Art Gallery

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sat: by appointment for group bookings




July 15 – September 23, 2016
Opening reception: Friday July 15 | 6-8PM

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Fixed Forever is a photography exhibition that brings together a number of significant works from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The exhibition will include a range of work by Canadian, American and European photographers such as Robert Frank, Andre Kertész, Meatyard, Eadweard Muybridge, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Pimentel and Audrey Flack. Also included in the exhibition are a number of recent acquisitions by Carl Zimmerman, whose photography explores themes of utopian architecture and George Thomas’ documentary photographs which capture the ‘back to land’ movement in Cape Breton during the 1970s.


Do you want to learn more about the artworks and artists included in our photography exhibition Fixed Forever? We have pulled books from the CBU Library as well as our own in-house Gallery Library in order to bring you a quality reading list that will supplement your visit to the CBUAG. See image for a list of titles.

Gallery News

CBU Art Gallery @ Lumière

Lumière is an art-at-night festival that takes place in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The CBU Art Gallery has partnered up with Lumière to organize several exciting art projects and events. Check out the schedule on the Lumière website.

Poster for volunteering at the Gallery = Reads: Volunteer Now! Contact: or call: 902-563-1342
Volunteering Opportunity

Are you thinking about volunteer opportunities for the new school year? The CBU Art Gallery offers a great opportunity for students to get involved with the arts here in Cape Breton! Creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and helping with exhibitions and events are all things you could be doing to help out our local art gallery. For more information on volunteering in the gallery contact John Mathews.


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Catherine Arseneau
Director, Cultural Resources

Office: CE-271-A

Phone: 902.563.1326

John Mathews
Gallery & Collections Technician

Office: CE266 (Art Gallery)

Phone: 902.563.1342

Karie Liao

Phone: 902-563-1852