May 22, 2024


Art Is Experience

New $130M Halifax waterfront art gallery could be open in 5 years

The new $one hundred thirty-million Art Gallery of Nova Scotia locale prepared for the Halifax waterfront could be open up in less than 5 yrs.

The main executive director of the gallery, Nancy Noble, advised Halifax’s audit and finance committee on Wednesday that a opposition is underway and an architectural group need to be in spot by July.

“We want to have a design and style completed by the spring of 2021,” mentioned Noble. “If all goes very well we will open up in late drop of 2024.”

The determination to go the gallery from its present-day household on Hollis Road was declared final calendar year.

Noble requested the municipality to contribute $seven million, or 6 for each cent of the general fees, over 5 yrs to the undertaking. No determination has been created.

The province has currently fully commited $sixty eight million and Ottawa has agreed to contribute $thirty million. The art gallery options to fundraise $25 million.

Noble advised members of the audit committee that building of the new art gallery will create 1,100 building employment. She also mentioned the building undertaking will boost income for the province by $nine million and $1.1 million for the Halifax region.

The art gallery envisions a new “art district” on the Salter block of the waterfront with one hundred thirty,000 square toes of exhibition, classroom and out of doors room for general public art.