Stewart Hall Art Gallery

The Art Gallery hosts about 10 exhibitions every year, displaying the work of professional, local, national and international artists that explore a variety of themes, approaches and mediums.



Artists: Beth Frey, Adam Kinner, Suzy Lake, Anna Jane McIntyre, Élise Provencher, Simon S. Belleau, Karen Tam

Curator: Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau

Offstage is a collective exhibition that seeks to explore the theatrical aspect inherent in all curated exhibitions. In what ways does the gallery become a stage? At what point does the exhibition become a performance? Together, the artworks both challenge and activate the space in which they are installed, placing tension on the boundaries between visual arts and theatre. The Offstage exhibition is conceived by independent curator Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau in collaboration with the Stewart Hall Art Gallery.

Sunday June 4, 2 p.m.

June 4 to August 13, 2023

Artist Residency:
Beth Frey

Beth Frey’s artist residency finissage:
Sunday, July 9, 2 p.m.

Sunday to Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays in June, July and August


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 Montréal 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.


Working mostly with contemporary art, the Art Gallery actively participates in developing Québec 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


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

Regular schedule
September to May
Summer Schedule
June, July and August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday : Closed

The Boutique offers a wide selection of high-quality contemporary crafts made by over 90 Canadian artists, most of whom are from the greater Montréal 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

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery invites curators, artists and artist collectives to submit an exhibition project proposal for its 2024-2025 program.

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting professional-calibre exhibitions in contemporary and current art through a program of varied and innovative exhibitions. The Stewart Hall Art Gallery supports a plurality of artistic approaches and practices and is committed to presenting diverse voices and perspectives. The Gallery is also keen to encourage community participation and create a dialogue with different audiences through a program of cultural mediation and educational activities.

Located in the attic of the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, the exhibition space presents an atypical and unique architecture and breathtaking view of Lake Saint-Louis. The architectural elements have a powerful presence (sloping walls, wooden beams and brick chimney) and movable walls make it possible to modulate the space according to the needs of the projects.

Curatorial projects and collective exhibitions are encouraged, in particular, because of the size and character of the space. For solo or duo exhibition projects, we ask that you explain how you will occupy the space of the Gallery. Also, a space in the secondary Gallery called the “project room” can accommodate smaller-scale projects, artist residencies or complementary projects to the main exhibitions.

Your project submission must include the following items:

  • Up-to-date resume (and that of collaborators, if applicable);
  • Description of artistic approach (max. 300 words);
  • Detailed description of the project (max. 2 pages), including a description of the technical needs;
  • Visual documentation with credits (Name of the artist, title of the work, date of creation, place of exhibition) (Maximum 15 images in JPEG format, 72 dpi);
  • For video works, please add a link (VIMEO or YouTube) with instructions to watch the videos;
  • Press kit and other documents deemed relevant (optional);
  • For curators, the files must also include a resume and a presentation of the exhibitions with accompanying texts and publications, if applicable.


The information must be compiled in a ZIP file (10 MB maximum).

– For images, jpeg format is suggested, not exceeding 1 MB or 1024 x 768 pixels

– Number and identify each image with the title corresponding to the descriptive list


This Call for Submissions is intended only for professional artists under the Act respecting the professional status of artists (RSQ, chapter S-32.01).

Selected artists receive exhibition rights according to CARFAC standards.

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery encourages people from marginalized communities, Indigenous and racialized artists, artists of diverse abilities and artists from gender-diverse communities to apply.

If you have any questions about the Call for Submissions, please contact us at

To consult the Room layout, click here.

For the PDF version of the Call for Submissions, click here.

Send your submissions to:

Email subject: Submission – Stewart Hall Art Gallery

Deadline: May 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST

Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Only those whose projects are selected will receive a response.

The Gallery does not accept submissions outside the call for submissions period.

Historical mural in the Pointe-Claire


The artists of the ArtduCommun collective delved into in the Pointe-Claire history archives for inspiration to create a mural that combines visual representations of different eras. The omnipresence of Lake Saint-Louis, which acts as a common thread here, reiterates the importance of water in the local history. The nautical, village and agricultural scenes are snippets of the collective memory that will be revealed to passers-by by the end of summer.

The ArtduCommun mural artist collective was founded in 2006 by Jasmin Guérard-Alie and Simon Bachand. They have created over forty murals in and around Montréal, including several large-scale works.

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

Regular schedule
September to May
Summer Schedule
June, July and August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday : Closed

Free admission. Accessible by elevator.