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Library - Visual Resources Collection Guide: NSCAD Public Lecture Series

A guide to the services and resources of NSCAD's Visual Resources Collection.

NSCAD Public Lecture Series News

Kai Chan Presents "40 Years of Walking Slowly"

Kai Chan has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. His solo exhibition, ”Rainbow Lakes” began in 2002 traveled to 8 public galleries across Canada. “Kai Chan: Spider's Logic”, a 35 years retrospective exhibition beginning in 2010 is touring to 6 cities. He has received numerous grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council as well as several prestigious awards including the Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award [1998], and the Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts [2002]. His work is in many prominent collections such as the Museum London, London, ON; the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montréal, QC; the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC; the Library and Gallery, Cambridge, ON; the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON and the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway.

Thursday, October 18th, 7:00pm,

NSCAD Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax 

This lecture is provided in partnership with Saint Mary's University Art Gallery

Past NSCAD Public Lectures

Judy Pfaff

Judy Pfaff is a vibrant installation artist who began her career in the 70’s, and as part of her prolific career has received many awards and fellowships.  Judy’s work incorporates sculpture, painting, and architecture in her built environments that emphasize how space can expand and collapse.  Her work is described as intense, exuberant, sprawling, complex and yet organic. Judy Pfaff lives and works in New York.

Thursday, March 8th, 7:00pm,

NSCAD Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax 

Jackie Sumell 

Jackie Sumell is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has taken her around the world.  Jackie’s work explores the connectedness between people in their everyday lives.  Although sometimes provocative, her work can generate uncomfortable discussions about personal agendas, motives and intentions that are not dissimilar among everyone.  Her work both as an activist and an artist strives to unveil the individual uniqueness to reveal the common connections in the human experience. 

Thursday, March 22nd, 7:00pm,

NSCAD Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax 

NSCAD Public Lecture Series site

NSCAD Public Lecture Series

DVD documentation of lectures hosted at NSCAD are available in the Visual Resources Collection and online here:

Enjoy public lectures by artists, critics, designers from the past 5 years including Dennis Adams, Glenn Adamson, George Elliot Clarke, Antony Gormley,  Peter Greenaway, Catherine Hayles, Jennifer Leonard, Daniel Libeskind,  Marc Mayer, Jennifer Stockholder, and Martha Wilson.

For more information, go to the NSCAD Public Lecture Series site:

NSCAD Public Lecture Series