A Way Forward For Rural Art Galleries

The following information may provoke discussion about the multitude of problems-opportunities facing rural artists and rural art galleries in the next few decades, including possible solutions through co-operative actions of artists and community. This discussion paper was prepared in recognition of the 17th anniversary of Peer Gallery of Lunenburg, a thriving contemporary artist co-op that has withstood the roller-coaster forces of the past 17 years while more than 30 rural galleries have closed in that time. The Peer Gallery show, “On & Off The Wall” runs Sept. 8-27 at Chase Gallery, Public Archives Bldg., Halifax.

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