St. Catharines


109 St. Paul Crescent
L2S 1M3
Phone: 905.684.2925
Fax: 905.682.4733

Rodman Hall Arts Centre

Rodman Hall presents a dynamic and diverse year round exhibition program featuring work of local, regional, national and international artists. It houses a permanent collection with over 850 works of contemporary and historic art including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and outdoor installations. A public art gallery since 1960, Rodman Hall became part of Brock University in 2003 and is affiliated with Brock's School of Fine and Performing Arts -- a dynamic link with the academic arts community at Brock.

Rodman Hall is a unique historic house and property along the Twelve Mile Creek in the centre of St. Catharines and it is much valued as a cultural landmark by the city and surrounding Niagara Region. The old house contains the Hansen Gallery, the board room, art studios and digital art lab, an exhibition catalogue reference library and administrative offices. Brock University's 4th year Visual Arts Honours students have turned the 3rd floor, the former servants quarters of the old mansion, into studios. The modern additions to the building provide the expansive Harris-Godwin Gallery, as well as collection storage, receiving, and preparation areas.

In 2003 Brock University brought new resources to Rodman Hall, complementing Rodman Hall’s history of volunteer and donor support and securing its future as an art gallery. Brock University’s initiative maintains and enhances Rodman Hall as an open access community cultural centre, as well as promising a high level of programming to both the university and non university community. Brock’s programme of Continuing Education takes advantage of the facilities available at Rodman to prov... [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

Rodman Hall maintains a permanent collection of over 850 pieces of art, comprised of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. The majority of these works are by Canadian artists. While the primary focus of the collection is Canadian, 19th and 20th century American and European artists are also represented in the collection. A particular strength of the collection is work by the Group of Seven, Canadian Group of Painters, and the Painters Eleven. Among the three-dimensional pieces are several outdoor sculptures that are on permanent display in the park-like setting of the Walker Botanical Gardens. A varied offering of exhibitions throughout the year provides good opportunities for the visitor to see different works from the collection.


Don Jean Louis: Silver Works
Curated by Ihor Holubizky
Organized and Circulated by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
May 4 - July 1, 2007

Katharine Harvey: Waterfall
Through September 2007

Forty-Five Years of Collecting: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through August 2007

Previous Exhibitions

Four Flights: The Brock Visual Arts Honours Exhibition
March 29 - April 28, 2007

LIFE TAKES VISA . . . Brock University Student Juried Exhibition 2007
Juried by Tobey Anderson and Carolyn Wren
March 1 - 25, 2006

Passing Through: Iain Baxter& Photographs, 1958-1983
Curated by James Patten
Organized and Circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor
January 21 - March 24, 2007

Ed Pien: Tracing Night
October 8, 2006 - December 30, 2007

Kumlyun Lee: Listen for light. See sound. Feel human presence.
July 13 - September 15, 2006

Nude or Naked? Selections from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Amanda Bonomo
May 12 - August 27, 2006

Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky
May 12 - July 2, 2006

Fusion: Brock Visual Arts Honours Studio Program
April 6 - 29, 2006

BLEND: A Juried Exhibition of Artwork by the Students of Brock University's Visual Art Program
Juried by Arnie McBay and Lorraine Zandvliet
March 9 - April 2, 2006

Richard Perkins: The City
January 22 - March 4, 2006

Persona Volare: Canadian Club
Featuring work by Carlo Cesta, Michael Davey, Reid Diamond, John Dickson, Rebecca Diederichs, Brian Hobbs, Lorna Mills, Lisa Neighbour, Chantal Rousseau, Lyla Rye, Kate Wilson and Johannes Zits
November 27, 2005 - January 14, 2006

Floating Architecture and Passage: Photographs by Nancy Rahija
September 25 - November 16, 2005

Diana Thorneycroft: The Doll Mouth Series
September 9 - October 30, 2005

Alice Crawley: Fifty Years of Art Making
August 6 - September 18, 2005

The Uneasiness of Silence: Paintings by Joe Lima
May 20 - July 31, 2005

A Time and a Place: The 2005 Brock Visual Arts Honors Exhibition
April 10 - May 8, 2...+ [ Read all ]

Forthcoming exhibitions

Death Is In Trouble Now: The Sculpture of Mark Adair
Curated by Patrick Jenkins
July 8 - September 16, 2007
Opening Sunday July 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Doors Open Architectural Photography Exhibition
September 20 - November 11, 2007

Aspects & Excess: Shary Boyle
September 14 - November 4, 2007
Opening Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Objects of Affection: Susan Bozic, Meesoo Lee, Jillian McDonald, Maria Legault, Warren Quigley & Tanya Read
Curated by Gordon Hatt
October 7 - December 2, 2007
Opening Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Marla Hlady: Playing Piano
Organized by Rodman Hall Arts Centre, YYZ Artists Outlet and Ratdrifting Records
November 11, 2007 - January 8, 2008
Opening Sunday November 11 at 2:30 p.m.

December 13 - February 24, 2007
Opening Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

Tom Lepp: Family Album
January 17 - March 16, 2008
Opening Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m.



Opening hours

September through June:
Monday - Thursday: 12 noon to 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon to 5 p.m.

July & August and Holiday Hours
(2nd week of December through the 2nd week of January):
Monday - Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Closed All Statutory Holidays

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