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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

January – March 2019

Christina Chrysler (email)

ABOUT THE ART: Christina’s series, Urban Escapes, centers on the Urban environment. As in much of her previous work, each piece focuses on small details and observations; the ignored street performer, architectural details of the past juxtaposed with graffiti or modern elements, quiet corners, and unique perspectives. Through her photography and paintings, Christina endeavors to capture the energy and vitality that exists in large urban centres—whether that be through simplified form, shape, and colour in her paintings (influenced by stenciled street art), or capturing the impact of time and changing society on the urban landscape through her photography. Mixed media works explore the textures and ‘feel’ of the urban environment.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Christina has lived in a number of communities across Eastern Ontario before settling in the Brockville area. Christina is Professor of Fine Arts and Program Coordinator for the Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts program as well as the renowned 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts at St. Lawrence College. Working for years as a practicing mixed-media artist, Christina has exhibited works in mixed media, watercolour, printmaking and photography in Canada and the United States. Her art is held in private collections around the world including the USA, England, Ireland, the Philippines, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and Brazil. Christina now creates from her home studio in Spencerville, ON.


Fiction Reading Room Gallery

January – March 2019

Brockville 50+ Centre Art Class


Young Adult Gallery

Check back soon for more information


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.

Note: We are currently seeking art to be displayed starting in April 2019. If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in our galleries please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form and submit to Brandy at [email protected].

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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