The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Quilts

The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Quilts brings together historic and contemporary quilts from makers connected to Nova Scotia, embodying the stories and voices of the community. Curated by David Woods, this exhibition includes more than 35 quilts and a selection of 8 paintings that highlight the various functions of quilts over time: as decorated blankets in the home, as possible codes of communication for enslaved people seeking freedom, as records of family history, as a celebration of Black women and culture, and as inspiration for other art forms.

Organized by BANNS (Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia)

Sign up for the Opening Reception HERE.

Sign up for the Curator’s Talk with David Woods on November 2 HERE.

Sign up for the Workshop with the Vale Quilters on October 29 HERE.

Type: Exhibition

Date: Oct 28, 2023 - Aug 18, 2024

Curated by: David Woods

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