The Water Street Gallery holds annual summer and winter gallery exhibitions in the heart of downtown St. John's. A retail gallery, the juried shows feature artwork from both emerging and established artists, and provides visitors with the opportunity to view Newfoundland & Labrador history and culture through the eyes of our talented local artist.

Visit The Gallery


309 Water Street
2nd Floor, Heritage Shop
St. John's, NL
(709) 739-7994

Current Gallery Hours

For the week of Oct 9th
Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Th: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Currently in the Gallery

Amber LeDrew Bonvarlez
Sept. 13th to Oct. 19th 2017


Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez

Sept 13th - Oct 8th

The Water Street Gallery is proud to be trialing an Artist-in-Residence Program! Our first artist is Amber LeDrew Bonvarlez, whose work has been featured in several of our summer gallery exhibitions. You can find Amber working away at The Water Street Gallery Wednesday through Sunday afternoons until October 8th. Please pop in to say hello as she works, and be sure to view her new pieces, which are available for purchase.

Artist Statement

Newfoundland artist, Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez, explores the subjects of solitude and nostalgic sentimentality in her work.  Using a variety of mediums, she endeavours to evoke memory and create a harmony between these two elements.  There is a sense of peace in the works, coupled with an element of loneliness and reflection in the vacancy – this lyrical element that is brought through the paint as well as in the sheet music itself. 

Amber was born in Gillams, NL in 1979.  She received an Honours, Fine Arts Degree from the University of Waterloo, ON and has exhibited in several galleries in both South Western Ontario and Newfoundland, most notably at the James Baird Gallery in 2014. Throughout her career, she has worked as Educator and/or Manager at several major Gallery Institutions as well as smaller independent Galleries including The Grumpy Goat Gallery in Upper Island Cove.   She currently lives in St. John’s with her husband and two adorable fur-babies and is busily pursuing her own artistic career. 

Past Gallery Exhibitions

'Our Elements'
Summer 2017
Featured 29 local artists and explored the elements essential to Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists took this theme and interpreted it through memories, medium, emotions and events that reflect our province's unique history, culture and landscape.

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