An ode to site-specific art

The Dalhousie University Art Gallery has reopened after being closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. The gallery reopened with exhibits for October’s Nocturne: Art at Night, a nighttime festival that displays local artists work at various locations throughout Halifax.        Though the festival took place from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, the gallery will continue showing…

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Rock On!

Jaime Becker had little hope. The Instagram post was made hours ago. But when she walked to class, Becker, a second-year oceanography student at Dalhousie University, noticed it lying atop the sundial. She sprinted across Studley Quad to grab the blue mandala rock, worried that anyone and everyone around her was eyeing it.  

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Portrait of an artist as TikTok star

When Max MacAulay looks for subjects to draw, he tries to find people who look interesting and will likely stay still for more than five minutes.   Typically, MacAulay finds these people at the Halifax Public Gardens, the Halifax Waterfront, local bars or on busses. Equipped with a pen and paper, he draws his subjects and…

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Communal art spaces “save people”

In this image: a piece of art created by Eric Diolola from Wonder'neath Art Society studio.

Whether it’s painting, writing music, or – if money’s tight – visual art with rice and soy sauce, Eric Diolola always meets his creative drive with creative action. He needs to.   “I grew up in a third world country, in the Philippines, so [art] is my passion because I can’t afford anything, to be honest,”…

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