In This Place

In This Place

1998 Feb 17-Ma 25

County Museum, Shelburne NS

Curated by Dr.Harold Pearse, David Woods

Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne

First ever exhibition of African Nova Scotian art.  45  living and deceased artists. Multidisciplinary drawing, painting, scupture, quilts, installations, ceramics, woodcarvings


    • Justin Augustine (Halifax)
    • Henry Bishop (Weymouth)
    • Beverly Bowden (New Glasgow)
    • Chrystal Clements (Gibson Woods)
    • Pemberton Cyrus (Halifax)
    • Ben Elms (Digby)
    • Gilbert Hancock (Pt. Michaud)
    • Mkayuga (Halifax)
    • Derril Robinson (Africville)
    • Jim Shirley (Rankin Inlet)
    • David Woods (Dartmouth). 

Heritage art:

Edith MacDonald-Brown (Africville, c. 1877-1955), Harold Cromwell  (Weymouth Falls, 1920-2007), George McCarthy (Shelburne, c.1845-1906), Lester Sykes (Yarmouth 1930-1993) 


Gilbert Hancock (Pt. Michaud), Audrey Dear-Hesson (Dartmouth)


Jonathan Cromwell (Weymouth), Gifford Jarvis Sr, Patrick Jarvis; Clara Gough  (E. Preston)


Myla Borden (New Glasgow), Edith Colley (East Preston), Bolivia Czernon (N. Preston), Frances Dorrington (New Glasgow),  Alfreda Smith, Anna Smith, Cass Gero, Gero


Visual Arts New – The lasting impact of Nova Scotia’s First Exhibition of Black Artists’ Work

Visual Arts New – Unearthing Buried Histories of African Nova Scotia Artists

Presented by Anna Leonowens Gallery, BANNS