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Current Exhibitions


TURNING pages: celebrating 100 years of the nelson public library

september 12 – november 22, 2020 | Gallery B

Opening Event: Friday, September 11 (6-9 pm)

guest Curated by anne degrace

Much about how we consume information has changed a great deal over the last hundred years, and as change continues to happen at a rapid rate in the digital age, this exhibition takes a step back to reflect on the role the Nelson Public Library played in the intellectual discourse of this small mining town.

Turning Pages is one in a series of events dedicated to the centennial, including a historical publication designed and written by guest curator Anne DeGrace. Stay tuned for more programming details around the centennial celebration in conjunction with the Nelson Public Library. 

What are the next steps for museums and libraries? Here are some thoughts: Yes Magazine


meryl mcmaster | as immense as the sky

September 26, 2020 – february 28, 2021 | gallery a

Opening Event: Friday, september 25 (7-9 pm)

As an artist with both Plains Cree and European-Canadian ancestry, Meryl McMaster has a unique world view that is expressed in her larger-than-life photography. Self-portraiture featuring desolate landscapes and elaborate costumes and props, the works  in As Immense as the Sky evoke a dreamlike sense of wonder, a touch of loneliness and a wave of emotion.

McMaster, born in Ottawa in 1988, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University and has received a number of awards including the Canon Canada Prize and the Sobey Art Award long list. Collections featuring her compositions include the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Canadian Museum of History.

Thank you to the Canada Council For the Arts and the Ryerson Image Centre for their support on this project.