Get activated, intrigued and inspired at the Halifax Seaport for Nocturne 2011

October 7, 2011 – Marked as an anchor destination for Nocturne: Art at Night 2011, Halifax Seaport residents, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS), NSCAD University’s Port Loggia Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Mary E. Black Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market have formed as the Port Curatorial Committee.

The Port Curatorial Committee solicited an open call for independent projects from the arts community, for site-specific projects to take place along the interior side of Marginal Road from the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 at Halifax Seaport. Selected independent projects by collectives and individual artists Lukas Steinman, Jason Skinner, Claire Hodge, Atlantic Cirque, Mary-Anne Wensley, Nova Scotia Basketry Guild, Gerard Choy, Marie Koehler, and Nova Scotia Pottery Guild will anchor Marginal Road, along with other one-night only site-specific projects, performances and curated exhibitions on Saturday, October 15th from 6pm – Midnight.

Nocturne: Art at Night is an annual festival bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The completely free event, now in its fourth year, showcases and celebrates the exciting visual arts scene in Halifax. The Nocturne program, map, and walking tours guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city. The signature event, designed and planned by volunteers within the community, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax – in a whole new light.

Image Attached: Mary-Anne Wensley, Candy-Coated (detail), 2002.



The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafés, galleries, offices, a museum, a university and a farmers’ market. This district has been redeveloped to showcase local talent and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

For more information, concerning 2011 Nocturne Independent Projects organized by the Port Curatorial Committee, visit

The Port Curatorial Committee would like to acknowledge support from:


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