Located in the heart of Downtown Fredericton, the world-class and recently renovated Beaverbrook Art Gallery houses one of Canada’s most impressive and varied art collections with new and exciting exhibitions presented on a rotational basis.
Current and upcoming exhibitions include:
Judy Blake: Pods - Judy Blake of Lincoln, NB produces sensuous ceramics with smoke-fired glazing. She achieves these effects by extensive experiments with unglazed surface treatments using alternative firing techniques such as sawdust-firing, naked raku and saggar-firing. This exhibition will feature new works inspired by her love of the exquisite beauty of humble seed pods. With each piece, she is interested in finding a subtle balance between strength of form and sense of presence. On display March 27 – September 18, 2023
André LaPointe: Parcours - André Lapointe is one of the most admired and renowned sculptors in Atlantic Canada. A Quebec native, over his nearly 40-year career, LaPointe has been a professor in the visual arts department of the Université de Moncton since 1988 and has had a profound effect on the visual art and environmental sculpture landscape of the region. On display June 18 – September 25, 2023
Melanie Hamilton: Reframing Perspective - Reframing Perspective is about creating work from an authentic female experience. For design inspiration, Hamilton looked to female weaving students at the Bauhaus in Germany. She reclaims the use of soft sculptural materials and weaving techniques in three-dimensional furniture pieces, where her wood structures support the patterns and lines of soft material. These works illustrate the dynamic motion of a woven line and show that material can have both a physical and emotional weight. On display June 9 - September 17, 2023
NBCCD: Diploma Exhibition - Steeped in the legacy of technical craft and design, paired with innovation in modern technology, the graduating class of the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design exhibits their work across eight distinct programs: 3D Digital Design, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Photography/Videography, Textile Design, and Wabanaki Visual Arts. In building a life of creative expression, these alumni honour the past, indulge in the present, and cast a bold light on the luminous future of craft and design. On display June 10 - August 27, 2023
Edward Burtynsky: A Gift so we Might See - Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers. The predominant theme in his work is nature transformed through industry and he has documented some of the most poignant examples of this around the world. On display June 18– September 25, 2023.
Susan Low-Beer: Specimen - A graduate of the Fine Arts program at Mount Allison University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States, Susan Low-Beer is one of Canada’s pre-eminent ceramic artists. The Specimen works are elusive in their exact meaning and are rooted in abstraction. They read as organs of the body with tubes, veins and arteries that connect one form to another. Patchy and worn textured surfaces and precarious placements suggest both a vulnerability and a drollness to life passing. As metaphors, they create a narrative on the nuances and dynamics of human relationships.On display June 16– September 18, 2023
Shane Perley-Dutcher: Weaving the Past and Present - Shane Perley-Dutcher is a Wolastoq mixed media artist from the Neqotkuk Wolasqiyik (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick. He trained at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, earning a Diploma in Natives Art Studies and Jewellery Manufacturing. Shane draws his design inspiration from Wolastoqiyik traditional knowledge and contemporary aesthetics. On display June 1 – December 1, 2023
Hatem Ali: Illustrating Life - Hatem is an Egyptian-born illustrator who currently lives in New Brunswick with his wife, son, and more pets than people. His work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. An award-winning and internationally-admired artist and illustrator, he has illustrated many books for young people that have earned multiple starred reviews and positions on the New York Times bestseller lists. On display June 1 – December 1, 2023.
Escape: Art from New Brunswick’s WWII Internment Camp - Originally, B70 Internment Camp about 25 miles outside Fredericton was home to German and Austrian Jews who fled the Nazis during the Second World War. Later, it became a prisoner-of-war camp. Fifty-two buildings once stood at the site, housing almost 1,000 men at any given time. The internees included a vast range of people, from blue-collar workers to PhD academics and artists. This exhibition will explore the drawn, the painted, the handmade, and the crafted items by many of these prisoners, transported and trapped here by no fault of their own. The work will show how art and creation was, and is, a powerful means to embody the human spirit and optimism, at a time where these were so desperately needed. On display October 1 – December 1, 2023.
Omar Gandhi: Architect - Omar Gandhi Architect is a Canadian architectural firm established in 2010, with two small studios located in Halifax and Toronto. Gandhi’s firm is known for its work blending contemporary architectural style with rural vernacular influences, and for sensitivity to the natural landscape of Canada’s Atlantic coast, where the majority of the work is found. On display October 9, 2023 – January 10, 2024.
Vision & Dialogue: The Painted Work of Jennifer Pazienza & Paul-Édouard Bourque - Geof Ramsay is a multi-disciplinary designer whose work brings together traditional craft, modern manufacturing techniques and materiality through a uniquely modern Maritime lens. His ongoing exploration of modern Maritime product design led to the founding of Harbour, a design studio dedicated to the evolution and dissemination of the modern design of Atlantic Canada in 2014. On display October 1 – December 31, 2023.
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