St. Johns boasts some of the most prolific artists in Newfoundland. These painters, sculptors, photographers, and artists from other disciplines draw inspiration from the region. They have made St. Johns gain international fame as a centre for excellence in art. If you’re an art enthusiast or practice some form of art, then you should make a pilgrimage to the city. It’s great to see the masters at work. Here are some creator-owned galleries you should visit while in St. Johns.
Peter Lewis Gallery
Peter Lewis is a local schoolteacher, athlete, and renowned oil painter. His colourful landscapes depict the local area and locations he’s visited like Arizona, Spain, Ireland and more. This gallery is located on 5 Church Street. You can’t miss it!
Ultramarine Fine Art Studio
This contemporary art gallery is located at 100 Duckworth Street. It showcases works from June Walker-Wilson, an artist who’s at the cutting edge of her craft. June’s works feature a manipulation of materials to produce 3D sculptures on canvas.
You must have heard of Johnathan Hancock if you’re into photography. You can view some of his best work at the gallery located on 175 Water Street. The gallery also doubles up as a full-service photo print shop where you can get your photos developed and framed.
Gerald Squires Gallery
Gerald Squires was one of Canada’s most prolific sculptor and draftsman. Unfortunately, he lost the battle to cancer in 2015. Luckily, you can see some of his best works in this gallery dedicated to his memory. It’s located along 52 Prescott Street.
Emma Butler Gallery
This gallery opened it’s doors in 1987 and exhibits some of the best art Newfoundland has to offer. It’s Emma Dalton Butler’s first art gallery, but it also showcases artworks from over 30 other artists. It’s conveniently located on 111 George Street West.