Public Art and Exhibitions

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.

Explore the World of Threads Festival

Enjoy exhibits from The World of Threads Festival, a biennial favourite at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), until December 31.

Click on the QEPCCC Exhibitions heading that follows for more information.

Town Hall

1225 Trafalgar Road

North Atrium

Alvin Tan – Blooming, 1974

Azhar Shemdin – Reflections in Blue, 1991

John Alford - The Sinking of U-94, 1983

Karl WoetzAvancez

Michel Foucault – Le Bucheron, 1988

Neville PalmerStanding Form (After Noguchi), 1974

Neville Palmer Vertical, 1974

The Oakville Hooking Guild – Oakville Quilt Tapestry

Upper North Atrium

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. MenziesSummer Reflections: Sixteen Mile Creek, 1987

South Atrium

Josef Petriska – New Life

Upper South Atrium

Tim Rainey – Mystical Presence (East Side)


Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room A

Charles C. Lamb – Purely Rapids, Madawaska, 1967

Norman Choo – Warm Shower Ends a Day, 2003

Meeting Room C

Karen Walker – Inspiration Rattray Marsh

Bronte Room

Sydna Bell-Windeyer – Old Bronte Harbour, 1988

Thomas Mathews – Fishing Scene, 1974

Oakville Room

David Newman – Untitled, 1962

Thomas Mathews – MacDougald’s Warehouse

Thomas Mathews – Sixteen Mile Creek, 1967

Trafalgar Room

G.W. Goss – Methodist Meeting Hall and Works Department Building, 1961

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

3070 Neyagawa Boulevard

Liz Pead – Louis Riel and the Church at Batouche, 1885, 2014-2015

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2302 Bridge Road

Thomas Chatfield - Maple Red

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

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

Woodside Branch

1274 Rebecca Street

Gwyneth Young – Untitled, 1962

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Emily May Rose, Something for Everyone (vinyl wrap), 2018

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

River Oaks Community Centre

Canada 150 Mural Mosaic

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 to follow the mural’s progress across Canada.

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Louis Riel And The Church at Batoche, 1885

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.

Town Hall

ArtWorks Oakville

Changing group art exhibitions throughout the year by member artists.

For more information about the art group go to:

Trafalgar Park Community Centre

Laura Marotta, Octagon for Trafalgar Park (stainless steel), 2018

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


Please contact Tonia Di Risio, Program Supervisor – Culture at 905-845-6601, ext. 4614 or

There are no currently calls for proprosal.

Main Gallery


Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Oakville Camera Club - Capture Oakville 2018

December 7-31, 2018

Opening Gala December 7 at 7 p.m.

Display Area

World of Threads Festival 2018

October 13-December 31

Sun Young Kang – In Between Presence and Absence

Corridor Galleries

World of Threads Festival 2018

October 13-December 31

Solos Shows

Cat Walk II

Botanical Realm

Fibre 3D


Other shows

Oakville Fibre Artists – Fibre Play

Lynda Klassen – New Paintings

Oakville Museum Display Space

A French Connection

February 24, 2018-February 2019

QEPCCC offers free corridor exhibition space for youth artists!

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 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.

Application forms and submission requirements

Please open the Galleries Purpose and Procedures (PDF) for more information. Applications must include:

  • Exhibition Application Form (PDF).
  • Written proposal with details regarding the issues or ideas explored, as well as the type of medium and format of the works to be exhibited, in three paragraphs or less.
  • Five to ten images of your work on CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024x768 pixels at 72dpi). Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, PDFs or large TIFF files. Do not send original artwork!
  • A corresponding image list. Label all materials and list the works numerically, indicating each title, year of production, materials used and overall dimensions.
  • Provide a current curriculum vitae (resume) listing your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).

Mail or deliver applications to:

Gallery Submissions
Culture Coordinator
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:

  • Review all applications for exhibitions at QEPCCC.
  • Offer constructive comment concerning the exhibition applications and to recommend applications from the Exhibitions Review process to town staff for exhibition.
  • Review the rules and procedures of the Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries as required, possibly on an annual basis, to ensure the exhibition mandate at QEPCCC is reflective of artists’ needs and program developments at QEPCCC.

The purpose of the exhibition program for the Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is to:

  • Continually showcase creative work to the public that is important to the QEPCCC community.
    Priority for exhibitions will be to exhibit professional artwork by local artists in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts, which range in content from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators.
  • Provide a combination of gallery rentals and exhibitions organized by town staff including partnerships with internal organizations.

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 for the Terms of Reference for the Exhibitions Review Committee and to submit nominations.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

CORE Cultural group members

CORE Cultural group members

QEPCCC Cultural group members

CORE listing
Erchless Estate

Erchless Estate

Oakville Museum

Museum website
Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries

Galleries website