Nocturne: Art at Night is Gearing Up for the 2015 Festival

Posted on April 10th, 2015
by Nocturne

Spring is a busy time for the team at Nocturne: Art at Night. We have begun our planning for the 2015 festival to bring art and magic to the streets of Halifax & Dartmouth. The event kicks off on October 15 with the main event taking place on October 17.

We are pleased to announce that former Nocturne Chair, Rose Zack, will be this year’s curator. Rose brings a passion for Nocturne and its cultural legacy to Halifax for the 2015 festival.


Found and Lost and Found
A city is made up and defined by people, places, and spaces, an ever changing and shifting entity; we shape our buildings and public spaces in small and significant ways, then they shape us, then we them again – ad infinitum. These places and spaces are shaped and re-shaped by changing social and cultural currents, real estate boom and bust, extreme weather and even disaster. Buildings are occupied and vacant, re-imagined, reconsidered, renovated and sometimes meet the wrecking ball, only to begin the process again and again. Shadows of these changes are etched on our collective and individual memories and sometimes the buildings and spaces themselves. This year, as part Nocturne, curator Rose Zack asks artists to explore history, memory, consciousness, and the changes wrought by time in Halifax’ unique cultural, historical and social spaces. We consider what takes place in the moments between past and present, the familiar and the unknown, and the potential for subversion and change as part of this year’s curatorial theme: Found and Lost and Found.

"It is a great pleasure to be a part of Nocturne this year in the capacity of curator. Nocturne reflects the vitality and creativity within our community, offering a night like no other each October, since 2008 in Halifax. I am excited and honored to work once again with the Nocturne committee, the city of Halifax and anchor artists to present Lost and Found and Lost and look forward to seeing the streets of Halifax transformed, with art and people on Saturday, October 17, 2015."

With the theme and curator set, it is time to put out the call for projects! What was once known as Independent Projects, has been changed to Beacon Projects, shining a light on local artists and celebrating the culture and value they bring to the city.

Beacon Projects Information Sessions will be taking place on:
May 12 in Halifax, 5:30 – 7:30 - Propeller on Gottingen
May 27 in Dartmouth, 5:30 – 7:30 - Craig Gallery

Application & Information

Deadline is June 6 at 5:00

Other important dates and deadlines:

  • Call for Venues Deadline is June 6, 2015.
    • Info Session - June 2, 2015,5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, Keelson Building Sales Centre,
      Kings Wharf, Dartmouth
      Application & Information
  • Info sessions for Community Groups and Galleries are
    • In Halifax on May 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, Propeller on Gottingen
    • In Dartmouth on May 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, Craig Gallery
    • Deadline for Call for Galleries and Community Groups is June 26. Application & Information

Questions, please contact our Coordinator Kim Farmer - [email protected]

The Nocturne Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 15, with the main event taking place on Saturday, October 17.

Nocturne would like to recognize the support of our long time partners and funders, including the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all.