Don’t miss Nocturne’s temporary mural project in Downtown Halifax!

Don’t miss Nocturne’s temporary mural project in Downtown Halifax!

If you have been on Barrington Street lately, then you may have seen the brightly coloured, large-scale mural dawning the windows of 1566 Barrington Street (the old Attica furniture space currently owned by Starfish Properties). The mural, Ne’ata’q (Sun is coming out), by multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq decent, Jordan Bennett, is part of Nocturne’s ongoing series of temporary installations in underused storefronts and construction sites in the downtown core. The series aims to bring art into the everyday lives of urban dwellers and tourists alike.

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2019 Theme: SCAFFOLD

2019 Theme: SCAFFOLD

SCAFFOLD: Curated by Tori Fleming

The Halifax Regional Municipality is a city in transition. The past few years have seen the rapid upward expansion of the downtown core, the loss of some beloved historic spaces, and the addition of some less-loved new ones. Often, the structures designed to temporarily hold up the active assembly and disassembly of our infrastructure create a new version of our city - adding detours to our commutes, turning walking routes into a series of scaffolding tunnels, and speckling our skyline with cranes. Structural changes can often add accessibility barriers to citizens and change our physical interactions with our public spaces. This state of flux has led to mixed emotions: apprehension for the future of our city and nostalgia for our past.

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