Oakville Galleries – one institution with two distinct buildings and locations and an eleven acre garden fronting Lake Ontario – is committed to the presentation, collection, preservation, and interpretation of recent work produced in the visual and media arts. Oakville Galleries privileges programmes created to explore and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time that engage artists and communities alike. The exhibitions, collection, educational programmes and original research present new ways of seeing, representing and responding to life.
Oakville Galleries aims to assemble compelling exhibitions that challenge conventional artistic thinking; to present the work of living artists who are making a significant contribution to contemporary art; to develop the visual and media arts as both a source of, and a tool for learning; and to encourage visitors to regard art as an integral part of their lives. Oakville Galleries is a place where links between people and ideas can be forged and when proposals about the identity and future of Oakville can find a home.
Our Public Programmes connect meanings and ideas from one activity to another and are constantly shaped and re-shaped by artists, writers, historians and other disciplines who participate in the forums that occur on site or through the World Wide Web.