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 January 11 - February 27, 2020

"Plate Portraits" by Emily Lawrence

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 January 2020

Art by Yahia Fathalla

Born in Egypt, Yahia immigrated to Canada with his family six years ago. Yahia is currently in Grade 8. 

Yahia started painting at 7 years old and has developed a passion for painting with acrylics. Yahia is very excited to share his art with the community at Keshen Goodman Public Library. 

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 January 2020

Art by Patrick J. Boening

Patrick says that "Fine Art Photography" is his passion, along with photojournalism. As a digital photographer, portraits done in a studio is his speciality and he uses processing to the fullest. Patrick enjoys digital photography and says he would never return to using film.

Originally from Ontario, Patrick found the possibilities to photograph Nova Scotia's scenic landscapes and ocean backdrops was a large factor in deciding to move to the province.

Woodlawn Public Library

On display November 2019-January 2020

Art by Joanne Beauchamp

Joanne Beauchamp was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She began painting with the Dartmouth Art League ten years ago. Joanne is interested in painting animals, abstracts, flowers from her garden and studies of famous artists.