Current Exhibition

Works by Craft Nova Scotia Members


Bonnie Baker, Catherine Beck, Marla Benton, Clare Bridge, Wilma Butts, Philip Doucette, ElizabethGoluch, Laura Kenney, Debra Kuzyk & Ray Mackie, Wendy Landry, Karen LeBlanc, Alexandra McCurdy, Mindy Moore, Carol Morrow, Louise Pentz, Rachel Ryan, Jim Smith, Marilyn Smulders, Isako Suzuki, Jessie Tesolin and Stephen Zwerling


Mary E. Black Gallery
1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday September 20, 6pm
On view:eptember 21 - November 4, 2018

“Revolution”, from the Latin revolutio meaning “a turn around”, has a variety of meanings. It can mean that an object is revolving, in orbit or in a circular course, around an axis or centre. It can be the time taken for the single completion of an orbit of rotation. It can refer to a cyclic recurrence. It can also mean a complete change or great reversal of conditions, a turning upside down, a fundamental reconstruction. Finally, it can also mean the forcible action by a nation to substitute a new ruler or system of government.

Craft Nova Scotia challenged our members to create works exploring the concept and meaning of ‘revolution’, and the 22 works chosen by our panel of jurors range across the many meanings of the word from the French Revolution to the #metoo movement, from personal revolutions to the pit head wheels of industrial Cape Breton


For more information please contact:

Susan Charles
Director, Centre for Craft


Mary E. Black Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4pm



Craft LAIR 

Meg Taylor Dunsmuir

Opening: Thursday September 20, 6pm
On view:eptember 21 - November 4, 2018

Meg Taylor Dunsmuir is an interdisciplinary artist with a passionate love for textiles and the integration of art & community building. She is currently working on her BFA at NSCAD University, specializing in weaving on the loom. Born and raised in the province of Ontario, Meg relocated to K'jipuktuk, the city known today as Halifax, to complete her degree. She has never felt more at peace in the spectacularly geographically diverse landscapes of this beautiful place. Over the course of her residency in the craftLAIR at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia, Meg Taylor Dunsmuir will be undertaking an interactive weaving project that will attempt to facilitate a personal and communal conversation about reconciliation through the lens of an ancestor of settler descent. The project will attempt to start dialogs with visitors to the centre about the history of the land, communities and treaties through weaving demonstrations, conversation and compassion.

Meg will be present in the Craft LAIR Studio facilitating weaving workshops and conversation on Tuesdays Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16 & Oct 30 11am-5pm. 

The Centre for Craft would like to respectfully acknowledge that this residency and all of our projects and spaces are situated on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral, unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.