Fredericton / Calendar / Beaverbrook Art Gallery Exhibitions
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

Canadian Art from the Permanent Collection (Until December 2019)

The post-contact European practice of academically “trained” or studio-based artists began to take root in what is now eastern Canada in the late 17th century, producing paintings, drawings and sculptural works. Native-born and immigrant artists soon mastered many genres, including portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and narrative scenes, absorbing influences and techniques from Europe, but tempered by the subject matter here at home.

Atlantic Canadian Art from the Permanent Collection (Until December 2019)

The eastern Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland have a rich history when it comes to the visual arts and fine craft.

Big & Bold (Until September 15, 2019) 

Grand paintings in a grand space: Discover large, contemporary artworks on view in our pavilion galleries, where we make use of their soaring walls.

The Pre-Raphaelite Heavenly Vision (Until December 6, 2019) 

The 19th century British Pre-Raphaelite movement was dedicated to restoring the visionary quality of early Medieval art and thought to a Victorian sensibility. Their artworks gushed a cascade of luminous symbols and mythological themes, all rigidly enclosed by a sinuous bounding line. For such refined and transcendental symbolism, look no further than William Morris’s exquisite Peacock and Dragon tapestry, and Edward Burne-Jones’ elegant Portrait of a Young Woman.

Percy Sacobie – Wolastoqiyik Storyteller

June 1 – December 30

Local artist Percy Sacobie is a multidisciplinary artist of the St. Mary’s First Nation, whose paintings are characterised by their bright colours and bold lines. His works in the exhibition Wolastoqiyik Storyteller are both autobiographical and historical, and respond to themes of nature, community, and storytelling. The exhibition is presented with support from St. Mary’s Wolastoqiyik.

Carl Beam: One Who is Brave Hearted

June 1 – September 15

Carl Beam: One Who is Brave-Hearted, features selections of work from the Beaverbrook’s permanent collection. Ojibwa artist Carl Beam was a critical figure in recent First Nations art in Canada, and he was the first artist of Indigenous ancestry to have works purchased by the National Gallery of Canada as contemporary art. He preferred modern techniques such as prints and photo-transfers to traditional methods, and would use these techniques to juxtapose symbols of personal significance with historical images. Of particular note the landmark Columbus Suite series by Carl Beam will be on display as part of this exhibition. 

Karen Stentaford – The Process of Time

June 1 – September 30

Karen Stentaford – The Process of Time, is a survey exhibition presenting photographs from the past decade of Stentaford’s work – images that often employ alternative processes such as the vintage wet-plate collodion process. Her work investigates ideas of place, absence, and memory, and is influenced by the Newfoundland landscape of her childhood.

Studio Watch: Emerging Artist – Painting, 2019: Julie Caissie

June 8 –December 15

Julie Caissie is an Acadian visual artist from Moncton, New Brunswick. Attracted to unfamiliar or contradictory universes, her artistic process explores the subtle relationships where painting, photography, performance, and sculpture meet and intersect to become interdisciplinary.

Jun 12 - Dec 30, 2019