Past Programming


The 30th Annual Media Art Scholarship



Video as a Physical Medium Residency

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From October 2017 – March 2018, our ‘Video as A Physical Medium’ Artist-in-Residence was Local artist Elyse Moir.

During her residency at CFAT Elyse recorded and manipulated video and soundscapes as well as making visual art in the form of prints, paintings, sculpture and zines.


Disrupting Hierarchies at the Flotilla Conference

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The CFAT Staff took a road trip to the Flotilla Conference in September to reflect on hierarchies and systems of power that exist within artist-run centres. Through 2017/18, CFAT reformatted our staffing structure from a team of coordinators and one director into a non-hierarchical team. Through consultation with our membership and community, CFAT took this time of change as an opportunity to reflect on what CFAT is and vision how we can best serve our membership into the future. Through this examination, we confronted the ways in which power structures are embedded into artist-run cultures and ways in which we can disrupt them. All four CFAT staff members (Tom Elliott, Tori Fleming, Sally Raab-Wolchyn and Jesse Mitchell) will led an open conversation on employment, power structures and the logistics of a non-hierarchical office.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.
Delta Hotel Charlottetown
18 Queen St, Charlottetown


Retro Tape


With assistance from Visual Arts Nova Scotia, CFAT headed down to Mahone Bay for Retro Tape: A collection of works from the last ten years of the scholarship program. This program was curated by Production Director Tom Elliott, who worked along side the scholars to create most of the works seen at the screening. This program included:

Bee Taxidermy, Ruth Marsh, 9:32min, 2012.
Ida, Susan Wolf, 3:27min, 2010.
The Grand Tour, Kasia Kilmpel, 4:55min, 2015.
Lulu Song, Tamar Dina, 4:55min, 2017.
Journeymen, Anna Taylor, 2:34min, 2013.
Le Vaisseau Evapore, Amélie Proulx, 3:55min, 2010.
Vintage, MJ Sakurai, 6:00min, 2009.
I AM COLOUR, Kira Daube, 6:00min, 2014.
One Face to the Other, Kate McKenna, 7:30min, 2010.

Friday July 7th at 7pm.
Mahone Bay Centre
45 School St, Mahone Bay NS

Monitor 12 at HIFF

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Saturday, June 10th 2017 at 9pm
Scotia Bank Stage Theatre
1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS

CFAT partnered with the South Asian Visual Art Centre to present Monitor 12: Figures Pointing Outside the Frame at the 2017 Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. This collection of short videos was curated by Toronto-based curator and artist Oliver Husain as well as Jakarta-based programmers Otty Widasari and Yuki Aditya.

The screening was immediately followed by a discussion between Rajee Paña Jeji Shergill, CFAT Programming Committee member and SAVAC member, and Sanaz Sohrabi, one of the featured video artists.


Sound Etiquette

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Curated by Amanda Shore, CFAT Curator in Residence from October 2016 – March 2017.

Exhibition including works by Sonia Boyce MBE, Christine Sun Kim, and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsey.

Khyber Centre for The Arts
1880 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 28th – April 24th, 2017
Opening March 27th, 2017

The Curatorial Essay written by Amanda Shore can be found here.

Sound Etiquette in the Press:

Halifax Report: Minimal-ish by Amanda Shore. Canadian Art Magazine.

Halifax Exibit Explores Politics of Sound by Madi Haslam. THIS magazine.

Sound and Vision by Mollie Cronin. The Coast.

Artist Talk: Merle Harley, E-Lab Artist-In-Residence

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Talk by Merle Harley, CFAT Electronics Lab Artist in Residence from October 2016 – March 2017.

Khyber Centre for The Arts
1880 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 23rd, 2017 at 7pm.

OUT OF THE CENTRE: 2016/17 Media Art Scholarship Presentation


Presenting the works of the 2016/17 Media Art Scholarship which ran from July 2016 – January 2017. Read more about the Media Art Scholarship here.

Exhibition including works by Jeighk Koyote, Tamar Dina, Todd Fraser, Ryan Josey and Kate Ward.

Centre for Art Tapes
2238 Maitland st. Halifax, Nova Scotia
February 9th, 2017 at 7pm