AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex



Welcome to AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex

12 Maple Avenue, Sussex, New Brunswick

AX welcomes approximately 2000 visitors to our arts and culture centre each month. People have come from Sussex and all across Canada, the United States, and even some from Europe and the Middle East.

The land on which AX operates is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq people. These lands are subject to a treaty of Peace and Friendship, which did not hand over ownership of lands, but rather established what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. 

A hub for arts and culture

AX is a charitable organization that offers multi-disciplinary arts and culture programming, and our mission is to promote and support arts and culture to enhance creativity and the quality of life in the greater Sussex region.

We aim to:

  • Connect art, artists, and the public
  • Present dynamic exhibitions, art and fine craft classes, and live music and literary performances
  • Offer artists and the public fresh and innovative experiences from near and far

Our building is located in the heart of Sussex, New Brunswick and consists of a licensed restaurant called Knocks Café, an outdoor patio, a professional, climate-controlled and secure gallery, a Ceramics Centre, and artists’ studios for rent.

Subscribe to our newsletter:


Contact Us!

In the AX gallery

October 9 – November 27: Seven SistersThis exhibition displays work by local artist, Rachel M. Thornton.

Wills for AX Fundraiser – Register by November 5

This popular fundraiser is back! For a donation of $125, a lawyer from Lutz Parish Gerrish will prepare your Last Will and Testament. Lawyers Carley Parish, Zara Morrison, and Holly Anna Burns are offering their services at a fraction of the normal cost and are giving 100% of their time to this cause.

By participating in Wills for AX, you’re not only scratching something important off your “to-do” list at a fraction of the normal cost, you’re helping to fund all the great activities that happen throughout the year at a charitable organization in your own community.
More information.

COVID-19 update

As most know, due to rising case counts, the province moved to a new phase of COVID-19 protections as of September 22, 2021. Masks are now mandatory, and all people aged 12 and up are required to show their record of immunization or medical exemption certificate and a government issued identification to enter the building, whether you’re checking out the latest exhibition or coming for a bite to eat at Knocks Café. 
Knocks and AX will be sharing these verification duties – during regular gallery hours when there is someone at the AX desk, we will greet you and check for proof of vaccination. Otherwise, Knocks Cafe staff will be checking for proof of vaccination when you enter.
We want to take a moment to acknowledge that none of this is easy for anyone, and we ask for your patience and kindness as we navigate these new rules together.

Storm Policy:

Weekdays: if school is closed in Anglophone School District South, the AX gallery and office is closed for the day, and events and workshops are cancelled/postponed.

Afternoon and evening events, and weekends: in the event of inclement weather (current or incoming), we will assess on a case-by-case basis and provide information through our telephone voicemail message (506) 433-8351, here on our website, and our Facebook page.

AX gratefully acknowledges support from:




Lockhart Foundation