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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

July - September 2018

Gina Widzinski

Artist statement: Retirement is my opportunity to focus on drawing and painting the images from nature and landscapes that have filled my head but never actually made it onto canvases.  Drawing in charcoal or graphite has been the tools of a lifelong habit yet always i was intimidated by actually applying all those assorted colour combinations into landscapes. Not anymore.

This past two year the passion to create took a hold, and with much gratitude to the BPL for this gallery space, I am over the moon delighted to present my ponies, animal critters in their natural habitat and farm animals just being farm animals. Long drives in the country and along the St.Lawrence cultivated my developing colour sense with the amazing vibrant colours of our changing seasons .  I have just begun and I humbly offer my art work.


Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed all the laying in, glazing and splattering mess of making art.


Coming in October:

raser Radford


Special Exhibit

September - October 2018

Cynthia Postma

Soleil (Sun) Oct. 2016

Soleil is an experimental artwork that was created by concentrating the rays of the sun through a magnifying glass onto the surface of a gallery-wrapped canvas.

Soleil was exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta in 2016 as part of the 'Small Spaces, Big Ideas' Showcase.

The artwork is available for purchase through the artist.

Cynthia is a multidisciplinary Canadian visual artist, known for drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and collage; often abstract or conceptual/subtle clues to narrative; process of reduction, material experimentation, and minimal intervention or minimalist (seeks to expose the essence, essentials or identity of a subject by eliminating all non-essential forms, features and/or concepts)


Fiction Reading Room Gallery

September - October 2018

Pete Vander Velde Photography

Artist statement: I love art. Abstract and landscape.  Portrait and macro. I try to implement these into my photography.  I strive to achieve a unique view of everyday objects. I take a familiar landscape or object and through vision and my computer, turn it into something that would add a focal point to any home. 



Young Adult Gallery

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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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