Projects

The secret codes

The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Picture and Narrative Quilts

May – Jun, 2012

Presented by BANNS

11 African Nova Scotian quilt artists (and members of Vale Quilters) create an exhibition on African Nova Scotian community with designs by artist curator David Woods.

Gottingen X

Extraordinary Acts - Stories from 1917 Halifax Explosion Stories from the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Feb 28, 2019

Presented by David Woods

Playwright David Woods Voices Black Theatre presents stories from his new play Extraordinary Acts experiences by African Nova Scotians during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

African Heritage Month Through Stories

Feb 28, 2018

Four noted storytellers present African Nova Scotia tales taken from history, family and urban Halifax.

Storytellers: Wanda Robson, David Woods.

African Heritage Month Family Day Truro

African Heritage Month Family Day Truro

Feb 28, 2010

Presented by BANNS

Four noted storytellers present African Nova Scotia tales taken from history, family and urban Halifax.

Storytellers: Wanda Robson, Evetta Thomas, Nathan Simmons, David Woods.

Vocalists: Tracey Grouse, Reid.

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

Speaking In Tongues

Jul 22-27, 2008

Written and Directed by David Woods

Winner: Top FiveFringe Hit Award. Four noted storytellers present African Nova Scotia tales taken from history, family and urban Halifax.

Storytellers: Wanda Robson, Evetta Thomas, Nathan Simmons, David Woods.

Vocalists: Tracey Grouse, Reid

Africville House

Africville House: A Celebration of the Art History and Culture of Africville

Jul 22-27, 2008

Presented by BANNS, CACE, Africville 25 Reunion

Readings: Cynthia Chandler, Amanda Carvery, Leslie Carvery, Terry Dixon, Angel Gannon, El Jones, Stephen Kimber, Izreal Jones, David Woods.

Storytellers: Clara Adams, Nelson Carvery, Geraldine Parker, Beatrice Wilkins, Jasmine Wongus.

Various

Various

Feb 2018

Presented by BANNS

BANNS, Voices Black Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director David Woods annual African Heritage Month talks, readings lectures on African Nova Scotian art and culture.

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

Black Writes

Feb 27, 2010

Presented by BANNS

Playwright David Woods, Voices Black Theatre performs Prufrock on Gottingen Street a ‘rap-play’ inspired by the writings of Thomas Stearns Elliot (author of Prufrock and Other Observations).

In This Place

In This Place

Feb 5, 2017

Dr Harold Pearse, and David Woods talk about the first exhibition of African Nova Scotian artist.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Forgotten Victims: The 1917 Halifax Explosion An African Nova Scotian Perspective

Feb 15, 2017

Lecture presented by David Woods

Playwright David Woods Voices Black Theatre presents stories from his new play Extraordinary Acts experiences by African Nova Scotians during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

Our Ancestors' Garden - African Nova Scotian Heritage

Our Ancestors' Garden: African Nova Scotian Heritage

April-June, 2007

Curated by David Woods

African Nova Scotian and Gees Bend Quilts quilts. 40 African Nova Scotian quilt artists and Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisiana Pettway, Gees Bend, Alabama (quilts from individual African Nova Scotian communities added to the core exhibition at each exhibition stop).

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

Inspire A Celebration of African Nova Scotian Young Artists Reading

Feb 22, 2014

Presented by BANNS

Reading by Afua Cooper
David Woods reads from his new spoken word collection
Nova Scotia Hymns

Gottingen X

Once Africville Stories

Feb-Mar, 2019

Curated by David Woods

Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival, Hfx Commons  Aug 6, 2017, 11 Nova Scotia artists of Caribbean descent Multi-disciplinary- painting, sculpture, quilts, woodcarving,

African Heritage Month Family Day Truro

The Return

Aug  7, 2018

Curated by David Woods

Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival, Hfx Commons  Aug 6, 2017, 11 Nova Scotia artists of Caribbean descent Multi-disciplinary- painting, sculpture, quilts, woodcarving,

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

Speaking In Tongues

Aug  7, 2018

Curated by David Woods

Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival, Hfx Commons  Aug 6, 2017, 11 Nova Scotia artists of Caribbean descent Multi-disciplinary- painting, sculpture, quilts, woodcarving,

Africville House

Once Africville Stories

Feb 2017

Curated by David Woods

Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival, Hfx Commons  Aug 6, 2017, 11 Nova Scotia artists of Caribbean descent Multi-disciplinary- painting, sculpture, quilts, woodcarving,

Various

Talk That Talk

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Bolivia Czernon (Fraser) - featured image

Black Halifax Videos

Feb 6-27, 2014

Curated by David Woods

Chase Gallery, Public Archives of Nova, University Ave. Halifax. Included artists and curators talk contemporary art by African Nova Scotian young artists 28 years and younger.

Various

The Meeting

2010

Presented by David Woods

First-ever exhibition of African Nova Scotian quilts.  16 quilt artists included artist talks, catalogue, quiltmaking workshop.

 

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Witness

Feb 1 – Apr 27, 2013

Curated by David Woods

Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth NS Included artist talks, art history lectures, film screenings exhibition of works by 4 African Nova Scotian art pioneers Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), George Henry McCarthy (1860-1906), Edith Macdonald-Brown (C. 1870-1954), Audrey Dear-Hesson ( b. 1923- )

Various

Black Reality Song

Jul 22-27, 2008

Curated by David Woods

Seaview Park, Halifax  

A multi-disciplinary presentation on the art, history and culture of Africville. Included artist talks, quilt history lectures and curated art exhibitions and literary, drama, storytelling, film exhibitions and presentations

 

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Home

Apr-Jun 2007

Curated by David Woods

Stellarton

African Nova Scotian and Gees Bend Quilts quilts. 40 African Nova Scotian quilt artists and Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisiana Pettway, Gees Bend, Alabama (quilts from individual African Nova Scotian communities added to the core exhibition at each exhibition stop)

Various

Choices In The Skin

Apr-Jun 2007

Curated by David Woods

Quilts  Museum of Industry, Stellarton

African Nova Scotian and Gees Bend Quilts quilts. 40 African Nova Scotian quilt artists and Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisiana Pettway, Gees Bend, Alabama (quilts from individual African Nova Scotian communities added to the core exhibition at each exhibition stop)

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Home

2002

Curated by David Woods

Home Nova Scotian Quilts  Dartmouth Heritage Museum

First-ever exhibition of African Nova Scotian quilts.  16 quilt artists included artist talks, catalogue, quiltmaking workshop

Various

Once

Feb 2000

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

First-ever exhibition of art from and about the African Nova Scotian communities of East Preston, North Preston, and Cherry Brook-Lake Loon.  16 artists. Multidisciplinary.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Black Journey

Feb 17 – May 25, 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr. Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Various

Aunt Jemima Story

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Part of the Deal

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Various

The Detention

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Womansongs

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Various

Coming Up For Air

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Heroes

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Various

Black Reality Song

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

Black History Month DS Show

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Various

Black Writes

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Presented by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.

Forgotten Victims - The 1917 Halifax Explosion(1)

I Have Known Rivers

Feb 17 – May 25 1998

Curated by David Woods and Dr Harold Pearse

Included artist talks, African Nova Scotian art history lectures, catalogue Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Halifax Feb 10-28.

Tour: Museum of Industry, Stellarton; Cape Breton College Art Galley, Sydney NS; Shelburne.