The mandate of the Art Gallery of Northumberland is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a community gallery for the enjoyment and education of the people of Northumberland County.

We exist to serve all of Northumberland County as a public gallery. We present intellectually stimulating exhibitions and programming, as well as maintain a permanent collection of visual arts. Along with exhibitions we fulfill our mandate through educational activities which encourage active dialogue between the Gallery audience and the visual arts; including lectures, films, workshops, artist talks and tours.

Student educational programs are provided both in the Gallery and in the classroom. Special programs for secondary school students have been developed in collaboration with community schools and teachers.

The AGN is Northumberland County’s largest collecting public art gallery, exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art and is a vital cultural hub for artists. 

Learn more about our Reopening Guidelines here.

On View

The AGN presents intellectually stimulating exhibitions that spark conversations, inspire creativity and enlighten the minds of all-ages.

Featuring a year-round program of exhibitions, the AGN is committed to nurturing and promoting Canadian artists, and we strive to exhibit works that advance critical enquiry and community connection to contemporary visual arts. 

November 19

to January 7

We invite emerging and established artists to submit to our 44th Juried Exhibition offering artists exposure to the Northumberland County community.

September 13

to October 15

The exhibit consists of an 8 x 12ft mural painted on-site, an Augmented Reality project expanding on the mural, and three additional paintings on canvas.

September 10

to October 15

This membership exhibition explores the theme of ambient landscapes reflecting upon the natural environment.

July 9

to September 4

A gifted musician and talented artist, come and explore Michael Kuczer’s commitment to abstract art with a fluid influence relayed through his musical background.

February 1

to October 15

Exhibiting paintings, drawing and photographs presenting the intimate physical sensations evoked by the boundary setting protocols of the pandemic.

Events at a Glance

The AGN hosts a variety of community-involved events throughout the year including exhibition opening receptions, artist talks, artist meet-ups, and fundraising initiatives. 

We also engage with our audiences virtually on various digital platforms. This has been successful for allowing our events to reach a wider audience and they are easily accessible at any time.

Stay connected with us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube or sign up for the AGN Newsletter to learn more about our upcoming events!

October 1

Join us for an in-depth conversation with artist duo Amy Shakleton and Julian Brown to discuss their current exhibition.

Get Involved

Our innovative exhibitions and community outreach and education programs are made possible through your support. There are so many ways that you can get involved and help us deliver the best in visual arts programming to our community.

Learn About Art

Encouraging learning through art, with a highly engaging programme, supporting cognitive, fine motor and emotional/affective development in children while encouraging joyful intergenerational engagement with art.

The AGN Youth Council represents Northumberland County youth ages 14-18 who have a passion for the arts and want to build the relationship between young people and art institutions.
The Mini Art Gallery project encourages the creation and delivery of art throughout our community, making art accessible to all while encouraging community engagement!
Using the Art Gallery of Northumberland’s Permanent Collection as the subject matter, we offer conversation, reflection and analysis points, as well as projects inspired by the works presented.

Our Collection

The AGN’s Permanent Collection at present consists of over 1,000 works of local, regional, national and international significance, predominantly by Canadian artists.

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