About Us



Gallery Merrick is a celebration of all things beautiful.


A space for both emerging and established artist, Gallery Merrick aims to provide a platform for artists to flourish and collectors to expand their collections.  


Gallery Merrick was Established in 2018 in the heart of Nanaimo, British Columbia. 


Our artists

Gallery Merrick is committed to representing a diverse range of living Canadian artists, real working artists who make their livings and support their families with their art. Many of our artists are local to Vancouver Island and the surrounding Islands, but we also feature talent from across the country. 


We review artist submission every January, and welcome emerging and established artists to review our submission guidelines and apply at that time. 

About Joe

If you've had the opportunity to visit the gallery in person, you've probably met our curator and the face of Gallery Merrick; Joe Bembridge. A theatre major with years of experience in the art gallery world, Joe is your guide to the arts, passionately sharing the stories of each artist and their collections.

Private viewings

We are happy to arrange private viewings in the gallery. Gallery owner Joe can provide a guided tour and behind the scenes look at each artist, or a focused look at your favourite artist, it's totally up to you! Contact us to inquire about availability for private viewings.  


Contact Us


13B Commercial St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5G3

Tel: (250) 754-7575



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Hours of Operation


Monday        Closed

Tuesday       10:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:30am-5:00pm

Thursday     10:30am-5:00pm

Friday          10:30am-5:00pm

Saturday     10:30am-5:00pm

Sunday        Closed