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 Town of Oakville invites professional and emerging artists to submit proposals to design a public artwork at Burnet Park to commemorate Oakville’s Black history.
The final artwork will be a site-specific sculpture that incorporates local lake stones. The work will be fabricated and installed by town staff in a flat green park area approximately seven by seven metres (7x7 m).
Click on the Public Art call for proposals heading that follows for details.
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
Thomas Chatfield – Autumn Colour, 1967
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)
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.
Emerging and/or professional artists with outdoor, installation or public art experience are eligible to submit a proposal for a new sculpture in Burnet Park.
This call is open to national artists, however preference will be given to artists living within the Greater Toronto Area community. Artists with demonstrated connections to Oakville’s Black history will be given priority.
Burnet Park is located at the corner of Kerr and Burnet Streets. The town has recovered lake stones from the foundation of a local property with historic associations to Oakville’s Black history. These lake stones are to be integrated into the final artwork.
Proposals will be assessed based on artistic merit, relevance of the proposed artwork to the site and demonstrated capacity to complete the project.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 EST, Midnight
Artist Notification: December 2018
Installation Project Completion and Public Launch: Spring/Summer 2019
Artist Fee: $4,000 CAD (maximum)
Tonia Di Risio, Program Supervisor – Culture
905-845-6601 ext. 4614
Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
June 30-September 21
August 18-September 30, 2018
Emine Erden – Living Earth
Rosie Sayegh and Samia Kawas – Paintings
Neeta Koticha – Paintings
QEPCCC Painting Members – Spring Fling
Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone – For Her We Speak
Oakville Community Foundation – Youth Art Contest
Foresee New Media – Recollection of Newcomers
Oakville Quilters’ Guild – Member Show
ArtWorks Oakville – Member Show
Oakville Art Society – Member Show
Oakville Fibre Artists – Kaleidoscope
Oakville Camera Club – Capture Oakville 2017
National Youth Week – 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 email@example.com or 905-845-6601, ext. 4681.
QEPCCC welcomes proposals from professional, local artists and curators in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts for both its Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries. The QEPCCC Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year. Application due dates are February 1 and September 1.
Four kilometres of Corridor Galleries showcase work that reflects the range of activities in the building including individual and group members of QEPCCC, as well as professional and emerging artists, instructors and students in the community at large. The preferred duration of group and solo shows in the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries is three to four months. Exhibiting in the Corridor Galleries is free.
The Main Gallery 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 $325 weekly for a minimum of three weeks. Open the Main Gallery floor plan (PDF).
QEPCCC also welcomes proposals for workshops by exhibiting artists who wish to share their techniques or expertise with the public.
The exhibition schedule for the Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries combines gallery rentals and exhibitions organized by town staff, including partnerships with QEPCCC Cultural Group members.
Please open the Galleries Purpose and Procedures (PDF) for more information. 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
For more information contact the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre at 905-815-5979.
The Exhibitions Review Committee assists staff in adjudicating 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 and Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is to:
Artists are given the opportunity to display their works through an application process. Visit the QEPCCC 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 QEPCCC programs and members.
Contact the Cultural Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Terms of Reference for the Exhibitions Review Committee and to submit nominations.