The Yellow Box Gallery is currently presenting the spring exhibition “Places” featuring a series of paintings by Bess Forrestall, incorporating imagery from the artist’s recent work and travels in India. Forrestall’s work explores the subjective qualities of place as it informs individual identity. The exhibition features paintings based or her experience of home and away. 

Forrestall has recently completed an internship with the Common Wealth Museums Association and the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Place Museum in Jaipur India where she was working on developing institutional programing.

During her employment with the Palace Museum, she organized a regional seminar on museum accessibility and curated an exhibition examining the influence of European photographic imagery on Indian perceptions of place.

Forrestall holds a Fine Arts degree with a major in painting from Mount Allison University and MA in art education from Concordia University. In addition to the Palace Museum in Jaipur, Forrestall has worked in a diversity of art gallery settings including the Owens Art Gallery, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, The Nova Scotia Art Gallery and Gallerie FOFA in Montreal.

She is currently teaching art at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery and the Sacred Heart School an independent Catholic school in Halifax.
The exhibition continues until the end of May.