Exhibitions at the Public Art Centre take place in our Gallery ONE, TWO and THREE. Tours are free of charge and can be organized in advance for school and community groups. For more information please see Education Programs.

Current Exhibitions

Robert Ruby

The Mechanics of Meaning

April 15 to June 3, 2023

Gallery One and Two

Artist Reception May 6, 2023 1-3pm
''The Mechanics of Meaning' is an exhibition of mixed media art including many assemblages, and to varying degrees all works represent a personal post-concussive study of a decades-long journey through life with an ABI (Acquired Brain Injury). Also known as 'The Invisible Injury', for an ABI survivor to try and explain their new sense of normal to people can be compared to trying to nail a hunk of Jello to an orange tree; largely fruitless. That considered, the intention with 'The Mechanics of Meaning' is to 'visually' showcase the issues, experiences, challenges and the mechanics of navigating through life with an ABI.

Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Elgin County  

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Gallery One and Two

June 10 to July 22, 2023

Artists choose landscapes as their subjects for a variety of reasons. In addition to wanting to represent or replicate their obvious beauty, some artists opt to create these depictions to study and explore various aesthetic elements, like light, colour, and texture. Additionally, some artists also use scenes of nature as a way to tell a story, illustrate an idea, or conceptualize a metaphor.

This exhibition will explore landscape painting using a variety of media and approaches— from abstraction to representational painting—with the local landscape in and around Elgin County serving as a catalyst for their own artistic pursuits. Each artist has been chosen for a different perspective both real and imaginary.

Artists included in the exhibition: William St. Thomas Smith, Ross Reverdy Osgood, Patrick Landsley, Carolyn Curtis, Jeff Wilmore, Robin Baratta, Ron Kingswood and many more.

Upcoming Exhibitions

In View of the Artist

Annual Juried Exhibition

Gallery One and Two

July 23 to September 9, 2023

Application deadline: July 15, 2023 at 4pm