Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

Community Art Gallery

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

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 Alumni & Development Office. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure, education, and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest also funds bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College.

Current Exhibit
Isolation Creation by Dorothy Adlington
Dorothy Adlington artwork

Featuring a selection of works from her series "Brush Dance", a response-based exploration in mark-making. 

Dates: June 29th - August 12th

Isolation Creation features a selection of artwork from Adlington’s current series “Brush Dance”, created between January and May 2021. Turning to her art during the everchanging and unfamiliar of the pandemic, Adlington lets the materials and her intuition guide her. What began as a process of warm-up exercises before working on larger planned paintings, developed into a free-flowing method of response-based creations, that she describes as “relaxing and all-consuming”.

The solitary and spontaneous process she has developed through the creation of this body of work is a distinct contrast to that of her figurative works, which have their beginnings at lively figure drawing sessions where she is surrounded by and influenced by models and fellow artists.


General Call To Artists

**Although the gallery is closed, we are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 and 2022 programming rosters.

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 opportunities for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form.

Gallery Hours

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

Contact Information

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.