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.

Welcome back to AX

We’re so pleased to reopen our doors, albeit in a new way. Check out the video below, recently created by our new summer students, Emily and Shelby (who coincidentally are in the same “friends and family” bubble!) it shows how AX and Knocks Café are collaborating in an effort to help keep staff and patrons of the gallery and café physically distant, and still allow you to enjoy our current exhibition, Seeing the Patient.

Special thanks to artist Dr. Mark Gilbert and exhibition curator Dr. Wendy Stewart for giving special permission for food to be served in the gallery alongside the artwork.

Welcome back to AX

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In the AX gallery

Seeing the Patient ~ Mark Gilbert

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