Displays & Exhibits

Current Exhibitions

March 20 – May 12

Bobby Orr – Number 4

Bobby Orr is widely acknowledged as one of hockey’s greatest players and the greatest NHL defenseman of all time. He wore number 4 during his iconic years with the Boston Bruins, winning two Stanley Cups, two Art Ross trophies for the NHL scoring title, and three Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player. BWGPL staff member Heidi Northover became a fan of Orr on May 10, 1970 when she watched him score the winning goal that clinched the Stanley Cup for the Bruins. Since that time, Heidi has collected Bobby Orr and Boston Bruin memorabilia.

Heidi’s collection of memorabilia has been shared with the BWG community previously in our display case in 2014 and the community will have the opportunity to view her many unique and interesting items during the month of April. During that time, the public will also have the opportunity to enter a draw for a signed book and children will have the chance to play I spy with the many items in the display case.

From March 20 – May 12, the Library is hosting an exhibition of Bobby Orr posters, artwork and framed photos. These are also a part of Heidi’s collection, but she has not shared these items with the community before. We are pleased to display these many fine pieces that highlight our national pastime and one of its best players.

Heidi has been with the BWG Library for over thirty years and this will be the community’s last chance to see this exceptional collection of items from “the #1 Bobby Orr fan in Canada”*

*according to Stephen Brunt author of Searching for Bobby Orr


Main Floor Display Case

The main floor display case is situated across from Borrower Services Desk, a high traffic area. Typical exhibits will run for one month.

When the Main Floor Display Case is not being used by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library, preference will be given to individuals or groups who propose an installation that is of a cultural nature or connected to a cultural event.
The locked glass display case can accommodate small sculptures and 3-dimensional works.  It is approximately 19″ deep, 49″ high and 135″ wide.

Local History Display Case

Situated on the 2nd floor, typical exhibits will run for 2-4 months at a time.

When the Local History display case is not being used to display the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library local history collection or used by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association, a proposal for an installation may be considered. Preference will be given to exhibits of an historical nature.

To see more Information and Dimensions of the Display Cases, click here

To fill out an Online Application, click here

To print out an Application form, click here

To see our Display Areas policy, click here

For further information please contact:
Kim Perry, Manager, Circulation & Technical Services
905-775-3328 Ext. 6106

Information for Hanging Exhibits

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library offers an alternative space free of charge to local artists, and invites anyone to apply for consideration to exhibit.
Application is not restricted to area residents, although preference may be given to local artists. Artists at all stages of their careers will be considered.
Selected artists exhibit during the year following acceptance of their application.

We exhibit 2-dimensional works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, textile art, prints and photographs.

Typical exhibits will run for 1-2 months.

To fill out an Online Application for Exhibit Space form click here

To print out an Application for Exhibit Space, click here

To print out our Loan Agreement form for hanging exhibits, click here

For  Information about Hanging Exhibits, click here

To see our Display Areas policy, click here

For further information please contact:
Wendy Zwaal, Adult Services Librarian.
905-775-3328 Ext. 6108

or by email using the form below.

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