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 until October 30, 2020

365 James Bond Characters featuring work by Emmanuel Nwogbo.

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

Alderney Gate Public Library

On display September 26 to October 31, 2020.

Art by Jane Zentner

"My relationship with vegetables began as soon as I could eat solid food. My relationship with gardening began as a toddler; planting peas under the tutelage of my mother. My relationship with photography began as soon as I could afford my own camera. Later, I studied photography, along with other mediums and materials at NSCAD [University]."

"This display contains images from my garden using the macro lens to bring out that which is not normally seen. Is it Art, or is it documentation? But is it not a function of Art to expose that which “Is”? … be it the cracks in our culture. Alas, I chose to let the hidden beauty show!"

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. 

J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library

On display October 29 to November 30, 2020

Art by Chris Trotter

Chris has been making “wool paintings" for over 10 years. Chris uses unspun strands of wool that are compressed together with a felting needle or water, soap and friction, to create textured wall art with natural, and whimsical subjects. In the last few years she has started adding recycled fabrics to her wool layouts. Occasionally, she enhances a picture, with beads, buttons, silk, embroidery or yarn.

The pieces in the exhibit depict water, one of Chris' favourite subjects. "I'm lucky enough to live near the ocean in the St. Margaret’s Bay area." Chris mentions that wet felt making has an element of surprise to it because so many variables can change the outcome, such as sheep breed, layout, water temperature.

Keshen Goodman Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Sackville Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

Tantallon Public Library

On display until October 31, 2020

Art by Suzanne Day

Suzanne began painting in 1998 on a visit to St. Margaret’s Bay while her son took sailing lessons. Since then she has painted regularly, taken courses and exhibited her work in Ontario and Nova Scotia. She retired from teaching French, Art and ESL in Brampton for 26 years and moved to Nova Scotia. Suzanne now paints fulltime in watercolour and acrylic at her home studio in Boutiliers Point. She enjoys painting and exhibiting with artists in Aspotogan Arts and Crafts, Peggy’s Cove and Area Festival of the Arts, and ArtScape Artists in Tantallon, NS.

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Woodlawn Public Library

Information on next art display coming soon. 

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