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September 13, 2022

The Walrus Talks: Reconnecting Arts and Culture


Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9, Canada

During the pandemic, who among us didn’t turn to entertainment media and the arts to reduce the feeling of isolation and get through the day? At the same time, we missed opportunities to gather together to experience arts and culture in shared spaces. Now, as we look ahead after the last two and a half years, arts and arts and culture organizations can play an important role in moving forward. What have these organizations learned that will reshape the sector of today? At The Walrus Talks Reconnecting Arts and Culture, professionals from across the industry representing the fields of visual art, comedy, film and television, literature, theatre, and more come together to share how the pandemic has changed the way they view their sector, the stories they tell, and the audiences who experience their work. Join us in Halifax or online for an evening of talks about an industry that is an essential part of Canada.

Featuring seven-minute talks from: Reneltta Arluk, Director of Indigenous Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Melissa D'Agostino, Filmmaker and Co-Founder of HighballTV Peter Hinton-Davis, Theatre and Opera Director, Playwright Ian Kamau, Artist, Writer, Designer Mary Kim, Senior Manager, Learning and Mediation Programs, Toronto Biennial of Art Owen 'O'Sound' Lee, Musician Laura Mackenzie, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware, Artist, Activist, Educator

Halifax Central Library 6:30 p.m. AT Doors Open 7 p.m. AT The Walrus Talks Join us for a reception following the event to continue the conversation. Can’t make it in person? Register for the livestream and watch online from the comfort of your home.


We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247. Livestream captioning will be available for this event.


Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9, Canada


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible Washroom
  • Gender Inclusive Washrooms