Eye Level Gallery Society (Eyelevel) is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. Through programming initiatives such as exhibitions, performances and special projects, has established itself as supportive environment that fosters the research and development of innovative artistic practices.
About Our Charity
Eyelevel was founded in 1974, when Inventions Gallery—initiated in 1972 by a group of women artists—opened its membership to be inclusive. From its inception, Eyelevel offered an alternative to the practices of established art institutions. Its support of varied cultural activities led to the formation of two Halifax artist-run organizations—Live Art Dance and the Centre For Art Tapes. Eyelevel was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA), and Halifax Ink. In 1986, Eyelevel moved to the North End, where it continues to operate. Eyelevel Gallery recently dedicated its program to offsite projects. Our new office will remain an active hub for our membership and the public, providing access to Joe Osborne Memorial Gallery, The Inventions Library & Archives, and Eyelevel Bookstore.