About ViewPoint Gallery
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ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating and promoting the art of photography.
ViewPoint Gallery presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery continually displays work by all its members, and showcases individual members through solo exhibitions, accompanied by artist talks, presentations and other events. In addition to the solo shows there is one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year.
Founded in July, 2000, ViewPoint Gallery began as a collaboration between photographers and printmakers who desired a Halifax gallery space in which to display their work. Initially a major component of the gallery, printmaker membership dwindled over time, until in 2006, after 2 years without printmaker members, the gallery formally shifted to focusing on promoting fine art photography exclusively.
Since its founding, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 230 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors. In January 2008, ViewPoint moved to 1272 Barrington Street, in downtown Halifax. This location moved ViewPoint Gallery to a street level, storefront location, near the centre of Halifax's busy downtown. With the new location came an expansion of its operations, including Open Print Reviews and Guest Speakers, and a partnership with PhotoWorkshops.ca to provide educational classes within the gallery's new space.
In October of 2018, ViewPoint Gallery moved for the third time,for a short term rental in a modern space at 1459 Brenton Street, just off of Spring Garden Street. Opening during Nocturne, 2018, this new space served as a temporary home for the gallery, while it planned ahead for a more suitable home. In the spring of 2020, the gallery closed for a number of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while it did eventually reopen, it was only for a couple of months, before a move to a new and much improved location.
In October 2020, the gallery re-opened in the current location at 1475 Bedford highway.
As an arts co-op, ViewPoint thrives on an active and committed membership. We encourage interested artists to submit their work for peer review. Details can be found on the membership page.