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Since 1975 The Nova Scotia Art Bank Program has encouraged the development of artistic excellence, and stimulated awareness of visual arts and fine craft among Nova Scotians and visitors. This has been achieved through the acquisition of a working collection of contemporary Nova Scotian art.

Annually, Nova Scotian artists are invited to submit their artwork for consideration through the Art Bank Purchase Program. A peer assessment committee of professional Nova Scotian artists selects artworks from those submissions.

Following acquisition, artworks are exhibited in government offices and agencies where they are viewed by government officials, public servants and the public. Comprised of close to 2,400 works of art, most of the collection is on display in public spaces throughout the province.

This exhibition highlights selected work from forty-two artists from across Nova Scotia whose work was selected by two peer assessment committees in two consecutive iterations of the Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program in 2020 and 2021.

2020 Artists

Alvah J d’Entremont*, Barbara Lounder, Belinda Muller*, Brian Porter, Carrie Allison*, Curtis Botham*, Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie, Gina Stick*, Jenny Yujia Shi*, Judith Leidl, Kaashif Ghanie*, Kay Stanfield, Letitia Fraser*, Mark Bovey, Su Rogers, Raven Davis*, Sara MacCulloch, Shauna MacLeod*, Teresa Bergen*

2021 Artists

Arjun Lal*, Berkeley Brown*, Bryson Chisholm*, Carrie Allison, Charley Young, Curtis Botham, Frankie Macaulay*, Jordan Bennett*, Julie Rosvall*, Kizi Spielmann Rose*, Leebly Brown*, Lou Sheppard*, Mariette Roodenburg*, Melanie Colosimo, Miya Turnbull*, Peter McCarnan*, Rebecca Hannon*, Ruth Marsh*, Séamus Gallagher*, Toni Losey*, Trevor Novak*, Ufuk Ali Gueray and Erica Mendritzki*, Ursula Johnson*

*New to the Nova Scotia Art Bank collection




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