The Secret Codes (Expanded Exhibiton)

Secret Codes Exhibition poster

2022-2024 National Tour

Museum of Textile Canada, Toronto Ont Sep 2023-Feb 2024
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax NS May-Aug 2023
Quilt Canada National Conference, Halifax NS Apr 2023
Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth NS Jan-Mar 2023
Black Canadians National Summit, Halifax Convention Ctr. Halifax NS Jul 2022
Federation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown PEI Jan-Mar, 2022
(Other venues being added)

Curated by David Woods

Popular BANNS exhibition exploring African Nova Scotian quilt traditions featuring old quilts (1930-1960), popular traditional patterns, Underground Railroad Patterns, contemporary abstract patterns, picture quilts designed by artist/writer David Woods. This is an expanded version of an earlier BANNS exhibition called ‘The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Picture and Narrative Quilts’ (2011-2015)

Quilt Artists: 

    • Marilyn Brannan
    • Myla Borden
    • Anja Clyke
    • Edith Colley
    • Heather Cromwell
    • Bolivia Czernon
    • Sara Donovan
    • Frances Dorringto
    • , Marlene Dorrington
    • Laurel Francis
    • Cass Gero
    • Connie Glasgow-White
    • Andrea Tsang Jackson
    • Debra Jordan
    • Susan Lawrence
    • Shirley MacKenzie
    • Helen Morrison
    • Melinda Patterson
    • Annie Whelan
    • Vale Quilters


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