Upcoming Exhibits


Enlighten yourself by viewing our year-round exhibitions!

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s year-round exhibition schedule offers the community enlightening and challenging exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists as well as a Biennial Juried Exhibition open to Ontario artists. Art works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection are also displayed regularly throughout the exhibition calendar.


May 27th to July 23, 2017
The View from Here: Selections for Glenhyrst’s Permanent Collection

The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition highlights the special contributions made by local, regional, national, and indigenous artists from Canada. With the formation of the gallery in 1956, a strong collection of historical, modern, and contemporary artworks were brought together and continue to grow. Today, the Glenhyrst’s impressive permanent collection includes over 600 artworks from Canadian, indigenous, and international artists. This exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase some of the collection’s most exceptional works. From the historical landscapes and portraits of Robert Reginald Whale, the bold abstracts of Hortense Gordon, and the dynamic Woodland paintings of Blake Debassige, these artworks come to locate and define our identities, histories, and communities.


July 29th to Sept 24, 2017
Artists Jason McLean and Fiona Smyth use illustration and personal experience to form mind maps and fantastical figures, questioning how the artist’s life is deeply connection to the creative process.

Sept 30th – Nov 26th
In this exhibition, Keith Shearsby and Murray Favro explore the ways that aesthetic objects can function practically and impractically.

December 1, 2016  – January 1, 2018
Vibrant Palette – Children’s Exhibit
The Vibrant Palette Exhibition features artwork from local elementary and high school students. The exhibition corresponds to the opening of the Brantford Lights festival.



Exhibit #1
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Glenhyrst Art Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Kapwani Kiwanga. Raised in Brantford, educated in Montreal, and based in Paris, France, she returns to the Glenhyrst—where she took art classes as a child—to interpret her early life in the city.

Exhibition Proposal

Exhibition Proposal Guidelines Your information package to the gallery should include: Cover letter – addressed to Matthew Ryan Smith, Curator.  Please tell us who you are, what you have been working on and outline your proposal. Curriculum vitae – which […]