Go North! is taking a power nap.

Go North! has been an important part of eyelevel’s programming for the last four years. It is a labour of love and it is always worth the effort. Unfortunately, the external funding that sustained us the first three years, dried up last year. We decided last year to run Go North! without significant external funding, relying on gallery-staff-run fundraisers. It was very difficult to organize a big event like Go North! and try to fundraise for it at the same time. We pulled it off, but our board and staff decided together that it would be impossible to do again. So…Go North! is taking a little break this year. For Go North! to be sustainable it needs increased volunteer support and stable funding. Hopefully 2011 will be business as usual for Go North! Please contact the gallery if you would like to help continue the great tradition of Go North!

2009 Map online!

Take a look in the map section for an image of this year’s map!
Maps will be available at the Info booth at Bus Stop Theatre on Saturday.

2009 Go North! Timeline

Go North! Schedule of Events
September 12, 2009

12 – 6 Self-Guided Tours
Pick up your souvenir map at The BusStop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street
All afternoon you are invited to visit studios, galleries, artist’s installations, alternative spaces, local businesses and non-profit organizations supporting art.

12:30 and 3 Guided Tours

Guided tours are divided into five geographical sections, each lead by a knowledgeable guide. All tours depart from The BusStop Theatre.

12 – 4:30 “Paint & Print” Art Workshop

Halifax North Memorial Library, 2285 Gottingen Street
This hands-on workshop is fun for all ages. Drop in throughout the afternoon to add your touch to our map painting, explore creative cartography or make a portrait print.

12- 6 “Exploring Textiles” Workshop

Seeds Gallery Table in the Bloomfield Centre Multipurpose Room, 2786 Agricola Street
Try out felting and other fun with fabric. All ages.

Time Will Tell – Public Performance Series
These four performance based-works respond to the current context of Halifax’s North End by engaging with the physical environment and social history of this neighborhood. Performances will happen at various locations and times throughout the day.


Public Performance-based Work

Eyelevel Gallery requests submissions for Time Will Tell, a series of five public performance-based works to take place in conjunction with the fourth annual Go North! Studio and Gallery Tour on September 12, 2009.

We are seeking public performance-based work responding to the current context of Halifax’s North End by engaging with the physical environment and social history of this neighbourhood. Local emerging artists, established artists and students are encouraged to apply.

Selected artists will be paid an artist fee of $500 for their project and a $100.00 material fee. Funding for these projects from the HRM was only recently confirmed, so artists are encouraged to propose works that are already in progress or that respond with spontaneity to the short time-frame of this call for submissions.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday September 2, 2009 at 5 PM

Application Guidelines:

Please submit the following as part of your proposal:

1.  A written project description including the concept, script of the performance, intended materials if required, and any other relevant information (no more than 250 words).
Please Note: If there is an installation element to your public performance-based work you must have the site pre-approved by the property manager or landlord as necessary.

2. CV or resume outlining previous art experience
Please Note: If you are a student or emerging artist you may list previous student exhibitions and experience in your CV

3. A short artist bio or artist statement (no more than 150 words)

Please DO NOT send visual support material. Support material WILL NOT be considered as part of the selection process.

Drop off or mail to:

Eyelevel Gallery, 2063 Gottingen Street, B3K 3B2

For more information please contact Emily Davidson at:
gonorthtour@gmail.com or phone 425-6412

have you registered for go north yet?

thank you to all of you who passed in your registration for this year’s tour! it’s looking to be quite good thus far, with many registrations from last year plus many newcomers.

although the deadline was friday the 7th.. we will still be accepting forms this following week (both artists and organizations)

call for weird, wonderful, and absurd auction items:





There will be a general information meeting for artists, volunteers, or organizations interested in becoming part of the 2009 Go North! Studio & Gallery Tour.
The meeting is Wednesday July 8th, 2009 at the Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen St.)

Registration forms!

Registration forms for volunteers, artists, or organizations/businesses are ready. They’re on the website, as well they are in paper form at the eyelevel gallery.

go north! 2009