Oakville Galleries's public programmes create a strong role for the institution within the local culture and offer the public entry points for engagement with the institution. Our goal is to create a critical forum and to have this extend to situations where audiences participate in the creation of a new understanding of the visual arts. Our programmes emphasize access through the promotion of alternative learning processes and the development of a knowledge base that relates art dynamically to community needs and desires.
Oakville Galleries promotes conversation as an essential aid to looking and thinking around art. Our Animateurs are available to answer questions, carry out tours or enter into discussion at all times. We offer regular, lively and informal exchanges in which artists, curators and members of the public come together to look at and reflect closely on art and its meanings.
Oakville Galleries is integrating the power of interactive programs and community collaboration into museum programming in a variety of ways, thanks to a two-year project grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Learn more about this project at the Site Scope website.
To share art and its values of learning and discovery with all segments of the community, Oakville Galleries regularly enters into partnership with local district schools, the Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate and the Town's Culture and Recreation Department. Our goal is to integrate art experiences within the myriad of cultural and recreational activities offered in this community.