5415 Doyle Street
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3J 1H9
Tel: (902) 423-7662      
Fax: (902) 422-3870

Ian Muncaster
Ann Muncaster


Open by appointment only
Tuesday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 19th – November 3rd, 2019

SCAFFOLD: The Building and Re-building of Halifax

Halifax's early settlement by the British was a response to the activities of another European power, France, as the two colonial powers vied for control of North America and its natural resources, especially the fish. Starting in 1605, the French (Acadian) settlement of Port Royal on the Annapolis Basin, indicated the European interest in settling and exploiting the area. This follows the pattern of human expansion across the globe since early man spread-out from the area around the Olduvia Gorge in Eastern Africa, to settle areas around the Eastern Mediterranean, and in successive waves to other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. The ancestors of the local Mi'kmaq are believed to have gradually moved from Western North America after crossing the Bering Strait from Asia to North America.

We are showing prints of buildings in Halifax built the 19th Century. They show the development of construction techniques as the century progressed. We also have 18th Century maps, published in both France and the UK, which record the progressive territorial claims of the two colonial powers, until the British finally took control and became the principal colonial power controlling Nova Scotia.

We have a rich history consisting of different strands which have been wove into a tapestry that is still a work in progress.

Artist Feature
Timothy Andrew McGuire

We are happy to introduce Tim McGuire, an academically trained painter from Buffalo, New York.

Timothy spent 10 years as a school teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Following that, he went to Italy and studied with the Florence Academy of Fine Art. Since then, while developing his personal style as a painter, Tim has taught many art workshops in Italy and the United States. In 2016, Timothy came to Nova Scotia on a painting trip and has since made his home in Lunenburg.

His oeuvre includes landscape, interiors, the figure, portraiture, and the clothed figure in the interior. McGuire’s work is most influenced by European and American post-impressionist painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most notably “Les Nabis” in Paris and “The Camden Town Group” in London.

McGuire has exhibited his work the United States, Canada, Italy, The UK, and Russia.

Timothy Andrew McGuire
Maureen's House
Oil on linen
32 1/4" x 36"