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. 

 

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. 

January 14

to March 25

Oli Goldsmith’s performative and expository artworks, brings to us all, as audience, worlds as playful, transitory and evocative as the images, words and phrases in them.

November 19

to February 25

This exhibition uses eleven works from the Permanent Collection to assess the relationship between humans and birds.

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. 

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!

February 25

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Guest Curator Avery Geboers of the current ‘A Novice Birder’s Guide to Prophecy’ exhibition along with Richard Pope, author of Flight from Grace – A Cultural History of Humans and Birds.

News & Updates

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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.

Do you love art? Are you a people person? Get involved and help us deliver the best in visual arts programming to our community.
Your membership helps us acquire new artworks, support the exhibitions programme and to expand appreciation of the visual arts.
Our innovative exhibitions and community outreach and education programs are made possible through your support.

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.
Bring your class or group to the AGN for a guided tour with art making component. Our programs will stimulate learning through art in a thoughtful and inspiring way.
The Mini Art Gallery project encourages the creation and delivery of art throughout our community, making art accessible to all while encouraging community engagement!

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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