Secord Gallery is one of the longest established galleries and custom framing shops in Atlantic Canada, with roots dating back to 1979 at the same location. We represent many established and emerging contemporary artists. Nova Scotia is home to more than its share of remarkably talented artists, and we’re proud to celebrate their excellent work. Painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and ceramics are all represented in the gallery, with a broad variety of styles and techniques. We're always available to discuss the artists and their work, and to assist in your art purchases, including alternative payment methods such as leasing to buy.

Custom framing obviously goes hand in hand with fine art, and we have provided framing services since 1979. With the largest selection of fine mouldings in the region, and a reputation for expert, creative consultation, and discerning, experienced workmanship, we provide real value in custom framing.

January 2022
New Arrivals
Judy Arsenault
Alan Bateman
Arnaud Béghin
Terry Bell
Dean Brousseau
Holly Carr
Greg Coldwell
Susan Coolen
Renate Deppe
Philip Doucette
Randy Engelberg
Steve Farmer
Tom Forrestall
Ian Gilson
Bob Hainstock
Brad Hall
Michael Hames
Paul Hannon
Susan Hubley
Francine Huot
Andy Karr
Laura Kenney
Ron Kuwahara
Janet Larkman
Peter MacWhirter
Peter MacWhirter

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.


Jennifer Marlow
Joyce Martin
Margot Metcalfe
James Middleton
Don Moore
Mindy Moore
Tony Myers
John Neville
Susan Paterson
Louise Pentz
Brian Porter
Sally Ravindra
Mary Reardon
Steven Rhude
Asha Robertson
Craig Rubadoux
Kay Stanfield
Johanna Steffen
Lisa Tondino
Susan Tooke
Lorena Ziraldo

October 2 to November 19, 2021

Summer 2021
Summer 2021

An exhibition of Gallery artists that will be changed each month during the summer.

Our summer hours are now in effect.

Monday: open by chance or appointment

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 to 5:30

Saturday: 9:30 to 2:30

Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6644

Monday through Friday: 9:30 to 5:30
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: closed