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The Galleries

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As a public community gallery for the 1000 Islands region located in downtown Brockville, our mission is to enhance visual literacy and provide vivid cultural experiences through engaging historical artistic traditions and innovative modern visual arts exhibits.


Current Exhibits

Nonfiction Reading Room Gallery

April - June 2018

Rachel Buchner

Artist Statement: I am an artist that enjoys using bright colours to express emotions and positivity to the viewer. I enjoy using abstract art to express emotion and "go with the flow" of the paint and wherever it leads me. I also love giving the viewer a chance to find their own meaning in my abstract artwork. I enjoy drawing, particularly animals. I tend to "think outside the box" with both drawing and painting in order to bring a unique perpective to the viewer. I am also very interested in the correlation between art and getting through life's struggles, and the use of art for its therapeutic value. I like to explore different ways of expressing art through paiting and drawing mediums. Thanks to fine art courses at the University of Guelph. Grateful to all the people who have supported me in my artwork.

Fiction Reading Room Gallery

April - June 2018

Jeremy Snelson


Young Adult Gallery

Winter 2018

Thousand Islands Secondary School Visual Arts Students


Open Call to Artists

Brockville Public Library accepts submissions for our exhibit programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Preference will be given to local artists from the 1000 Islands area.

The Library provides promotion through online and social media and offers the opportunity for an opening reception. The Brockville Public Library does not charge exhibition fees or commission on sales; however donations, either financial or in kind, are appreciated.

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in our galleries please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form and submit to Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca.

Artist Open Call


Permanent Collection

The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library holds a number of works of art on exhibit by historical and contemporary Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, R.H. Lindsay, Richard Jack, Frederick Coburn and Percy Woodcock who were integral artists in the Brockville Arts School from 1886 to 1898.

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