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“Revolution” - Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition 2018

Deadline for receiving works and online forms, Friday, July 27th, 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.

Revolution is not new to craft.  Revolution is a fundamental part of many craft practices -- think of the potter’s wheel, the woodturner’s lathe, a spinning wheel -- so many tools and techniques involve revolution.  Also consider the Industrial Revolution, when machines took over the manufacture of much of what previously had been hand produced.  The new steam-powered machines resulted in faster and cheaper production, but often with greatly inferior results.  The critical eye of the maker was sacrificed for speed.  The worker now served the machine, allowing it to determine the final product instead of the reverse.  Out of the Industrial Revolution was spawned the Arts & Crafts Movement which reacted to mass production, the low quality of design, and the demeaning conditions under which workers labored.

In 2018, Craft Nova Scotia is challenging our members to create works exploring the concept and meaning of “revolution”. The exhibition will be open to Craft Nova Scotia members only; new members may join the organization for the purpose of entering the exhibition.

The exhibition will be juried.  Jurors have not yet been confirmed for this exhibition.

Due to space and financial considerations, the exhibition will be limited to works by a maximum of 25 artists.  The exhibition will be on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 21st to November 4th, 2018.

All works must have been created after June 2017.

For the full call for entry details, and to submit your online forms visit,

Proof of Vaccination Policy

Craft Nova Scotia, including The Centre for Craft and the Mary E. Black Gallery strictly adheres to all recommended health and safety guidelines from Nova Scotia Public Health Authority. 
As part of our ongoing effort to keep our participants, visitors, volunteers, and staff safe, all visitors to our facilities are asked to wear a non-medical mask, and social distance when possible. 
As of October 4th, 2021 all gallery visitors will be provincially mandated to show proof of *vaccine upon entering.  

Annual General Meeting - Sept. 29th, 2021 4pm

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 
Time: 4:00pm 
Location: Via Zoom video conference call. 

Truth and Reconciliation Day Closure

Craft Nova Scotia is Recognizing Thursday, September 30th as Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Craft Nova Scotia operates within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. 

Symbiosis: A curated exhibition of collaborative works by members of Craft Nova Scotia

Craft Nova Scotia’s 2021 annual members’ exhibition is a curated exhibition on the theme of Symbiosis. We have encouraged projects that are a creative exploration of the spirit and practice of working in collaboration. Twenty-one craftspeople and artists have created works that incorporate textiles, wood, photography, music, metal, printmaking, dyeing, illustration, ceramics,
recycled objects, and animation.

Request for Proposals: Project Consultant

Request for Proposals: Project Consultant
Organizational & Program Review, and EDI Consulting

Call For Nominations

Nomination Deadline August 18, 2021 
Craft Nova Scotia is the officially recognized provincial crafts organization, with a mandate to encourage and promote crafts in Nova Scotia, and to increase the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities.  We are a registered non-profit charitable organization. 

Annual General Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 
Time: 4:00pm 
Location: Via Zoom video conference call. 
The Annual General Meeting of Craft Nova Scotia will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:00pm via Zoom video conference call. 
If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting you may assign your vote by proxy to another voting member of Craft Nova Scotia who will be in attendance at the AGM. 

Announcing Craft Nova Scotia's New Executive Director

Craft Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that Kelly Jerrott has been selected as the new Executive Director of the organization by its Board of Directors.  Ms. Jerrott will join the organization on June 28, 2021. 

Job Opportunity: Executive Director Craft Nova Scotia

Craft Nova Scotia is an exciting and vibrant membership based charitable organization working with professional craftspeople to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of handcrafted works and community activities.

COVID-19 Facilities Closure

18 March 2020: Due to the spread of Covid-19 in Nova Scotia, the Craft Nova Scotia office, the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia facilities (Mary E. Black Gallery and studios), and the Designer Craft Shop will be temporarily closed effective immediately to ensure the safety of our members, staff, and public. All Craft Nova Scotia employees will be working from home while the office, Centre and Shop facilities are closed.

Specifically, the following programs/services have been cancelled: