James Gardner exhibition in the Campus Gallery, featuring mosaic oil paintings on the wall and a 3D display in the corner. All of the works are vibrantly colorful, abstract, and highly textures.
James Gardner’s exhibition, Selenotropic, at The Campus Gallery in 2017

The Campus Gallery

Georgian’s Campus Gallery is a vibrant multi-disciplinary exhibition space where students in Design and Visual Arts programs and established artists showcase their work. The Campus Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions and artist talks that reflect regional, national and international art, craft and design.

Current exhibition

The Catalysts: Second-year Fine Arts student exhibition

About the exhibit

Opening on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Georgian College’s Campus Gallery is the dynamic exhibition by Georgian College Fine Arts students. Titled The Catalysts, this exhibition features 10 visual artists who work in a variety of media. Graduating in April 2023, come celebrate and support these emerging artists!

Will you fumble with a candle in the furnace… or will you jump into the darkness like a spark?

Leonard Cohen

We are The Catalysts: come, let us spark you through the spirit ribbons of the gentle deer, laugh with a humble vegetable, revive a soulful guitar, make friends with our devilish side, explore winding pathways, awe in a blanket of snow, pause in the refracted portrait, love across sand and time, delight in the magic of a winged fox, or relax into a vessel: Let’s jump into the darkness like a spark!

Artists: Anabel Borges Lucas, Leyang Bu, Chantelle Fournier, Emily Fraser, Kristen Grey, Pooja Katiyar, Mackenzie Kruiderink, Manan Lamba, Michael Smith, Caleb Wiseman

On view:

  • March 30 to April 19

Opening reception:

  • March 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mackenzie Kruiderink, Winter Cabin, acrylic on canvas, 2022
Mackenzie Kruiderink, Winter Cabin, acrylic on canvas, 2022 

About the gallery


The Campus Gallery is located in room 140, D building (Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Design and Visual Arts) at the Barrie Campus, Georgian College, 1 Georgian Drive.

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Please note, while masks are no longer required on campus, they are still strongly encouraged as an effective measure against the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

For more information, please contact us.

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The Campus Gallery objective and mandate is to deliver a diversity of visual to the City of Barrie, its immediate region and within the Georgian College campus community.

The exhibitions celebrate emerging, mid-career and established artists, designers and craftspersons, as well as students within post-secondary arts education. The Campus Gallery will support the exhibition objectives with informative artist lectures that will be open to the immediate community, high schools and the college community, thus creating an environment of critical thinking, insight and appreciation.

Through outreach and exchange, the Campus Gallery will host and present international exchange exhibitions and lectures as well as exhibitions of community outreach at our partner venues. We exhibit our significant collection and bring visual arts to distinctly different audiences, facilitating and encouraging a dialogue and awareness of the arts in our community.

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The Campus Gallery is committed to delivering a diverse program of exhibitions by visual artists, designers and crafts people to the Barrie and the Simcoe County arts community. A policy of inclusivity guides our programming, giving equal voice to emerging, mid career and senior artist with diverse practices.

The gallery space allows artists to realize special projects, surveys or retrospectives, and to see large groups of work together in an excellent facility, sometimes for the first time.

We are committed to furthering the knowledge of contemporary practice to the community with our on going artist lecture series, which has consistently featured insightful dialogue form the frontlines of creativity by exceptional regional, national and international artists.

The Campus Gallery identifies its exhibition roster three years in advance and books its artist lecture series on a yearly basis. We provide a diversity of visual arts programming to the community and continue to foster an environment of learning, engagement and dialogue in the visual arts which is only available in one other Barrie location.

The Campus Gallery provides a laboratory space for our Museum and Gallery Studies graduate certificate students to engage with artists, the campus collection, and to develop programming in locations outside of the gallery, based on the Campus Gallery Collection. This offsite programming allows us to bring unique, contemporary art to an even more diverse audience, creating another level of dialogue, awareness and engagement.

Over the past years, we have partnered with the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), Five Points Theatre (formerly The Mady Centre for the Performing Arts) and the Barrie Courthouse to create exhibition space and thoughtful, unique programming from some of over 2,500 works in the Campus Gallery collection.

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures in the Campus Gallery. The paintings feature stylized portraits and scenes. The two sculptural works in the centre are two figures, one standing with hands in pocket, and the other crouching down.
Group exhibition, The Glass House, at The Campus Gallery in 2014

Contact us

If you have questions or require more information, please email Amy Bagshaw, Director, The Campus Gallery.