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Nocturne 2021

A band plays in front of the Museum at night, there are bright lights projected onto the Museum facade.

Date: October 13 - 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (ADT)
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21**, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax

From October 13 - 16, Nocturne returns to the streets of Halifax! The Museum will join the festivities by hosting two separate experiences, ‘Aya (As Yet Announced)’ on October 16 (performances at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.) and ‘Message in a Bottle', accessible from October 13 - 16.

Aya (as yet announced)

A journey of movement, sound, light and projection, Aya is the continual and evolving web of community connections and ties. It is a realization of what is unknown and yet will inevitably arrive. It is the first collective effort of artists Susanne Chui, Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis, Raven Davies, Nick Nguyen and Liliona Quarmyne. Both individually and collectively, the artists investigate what it means to create a happening that is both its own experience, and also a portal to a larger experience of self-actualization..

Message in a Bottle

Fifteen, five-gallon, bottles that each represent one of the 15 ships that left Halifax Harbour for Sierra Leone in 1792. Each bottle contains letters written from the present to the past, addressed to one of the 1,196 seafarers. The connection of a letter may help us navigate the meaning of ‘reparations’ by understanding the roots of resilience and the causes that brought about the exodus of these Nova Scotia Black Loyalists.

Help celebrate the simple idea that art can be anywhere. Nocturne is a free contemporary art festival that celebrates the visual art scene in Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia. For more information on Nocturne activities click here:

**Note that Nocturne at the Museum is limited to the ground floor. Other Museum exhibitions will not be open at this time.