The Town of Oakville welcomes proposals from artists, collectives, curators and community groups in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts for the following exhibition spaces:
- Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC): Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries; and
- Trafalgar Park Community Centre (TPCC): Corridor Gallery
The Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year.
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 are for a minimum of 3 weeks and range from $389 to $285.27 weekly. Click here for a floor plan of the Main Gallery (pdf, 173 KB). We are currently booking exhibitions for 2022-2023.
Corridor Galleries at both QEPCCC and TPCC invite artists at any stage in their career to apply to exhibit original artwork in the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture community centres. These public exhibition spaces provide a platform for professional and emerging artists, instructors and students in the community at large. Exhibiting in the Corridors is free. Exhibitions are on display for approximately 4 months. We are currently booking exhibitions for as early as May 2022 and beyond.
- QEPCCC Corridor Galleries offers a total of 4 km of exhibition hallways throughout the community centre. Up to 10 exhibitions are scheduled in each of the 3 seasons. Click here for a map of the QEPCCC corridors (pdf, 1.9 MB) and here for Corridor Gallery Guide (pdf, 2 MB).
- TPCC Corridor Gallery offers 30 running feet of prominent exhibition space in a main corridor with high ceilings. This newly opened centre is home to a permanent display by the Oakville Museum, as well as a new outdoor public artwork by artist Laura Marotta.
Consult our Exhibition page for an application form as well as the Exhibition Purpose and Procedures for more information. Applications must include:
- Application form found in the Exhibition Application.
- 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, submit by email, USB drive, CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024×768 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 (resumé) listing your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).
Email 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 [email protected] or 905 815 5979.