January 21, 2014 – Program summary

New Lobby Show

Lobby Exhibit“Individual Perspectives,” an exhibit of student photography done through an ArtReach s project led by Bill Curry, is on display in the lobby.


Creative Minds, Sunday January 26th, 2 p.m.

Linda Marie Coakley reviews some of the photos related to the projectJoin us for a presentation by Linda Marie Coakley about a thought-provoking exhibit in the Community Room titled The Plight of the Child Soldier—Innocence LostLinda Marie will take us behind the scenes of an ArtSmarts project with students from two schools in Yarmouth and Barton.





August 16, 2013 – New exhibits at the gallery

Several new exhibitions that showcase everything from painting and printmaking to sculpture and folk art, are all part of a new season of exhibitions now open at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Western Branch in Yarmouth.

Artbank acquisitionsAs part of this new exhibition rotation Arts Nova Scotia, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the AGNS Western Branch are honoured to unveil the work of 16 exceptional Nova Scotia artists whose art was added to the Nova Scotia Art Bank collection in 2013. These works are on view in the main gallery.

Also featured at the AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth is:


Blue curated by Sarah Fillmore features a selection of paintings that draw on the emotive qualities of the colour blue. Artists include: Wayne Boucher, Elizabeth Enders, Tom Hammick, John Hartman and Françoise Sullivan.


Portraits of Places: Watercolours by Frederick B. Nichols curated by Laurie Hamilton and Dale Sheppard highlights the recently discovered 19th century historical watercolours that depict such Nova Scotia landmarks as George’s Island, Bedford Basin, Ferguson’s Cove, and other picturesque views of the province.

Kenojuak AshevakRemembering Kenojuak Ashevak curated by Dale Sheppard celebrates the work of the late and much loved Inuit artist best known for her bold sense of design, draughtsmanship and her iconic birds.


Birding: FFolkolk Art in Flight curated by Dale Sheppard reflects the birding culture of south-west Nova Scotia with birds of all shapes, sizes and colours drawn from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia folk art collection! Included are paintings and sculptures by well-known Nova Scotia artists such as Maud Lewis, Ralph Boutilier, Joe Norris, and Sidney Howard. Arts: Western Branch curated by Dale Sheppard and Kris Webster.


#1Autism Arts: The culmination of a very successful first year of the Autism Arts program in Yarmouth is now an exhibition of work!