Each year The Young Patrons’ Circle hosts several exciting events aimed at bringing young people together to share in their passion for extraordinary art.
Friday, May 18th
SKIN: The Seduction of Surface
Circle Exclusive – PRE-LAUNCH PARTY
Please join us for an intimate and interactive session with SKIN’s curator Sarah Fillmore, visiting artists and private collectors, for a first access view of what we believe will be a ground breaking exhibit for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
This event is exclusive to Circle members & their guests, and will precede the members-only launch party for SKIN. Come early and be the first to experience place, race, religion, fragility, identity and sexuality through physical and conceptual ideas of skin.
This exhibition brings together works by Canadian and international artists whose work explore notions of skin in paint, print, sculpture and performance. Opening a dialogue that goes beyond sex and figure, the artworks included in this exhibition help articulate the seduction of surface.
Artists include Jana Sterbak, Colleen Wolstenholme, Attila Richard Lukacs, Gillian Wearing, Mitch Mitchell, Duke & Battersby, Till Friewald, Shary Boyle, Evergon, Vito Acconcci, Kent Monkman, among others.
Please note: we invite you to bring along a friend (or 3) who you think would be interested in learning more about the Young Patrons’ Circle. Admission for non-members is $10.
May 18th, 530PM-630PM @ Untitled Eats
Event to be followed by Official SKIN Launch Party
Teaser Video http://youtu.be/eF0txad3c_A
Friday, March 30th
Circle Supper Club w/ Special Guest Lisa Lipton
Thursday, February 9
Members’ Exhibition Opening 6:00pm
Join us for the opening of four new exhibitions:
Sunday, February 12
Pop Goes the Easel! 1:30pm – 4:00pm
partnership program with Symphony Nova Scotia and Long and McQuade
A special Family Sunday in celebration of love and Valentine’s Day featuring a string quartet, musical instrument “petting zoo”, and related art making activities.
Saturday, February 18
1:00 – 4:00pm
Stop Motion Animation Workshop with artist Graeme Patterson
Join artist Graeme Patterson for a casual, quick, and fun workshop tutorial for creating stop-motion animation for all ages. Much like a game of charades, each participant will animate at least one short video using their own body as a puppet. Group animations will also be encouraged. Participants will see how each animation is filmed and processed through the use of a DLSR camera and a laptop using stop-motion animation software.
Drop in, no registration required! Stop by the exhibition, Material World to see how artist Kristan Horton uses stop motion animation in his work.
Sunday, February 19
Curator and Artist Talk 2:30pm – 3:30pm
An interview between artist Lisa Lipton and Chief Curator Sarah Fillmore on the exhibition, Lisa Lipton: Stop @ Forever
Tuesday, February 21
Pick-of-the-Month 12:15pm – 12:45pm
Join Dale Sheppard, Curator of Education and Public Programs, for an interactive discussion on Dozay Christmas’ artwork Glooscap’s Return.
Satruday February 25
Literary day at the Gallery 11:30pm – 2:00pm
Book launches for Jacques Hurtubise and David Askevold
Sunday, February 26
Curatorial Talk 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Join David Diviney, Curator of Material World, for an informative and inspiring talk in the Gallery.
- Exclusive to Circle members + 1 guest
- Hosted by Dale Sheppard, curator.
- November 8, 2011 6pm
Sobey Art Award Gala & After Party
Thursday October 13th, 2011
GALA: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
AFTER PARTY: PIPA
Exclusive Event for Circle Members
LANDIT: Live Art Jam
Thursday September 8th
Bedford Row, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
6pm – 9pm
Hurtubise: Private Members Tour
June 29, 2011
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
6pm – 7:30pm
Please join the Circle for an exclusive after-hours tour of celebrated abstract painter Jacques Hurtubise’s retrospective on exhibition at the AGNS. The tour will be led by Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, who will offer Circle members a unique perspective on the map-based works, adding layers and dimensions that only an expert can.
Featuring over 60 paintings and prints, the exhibition provides an unparalleled overview of this key figure in abstract art’s history and offers the viewer a fresh look at the definition of abstraction.
Member are encouraged to bring a friend to the private tour and are asked to arrive at the security entrance of the AGNS on Bedford Row at 5:45 pm, Wednesday, June 29th.
Hurtubise Exhibit Opening
May 14, 2011
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
12pm – 2pm
A major retrospective of key works from the artist’s 50-plus year career, this exhibition showcases Jacques Hurtubise’s career highlights and celebrates his newest map-based work. Hurtubise is best known as a Québec abstract painter from the generation following that of the plasticiens. His hard-edged abstraction and bright, geometric patterning have often linked him to his peers Claude Tousignant, Guido Molinari, and Yves Gaucher. Hurtubise’s most recent works demonstrate his keen attention to and grasp of the contemporary art scene, bringing his mastery over the medium to the fore. Featuring over 60 paintings and prints, the exhibition provides an unparalleled overview of this key figure in abstract art’s history and offers the viewer a fresh look at the definition of abstraction.
Illustrated Discussion on Hurtubise
Sunday, May 15 2:30 – 4:30
Join writers for the Hurtubise catalogue, Bernard Lamarch, Curator of the Musee Regionale de Rimouski and Jeffrey Spalding, artist and former Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, for a moderated round table discussion of Hurtubise, with Curator Sarah Fillmore.
Preview Show of Art Installations at the Dataville Bunker, Curated by the Artists in Residence
May 21, 2011
Diefenbuker – Debert, NS
Tickets: Exclusive Event Young Patrons’ Circle Members + Guests
This art show is the culmination of the work of Mitchell Wiebe and his friends.
Mitchell is currently artist in residence at the Cold War era bunker in Debert known as the ‘Diefenbunker’. The bunker was repurposed as an ultra efficient underground cloud computing facility, Dataville, by the IT company Bastionhost.
Mitchell has been granted the space to curate a dozen fellow artists: Graeme Patterson, Adriana Kuiper and Eleanor King to name a few. This event will provide a chance to visit the bunker and explore the halls of a meandering labyrinth. Unlike most gallery visits, this will be a unique experience for people to discover art installations amidst an atmosphere of large machines and vast rooms all contained within the intricate workings of the ‘underground cloud’.
Directions to the Diefenbunker:
47 Lockheed Cresent, Debert
Google maps is your friend.
Exit 13 past Truro on the way to New Brunswick.
Turn right, about 2 miles past the Tim Hortons.
Turn left on Ventura Drive, at a sign that says Hospitality Centre.
Favoring the left, go straight and you will see a hill with a red door marked 47.
Enter through and press the buzzer.
Please check back for more details on dates and artists.
March 5th, 2011
Can you keep a big secret?
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Young Patrons’ Circle is thrilled to let you in on ArtRising 2.0 — curated and directed by Halifax-based multi-disciplinary artist Eleanor King. Working with sound and video installation, performance, and painting, King will transform the secret venue into a multi-sensory experience. Fierce food, delicious drinks, and unparalleled musical talent await at this signature evening that draws art lovers and young patrons together to redefine cool.
ArtRising proceeds contribute to the Gallery’s annual acquisition of contemporary art, focusing on works from Atlantic Canadian contemporary artists. Celebrate and remind yourself that ART MATTERS on March 5.
February 10, 2011 – 6PM – 8PM
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Exclusive Circle Member Event
The Young Patrons’ Circle invites Circle Members to join them as they participate in an exclusive tour of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia vaults. These vaults are filled with history and stunning art, rarely seen by the public. The tour will be hosted by Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This event is only open to Circle Members as an exclusive benefit of their membership.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-424-3577.
Please click here for a membership form and to join the Circle.
Artist Talk: Isabelle Dehay (France)
December 3rd, 2010
Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, CBC Radio Room, 1599 South Park Street
As part of the exhibition program, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has collaborated with the Centre Culturel français|French Embassy in Canada as well as the Centre for Art Tapes to host a talk by French artist Isabelle Dehay. This artist talk takes place Friday, December 3 at 7:30 pm in the CBC Radio Room, 1599 South Park Street in Halifax. All are welcome to attend the presentation of a multi-disciplinary practice where Dehay delves into her film, video, and performance art, discusses arts and culture in France, and reflects on her first Canadian exhibition.
The Last Frontier Exhibit: Pre-opening Party
December 2nd, 2010
Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Tickets: FREE for Circle members; $10 for non-members
Vivre la liberté! France is coming to Halifax. Join us at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for a special, pre-opening event of The Last Frontier which is an exhibition of work that examines the tension between nature, culture, and the built environment. The title, The Last Frontier, evokes visions of pioneers – early explorers bravely charting unknown territory. As our world becomes less wild and spaces are decreasingly unaltered, that charting becomes a documenting of the ways we have tamed that wild frontier.
There will be drinks, interesting people and a fascinating look into how artists have both documented and recreated their environments when faced with globalization, oil spills, overbuilding and overpopulation. RSVP here.
Art Collecting: The Workshop
November 25, 2010 – 6PM – 8PM
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Tickets: Free Event, courtesy of the Circle
Have you ever wanted to start an art collection, but not really known where to start? This workshop will take you through the history of art in a fun and enjoyable way, that at the end of it you will understand art in a new light. It is never too late or too early to start an art collection. Oh, and there will be wine & cheese!
This will be hosted at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia by Art Sales & Rentals.
Kick Off to Nocturne
October 16, 2010
Film: 5:15pm – 6:15pm [Windsor Lecture Theatre]
Cocktails & Kickoff: 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Tickets: Free, public event.
Start off an amazing evening of art and exploration with the Circle. We’ll start with an exclusive screening of “Blanche nuit à Paris” (All-Nighter in Paris) by Jérôme Caza and Arnaud Ngatcha. This short film is about the Paris “all-nighter,” the beginning of “Nuit Blanche”. With the nocturnal travels of a group of onlookers as the unifying theme, this documentary follows the reactions of its organizers during the course of the night and accurately reproduces the successful and playful character of this joyous cultural event. The event was a great success, and has since then been organized every year in Paris, and the concept has been exported all around the world, including Halifax.
The screening will be followed by complimentary cocktails, and we will have some Nocturne folks on hand to talk about the night and get things started with a tour of the AGNS exhibit.
Bring friends to learn about the Young Patrons’ Circle too!
Young Patrons’ Circle Launch Party
August 6th, 2010 at 6:00pm
Courtyard of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Tickets: Free with Young Patrons’ Circle Membership / $12.00 for non-members
We hope you will be able to join us for a special launch party, as the Young Patrons’ Circle launches on Friday, August 6th at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This launch will be done in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition of the 2010 long list for the prestigious Sobey Art Award.
At the CircleLaunch Party you will be able to view the exhibition of the long list for the Sobey Art Award, before the actual exhibition opens. Come join us as the artists from the long list explain their pieces.
Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby
Enjoy the surroundings of live entertainment and drinks as you mingle with other Young Patrons.
Background Info on the Sobey Art Award Long List Exhibition
The Sobey Art Award,Canada’s preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. It is an annual prize given to an artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.
A total of $70,000 in prize money is awarded annually; $50,000 to the winner and $5,000 to the other four finalists.
Since its inception, the Sobey Art Award and accompanying exhibition have been organized and administered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.