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The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the campus and is the focus of the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area.

Creation of the gallery was made possible by a major half-million dollar bequest from the estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, as well as numerous donors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure and education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest will also fund bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College. 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm
Monday & Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm


The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is located on St. Lawrence College's Brockville campus.
2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, ON K6V 5X3
To find the Gallery more easily, please use the main entrance at the front of the college.

Current Exhibit

Life in Colour

7th Annual St. Lawrence College Alumni Juried Show: "Life in Colour"

June 6 - July 18, 2014


First- Belia Brandow "Hot Apple Cider", oil

Second- Kitty Kelly "Not Too Close!", acrylic

Third- Pam McKinnon "Watercolour Cake", mixed media

Honourable Mention -Jyneen Horton "The Duffer", ceramic sculpture

Honourable Mention- Keith Hare "Big Bang Theory #1", photography

Learn more about "Life in Colour"

Upcoming Exhibit

Finding Lunch from the Narrow Spaces Exhibit by Phillida HargreavesNARROW SPACES - Phillida Hargreaves

July 25 - August 28, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26, 1-3pm. 

"Narrow Spaces" explores the urban landscape, examining the emotional responses triggered by being in such spaces; those which are hidden and mysterious, confine and enclose, or frame and enhance. Such spaces can elicit anything from pleasure to anticipation, excitement to curiosity, claustrophobia to fear.  These images, loosely based on photographs taken in Canada, Europe, and North Africa, are completed in altered fibres, adding a textural dimension uncommon in typical two dimensional art.

Phillida Hargreaves has been an exhibiting fibre artist for more than twenty years, with group and solo shows across Ontario, Montreal, United States and the United Kingdom.

Learn more about Phillida Hargreaves

Concurently in the Foyer Gallery, Brockville artists Gregory Workman and Michael Fisher will be exhibiting their colourful and expressive acrylic and mixed media works.


Call to Photographers

ABOUT FACE: Creative Portraits in the Age of the Selfie

Submissions accepted June 18 - August 18, 2014

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is pleased to invite photographers of all levels to submit to our upcoming exhibit, 'About Face'. 

The use of mobile devices and social media have shaped how we capture and view the people and world around us.  Portraits are capable of telling stories by depicting information about the subject as it relates to their personality, interests, and experiences.  This exhibit encourages photographers to explore creative ways to capture portraits (including self portraits) through the use of unconventional angles, crops, filters, environments, subjects, manipulation, etc.. This exhibition is NOT limited to the human subject. Cash and prizes totaling $1,000 in value will be awarded. 

 Download the submission form (pdf)

General Call to Artists

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists with professional curricula vitae are invited to submit exhibition proposals. As a learning facility, preference will be given to artists who demonstrate innovation and creativity in their art, and are willing to provide opportunity for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form (pdf).

For more information about the Gallery and upcoming exhibitions please contact:

Christina Chrysler, Curator
613-345-0660 ext. 3636