of this heartfelt project.
This time around, Holly has commissioned composer Christopher Palmer to create an original score for her performance. The score will be performed by the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 PM at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax, and on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Bridgewater Baptist Church. The production will also include a performance of Holly's own Light in the Forest song by the Nova Scotia Honour Choir with Heather Fraser, as well as animations of her silk paintings created by her son, Jack Bateman. As always, Holly will also be doing live painting during the performance.
There will be no opening reception for this exhibition, so please pay us a visit at your convenience.
Born in Corner Brook and raised in Halifax, Peter MacWhirter has taken a circuitous artistic path to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, where he now works and lives.
While studying Sciences at Mount Allison University he was introduced to the world renowned Zoologist, Dr. W.B.Scott, in St. Andrew's, N.B. Before working with Bev Scott, MacWhirter spent a short time working as an apprentice natural History illustrator at the Royal Ontario Museum. The artist went onto illustrate many scientific publications including, The Atlantic Fishes of Canada (U. of T. Press, 1988). It was at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, that he was offered the opportunity to design and construct several dioramas in their aquarium. This led to work in film and television.
For 11 years he worked as a Key Model Maker within the Nova Scotia Film and Television industry. This work included work in the areas of prop making, SFX and special make-up effects. As demand for this work lessened in Nova Scotia, he began to investigate other artistic opportunities. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Professor within the Design Department at Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea. He recently left this position for full-time art making in Liverpool.
The artist has lectured at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA, Beijing), Guangzhou Academy of Arts (GAFA), Shenzhen University, Shenzhen Polytechnic University, NSCAD University and OCAD University. He has been invited as a resident artist in Argentina, Australia, Equador, Paraguay, New Zealand and Shenzhen. He has received support from The Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Arts Council, Korean Arts Council and Canadian embassies in Japan, China, South Korea and the USA.
Since 1982, MacWhirter's artwork has been about marine and aquatic habitats, and the animals and plants that live there. The artist describes his practice as, "The mixing of visual metaphors to create linear and non-linear narratives." Irony has been a constant feature of these narratives.
MacWhirter graduated from OCAD University (AOCA), Toronto, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (BA Honours), Scotland, and MFA from West Virginia University, USA. Later, he was accepted to the London Film School, however he did not attend due to an attractive job offer in Seoul, South Korea. It was there he produced the pilot for the award winning animation series entitled, NetiBee.
The artist's works are in public and private collection throughout the world.
Patricia Morris was born in Beauharnois, Quebec, and spent her early childhood in Kitimat, BC. Her secondary school years were spent in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. After returning to Canada, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, a Masters of Fine Arts from Concordia University, and a Diploma in Art Education from McGill University. In 1980s she began exhibiting abstract drawings and installations in Montreal, Que., Sackville, NB, and St. John''s, NL while teaching drawing and sculpture in the Continuing Education department at Mt. Allison University.
The following 16 years were spent exploring abstraction with pastel and ink, exhibiting in Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto. During this time she taught art at secondary and elementary levels in Quebec and Ontario.
Patricia Morris is an award winning artist with works in major Canadian collections. She has refined her focus in recent years and combined her strong understanding of abstraction with a visually fascinating reference to the diverse beauty of Canadian landscape. She has received many accolades for her current "Trans Canada Drive" series, which celebrated road trips through all of Canada's provinces with dynamic, semi-abstract oil paintings. These works are at once mysterious yet somehow familiar, as the viewer can experience a sense of landscape in motion that is rendered in a distinct, refined and fluid manner.