Guy Hobbs Facebook BannerGuy Hobbs, Drawn to Nature

The DesBrisay Museum presents the painting of wildlife artist Guy Hobbs.

The show will be open from Monday, October 5 to Friday November 6 with an opening reception, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm. The museum will be hosting an artist talk from 1-3pm on Friday October, 23.

Guy Hobbs is an entirely self taught artist who specializes exclusively in wildlife art. His paintings are collected internationally and he has won a number of prestigious awards and accolades.

Born in England he had a passion for both art and wildlife from a very young age. He is a self confessed 'bird-nerd' an interest that was kindled in his childhood during long walks with his parents. 

His first experience of pristine wilderness came when he worked at a Safari lodge in the Kafue River Reserve in Zambia, surrounded by stunning riverine forest and some of Africa’s' most spectacular wildlife.

Continuing his love for the wilder places of the planet he later relocated to the Kootenay region of British Columbia where he lived for nine years, before relocating to the South Shore of Nova Scotia in 2016. He considers himself very lucky to share his back yard with deer, bears, coyotes and racoons- not to mention a huge variety of birds.

Guy worked for most of his career in graphic design and illustration, having established a successful agency while in England. During that time he has also been constantly developing his skills as an artist until he took the plunge and committed to his art full time. Since then he hasn't looked back, "I have the best job in the world" he claims.

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Linda Hall, The Horses of Sable Island

The DesBrisay Museum and the Bridgewater Photo Club present the photographs of Linda Hall.

Hall1The show will be open from Monday, October 5 through to the end of November.

Linda Hall is an avid photographer and horse enthusiast. Linda was recently able to combine her two passions during a trip to Sable Island.  Sable Island is a photographer’s paradise, offering photo opportunities of the wild, yet beautiful island, and several bands of wild and rugged horses. Linda’s focus was on the horses, capturing quiet moments as the horses wandered the dunes grazing and preparing for the coming winter. Sitting quietly with the horses allowed for several intimate photo opportunities, including curious foals who watched Linda as much as she watched them. Through Linda’s photography you will have an opportunity to “visit” the truly beautiful and magnificent wild horses.

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Wile Carding Mill Museum, Old Pleasant River Road

Old Pleasant River Road, featuring the history of the Wile Carding Mill, the Waterman's Tannery, and other industries were once part of the business district known as Sebastopol on Victoria Rd from the mid 1800 to mid 1900’s. The exhibit is on display at the DesBrisay Museum.  

The Wile Carding Mill will remain open to visitors Monday to Friday; 12-4pm until September 30th. To book your tour please call 902-543-8233. Check out their “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit. https://cardingmill.novascotia.ca/

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Oral Histories of the Wile Carding Mill

Wile Sebastopol 1Visit the Wile Carding Mill Website and listen to a collection of 20 digitally preserved cassette recordings from the early 1980’s.

Go back in time and hear stories of the Wile Carding Mill’s history through the voices of Gardner Corkum, Bradford Reeves, and William Reeves. These men spent time at the Mill in their younger years and they share details about the Wile Men who operated the mill; Dean, Otto and Vernon, the young women who worked there, and the day to day running of the mill.

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Clickity-Clack Knitting Group

Tuesday and Friday from 10am -12pm at the DesBrisay Museum

Calling all knitters and crocheters, experienced or learning. Instruction for beginners and socialization for the more experienced knitters. Some supplies are available and lots of patterns for beginners. Join us for a relaxing morning of knitting/crocheting and chatting, $10 for the season.

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Watercolour Painting Social Group

Monday from 10am to 12pm at the DesBrisay Museum

Bring your painting supplies to work on your project. This is a social outing where participants will share ideas and water colour skills and techniques, $10 for the season.