Nocturne NOISEmakers presents Embed and Embody & Adorn

During Nocturne at the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Granville Square, you will find sister exhibitions Embed & Embody and Adorn. Featuring works by several members of the ISANS community, this presentation was created through partnerships with:

  • Nocturne NOISEmakers (Newcomer Opportunities and Impactful, Site-Specific [arts based] Experiences) Program
  • The Art Factory (NSCAD)
  • ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia).

As part of this exhibition, viewers will see one-of-a-kind fashion textile and jewellery based-pieces created by a group of young artists. Viewers will also see further examples of unique print and textile art works and will be invited to participate in hands-on art-making opportunities.

About Embed & Embody:

For eleven weeks, ten youth from the newcomer community in K’jipuktuk/Halifax worked with NSCAD student instructors and professional artists in an investigation of self-expression through material exploration. Newcomer participants were guided through a process of identifying personal themes, each week exploring new techniques and mediums. The resulting textile and jewellery pieces reflect their individual stories translated into wearable art.

Both the creation process and final pieces were photo documented by Wiebke Schroeder.

About Adorn:

This past summer, Nocturne launched the NOISEmakers Program in collaboration with ISANS to present a series of community outdoor art workshops for newcomers and immigrants. The workshops took place in Glen Garden (Clayton Park). These workshops were designed around the idea of adornment: adornment of oneself and of one’s community. Participants created unique print, textile, and jewellery based art works in response to themes of embodiment and embellishment.

Nocturne and Art Factory recognize the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


NOISEmakers Coordinator: Eryn Foster

Artist Participants: Praise Mugisho, Joselyn Bagaya, Faeza Salih, Hiba Salih, Mariam Ghoneim, Rayan Shehab, Maryam Aziz, Lina Dervis, Razan Dervis, Kawthar Alnakhoudi

Artist Facilitators: Emmanuel Nwogbo, Kim Paquet, Olivia Mansveld, Nika Feldman, Leslie Menagh, Wiebke Schroeder, Catherine Allen, Leesa Hamilton, Charley Young, Jill Barker, and Art Bikers.

Project Assistants: Jessie McLaughlin, Pam Juarez, Sarah McKinnel

Special thank you to the volunteers, language interpreters, ISANS staff members Heather Asbil, Melissa King, and Rajnesh Sharma.

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This exhibition will also run at the Anna Leonowens Gallery until Friday, October 25th. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11-5pm.

For more information please contact: Eryn Foster at [email protected]