For Saint Mary’s students, there’s no shortage of cultural exposure. Not only are we located in a culture-rich city filled with music, galleries and theatre, but we also added our own on-campus gallery in 1971. The gallery, which was built to National Gallery of Canada Standards, was the first purpose-built university art gallery in Halifax and focuses on contemporary art.
We’re also home to one of the finest pianos in the region. Many regional and international musicians have played concerts and recorded on this beautiful instrument.
The Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Loyola Building. Please visit our Squarespace page smuartgallery.squarespace.com or our socials (@smugallery) for the most current information on what we are up to.
We have over 2000 works in our permanent collection, which focuses on contemporary Canadian artists. Some of our most notable pieces are works by Nelly Beveridge Gray. We’re proud to feature her watercolours and rubbings of historic reliefs in Mesoamerica, Europe, and Asia.
Many works from our collection are displayed throughout the campus, including commissioned works by John Greer and Mathew Reichertz. We also show works by a variety of artists associated with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD), including Gerald Ferguson, Mitchell Wiebe, and Lucy Pullen.
All of our exhibitions and associated programmes receive significant support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Carley Mullally, Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey, Inbal Newman
February 4- April 16, 2023
HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday 11-5 pm
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- Browse our exhibition archive
The Saint Mary's Gallery focuses on contemporary art, and features both emerging and established artists.
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.
Hours and Contact Information
The Gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Loyola Academic Complex on the Saint Mary’s University Campus.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Admission is free.
Please see the Exhibitions page for our schedule. The gallery is closed for installation between exhibitions.
Phone: 902-456-3632 cell
Please email Pam with any questions or concerns about Permanent Collection Works on Campus. At this time we are no longer placing new work on campus, only maintaining what is out on loan.
Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
923 Robie Street
5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Loyola Bldg, 1st Floor, Halifax, NS B3H 1G3
All of our exhibitions and associated programmes receive significant support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Halifax Regional Municipality.