Thunder Bay Art Gallery


Open all year, this Gallery is the only public Gallery between Sault St Marie and Winnipeg, with a focus on the contemporary art of Indigenous and Northwestern Ontario artists including national travelling shows.


At Pelican Falls: Rebecca Belmore
January 11, 2018 – March 11, 2018

Wood Quill Stone: Works From the Permanent Collection
The Gallery is proud to continue to display works from our 1600+ piece Permanent Collection in this exhibition titled Wood …

Converging Lines: Recent Art From the Northwest
Until February 25, 2018. Converging Lines: Recent Art From the Northwest

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection is renowned for its cultural, social and artistic value. With over 1600+ works of art, the Gallery began collecting works in 1982. To date, the collection’s significance has rested on contemporary First Nations art, as one of the few in Canada to maintain this specific focus. The collection includes traditional and innovative forms from argillite to installations by established, and emerging artists. While we attend to contemporary expressions we have also been mindful to acquire some artifacts that speak to continuity and preservation of skill traditions in such media as wood, sweet grass, bone, horn, clay, silver and leather. Items of domesticity, apparel and adornment pertinent to Indigenous customs are included. The intent is to develop the capacity to reflect fully the variety, integrity and diversity of work by contemporary Indigenous artists across the country.

  • Hours of Operation : Tuesday - Thursday noon - 8. Friday - Sunday noon - 5.
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