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


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

The Sunroom at Central Library

On display April 30 through May 31

My Home, My Rights

My Home, My Rights is an action research collective bringing together community and academic partners to imagine and advocate for disability justice. They are dedicated to promoting the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and other disabilities to live in the community as equals.  

On display are photo portraits, expressive of participants’ sense of disability justice and injustice at home and in the community, and their respective reflections. As well, the exhibit features three short videos made by the collective.   

These include: “The Right to Decide” (on the right to choose where, with whom and how you live), “House Rules” (on distinguishing respectful disability support from institutional control), and “Social Assistance” (on the many ways persons with disabilities are denied their right to community inclusion). Each video brings out the unique personalities and humour of My Home, My Rights members, while driving home fundamental human rights principles. 

Learn more about The Sunroom at Central Library.

 Join us for a reception to mark the opening of the exhibit on Tuesday, May 2 from 1:00-3:00pm in Central Library's RBC Learning Centre. , opens a new window

Alderney Gate Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Cole Harbour Public Library

On display April through June 2023

Art by Marjorie Davis

Marjorie Davis has enjoyed painting many styles and mediums for the past 25 years. Inspired by the beauty and diversity of nature, she works with acrylic and oil and enjoys painting flowers, birds, and nature. She has attended many workshops and produced three shows.

Marjorie is a member of the Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, and the Avon Valley Decorative Arts Society. She paints with many groups and would like to "paint on canvas" for a few more years.

J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library

Information on next display coming soon

Keshen Goodman Public Library

Information on next display coming soon

Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

On display April through May 2023

Art by Shazia Mazhar

In 2022 I started the journey of making a temperature blanket. The purpose is to crochet a row for every day of the year (365 rows) corresponding to a colour chart based on temperature ranges. Since I didn't know how to crochet, it is far from perfect. It was such a cool journey to look at the temperature every day for a year. It taught me a lot about climate and weather patterns much—more than just making a blanket!
The result was is a visual history of 2022; the journey of our climate in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, as told through my hands.


Sackville Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Tantallon Public Library

Information on next display coming soon

Woodlawn Public Library

On display March through June 2023

Art by Laurie Finck

Laurie has an exceptional eye for design and an affinity for colour. Living with autism gives him a unique worldview, and the ability to devote hours to his passion. Laurie works mainly on wood with oil pastels and acrylic paint. His artwork is full of colour and orderly intricate designs. Laurie loves creating art, and thoroughly enjoys spending many hours each day immersed in his artistic imagination.

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