INSTALLATIONS

The materials presented on this website are installed at satellite locations across the downtown area of K'jipuktuk/Halifax, in addition to being collected here on this website. This dual approach was chosen to prioritize different modes of access, and makes space for the material to be seen in full by those seeking it out and in passing by members of the community who might not seek out queer historical material. 

 

See details about the satellite locations below: 

NSCAD University Library, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, NS.

Three print-based installations displaying archival materials related to feminist organizing, AIDS activism and community care, and queer political organizing. Please note, there is a projection of photographs by Anita Martinez, elder and donor to the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive, that is only viewable from sunset to sunrise. Otherwise, this installation is viewable from the street, 24/7.

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ArtBar +Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax, NS.

A recorded oral history with lifelong K’jipuktuk/Halifax resident and queer community elder Wesley Riley. The oral history was done by Brody Weaver, Wren Tian-Morris, Britt Moore-Shirley, and Sofie Kreidstein. This installation is viewable from sunset to sunrise. 

Venus Envy, 1598 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS.

An installation with queer ephemra and printed matter, including personal ads, Wayves and Gaezette magazines, and graphic pins. Viewable from the street, 24/7.

The Turret Arts Space/Khyber Building, 1588 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS.

This site houses a projection of archival material pertaining to the Turret, a queer bar that used to occupy this building. The currently uninhabited building is lit up in blue and purple. Viewable from street level, sunset to sunrise.

Halifax Central Public Library 1st Floor Reading Lounge, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS.

This site houses a projection of archival material pertaining to the Turret, a queer bar that used to occupy this building. The currently uninhabited building is lit up in blue and purple. Viewable from street level, sunset to sunrise.

Glitter Bean, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS.

A poster with a QR code to a curated selection of stories from the Elderberries Salon in 2018, on various queer historical and contemporary topics. Have a listen and support this local queer buisness anytime during their open hours from October 13th to 16th 7:30am-5:00pm and on October 17th 10:00am-4:00pm.

Raymond Taavel Park, 1004 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS.

An installation by visual artist, performer, and educator Vie Jones.

In the physical installations, QR codes are used to access some content. QR technology is like a link that is accessed from a smartphone camera. To access the content contained in QR codes, open your phone camera and point at them. A clickable link will appear.