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Holly Crooks

Photographer and Costume Designer
Holly Crooks, visual artist and costume designer for dance and theatre, has been costuming and photographing dancers since 1985. She has worked extensively with Halifax Dance, Symphony Nova Scotia, Gwen Noah Dance, Mocean Dance and with many independent artists as designer and photographer of contemporary dance, with images featured in numerous publications since 1990. Holly returned to school in 2000, completing a BFA in photography at NSCAD University in 2005 with additional studies in sculpture and critical theory.

Her photographic and sculptural work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Halifax at the Khyber Gallery in 2000, Viewpoint Gallery from 2003 to 2007, the Anna Leonowens Gallery in 2004 and 2005, Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Art in a Box, FRED Gallery and, in Ottawa, at IPO Gallery in 2006. In 2007 her series Gathering Time: Meditations on Impermanence was presented at the Neptune Studio Theatre and her photo-based and 3-D work was presented as part of the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 30th Anniversary series, Undercurrents at St. Francis Xavier Gallery, Antigonish in Figuring in the Figure.

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Photograph by Holly Crooks