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Wonder'neath Art Society

Wonder'neath is an independent artist studio for 10 permanent artists located in Halifax, NS with temporary studio space and a project room available for our community,enabling workshops/open studios, collaborations.
We are developing initiatives to expand creative opportunities for people in our neighbourhood, including an Art Hive Open Studio, free and open to the public this fall.

  • Status:
    Non-profit, Artist-run charitable non-profit & shared studio for practicing artists and public programming 
  • Main Communities Served:
    All Ages, Homeless, Homeless Youth, Youth 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Nova Scotia, Halifax 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Wonder’neath supports artists through our Studio Artist Program (renewable, affordable studio rentals), artist residencies (that support artistic development and connect community participants to the work of contemporary artists), artist talks/workshops, arts education professional development, mentorship, facilitation opportunities, a resource library for studio and public use, and Wooden Hills - a small gallery space to showcase the range of artwork produced in the studio. Our signature programs include Open Studio (All ages, drop-in studio workspace with artist facilitators, materials, resources, healthy snacks.); Art Bikers (A mobile outreach program begun by 4Cs Foundation with artists facilitators traveling with bikes and trailers to offer arts based programming in green spaces, parks, underserved communities and in collaboration with neighbourhood organizations); community and education based collaborations. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Wonder’neath Art Society brings professional artists and local residents together in dynamic studio exploration. We support artistic development, cross-pollination of ideas, and community dialogue through the arts.

    Wonder’neath Art Society encourages and promotes art as a tool for expression, connection and social transformation by:
    • providing affordable studio space for artists to develop or produce their work or craft;
    • providing a neighbourhood-based arts studio where the public can gather and make art;
    • demystifying the role of artists and art in our society through dialogue and experiential learning;
    • fostering the role of practicing artists as creative catalysts and leaders in the community;
    • developing creative partnerships, programs, and collaborative projects;
    • fostering and sharing practices of excellence in the arts. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Heather Wilkinson /Melissa Marr, Co Artistic & Executive Directors 
  • Phone:
    (902) 454-6860 
  • Main Contact Email:
    wonderneath@gmail.com 
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  • Address:
    2891 Isleville Street
    Halifax, NS  B3K 3X6 

Last updated on 2019-04-16 17:05:31. Photos credit of: Wonder'neath - Submitted by: Heather Wilkinson/Melissa Marr