Exhibitions and Programming

These new works by Onni Nordman and Morgan Hanam, both sculptural and painted, create a dialogue of fantastic imagery born out of a long-time friendship, leading to a Hybrid Mind

Together, they excavate the unconscious of life’s social and mental compost and repurpose it in cosmic-brain terms, generating poetry from debris and turning broken salvage into symbolic linguistic structures and paintings.   

Though optimistic in color, Hybrid Mind is a dark and twisted fantasy. Enmeshed in trashed objects and traditional materials of art, these works are akin to ditch roses – deceptive, wild beauty, born of rocks and salt.   

Hybrid Mind, Spring-2024

Exhibitions and Programming

Kisituek 

Kisitueka Mi’kmaw word meaning we have made it (together)it has been made by L’nu hands, hearts, and minds the creation of art, craft, song, and tradition   February 23 – March 29, 2024Here we honour the accomplished work of Loretta Gould, Nancy Oakley, Michelle Sylliboy, Lee Cremo, Sarah Denny, and Morningstar, artists of the Kisituek Gallery.   Each […]

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Hybrid mind

These new works by Onni Nordman and Morgan Hanam, both sculptural and painted, create a dialogue of fantastic imagery born out of a long-time friendship, leading to a Hybrid Mind.  Together, they excavate the unconscious of life’s social and mental compost and repurpose it in cosmic-brain terms, generating poetry from debris and turning broken salvage […]

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Spring Opener

Celebrating artists Merrideth MacDonald, Onni Nordman and Morgan Hanam with works in Gallery 203, Gallery 209 and the Corridor Gallery.  Friday, April 26, 6PM-8PMSpecial video screening by Onni in 209 and curated sounds by Art Damage in Cafe Marie! Come have a refreshment and view this art. Stunning. Engaging. Exceptional good time. 

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Lotic Fictions

Based on lived experience of loss, grief, near-death, and a multiple birth, through canvas and paint, artist Caitrian MacNeil explores the workings of fragile, liminal spaces between life, death, birth, memory, and home. You can find Lotic Fictions in Gallery 211 on the second floor of Eltuek Arts Centre.  Open Monday through Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday from 8am-3pm. Evenings […]

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in the garden

in the garden is a collection of recent works by visual artists Bree Hyland and Ian Funke-McKay — musings on growth, patience, colour, seasons, and time.  You can find in the garden in Gallery 203 on the second floor of Eltuek Arts Centre as well as the Corridor Gallery on the third floor.  Open Monday through Friday 9am-4pm […]

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Double Song-Portrait (X)

Double Song-Portrait (X) by artists Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager. Conversations, stories, oral histories, Recordings, set to music and song, layering and unfolding, A song-exchange between Theresa Brewster and Father Stanley MacDonald, Exploring relationships between people, places, and histories, within communities. You can find Double Song-Portrait (X) in Gallery 209 on the second floor of […]

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Fall Exhibition Line-up

Please join us for the opening reception of Eltuek Arts Centre’s Fall Exhibition Line-up on September 1, from 5-8pm, on floors two and three.  New works by artists, Caitrian MacNeil, Bree Hyland, Ian Funke-McKay, and Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager will be on view and artists present.  We’re celebrating our largest exhibition season to date, […]

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The Uninvited

The items used to make The Uninvited were collected from unmarked rural beaches across the eastern counties of Nova Scotia. The work is an expression of curiosity about decay, regrowth, and the clashes of the manufactured with nature in the context of industrial boom and bust. Coal, steel, fisheries, and transport have built this region, but also left it behind.  […]

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Family Gathering/Gathering Family

Punamu’kwati’jk, Dartmouth artist Barbara Lounder presents, Family Gathering/Gathering Family. Family Gathering/Gathering Family is formed by works on paper and assemblage sculptures forming a visual narrative regarding her maternal family background. This genealogical narrative is embedded within larger histories of land acquisition, colonization, enslavement and resource extraction. The artist recalls her Rudderham family members, their gatherings, […]

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Staying with the Soil

In Staying with the Soil, Luke Fair underlines and highlights the beauty in community efforts to clean up contamination caused by the mill, while acknowledging the industrial toxins that will remain underfoot for centuries to come. On from April 28 to June 16 in the Corridor Gallery on the third floor.

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Spring 2023 Opener

Please join us at Eltuek Arts Centre for our Spring Opener, celebrating K’jipuktuk, Halifax artists Arjun Lal and Luke Fair on Friday, April 28 from 6-8:30. We’re celebrating on two floors as we open the Corridor Gallery for the first exhibition on the third floor of Eltuek. Café Marie will be open for food and […]

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Leather Bar in Bangalore by Kjipuktuk artist, Arjun Lal.

In Leather Bar in Bangalore, Arjun Lal presents an alternative perspective to stagnant traditions in contemporary queer-fetish culture. They explore submissive and dominant power dynamics with new visual symbols that are inspired by their own lived experiences as a queer Indian diasporic person. Through their observations of fetish and sex positive communities across Turtle Island […]

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Spring + Summer Exhibition Preview

Before the first crocus arrives, we are thrilled to offer this look at our Spring + Summer Exhibition Preview at Eltuek Arts Centre.   From alternative perspectives in contemporary queer-fetish culture to a re-imagined tar ponds landscape, we have something for you.

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Public Lecture Series curated by Brenna Phillips

This Series will consist of four lectures to be held monthly at Eltuek Arts Centre. Each event will be audio recorded and shared online after. This is an opportunity to welcome audiences, disseminate information, share stories, be seen and heard, gather, reflect, and nourish. All are welcome. First Series: “Thin Air” Speakers: Kassandra Spooner-Lockyer is […]

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Family

‘Family’ by Shikha Banerjee. While isolated with her daughter here in Canada during the pandemic, Shikha took on a journey to create portraits of her family members, as a way to connect, heal and work through her inner longing. Each portrait has tokens and objects from the individual’s life that defines them within the family […]

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Winter Preview

We have a new season of art works and programming ahead of us. This month we host Shikha Banerjee. Shikha is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Kolkata, India and works primarily in oil. Her work blends both realism and figurative painting to comment and create a space for people of color in traditional […]

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Broken Pattern

Broken Pattern by Jude Griebel. We happily extend this invitation to the opening reception from 6-8pm in Gallery 211 on October 20, followed by an artist talk with Jude starting at 7pm. The exhibition Broken Pattern presents four sculptures and multiple framed drawings. These works explore human impact on the world, by merging anatomies and […]

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Wild Things

Wild Things by New Waterford artist Andrew Gillis, in Gallery 203 from September 9-Novembr 25. Wild Things is an exhibition of seven new paintings by artist, Andrew Gillis, that stirs both familiarity and curiosity, scenes roused by youthful exuberance that distort the familiar and embrace the weird.  Andrew Gillis is a painter, musician and actor […]

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In-Between | Miya Turnbull

Opening night: July 6th from 5-7 | Gallery 203 In-Between | Miya Turnbull | July 6th through September Viewers will meet a multitude of faces throughout this space, each with a slightly different gaze yet recognizably consistent throughout. Miya draws from the traditional use of masks worn for disguise, transformation and protection as well as metaphors […]

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Backwater Comics

Backwater Comics | April 20 to June 24, 2022 Conversations about the form known as graphic novels are finally dispensing with the ‘not just for kids’ cliches and instead dealing with the complexities of their stories. But even in this golden era when comics appear on the walls of the great museums of the world, […]

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Eltuek Art Kids

We’re launching a new program for kids, Eltuek Art Kids! Let’s make art together! Kids between the ages of 8-12 are welcome to join Cadi Catlow, a professional stop motion animator from the UK, and find out how to turn inanimate objects into moving pictures! Eltuek Art Kids is free, and all materials are provided. […]

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ETLE’K – The Embers of the Fire Are Still Going

ETLE’K – The Embers of the Fire Are Still Going | January 31 to March 25, 2022 Gallery 203 on the second floor of Eltuek Arts Centre | Open Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm, evenings and weekend by request. ETLE’K embraces the winter sky and gently nudges us to the fire to keep us warm while […]

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Annual Call for Art

Annual Call for Art Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022, 5:00PM AST Eltuek Arts Centre is in Unama’ki, one of the seven traditional and unceded ancestral districts of the people of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship of 1726. This treaty did not involve the surrender of land. We wish […]

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North End Noel

Save the Date North End Noel December 17, 2021 Outdoor Holiday Fair Local art + music + giftsFestive food and drink Eltuek Arts Centre 4-8 PM

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