The Town of Oakville is developing a Public Art program to integrate artists and artwork into the development of applicable public projects. Acquired through a public process with the specific intention of being sited in the public realm, public art is to be accessible and frequented by the general public
Public art may be temporary or permanent artworks and may include but is not limited to sculptures, mosaics, banners, earthworks, or street furniture.
The town’s Public Art Procedure recommends and defines the overall roles and responsibilities within the Public Art program.
The Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals for exhibitions twice a year. Application due dates are February 1 and September 1.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) offers FREE corridor exhibition space for youth artists ages 11 to 19.
Click on the headings that follow for more information.
The Town of Oakville invites artists to submit Expressions of Interest to create a permanent indoor public artwork for the galleria of the Southeast Community Centre by March 1, 2019.
This competition is open to professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams.
Click on the Public Art call for proposals heading that follows for more information, including the application form.
1225 Trafalgar Road
Alvin Tan – Blooming, 1974
Azhar Shemdin – Reflections in Blue, 1991
John Alford - The Sinking of U-94, 1983
Karl Woetz – Avancez
Michel Foucault – Le Bucheron, 1988
Neville Palmer – Standing Form (After Noguchi), 1974
Neville Palmer – Vertical, 1974
The Oakville Hooking Guild – Oakville Quilt Tapestry
Fred Schopf – Portrait of Allan M. Masson, Mayor, 1966
Ian Lazarus – Maquette for “Falling Up”, 1983 (On loan from Oakville Galleries)
John McKinnon – Maquette for “The Perfect Fit”, 1988 (On loan from Oakville Galleries)
John McEwen – Maquette for “Still Life and Blind” (On loan from Oakville Galleries)
Joe Smith – Oakville at the Millennium
Josef Petriska – Untitled, 1982
Manfred – A Moment of Trust, 1988
Mark Lewis – The Smell of Books, 1993-1994 (On loan from Oakville Galleries)
Susan A. Menzies – Summer Reflections: Sixteen Mile Creek, 1987
Josef Petriska – New Life
Tim Rainey – Mystical Presence (East Side)
Charles C. Lamb – Purely Rapids, Madawaska, 1967
Norman Choo – Warm Shower Ends a Day, 2003
Karen Walker – Inspiration Rattray Marsh
Sydna Bell-Windeyer – Old Bronte Harbour, 1988
Thomas Mathews – Fishing Scene, 1974
David Newman – Untitled, 1962
Thomas Mathews – MacDougald’s Warehouse
Thomas Mathews – Sixteen Mile Creek, 1967
G.W. Goss – Methodist Meeting Hall and Works Department Building, 1961
3070 Neyagawa Boulevard
Liz Pead – Louis Riel and the Church at Batouche, 1885, 2014-2015
2302 Bridge Road
Thomas Chatfield - Maple Red
120 Navy Street
Almuth Lütkenhaus – Tibetan Girl, 1967 (3rd Floor)
John Willard – Toucans, Tigers and Zebras Oh My! (2nd Floor)
Ronald Arnott Baird – Gates (Various locations)
Thomas Chatfield – Montreal River (3rd Floor)
George McElroy – Easter in Early Oakville
George McElroy – Trotting Races on the Sixteen
George McElroy – Shipbuilding on the Sixteen
George McElroy – The “Radial” Crossing on the Sixteen
1274 Rebecca Street
Gwyneth Young – Untitled, 1962
Artist Emily May Rose’s fun and bright design was the winning proposal for a mural wrap to cover the generator located at the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre. Made with careful consideration of colour and composition to create works that are both beautiful and meaningful, the mural reflects the community centre by combining aspects of the local arts and culture, recreation, nature, and history of Oakville.
Emily May Rose is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. She explores urban themes and her own personal experiences living in the city, generally placing animals like raccoons into the scenarios in a humorous way to make light of their situation.
For more information about the artist visit www.emilymayrose.com
The Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project brings together 150 communities and thousands of participants by creating community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Oakville’s unique mural is composed of 750 tiles, which were painted by residents during registered workshops in February 2016.
Led by artist Lewis Lavoie and his Mural Mosaic Team based out of Alberta, you can visit www.canada150mosaic.com to follow the mural’s progress across Canada.
Since 2005, artist Liz Pead has been using recycled hockey gear to create large scale installation paintings which speak to the Canadian histories of textile, legend, sport and landscape painting through the Group of Seven. This work involved cutting up and affixing the bits of recycled hockey gear to create an outdoor scene.
Changing group art exhibitions throughout the year by member artists.
For more information about the art group go to: artworksoakville.ca.
With its polished stainless steel surfaces and geometric lines, the large-scale structure is designed to be a social hub that invites exploration and reflection by visitors as they move around the piece and view it from its many angles.
An independent selection committee made up of visual arts professionals and community representatives selected Marotta’s sculpture through a Public Art Call process as outlined as part of the town’s Art Policy.
Laura Marotta is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate from the University of Guelph. Her artwork has been featured in curated exhibitions, festivals and public art commissions. For more information about the artist visit laura-marotta.com
Please contact Tonia Di Risio, Program Supervisor – Culture at 905-845-6601, ext. 4614 or email@example.com.
Request for Expressions of Interest Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019 by 4 p.m.
Budget: $90,000 CAD (maximum)
For full project, process and site details (including the application form), open the Public Art: Southeast Community Centre Expressions of Interest (EOI) PDF.
The Town of Oakville invites artists to submit expressions of interest to create a permanent indoor public artwork for the interior galleria of the Southeast Community Centre (SECC).
This is a two stage competition open to professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams:
The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters:
For more information about the Southeast Community Centre and Neighbourhood Park project, visit https://www.oakville.ca/business/former-hospital-site-project.html
Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
December 7-31, 2018
Opening Gala December 7 at 7 p.m.
October 13-December 31
Sun Young Kang – In Between Presence and Absence
October 13-December 31
Cat Walk II
Oakville Fibre Artists – Fibre Play
Lynda Klassen – New Paintings
February 24, 2018-February 2019
Are you a young artist between the ages of 11 and 19 looking for space to exhibit your work? The Youth Corridor Galleries at QEPCCC provide a platform for emerging youth artists and students in the community at large.
We are interested in showcasing original artwork, and giving youth the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the exhibition process, to install and display their works, and even opportunities to sell their artwork.
For more information, please contact the Recreation Assistant at QEP Youth Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-845-6601, ext. 4681.
The Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture facilities welcome exhibition proposals from professional, local, emerging artists, instructors, students, and culture groups in the areas of fine art, craft, and digital arts for temporary public exhibitions in the Corridor Galleries at QEPCCC and Trafalgar Park Community Centre.
The preferred duration of group and solo shows is three to four months. Exhibiting in the Corridor Galleries is free.
The Main Gallery at QEPCCC presents professional artwork by local artists. Content ranges from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators or collectives. Rental rates range from $275 to $375 weekly for a minimum of three weeks. Open the Main Gallery floor plan (PDF).
The Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year. Application due dates are February 1 and September 1.
QEPCCC also welcomes proposals for workshops by exhibiting artists who wish to share their techniques or expertise with the public.
For more information, please open the:
Applications must include:
Mail or deliver applications to:
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Town of Oakville
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, ON L6L 2G6
Contact the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre at 905-815-5979 for more information.
The Exhibitions Review Committee helps staff to adjudicate exhibition applications for corridor/gallery displays and exhibitions. The purpose of the committee is to:
The purpose of the exhibition program for the Main Gallery at QEPCCC and Corridor Galleries is to:
Artists are given the opportunity to display their works through an application process. Visit the Exhibition Calls tab on this page for more information.
Nominations for positions on the committee shall be sought from the community at large with a preference for demonstrated knowledge of arts and culture in Oakville, reflective of our programs and members.
Contact the Cultural Supervisor at email@example.com for the Terms of Reference for the Exhibitions Review Committee and to submit nominations.