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Interpreting Immigration History Through Art

No trip to Halifax would be complete without a trip to Canada’s Immigration Museum at Pier 21. CAGE 2017 participants will be visiting Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration. For our group, Pier 21 is offering a private tour concentrating on their arts programming. We will hear about their Artist-in-Residence program (during our visit, [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|education, exhibition, symposium|0 Comments

Some Reading for the Plane

The CAGE symposium is almost here. For those participating, and those who only wish they were, here is a little light reading from keynote speaker Amanda Cachia. She'll refer to this article during her time with CAGE delegates; reading it is a great way to be part of the conversation. This article was originally printed by the Journal [...]

Walking Through History

Don’t you hate those conferences where you only get to see the inside of an anonymous hotel meeting room? CAGE conference organizers always strive to offer participants a “boots on the ground” look at the creative scene at the cities we visit. On Day 3 of this year’s Halifax conference, participants will be treated to [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|professional development, programs|0 Comments


Who wouldn’t want to spend a Friday night making art? Participants at CAGE 2017 in Halifax will spend part of the evening of April 21st at the Wonder’neath Art Society, a neighbourhood resource supporting artistic development and community dialogue throught the arts. Bringing together professional artists and local residents in their studio space, Wonder’neath bills [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|community, education, symposium|0 Comments

Creating Access in Art Galleries: Elizabeth Sweeney

Home-grown academic, educator, and activist Elizabeth Sweeney will be encouraging CAGE 2017 participants to examine their galleries and practice during the Friday, April 21st panel with Clair Dykhuis, Caterin Martin and Bria Millar. Sweeney, a visual artist, art gallery educator, and curator is also a “queer learning disabled Acadian who grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia”. [...]

Culture in Halifax

Think of Halifax, and you probably think of music and ferocious hospitality. And maybe drinking. The organizing committee of CAGE 2017 (April 20-23) didn’t want participants to miss out on this important aspect of Nova Scotian culture. The Old Triangle is the “Celtic Heart of Halifax”, where live music plays 7 days a week. Stayner’s [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|symposium|0 Comments

The Inexorable Force of Time: Thaddeus Holownia

While in Halifax for the CAGE 2017 symposium (April 20-23), participants will explore the Nature of Nature, a celebration of photographer Thaddeus Holownia’s 40 years of production. The New Brunswick-based Holownia merges photographic and geographic histories. His attention to a subject often spans decades. Holownia himself says, “The meaning that resides in my bodies of [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|exhibition, professional development, symposium|0 Comments

Amanda Cachia asks, “What can a body do?”

If a keynote speaker sets the tone, CAGE 2017 is off to a flying start. Amanda Cachia—a writer, curator and educator currently based in California but originally from Sydney, Australia—is deeply embedded in the study and practice of art curation and production through the lens of (dis)ability. The recipient of the 2014 Irving K. Zola [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|professional development, symposium|0 Comments

A Career in the Gallery: An Interview with Patricia Sullivan

At the end of March, after almost 35 years in the museum education field, Patricia Sullivan is retiring from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University. Pat attended her first CAGE symposium in 1991 and has served as Case Studies Chair, Junior Chair and Senior Chair for CAGE. Pat has been instrumental in gathering, [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|community, education, professional development|0 Comments

Halifax Conference Draws Near

The program is set, the hotel rooms booked, the food arranged--all the CAGE 2017 Symposium needs now is YOU. Maybe you're the only person in your education and programming department. Or maybe you're one of many. The CAGE symposium is always your best chance to meet colleagues, discuss issues that matter to you, and to [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|professional development, symposium|0 Comments