Art Gallery

The Art Gallery houses about 10 exhibitions every year, with professional, high-quality pieces exploring a variety of themes, approaches and mediums. The Gallery is known for the diversity of its exhibits, displaying the work of local, national and international artists.

Art Gallery
176 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Pointe-Claire, Quebec  H9S 4J7
514-630-1254
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The Art Gallery can be reached by buses 211, 411, 405 or 485, leaving from Lionel-Groulx metro. Visit www.stm.info for more information.

Hours
Monday to Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 9 p.m.

Free admission. Accessible by elevator.

History

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery is located on the third floor of a beautiful home built by Charles MacLean in 1905. The building was acquired by the City of Pointe-Claire from May Beatrice Stewart for a symbolic $1 in 1954 and became the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre in 1959.

Vi Duncanson, who had been instrumental in founding the Centre, became its Administrative Director. She also got the ball rolling to open an art gallery in the Centre and was officially mandated to do so with help from Evan Turner, Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Paul Morisset, Director of Extension Services at the National Gallery of Canada, Professor Winthrop Judkins of McGill University, and his wife, Helen Judkins. The Stewart Hall Art Gallery opened its doors to the public in 1963.

The MacLean residence was already an art gallery: well before the Gallery’s official opening, the attic space on the third floor was used to present exhibits.

 

Programming

Working mostly with contemporary art, the Art Gallery actively participates in developing Quebec and Canadian modern art by both recognizing established artists and encouraging up-and-coming artists. Through its cultural mediation programs and educational activities (workshops, lectures, screenings and meetings), the Stewart Hall Art Gallery encourages the community to get involved and helps to make art accessible to everyone.

For more information on Art Gallery programming, see Cultural Notes or our Events Calendar.

 

Previous exhibitions

Boutique

176 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road (2nd floor)
Pointe-Claire, Quebec  H9S 4J7
514-630-1221


Hours

Monday to Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

The Boutique offers a wide selection of high-quality contemporary crafts made by over 90 Canadian artists, most of whom are from the greater Montreal area. Come see a beautiful collection of functional and decorative objects, including jewellery, stained glass, blown glass, pottery, baskets, textiles, wooden objects, and mixed media pieces.


Visit the Kids’ Corner!

The Kids’ Corner offers items for children that are designed and hand-made by local artisans.

 

File submission process for exhibition projects

Mandate of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents high-quality professional exhibitions exploring a wide variety of themes, art practices, and mediums. Specializing in contemporary art, the Gallery actively supports the visual arts in Québec and Canada by acknowledging established artists and promoting emerging ones. Through its cultural mediation and educational programs – workshops, talks, films, and lectures – the Stewart Hall Art Gallery fosters community involvement and helps make art accessible to all.

 

Annual exhibition program

The annual program includes seven exhibitions, each lasting approximately six weeks. The exhibition organized every year from October to December is dedicated to renewing the Stewart Hall Art Rental Collection. The six other exhibitions are chosen by an internal committee responsible for the diversity and consistency of the program as a whole.

 

Eligible files

Curators and professional artists from all countries and specializing in all art forms can submit their file to the Stewart Hall Art Gallery. According to the Act respecting the professional status of artists, professional artists are dedicated to their works; exhibit, produce, or publish their works; and are recognized by their peers by way of an honourable mention, an award, a prize, a scholarship, an appointment to an adjudication committee, or by any other similar means.

 

File contents

The submission must contain the following elements (in French or English):

  • a project statement describing the theme, approach, contents of the proposed exhibition, and the link between the various artists, if any;
  • 10 to 15 images of each artist’s recent work, along with a descriptive list;
  • the curriculum vitae of each artist, as well as that of the curator or any other person involved with the project if necessary;
  • any other document deemed relevant for the evaluation of the file (press kit, exhibition catalogues, etc.).

 

Submission date and deadline

Files can be submitted year round. However, they will be analyzed only once or twice per year on an irregular basis. Please allow up to twelve months for a reply.

Out of concern for the environment, we prefer submissions sent by email. Proposals must be addressed to the Stewart Hall Art Gallery and emailed to stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca. For submissions sent by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like us to return your materials.

 

 Art Rental and Sales Service

Since its creation in 1967 for Canada’s Centennial, the Art Rental and Sales Service has taken an active role in promoting and sharing art within the community. Over 110 contemporary works of art are made available annually to the public for rent or purchase.

Every year, the Art Rental and Sales Service updates its collection and invites artists to submit their works of art to panel members. The selected works of art, which include drawings, paintings, photographs, engravings and mixed media pieces, are initially put on exhibit at the Art Gallery and are then made available for sale or rent.

 

To receive calls for submission for the Art Rental and Sales Service, click HERE to sign up.

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Information

For more information, please call 514-630-1254, extension 1778, or email manel.benchabane@pointe-claire.ca.

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