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Nocturne Halifax - Image & Sound

Echo Location Inkwell Nocturne 2020

Nocturne will be a little different this year. Spanning October 12-17 within K'jipuktuk/Halifax and virtually everywhere, Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 13th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets.

For the past 10 years, Inkwell has been an exhibit location with a participatory component. This year with Covid-19 introduces new creative restraints. We're looking forward to presenting an audio visual display or our printmaking process. Here is our exhibit description:

Echolocation inspired printing project that will evolve daily over the five days of Nocturne. As echolocation can be defined as using sound rather than light to build an image, each day the project will be revealed online using sound only. On the last day (October 17th), the final art will be revealed and a free, limited edition print will be available at Inkwell (while quantity lasts).

Follow along daily from 10/13/20-10/17/20!

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the guide to enjoy all of the projects. If you're a collector of our letterpress keepsakes, the limited edition prints will be available on October 17th while quantity lasts.

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Gift Certificate Printing Video

We recently reprinted more of our gift certificates! You can purchase one as a gift for a friend or for yourself to use in our downtown Halifax shop once things settle down.

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Freebies

Please enjoy these free printables!

We'd love to see your finished artwork or posters hanging! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @inkwellboutique!

Nova Scotia Mayflower (We Bloom Amid the Snow) colouring sheet

Halifax Street Car Paper Toy activity

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Free Halifax Street Car Paper Toy Printable

Enjoy this free printable colouring page that you can cut out and make into a paper toy! Click here or on image to download. We'd love to see your finished toys! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @inkwellboutique! Check out our other printables here!

Halifax Street Car Paper Toy Printable

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Nocturne Halifax - Monumental Signage ✨

Nocturne Halifax 2019

Nocturne is Saturday, October 19th!

Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 12th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 19th.



Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake! This year’s theme is SCAFFOLD and we’ll reveal the design that visitors will be printing closer to the day of the event. This year’s project will truly commemorate the night and all ages are welcome!



Here is our exhibit description:

Downtown Halifax is in a state of flux. Almost everywhere you turn there is scaffolding staged to help build new or improve existing structures. Halifax once had illuminated scaffold signage in its downtown core too. For one night, participants can mix the old with the new and print by hand a Nocturne sign keepsake using a century-old letterpress.

Keep your eyes peeled for the guide to plan your route. We look forward to seeing you out! Until then, check out the post that Nocturne has put together to Have the Best Nocturne Ever!

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Lunar Landing at Inkwell! 🌕

lunar landing at inkwell

COME PRINT YOUR OWN FREE LETTERPRESS KEEPSAKE!

 

Have you heard!? We'll have our letterpress set up from 11-2 on Saturday, July 20th.

 

Come print your own free moon-themed coaster in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing!

All are welcome!

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Uppercase Print/Maker book Feature

We are through the roof ecstatic to see an 8-page spread of our handmade creations showcased in this new book Print/Maker by Uppercase Magazine! We are truly humbled to be included alongside so many talented peers, friends and artists we've carried over the years!

The book contains 48 profiles, 368 pages and over 660 images from all sorts of printmaking mediums like silkscreen, letterpress, risograph, linocut and more by artists from all around the globe!

Available now in our Halifax shop!

Uppercase Print/Maker book Inkwell Originals Inkwell Boutique

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Nocturne Halifax - Tiny News! 🎨

Nocturne Inkwell Tiny News Newspaper

Nocturne is Saturday! 

Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 11th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 13th.

Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake, which this year is your own tiny newspaper to commemorate the night!

We’ll also have 15% off regular priced items in-store on October 13th!

*Please note the temporary adjustment in our hours - we are open noon-midnight on Saturday, October 13th*

Check out the Nocturne guide to plan your route.

We look forward to seeing you out!

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