Art Against Violence Against Women: a personal statement

6 Dec 1990 – 26 Jan 1991

A candle light vigil and walk will begin at the Grand Parade Square t 7 pm and proceed to the opening of the exhibition. Music will be provided by the women’s a cappella group, The Secret Furies. The exhibition marked the first anniversary of the deaths of the fourteen women murdered in Montreal at l’Ecole Polytechnique, on December 6, 1989. The idea for this show grew out of the desire to remember and respond to this particular act of violence as well as to acknowledge of the levels of violence experienced by women in Nova Scotia. The aim of the exhibition was to acknowledge and challenge all forms of violence. These may be physical, emotional, or psychological, including the discrimination and fear experienced from racism, homophobia, poverty, or sexism. Art Against Violence contained the work of approximately 40 women from around Nova Scotia using a variety of media including: painting, sculpture, slide installation, fabric, video, photography, and sound. Work was not selected on the basis of training but on the strength of the personal statement.