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Mary Pratt: 1935-2018


Canada has lost one of our finest artists, someone I have been proud to work with and write about for over twenty years. She was a true original. (photo by Ned Pratt)

This wonderful essay is by Mireille Eagan:

New Art Market Blog

My latest blog for Halifax Magazine looks at Summer Group Shows in Halifax:

Robert Murray Review

My review of Robert Murray's exhibition at Studio 21 is up on Canadian Art's website:

Review of Jane Kidd at MSVU Art Gallery

My latest blog is live at Halifax You can read it at

New blog post for Halifax Magazine

My latets blog is live. Going Abstract in Halifax looks at shows at Studio 21 and ViewPoint Gallery. You can read it here:

Juried Small Works Show in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, June 30 – July 29, 2018

If you're Inverness, Cape Breton this July you can visit the international small works exhibition I juried for ICCA.

Latest Blog for Halifax Magazine

You can read my new blog, The Great Game, at

Interview with Ursula Johnson

The July/August issue of Sculpture Magazine features my interview with Sobey Art Award-winning artist Ursula Johnson. Find out more here:

Interview with Graeme Patterson

My interview with Graeme Patterson is the June online featured article on Sculpture Magazine's website. Read it here:

A new blog for Halifax Magazine!

The first blog is now live at This monthly blog will look at Halifax's art market. 

John Hartman, Gerald Ferguson, and Marsden Hartley at AGNS

My latest arts blog is now live at Halifax Magazine:

Our Maud a Nova Scotia bestseller!

Our Maud:: The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis is a top five bestselling Nova Scotia book at Chapters. Check out the story in Atlantic Books Today:

Animating Sculpture: A Conversation with Graeme Patterson

The June issue of Sculpture magazine features my interview with Graeme Patterson.

Review of Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice

Pick up a free copy of Atlantic Books Today at your local bookseller for lots of great content, including my review of Nancy Campbell's new book on artist Annnie Pootoogook.

Espace art actuel: #119

My review of Erik Edson's exhibition Other Stories at the Owens Art Gallery is featured in the latest issue of Espace.

Our Maud wins a Hermes Creative Award

Our Maud: The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis has  won a Hermes Creative Award in the book category. Congratulations to Amy Batchelor, who designed the book, and to the whole AGNS team.

An international competition for creative professionals, the Hermes Award is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals.

The Closer Together Things Are

My May blog is now live at Halifax Magazine, covering the exhibition The Closer Together Things Are at the St. Mary's University Art Gallery.

Book Reading at Halifax Central LIbrary

I'll be reading from my book Our Maud: The Art, Life and Legacy of Maud Lewis at the Halifax Central Library on May 31st. Check ou the library's website for more details:

Free Panel Discussion: Sorting the Studio


Sorting the Studio:
A panel discussion about dealing with a lifetime of work
with George Clarke and Ray Cronin

Date: Thursday, May 24 at 6pm
Halifax: Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road

As we get older, we often wonder: what will happen to all our artwork? In this panel session attorney George Clarke, LLB and curator and author Ray Cronin will discuss various ways aging artists can deal with what is in their studio. How can artists make decisions about what work to keep and what should be donated, gifted, bequeathed, or even tossed? What do artists need to know about estate planning to make decisions about their work that are right for them and their loved ones? This panel discussion will involve short presentations by both experts with lots of opportunity for discussion with the audience.

New Guard: An Interview with Sarah Fillmore

Check out the Visual Art News 40th Anniversary issue for my interview with Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs, Sarah Fillmore.