Kids’ Pop Playlist


Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art. We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

This summer the CBUAG was happy to host four exciting art camps for kids! Today, our playlist is populated with the songs these young artists were listening to while they created. Some of these were even requested by the kids themselves. What songs inspire children to create? Click below to listen.

To submit a suggestion for next weeks playlist or your own playlist , email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com or leave it in the comment section below!

DIY Pride Bracelet

DIY BannerEvery Saturday we feature a new and exciting DIY project that you can do at home, with things you probably already have, to make your house a little more efficient and a little more creative. Today is the Pride Parade in Sydney. If you want to show your colours check out this fun and simple DIY.

This weeks DIY Project is how to make your own Pride Bracelet and Keychain:

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If you decide to make this DIY, be sure to send us a picture or comment below!

🌈 PRIDE Colour Facts: Purple

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July is Pride Month and today marks the beginning of Sydney Pride. As strong allies, the CBUAG launched a brand new column here on our blog where, for the past 6 weeks, we brought you fun facts about each colour in the pride rainbow! These facts could be anything from their symbolism to their origin in paint production. Click here to learn all about the colours: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE. This is our final week and we are going to look at Purple and its place in history.

Here are 7 interesting facts about the first colour of the Pride Rainbow, PURPLE.

1. How We See It

While violet is often thought of as a type of PURPLE, and is sometimes thought to be interchangeable, if we look at the light spectrum, that actually isn’t the case. PURPLE isn’t actually a colour in light, it is merely the mixture of two wavelengths (red and blue). The only “purple” that is on the spectrum is violet. The human eye can actually detect many colours that don’t have their own wavelengths. All the colours that we consider PURPLE exist along the “line of purple” that lies between red (630-740) and violet (380-420 nm). This means that pink is actually in the PURPLE family and not the red family like many think. Also, indigo is actually part of the violet family.

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Pride Playlist

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Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art. We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

This Weekend, the CBRM is celebrating Pride so this week’s playlist is full of some of the best LGBTQ+ songs about or by members of the community and celebrating who you are.

Click below to listen

Click below to listen to last year’s Pride playlist:

To submit a suggestion for next weeks playlist or your own playlist , email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com or leave it in the comment section below!

Fixed Forever Reading List

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Every month we feature a book from our in gallery library. These books are available to visitors in the gallery. We have DVDs, Exhibition Catalogues, Biographies about artists, among other books. To view our entire catalog click the button in the side bar.

Do you want to learn more about the artworks and artists included in our photography exhibition Fixed Forever? We have pulled books from the CBU Library as well as our own in house Gallery Library in order to bring you a quality reading list that will supplement your visit to the CBUAG. See image for a list of titles.

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Top down: Aperture History of Photography: Robert Frank and Andre Kertesz; America & Lewis Hine: 1904-1940, Lewis Hine; 100 Ideas that changed Photography, Mary Marien; The Human Figure in Motion, B.L. Matherson; Alvin Langdon Coburn Photography: An Autobiography, Alvin Coburn; Hungarian Memories, Andre Kertesz; Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia, Steidl.

DIY Newsprint Basket

DIY BannerEvery Saturday we feature a new and exciting DIY project that you can do at home, with things you probably already have, to make your house a little more efficient and a little more creative. These next few weeks, the CBUAG is hosting a variety of art camps for children and teens. One of the activities that we are doing at these camps is basket weaving. If you would also like to learn how to make these baskets but can’t attend one of the camps click below!

This weeks DIY Project is how to make your own Newsprint Basket:

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If you decide to make this DIY, be sure to send us a picture or comment below!

🌈 PRIDE Colour Facts: BLUE

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July is Pride Month and as strong allies, the CBUAG is launching a brand new column here on our blog where, for the next 6 weeks, we will be bringing you fun facts about each colour in the pride rainbow! These facts can be anything from their symbolism to their origin in paint production. Stay tuned to learn all about the colours: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE. This week we are going to look at BLUE and its place in history.

Here are 7 interesting facts about the first colour of the Pride Rainbow, BLUE.

1. Expressions and Symbolism

In English, saying someone looks like a colour can have a lot of meaning. Green can be envious or sick, red can be enraged, and BLUE means sad or down. BLUE means very different things across the world, however. In Germany if you say someone looks BLUE, you’re saying that they are drunk. “This derives from the ancient use of urine (which is produced copiously by the human body after drinking alcohol) in dyeing cloth blue with woad or indigo.”

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Celtic Playlist


Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

This week’s playlist is Two Hours of Celtic Music in celebration of this week’s Lil Creative Cape Bretoners’ camp where children 8-12 can learn about Cape Breton culture, including our Celtic heritage.

Click below to listen.

To submit your own playlist, email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com.

DIY Projector

DIY BannerEvery Saturday we feature a new and exciting DIY project that you can do at home, with things you probably already have, to make your house a little more efficient and a little more creative. Our next exhibition, Fixed Forever, is all about photography so these next couple DIYs are going to be all about how you can step up your own photography game on a small budget. This weeks DIY is about how you can present your images and videos once you’ve finished taking them!

This weeks DIY Project is how to make your own Projector:

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If you decide to make this DIY, be sure to send us a picture or comment below!

🌈 PRIDE Colour Facts: GREEN

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July is Pride Month and as strong allies, the CBUAG is launching a brand new column here on our blog where, for the next 6 weeks, we will be bringing you fun facts about each colour in the pride rainbow! These facts can be anything from their symbolism to their origin in paint production. Stay tuned to learn all about the colours: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE. This week we are going to look at GREEN and its place in history.

Here are 7 interesting facts about the first colour of the Pride Rainbow, GREEN.

1. The Name

GREEN, the colour of  vegetation, growth, and nature, is derived from the Old English word “growan” which means “to grow.” It can also be traced back to the Old Frisian  word “grēne” which meansfresh.” In many cultures around the world green is the symbol of growth and vitality so it is no surprise that it was named after it.

Like many things, GREEN symbolizes two things that are opposites. In some sense is can mean that something is expired or rotten,

1994   D. Nixon Hero of Beecher Island (1997) iv. 85   “When the men went to cut some flesh from the dead horses, they found that the meat was green and filled with maggots.”

However, it also represents a freshness. GREEN, in people, symbolizes a youngness, a naivety even. In other things it can mean something full of vitality, something not weathered or worn by time.

1583   P. Stubbes Anat. Abuses sig. Hviv,   “The remembrance wherof is yet green in their he[a]ds.”

In a way GREEN is like an old growth forest. The balance between decay and life.

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