Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by preeminent media and performance artist, Rita McKeough on Monday, August 12 at 6pm, in Sydney, NS. In collaboration with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, and the Dalhousie Art Gallery, this artist talk is offered as the first instalment of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series.
Governor General’s Award winning artist Rita McKeough has exhibited extensively since 1977. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and based in Calgary, Alberta, McKeough studied printmaking and sculpture and currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design. McKeough will be exhibiting her work The Lion’s Share at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax this fall. The exhibition raises questions about the complexities of our relationship to eating animals, but does so in an environment that the artist describes as “like a 3D version of a Looney-Tunes cartoon.”
During her visit to the province, McKeough will give a presentation about her artistic practice and career experiences as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. The talk, which is free to the public, will take place at Cape Breton University Art Gallery on Monday August 12, at 6pm.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges support for the En Route Artist Talk Series from Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.