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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.


Special Events

Oh Canada - Art Show and People's Choice Awards

The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library invite submissions of artworks to celebrate Canada 150. Submissions will be exhibited at the library from July through August. Winners will be chosen by people's choice ballots.

Submissions accepted: June 19th - 23rd, 2017
Exhibition: July - August, 2017
Winners announced: July 31st


  • 1st place: $150 and $50 Hang Ups gift certificate
  • 2nd place: $100 and $25 DBIA gift certificate
  • 3rd place: $75 and $25 DBIA gift certificate

** Plus three honourable mention awards of $25

Special thanks to the Friends of the Brockville Public Library, Hang Ups and DBIA for sponsoring the awards!

Art submission and contest guidelines.
Contact Brandy for more information.


Current Exhibits

Nonfiction Reading Room Gallery

April - June 2017

Rathi Peruma (website)

I am an engineer who moved to Canada from India 6 years ago. Engineering was always my passion or so I thought until 7 months ago I taught myself how to paint. I have not stopped since. I believe that painting, helps me express emotions that words cannot. It helps me project & portray myself in the form of colours. I love the way different colours amalgamate together to form unique shades and bright, vibrant, attractive art, much like how I would like to see the world filled with different types of individuals, live together in peace and harmony, blending together as one universal work of art.

Fiction Reading Room Gallery

April - June 2017

Jeremy Snelson

Please check out his bio here.

Exhibit Cases

June 2017

Robert Mark Roche

The artisan who creates these churches and cabins suffered from a traumatic brain injury with resulting memory loss, in a car accident in 1986.

The wood for these buildings is obtained by tediously shaving the wood off discarded telephone poles and hydro posts.

Each church and cabin depicting pioneer housing is different in design.

Inquire at the service desk for more information.

Robert Mark Roche Display

Young Adult Gallery

Winter 2017

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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Upcoming Special Events

  • Oh Canada Art Show & People's Choice Award
    Submissions being exhibited at the Library July-August; winners chosen by people's choice ballots. More details.

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Join us for an afternoon of painting and socializing August 13th, 4-6pm @ the Brimstone. More details.

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