AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex


Welcome to AX, the Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex

12 Maple Avenue, Sussex, New Brunswick.

AX welcomes approximately 1600-2000 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.

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.

Notice regarding closure of public gallery and offices

AX has decided to exercise an abundance of caution regarding keeping our gallery open to the public due to the continually changing dynamic around community health concerns. We are closing our public gallery for the time being, and employees are working remotely. We will evaluate on an ongoing basis – please watch our website or our Facebook page for updates.

To contact us, please complete the Contact Us form. Thanks for your understanding, everyone.

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AX is hiring for the summer!

Check out the summer student jobs at AX.

In the AX gallery

Seeing the Patient ~ Mark Gilbert

Call for Curator – On the Margin

Due March 20, 2020

AX  is hiring a curator for an exhibition celebrating New Brunswick artists whose work addresses issues of marginalization. This will be a paid contract, thanks to a grant from the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture. The curator will be hired to select artists and work with AX to prepare, organize, mount, and strike the exhibition to be shown at the AX Gallery in September and October of 2021…

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:








               Sari LaBelle, Consultant