At Ajax Public Library, we recognize the value of local artists and art organizations. We provide free display space that allows library visitors to view and engage in the creative life of our community.
Art exhibition spaces are located at our Main Branch 1) The Rotary Room is used to display multimedia exhibits 2) Two locked glass display cases in the Foyer are suitable for three-dimensional art including jewelry, pottery, sculpture and fabric art. Both cases feature lighting and adjustable shelves.
Currently on Display
During the month of February, we're showcasing the work of Patrick Maurice Hickman.
Born in Northern Ireland Patrick Maurice Hickman is a listed Irish - Canadian professional Artist with the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Patrick has become a highly developed and sensitive painter and an Art Educator at the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinberg, Ontario. While working in many mediums painting in oils for Patrick is a natural form of expressing himself. His ability to capture vibrant colours and light as well as varying moods and atmosphere within each painting is remarkable. After graduating from Art College in Ireland, Patrick worked as head designer for one of Ireland’s largest linen manufacturing companies. He also developed and teaches visual art classes at Elementary, High school, College and University levels. Patrick is a member of the Society of Artists. His work is held in private and corporate collections in Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States of America.
Solos and group exhibitions - Ontario College of Art and Design, J. P. Taylor Gallery, McGurgan Gallery, Imagine That Gallery, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, J. Martin Gallery N.Y., Belfast College of Art, Whitby Station Gallery, Cultural Expressions Gallery, Rotary Park Pavilion, Ajax Main Library, McLean Center, Town of Ajax Chambers Offices, City of Pickering Municipal Offices, G.C.E. Exhibition N. Ireland, Rouge Valley Medical Centre, Whitby Main Library Gallery.