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Kent Farndale Gallery Information

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open during the regular operating hours of the Library. For more information please use our contact page to connect with Library staff.

The Gallery is currently accepting applications for the 2025 exhibition season.
Click here for an application form.

Gallery Schedule – January to December 2024

Jan 6th – Feb 15th, 2024
Opening Reception: Jan 6 @ 2pm
Animals of the World via the Toronto Zoo – Donna Brittain
Feb 17 – Mar 21, 2024
Opening Reception: Feb 17 @ 2pm
Spontaneous Strokes – Cai Kui
Mar 23 – Apr 18, 2024
Opening Reception: Mar 23 @ 2pm
Shadows, Textures and Colour – Karen Doran
Apr 20 – May 30, 2024
Opening Reception: Apr 20 @ 2pm
North End Girls in Scugog – North End Girls
Jun 1 – Jun 20, 2024
No Opening Reception
Annual Port Perry High School Art Show
Jun 22 – Jul 25, 2024
Opening Reception: Jun 22 @ 2pm
Artists of Uxbridge: A Creative Collective – Artists of Uxbridge
Jul 27 – Aug 22, 2024
Opening Reception: Jul 27 @ 2pm
Survival in a Fluid Era – Karim Abed
Aug 24 – Sep 26, 2024
Opening Reception: Aug 24 @ 2pm
Janet Read – North by Northwest: paintings from arctic travels
Sep 28 – Oct 24, 2024
Opening Reception: Sep 28 @ 2pm
The Colours I See – Deborah Bateman
Oct 26 – Nov 22, 2024
Opening Reception: Oct 28 @ 2pm
Many Colours of War – Tyler Briley
Dec 1 – 30, 2024Bakersville Gingerbread Village
Gallery Schedule – January 2024 to November 2024

The Kent Farndale Gallery focuses on exhibiting the works of emerging and established artists and craftspeople in many media. Throughout the years, it has showcased the talents of local and international artists. A popular destination for Durham region residents, the Gallery attracts over 26,000 visitors per year. Each show lasts approximately four weeks with an opening reception usually taking place the first day of the exhibition.The Gallery is located inside the Scugog Memorial Public Library and opened in May 1982 at the time of the official opening of the old library.


Hours of Operation as follows:

Monday10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Gallery is named in honour of Kent Farndale who served as volunteer curator of the exhibitions for ten years. The Gallery Committee also established an Art Bursary in her name which is awarded annually to a Scugog resident.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is operated by the Scugog Memorial Public Library and provides a professional environment for new and emerging artists to display their works and an opportunity for the community to view fine art and craft and to meet the artists.

Kent Farndale Gallery
Scugog Memorial Public Library
Box 1049, 231 Water Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A8
(905) 985-7686

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