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New John Neville Painting for Sale
Proceeds go to saving the Concrete House


Phil and James

oil on canvas
24 x 36

We are so happy to share that Nova Scotia folk artist and master printmaker John Neville will generously be donating all the proceeds from the sale of his newest painting "Phil and James" to the Charles Macdonald Concrete House Rehabilitation Project! This 24"x36" oil painting, listed for $6500, depicts two fishermen out to sea, battling against wild waves. A ship can be seen in the background, struggling too against the elements. 

"Phil and James" is available for viewing at the Secord Gallery in Halifax (located upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road) until December 15 or when the painting is sold. The Secord Gallery has also kindly agreed to waive their commission so that all proceeds from the sale will go directly to help save the concrete house.

If you’re interested in seeing the painting or would like to be the lucky one to acquire it and support a local cause, drop into the Secord Gallery during their open hours or give them a call at (902) 423-6644,

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Prior to 2019, the Concrete House was a thriving cultural hub in the Centreville area. Between the organizations founding in 1996 and 2019, the Concrete House hosted community picnics, musical events, art exhibits, and even a home to a family that was displaced by the flooding of the Jijuktu'kwejk River.

Our goal is to save the Concrete House for future generations and to update systems so that it is a functional year-round. 

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