South Shore Public Libraries  is pleased to provide space for art exhibits which reflect the diverse cultural interests of our communities. Currently exhibition space is offered at the Margaret Hennigar Branch in Bridgewater.

Call for Art for Exhibits

South Shore Public Libraries is seeking applications to exhibit from artists in Queens and Lunenburg Counties to show their work for month long exhibits at its facility at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library in Bridgewater.

Information workshop – April 13th, 7pm register by calling (902) 543-9222

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 31 at 5:00 pm. 

Artists interested in staying informed about exhibit opportunities at the library can send an email to with Subscribe Arts List in the subject line.

Please read the guidelines and application form regarding art exhibits at the Library:

Art Display Policy      .docx application form      .pdf application form 


Current Show

April 2017

“Shipbuilders of Nova Scotia”

Peter Matyas

Portraits and stories that reflect the colourful history of hard working shipbuilders and fishers of Nova Scotia.


Past Shows

 “The Art of Learning – The Integration of Art in the Waldorf Curriculum”

Student: South Shore Waldorf School,  March 2017

The goal of Waldorf education is to educate the whole child: head, heart and hands. Arts and handiwork play an integral role in achieving this.





Beverley McInnes

February 2017

Rustworks is about seeing something beautiful in the discard, giving new life to what has been broken and cast out and in seeing worth in what has been deemed worthless.  Working in different sculptural material and experimenting with assemblage and collage Beverley discovers rust and its    limitless possibilities.




Colour Alchemy

Susan Lilley

January 2017

Colour Alchemy is a collection of original abstract artwork featuring hand-dyed textiles assembled using traditional quilting techniques. The work is primarily concerned with conveying emotion through explorations of colour and light.

For the most part, the pieces are made of repurposed white cotton bed sheets. Colour was added using a variety of techniques, including dyeing, bleaching, painting, printing, stitching and use of found objects.



My Home Place

Tom Alway and Peter Blais, Petite Riviere

December 2016

At the Maritime Painted Saltbox Gallery, artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais have created a showcase for their contemporary art that is inclusive, never highbrow, and seeks above all to entertain and delight.

“We bring to this exhibit at the library all the fun, colour and joyfulness we have been exhibiting at our gallery for 18 seasons on the South Shore.”



Friends by Nature  

Faye Walters-Mossman and Janet Rimmington

November 2016

Faye Walters-Mossman and Janet Rimmington have been friends for more than 20 years. Through those years, they have travelled together through the joys and trials of marriage, mothering (they each have two children) and community involvement. They have been a support for each other in good times and tough times – the way friends do.

Janet & Faye share a profound appreciation for the natural landscape and the spectacular light in this lovely corner of Lunenburg County. This provides a seemingly inexhaustible inspiration for creative expression for both of these girls.



Off the Beaten Path

Kas Stone

October 2016