Located in Glenhyrst Gardens, a beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park on the banks of the Grand River, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant offers exciting views both indoors and out. This picturesque property was bequeathed to the City of Brantford by Mr. Edmund Cockshutt in 1957, with his wishes that it be a place for artistic and cultural pursuits. In 1986, the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant was established as a public, nonprofit art gallery.
Throughout the year, the Gallery offers contemporary fine art exhibitions; guided tours, classes, lectures, events, an Art Rental Service, Giftshop and rental of the estate facilities. In addition, the Gallery has a Permanent Collection of over 700 artworks. We encourage everyone to become a member today and discover something for everyone at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant.Visit the gallery in the gardens soon. We look forward to seeing you!
Located just one hour from Toronto and the Niagara Region, finding us is easy! Click HERE for directions to our facility.
Meet Our Staff
Education & Art Rental Coordinator
Meet Our Board of Directors
Stan Gorecki, President of the Board
Adam Szabluk, Vice-President of the Board
Katherine Newsome, Secretary
Meet Our Instructors
Karen received a B.A. from the University of Guelph and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. In 2002, as Art Specialist, Karen began designing and delivering over 30 art workshops for both schools visiting the gallery as well as in classrooms through the Art Reach program. In 2007 she accepted the position of Art Rental Coordinator while continuing on as Art Specialist. In 2008, as Education Coordinator, Karen was responsible for education programming at the gallery as well as the Art Rental program. In September 2012, Karen will focus on education as the Education Coordinator.
A graphic artist, Drew is a teacher at Mohawk College in the Graphic Design and Comic Design/Scripting department as well as owner of Pulpy Fiction Productions that specializes in pre-production work for film, television and animation.
An award-winning watercolour artist Chelo was born in Spain and came to Canada in 1969. She has participated in many group and solo exhibitions throughout southern Ontario and her works are in many Public and Private Collections in Canada, USA and England.
Cathy lives in Brantford and has worked in horticulture for 10 years. She has won two first place gardening awards from the “Touch of Earth” contest and an award in horticulture from the Brantford Gardening Club.