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Susan Gibson Garvey

For over forty years, Susan Gibson Garvey has been active in the Canadian visual arts community as an artist, educator, critic, curator, and gallery director. She was the Curator and later the director of the Dalhousie Art Gallery from 1990 to 2007. Susan has taught studio art and art history, developed and implemented special courses in curatorial practice, written numerous catalogue essays and published articles and critical reviews in Canadian arts journals and magazines, and organized over 100 exhibitions. She has received several grants and awards, including the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts Medal for outstanding services to the visual arts in Canada and the Canadian Museums Association Award for Distinguished Service. She was President of the University and College Art Galleries Association of Canada; and she is a founding member (and was first Chair) of the Halifax-based Contemporary Art Projects Society (CAPS), which organized the first Halifax International Exhibition of Contemporary Art (2000) as well as many other collaborative projects, exhibitions, and curatorial symposia. Susan resides in Canning, Nova Scotia.


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