2019 Curator: TORI FLEMING

Posted on April 19th, 2019
by Nocturne

K'jipuktuk/Halifax, NS - April 25, 2019

Nocturne's search for our 2019 curator is over! We are excited to announce artist and arts administrator TORI FLEMING has been selected as this year's curator!

In this position, Fleming will work closely with Nocturne organizers and the Halifax Regional Municipality in preparation for our art-at-night event (October 19, 2019), part of our three-day, free contemporary art festival (October 17-19, 2019). Fleming has put forth the theme: SCAFFOLD for artists to respond and submit their projects for juried review. Fleming will also select five to seven Anchor Artists to develop site-specific artistic interventions responding to this theme.

Nocturne's 2019 theme SCAFFOLD asks artists to respond to their changing city in absurd and critical ways and explore how temporary structures can be used to make a larger commentary on the social, physical and political structures that shape our lives.

Our call for projects is NOW OPEN and artists can explore our brand new submission form as they begin to plan their installations in anticipation for our June 9th, 2019 deadline.

NOTE: Deadline has been extended to June 11 (11:59 PM AST), 2019

“I am so honoured and excited to be given the chance to curate the 2019 Nocturne Art at Night Festival. As an artist, curator and HRM resident, I love the magic that comes from one night of big crowds and even bigger ideas. I look forward to working with artists to transform the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth.”
- Tori Fleming, 2019 Nocturne Curator

Tori Fleming is a media artist, programmer and curator based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax, NS. Fleming’s curatorial work focuses on media arts, often centring on the space between media art and filmmaking. Fleming is currently the Director of Programming at the Centre for Art Tapes, a Media Arts based artist-run centre in North End Halifax.

“It was exciting to see such a positive response from the community to our call for curator! As a longtime champion of the festival, Tori brought a unique perspective to the role and we are excited to work with her on this year’s event! We hope that SCAFFOLD will inspire artists and attendees alike to reconsider the potential of the city they live and work in.”
-Lindsay Ann Cory, Executive Director, Nocturne

We've also released our other calls:



Nocturne is a not-for-profit organization. We receive funding from the municipal, provincial and federal government, as well as area businesses to bring the city access to art and wonder with no barriers. To learn more about our unique partnership opportunities please reach out to our director Lindsay Ann Cory ([email protected]rnehalifax.ca).