The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design (NSCCD) is a public institution dedicated to education, promotion and the provision of opportunity for Nova Scotia artisans and artists to exhibit their work. NSCCD is under the management of the nonprofit Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (NSDCC). The Mary E. Black Gallery (MEBG) within the NSCCD is Nova Scotia’s only public gallery with a fine craft mandate and hosts local, regional, national and international fine craft exhibitions year round.
The exhibitions, publications and educational programs of MEBG reflect historical and contemporary expressions, both regionally and nationally, and promote fine craft that embodies the energy and innovative spirit of Mary E. Black (1896-1988), the province’s first craft administrator, a noted weaver and author.
MEBG mandate is to present exhibitions which educate the public about craft and design, and to promote the pursuance of excellence in the craft community.