Campus Life

Art Gallery

The Saint Mary's Gallery focuses on contemporary art, and features both emerging and established artists.

We show between five and eight new exhibitions every year. We also frequently host panels, lectures, and artists' presentations.


Current Exhibition

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Works from the Permanent Collection curated by Julia McMillan

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, 21 April, 8 pm


A Chisholm Untitled lis and letters 


Image: Ada Chisholm, Untitled, ink jet print on paper.

Exhibition on view: 22 April – 4 June 2017

Curator's Talk: Saturday, 29 April, 3 pm


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Upcoming Exhibitions


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Works from the Permanent Collection

22 April - 4 June 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, 21 April, 8 pm


AgitProp: Soviet propaganda  1905-1945

17 June - 30 July 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, 16 June, 8 pm



Our Permanent Collection

Our permanent collection contains over 2500 works, including such contemporary artists as Marlene Creates, Peter Dykhuis, Gerald Ferguson, Lorraine Field, Jamelie Hassan, Charlotte Lindgren, Camille Zakharia and Matt Wedel.

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Hours and Contact Information

The Gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Loyola Academic Complex on the Saint Mary’s University Campus, accessible from Gorsebrook Avenue off Robie Street south of the McNally Building.

Admission is free. 

Hours of OperationTuesday to Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays and holidays

Please see the Exhibitions page for our schedule. The gallery is closed for installation between exhibitions. Our offices are open, but please call or email ahead.

General Information

Phone: 902.420.5445

See our Contacts page for our staff list and shipping address.

Keep up with us on Social Media
Twitter: @SMUgallery
Instagram: @smugallery

All of our exhibitions and associated programmes receive significant support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Halifax Regional Municipality.