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!

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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 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!

Upcoming Events: Film Screenings

SUMMER EXHIBITION FILM SERIES
Documentaries about Photography
July 28 – September 8, 2016

Screening 1: Thursday 28th July, 1pm

Film Poster for Chevolution, 2008

Film Poster for Chevolution, 2008

Chevolution (86minutes, 2009, Directed by Louis Lopez and Trisha Ziff) 
In 1960 the Cuban photographer known as Korda took a snapshot of Che Guevara whilst he was attending a memorial service in Havana. This photograph went on to become the most reproduced image in the history of the medium. This documentary asks: how and why did this photo become so important? The film is a fascinating study of how it entered the public domain to be exploited the world over. The film throws a revealing light on communism and capitalism, idealism and opportunism, art and commerce, and how they have interacted and operated on the same materials during the past half century.

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Film Poster for Bill Cunningham New York, 2010

Screening 2: Thursday 11th August, 7pm

Bill Cunningham New York (84minutes, 2010, Directed by Richard Press)
The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section. Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

Screening 3: Thursday 25th August, 1pm 

Film Poster for Finding Vivian Maier, 2013

Film Poster for Finding Vivian Maier, 2013

Finding Vivian Maier (83 minutes, 2013, Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel)
This critically acclaimed documentary is about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs and hid them in storage lockers. Decades later the photographs were discovered by chance at a house auction. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Though her work is now regarded as being the finest within street photography she remains an elusive and enigmatic figure.

Screening 4: Thursday 8th September, 7pm

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Chihuahua, New York City, 1946. © Elliot Erwitt / Magnum Photos

Contacts (10 minutes)
The greatest photographers in the world reveal the secrets behind their images in this collection of short, personal films. Using images (contact prints, proofs, prints, or slides) with commentary by the artists, the program utilizes an original perspective to uncover the artistic processes of the greatest contemporary photographers.

Mugshot  (51minutes, 2014, Directed by Dennis Mohr)
Originally a law enforcement tool, the mugshot has deviated from its fundamental purpose as a source of criminal identification. “Mugshot” explores the personal stories of those whose lives have been transformed by these iconic photographs, and examines their cultural significance and value to contemporary society.

William Stanley Moore, Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum, c.1920

William Stanley Moore, Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum, c.1920

DIY String Tripod

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 week is all about easily and effectively eliminating blurry pictures caused by shaky hands.

This weeks DIY Project is how to make your own String Tripod:

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

Fixed Forever: Opening Reception

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FIXED FOREVER

July 15 – September 23, 2016
Opening reception: Friday July 15 | 6-8PM

Come out to the opening reception of Fixed Forever, the CBUAG’s newest exhibition. Complimentary beverages and food will be provided and a paid bar will be available.
This event is free and open to the public.


Fixed Forever
is a photography exhibition that brings together a number of significant works from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The exhibition will include a range of work by Canadian, American and European photographers such as Robert Frank, Andre Kertész, Meatyard, Eadweard Muybridge, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Pimentel and Audrey Flack. Also included in the exhibition are a number of recent acquisitions by Carl Zimmerman, whose photography explores themes of utopian architecture and George Thomas’ documentary photographs which capture the ‘back to land’ movement in Cape Breton during the 1970s.

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DIY Light Box

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 Project is how to make your own Light Tent:

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

DIY Beauty Dish

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 Project is how to make your own Beauty Dish:

DIY Beauty Dish

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

DIY Bokeh Effects

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 Project is how to make your own Custom Bokeh Effects:

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

New Findings: Ending Soon

There’s only two days left to catch New Findings by YORODEO. Make sure to visit the CBUAG while you still can.

New Findings: An Exhibition by YORODEO

April 22 – June 24, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, April 22 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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(L-R): Site (2015) and Wormball (2015). Images Courtesy of artists.

New Findings is an exhibition of anaglyphic 3D artworks created by the Halifax based artists Paul Hammond and Seth Smith who work under the name of Yorodeo. The Anaglyphic 3D process utilizes red/blue glasses and has been used in comic books and movies, since the 1950s.

New Findings was originally started in 2009 and has developed into an ongoing series of anaglyphic 3D artworks. The exhibition presents viewers with an ever-expanding, fantastical universe that draws inspiration from science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature and dreams. The work fuses collaborative drawing, photography and digital collage to create glimpses of fictional lands and the characters that occupy them. The images consider how homes are made in even the most uninviting and often bizarre environments and how nature can reclaim previously inhabited spaces. It also presents viewers with fictional monuments, landmarks, and phenomena that might exist in these worlds. The exhibition includes new sculptural dioramas that incorporate 3D prints and video.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the CBU Art Gallery website.
The CBU Art Gallery is located in CE266, off the Great Hall in the Student, Culture, and Heritage building.

Coming up next is Fixed Forever, a collection of photography pieces from our permanent collection.

Fixed Forever

July 15th – September 23rd 2016

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Image caption: Auction party in Margaree Harbour, George Thomas, 1977.

Fixed Forever is a photography exhibition that brings together a number of significant works from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The exhibition will include a range of work by Canadian, American and European photographers such as Robert Frank, Andre Kertész, Meatyard, Eadweard Muybridge, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Pimentel and Audrey Flack. Also included in the exhibition are a number of recent acquisitions by Carl Zimmerman, who explores themes of utopian architecture and George Thomas whose documentary photographs explored the ‘back to land’ movement in Cape Breton, during the 1970s.