Art Exhibits

Curious about what arts are being made locally? We are, too.
See what your neighbourhood artist is up to.

Alderney Gate

Drop by and look at what is on exhibit. Our display case is across from the Information Desk on the first floor.

Halifax Central Library - The Sunroom

Find out about Art at Halifax Central in The Sunroom. We are accepting applications now.

Artist: Nick Hawkins

On display from February 7 to April 7


Atlantic Canada: An Ocean of Diversity and Natural Beauty

The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with local wildlife photographer Nick Hawkins to capture breathtaking images of marine and coastal ecosystems and to raise public awareness surrounding the diversity of Atlantic Canada’s marine environments and their users. The Halifax Central Library is the first stop of Nick’s photo exhibit that will travel to different locations throughout Atlantic Canada.

About the artist

Nick Hawkins is a Canadian conservation photographer and photojournalist from New Brunswick specializing in natural history, science and conservation related issues. As an assignment photographer working in Canada and Central and South America, Nick has produced featured articles for Canadian Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Canadian Wildlife Magazine. Nick is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and is the recipient of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award.

Sackville Public Library

Please note: Advance bookings for display time at Sackville branch are open. The Library welcomes any medium of art suitable to the size of the display area, and artists can be from Sackville or anywhere. Interested artists are encouraged to call 902-869-4449.

Artist: Diann McDonald

On display February 2018

Fibre art

Diann McDonald’s art is both functional and aesthetic. It is meant to add light, colour, and some whimsy to those who view it. Her images come from her encounters with people and nature.

About the artist

Designing and punching rugs is a passion of Diann McDonald’s. The act allows her to create and express the myriad ideas that fill her head.

Being a kind and caring person, Diann MCDonald looks for the funny in life and the happy in others. Her earlier adult years were comprised of sharing her life with her husband, raising two daughters, and working with adults and children who faced mental and physical challenges. Her students often credit her with their accomplishments, but she explains that she simply helped them expand on their existing talent.

Diann McDonald’s life-long journey along the fibre art trail has made her an accomplished fibre artist. Her love for rug punching led to her becoming a Certified Oxford Instructor. She says the need to create and express herself through art is as necessary to her as breathing.

Diann McDonald lives in Nova Scotia with her husband, Michael, and cat, Tom.

Tantallon Public Library

Artists of The Birches Gallery
Curated by Herbert Brown

Mixed Media

On display February 2018

A remarkable collection of unique north east coast art and crafts, including carvings, tea dolls, and grass baskets

From curator Herbert Brown: “At my gallery I was often asked, ‘Are you the artist?’ It might be said that I am an artist and a promoter, with a passionate eye. I came to Newfoundland, and Labrador, in the mid-70s as a teacher and found myself attracted and attached to the place, the people and the cultures. The purchase of a few pieces for a gallery out west got me accidentally started, and then it morphed into something much bigger.  In a place that boasted a population of 30,000 and a landmass the size of the Maritimes. Labrador is an interesting mixed of Inuit, Innu, Metis, and CFA's. For nearly four decades, this BC born boy from the West went from educator, to home builder, to stay-at-home dad, to gallerist and organic farmer in "the big land" of Labrador.

My involvement with the artists and crafters of this vast and mysterious territory necessitated the setting up of a base (Goose Bay, in this case) from which to market and promote an array of gifted and inspired artisans. The Birches Gallery became my base of operations while my young family grew up and away, and who I recently followed in order to be closer to family.

What better place than this part of Nova Scotia to land up and settle?”


Visual Art Demonstration and Talk by Herbert Brown at the Library

Coming soon...

Artist: K. G. Cameron


On display March 2018

About the artist

K. G. Cameron is primarily an expressionist painter who studied fine art at NSCAD. In the past, she has exhibited as a member of the avant-garde group An Episode of Sparrows. Also, she has contributed work to various duo, group, community, and solo exhibitions. K. G. Cameron is a past winner of the Elke Dunphy Memorial Award for Fine Art, and a blue ribbon winner for Oil Painting at the NS Provincial Exhibition. She resides in beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay.

Woodlawn Public Library

Coming soon...

Artist: liza Hageraats

On display from March to June 2018

Textile art

Working with strips of recycled clothing or unspun wool and embroidery floss, this fiber art affords me a connection to this tactile work. Whether illustrating folk tales or creating felted images, the play of color is always at the forefront of my practice.

About the artist

Halifax based artist liza Hageraats has explored a variety of media over the years, from watercolor to acrylic painting and various forms of fiber arts. On display are her original hooked mats, and wet felted and embroidery embellished paintings.

liza Hageraats’ works can be found in private collections in Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Ottawa, London, Ont., Toronto and Halifax. And she has exhibited in a variety of group shows and recently had her first gallery solo show featuring both hooked mats and felted paintings.

Also, you can view liza Hageraats’ work at artworks-liza.com