Founded in 1987, the WKP Kennedy Gallery a non-profit public art gallery focussed on presenting the visual arts of Canada. Located within the Capitol Centre, in North Bay, Ontario the gallery consists of two spaces that play host to touring exhibition projects, showcase local artists, and encourage community engagement and educational gatherings. The gallery aims to present the finest in historical and contemporary Northern, Canadian and International visual artists, as well as fosters an appreciation for the visual arts. The gallery provides an exciting educational programming for people of all ages, providing opportunities to learn in a vivid and dynamic environment.
We are grateful for opportunities to engage with the local Indigenous artists from Nipissing First Nation and communities throughout the North. We embrace the talent of our local Francophone artists, and continue to develop methods and programs to provide a home for the diversely rich members of our community.
Our exciting exhibitions, art classes, special events, facility rentals, the opportunities to buy local art make the gallery an lively artistic hub for the local community. The gallery is open to the public year round free of charge. All are welcomed. Our space is wheelchair accessible.
The WKP Kennedy Gallery respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Robinson-Huron and Upper Canada Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Nipissing First Nation Anishnabe.
Gallery Director / Curator
Artist, curator, director, and professor, Alix Voz is WKP Kennedy Gallery’s Director-Curator. Voz worked in art galleries and museums across Canada and is thrilled to be back home in Northern Ontario. In 2018, Voz became the Gallery Director and Curator of the WKP Kennedy Gallery with the goal of advancing a meaningful dialogue with the public and creating in both physical and virtual spaces a welcoming environment where art and artmaking are at the forefront with the local and international communities. In addition to directorial duties, Voz is a sessional professor at Nipissing University where she teaches studio arts in the Fine Art department. She also teaches Architectural Art History at College Boréal (Sudbury). Alix Voz has been invited to speak at York University and Ryerson University (Toronto). She holds a BFA Honors from Nipissing University (North Bay) and is a Master of Arts candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at York University. Voz also has a Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture from York University. A passionate believer in the collective imagination, Voz is committed to fostering a workplace culture and gallery experience where people feel accepted, represented, valued and connected.