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

Regional

Learn more about our Artists and Innovators in Residence at Halifax Public Libraries.


The Sunroom at Central Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Learn more about The Sunroom at Central Library.


Alderney Gate Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.


Cole Harbour Public Library

On display January through March 2023

Art by Judith Orr

Judith started drawing at an early age when, according to her mother, drawing kept her quiet and entertained as a child. Judith started painting late in life by taking a few watercolour workshops but is mostly self-taught.

Painting adds to a long list of Judith's interests, including the French horn, beekeeping, travel, fitness, volunteer work, gardening, nature, and the environment. Judith draws on many experiences for her art's subject matter.

Painting can be very relaxing and outside your normal day-to-day. I encourage anyone to get out and try new things—like drawing and painting!


J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library

On display February 2023

Art by Susan Lord

Susan lives on the beautiful South Shore of NS, and is a retired system analyst from Bell Aliant. When she first joined the Aspotogan, opens a new window Arts & Crafts Group, opens a new window she was working solely in fibre, rug hooking her own designs which were inspired by her photography.
 
Her love of fibre arts led her to a needle felting workshop in 2009, and from there she discovered 3-dimensional needle felting. She has been creating her unique felted birds on driftwood ever since.
 
Susan is interested in creating mixed-media artwork using image transfer, collage techniques, rust printing and assemblage. Her artwork is continually evolving as she explores new ways to express her creativity. Photography, especially the beauty of nature, has been a life-long passion.
 
She has been a member of the Aspotogan, opens a new window Arts & Crafts Group, opens a new window since 2004, and is their current Treasurer and Webmaster.
 
 

Keshen Goodman Public Library

On display February 2023

Art by Anna Lisa Shandro

Anna Lisa Shandro is an interdisciplinary installation artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works in many mediums including, but not limited to; painting, costume, textiles, animation, and AR, but leans towards projects that involve all of these components. She is interested in found, recycled and given materials.

She believes in experimentation above anything else, the aim of her work is to inspire others to see art in more of the things around them and to indulge in their most creative self. Art is powerful in its capacity to bring people to new forms of self-expression and evolution of the self and connection with others. You can see more of her work here: 

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Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

On display January through March 2023

Art by Judith Brannen

Judith Brannen has lived on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia since 1974. She grew up in New Brunswick and graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design with a Major in Weaving, and a Minor in Pottery. While raising their family, she and her husband John worked as craftsmen from a studio they built next to their ancient Acadian home in West Chezzetcook. In the mid-nineties, Judith began painting.

From 2004-2006, she studied theology at St. Stephen’s University. She sat on the Board of Governors of SSU for eight years, and also on the Board of Visual Arts Nova Scotia for six years.                


Sackville Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.


Tantallon Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.


Woodlawn Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

 
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