Frances Dorsey

Frances Dorsey is an artist and gardener living in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Retired now from teaching at NSCAD, she enjoys the opportunity for reflection, making and observance of the astonishing worlds surrounding us all. In the daily scramble we often don’t have the opportunity to appreciate the rocks, plants, and weather phenomena for what they actually are, so being able to slow down and ponder is a wonderful gift.

Her work has been shown across Canada as well as in Korea, Australia and the United States, and she is a recipient of various awards, most recently the Arts Nova Scotia Award for an Established Artist. In 2022 she curated Plant Kingdom, an exhibition at the Dalhousie University Art Gallery featuring the work of eight artists including herself. Additionally she was instrumental in establishing a pollinator garden on the Dalhousie University campus.

Frances’ previous works