Art Displays

Curious about local art? We are too!

When it comes to the arts, Nova Scotia is spoiled for talent, and we're pleased to feature local art in many of our Library spaces.

From The Sunroom at Central Library to art displayed in our branches, we want to give local artists space to connect with our community and share their vision.

Current Exhibits

The Sunroom at Central Library

On display March 5 - April 23, 2020

"Body + Self" by Alice MacLean

Learn all about The Sunroom, its history, and how to apply to share your art in this space.

Alderney Gate Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Bedford Public Library

On permanent display

Sylvia Ireland

A long-time resident of Bedford, Sylvia Ireland is well known for beautifully showcasing the colours of nature.

Bedford School of Art

The individuality of these young artists jumps from page. Each line drawing finely expresses the imaginative perspectives of the artist, demonstrating the benefits of Bedford School of Art's fun and collaborative instructional style.

Janet Englehart

Capturing the fine elements of nature found in and around Bedford, Janet Englehart's collection of photographs has been a favourite for local residents for years.

Cole Harbour Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Keshen Goodman Public Library

On display March 2020

Art by Sandra Pedersen

A journey of healing through grief is a long and complicated thing. Sandra channels emotions, dreams, conscious musings and passing thoughts into art, as therapy in recovering from the loss of her daughter. Filled with vivid movement and lush colors, these abstract, multi-media pieces are meant to inspire an emotional response. 

Sandra has been an artist since childhood, finding her bliss in creation of many kinds.  Processing and expressing emotions is the key to her work/play.  She is an avid painter, knitter, seamstress and crafter. She finds inspiration in nature, music, and her relationships.

Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

On display January-April 2020

Art by Jan Taylor Foley

Jan is a multimedia artist and lifelong resident of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. She has moved through many artistic disciplines: pencil and paint, pen and ink, handmade paper, papier mache, screen printing, community and private murals, theatrical sets and props and, for the last 9 years, needle felting in wool. Her work is filled with warmth, variety, and love.

Sackville Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Tantallon Public Library

On display March 2020

Art by Anamarija Wagner

Anamarija came to Canada with her parents at the age of seven in 1967. An avid "doodler" since a young age, Anamarija had to put her doodling on hold to help her parents care for her younger siblings. A few years later, Anamarija entered an art contest by Halifax Public Libraries at 10 years old and won first place.

After finishing chemotherapy due to a diagnosis of breast cancer, Anamarija picked up art again in 2007. Over the years she has experimented with photography, charcoal and pencil drawing, and watercolour painting.

Woodlawn Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

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