1588 Barrington Street
Nova Scotia
B3J 1Z6
Phone: 902 422 9668
Website: http://www.khyberarts.ns.

The Khyber ICA

The Khyber is a non-profit, artist-run centre located in an historic, three-story building in downtown Halifax. The centre presents contemporary art exhibitions, artist lectures, panel discussions, performances and offers art classes to youth.


September 7 - October 20
Staging the Gap
Robert Hengeveld (BC)

Robert Hengeveld recreates an outdoor concert stage at a miniature scale, animating it with light, smoke and other effects.  The effects are programmed by various electrical circuits and triggered by an inaudible CD containing the Queen track Bohemian Rhapsody – a song chosen for its ranging style and its prevalence in Karaoke culture, a culture which engages our society’s desire for the spectacle of performance. Eight audio headsets accompany the model stage, each playing very different sountracks specifically created to play back with the virtual show. The work explores the relationship between audio and the visual, and the roles they play in structuring our understanding of the world around us.

Hengeveld works hover between reality and artifice. His interest in the boundaries between fact and fiction is explored through various disciples, including installation, video, and drawing. In 2005 he completed his MFA at the University of Victoria, and has exhibited across Canada and internationally.

September 7 - October 20
...It's Alright, I know my Limits...
Matilda Tristam (UK)

Matilda Tristram's animations, comics and drawings come together in a colorful and quirky show about what life is about. Love, death, war, tea, sex, balloons, bedrooms, mess, colours, babies, bosses, cars, asteroids, worms, sandwiches and paddling pools. A multicoloured contemplation of the complexities of the human condition.

Tristram is a London based artist, currently studying for an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art.+ [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

July 23 - July 28
Africville Reverberations
Candice Baldwin (NS)

July 12 - August 2, 2007
PANZOS: 25 Years Later
Marlón García Arriaga

May 5th to June 9th, 2007
Remakes and Readymades
Sarah Massecar and Heather Passmore

Forthcoming exhibitions

November 2
Unveiling of the Mitchell Commission
Work by Allyson Mitchell (ON)

November 2 - December 8
Endless Tether
Farheen HaQ

November 2 - December 8
Curated by Anna Taylor

(Exhibitions in November are part of FemFEST 2007)


Admission Free

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday | Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Getting there

The Khyber is centrally located on Barrington Street (the main drag) in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. We can be found one block south of Sackville Street and two blocks north of Spring Garden Road.

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Summer Art Camps:
July 2nd to August 3rd
Day camps run from 9 am to 4 pm
For kids ages 9 to 13
Khyber Kids are reaching out! This year’s summer camps program is A Community Based Project. The focus is on how we can interact and engage with our communities through art. Each of the five themed weeks will explore traditional and non- traditional techniques of art making in a variety of mediums. Through fieldtrips and visiting artist workshops, combined with fun and exciting activities at the Khyber, the group will make art to integrate into public space. Documentation of the camps will begin an archive that will grow with the Khyber Kids.

Khyber Kids Art Show Aug. 6th – 9th

For full details of our fantastic kids camps please see the website http://www.khyberarts.ns.ca/hyper/kkids/kkids.html


$10 Individual Student
$20 Individual Artist/Unwaged
$30 Individual Community

All individual members receive monthly notice of Khyber events, option to submit to the annual Khyber Members' Exhibition, and voting priviledges at the Khyber Annual General Meeting and other member meetings.

$60 Group Membership

Groups members represent an organization or club and receive monthly notice of Khyber events and voting priviledges for two at the Khyber Annual General Meeting and other member meetings.