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.
Prints of Oakville's unique Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project are on sale now! Pick up your print at the Clerk's Department at Town Hall for $20. Limited quantities. No pre-orders. Print proceeds will go towards Rec Connect and United Way. For more information on the project please see the Public Art and Exhibitions section below.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) presents artwork by local, national and international contemporary artists in three spaces: the corridors, Main Gallery and display area. The centre also hosts a satellite exhibition space featuring pieces from the Oakville Museum collection.
Neville Palmer – Vertical, 1974, South Atrium
Neville Palmer – Study on a Form of Noguchi, 1974, South Atrium
Josef Petruskia – New Life, South Atrium
Paul Rainey – Wasteland, South Atrium (outside of washrooms)
Michel Foucault – Le Bucheron, 1988, North Atrium
Manfred – A Moment of Trust, 1988, North Atrium (east stairwell)
Adrian Dingle – Landmark, North Atrium (top of east stairwell)
Susan Menzies – Ocean Feast, 1987, North Atrium (top of east stairwell)
Susan Menzies – Summer Reflections: Sixteen Mile Creek, 1974, North Atrium (top of east stairwell)
Mark Lewis – The Smell of Books, 1991 - 1994 (on loan from Oakville Galleries), second floor (outside of Clerks Office)
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.
ArtWorks Oakville is dedicated to promoting and showcasing visual artists at public spaces throughout Oakville and the surrounding area. The variety of art styles and continually changing exhibitions enrich participating public and private spaces. At each site, patrons and employees can enjoy unique creations.
ArtHouse and the students and staff of White Oaks Secondary School celebrate Canada 150.
In 1998, the Speak Out …Canada …Pensons-y! Committee, a grassroots unity group in Oakville, presented a time capsule to Council to be kept until Canada’s 150th birthday. The time capsule was opened at this year’s Canada Day celebrations at Bronte Heritage Park on July 1. The contents are currently on exhibit across from Council Chambers.
The Town of Oakville is redeveloping Oakville Arena, located at 133 Rebecca Street and Trafalgar Park, and the Trafalgar Park Community Centre is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
As part of this project, the town wishes to provide visual interest and enhance the Trafalgar Park Community Centre with an inspiring public artwork that engages the community and fosters dialogue.
The Town of Oakville invited artists to submit expressions of interest to create a permanent outdoor public artwork at the north entrance of the Trafalgar Park Community Centre. This competition was open to professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams. The final artwork to be unveiled in fall 2018.
Please contact Tonia Di Risio, Program Supervisor – Culture at 905-845-6601, ext. 4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
June 24-September 3
Oakville Museum looks back at Canada's Centennial, featuring 1967: Canada Welcomes the World, a multi-platform documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition.
Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone – For Her We Speak
Peter Semple – Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media
Colin Wicks – Apperception
Abby Ozaltug – The Nature of Feelings
Raja Haddadin – Paintings
Gina Morewood and Pamela Read – Let’s Take a Hike: Real and Imaginary Places
Oakville Camera Club – Capture Oakville 2016
Oakville Youth Week – Canada 150 Youth Art Project
ArtWorks Oakville – Summer’s Here
Oakville Art Society – Member Show
Oakville Quilters’ Guild – Presidents’ Challenge
QEP Fine Art Members – Expressions II
February 17, 2017-January 2018
Artifacts, photographs and interviews of 150 current Oakville residents representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.
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 March 1 and October 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. Open the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries map (PDF, 1.9 MB).
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, 180 kB).
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, 170 kB) 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 email@example.com for the Terms of Reference for the Exhibitions Review Committee and to submit nominations.