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.

AX is Hiring!

Deadline extended to September 23.

Programming and Administrative Assistant – Part Time

AX is seeking a personable and organized Programming and Administrative Assistant to help with the centre’s day to day operations on a part time basis.

The primary focus of this position will be to perform various administrative duties for the Executive and Artistic Director and provide programming and administrative support to the centre.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early submission is encouraged.

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In the AX gallery

August 4 – October 2: Shadow Ecology pairs Heather McCaig’s sculpted glass and Emily Phillips’s paintings, creating an enchanting exhibition inspired by our diverse and fragile ecosystems. 

October 9 – November 22: Seven Sisters. This exhibition displays work by local artist, Rachel Thornton.

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