adult programs

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Friday, 29 September 2023

Join us for the opening reception of our fall season as we present a solo exhibition by Elif Saydam and the continuation of Leisure's exhibition, extended until January 2024. Refreshments and reception remarks will be held in Gairloch Gardens. Everyone is welcome.

  • All ages

Daytime Exhibition Tour: Timothy Yanick Hunter + Julia Brown

22 August 2023

Haven't had a chance yet to check out our summer exhibitions? Join us in Gairloch Gardens and enjoy a free guided tour of Timothy Yanick Hunter's Collapse and Incompletion and Julia Brown's American Vernacular.


Tour @ 2 PM: Art & Heritage Tour

Thursdays and Saturdays

Experience Oakville Galleries' Outdoor Art & Heritage Tour every Thursday and Saturday at 2 PM!

  • All ages

Audio Walk: A Large Slow River

30 June – 10 November 2023

Experience one of the most loved pieces in the permanent collection of Oakville Galleries, as you walk along the waterfront and flowers at Gairloch Gardens. 𝘈 π˜“π˜’π˜³π˜¨π˜¦ 𝘚𝘭𝘰𝘸 π˜™π˜ͺ𝘷𝘦𝘳, 2000, is a site-specific audio walk by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff. In Cardiff's audio walks, visitors follow audio cues while experiencing a physical environment.


Daytime Exhibition Tour: Wolf Tones

9 May 2023

Enjoy a daytime tour of our Winter exhibition, Wolf Tones: A Many-Sided House, led by Curator Frances Loeffler.

  • All ages

Daytime Exhibition Tour: Helen Cammock

18 April 2023

Join us for a guided tour of our Winter exhibition, Helen Cammock: They Call It Idlewild, led by Associate Curator and Registrar Theresa Wang.


In Conversation: Artists on Art Address

12 April 2023

Join us for our next In Conversation event presented in partnership with Art Address. Artists Sameer Farooq, Helga LΓ‘ra HalldΓ³rsdΓ³ttir, and Akash Inbakumar will discuss their art practices in relation to the exhibition DRAFTS: Body and Space Relations at Art Address.


In Conversation: Helen Cammock with Tara Bursey

4 April 2023

On Tuesday, 4 April, join us for our first In Conversation event of 2023! Artist Helen Cammock will be in conversation with Tara Bursey, Director of the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton.


Performance by Charles Curtis

15 March 2023

In conjunction with the exhibition A Many-Sided House by US-based collaborative group Wolf Tones, cellist Charles Curtis will give a performance in The Studio at Gairloch Gardens on the evening of 15 March 2023.


Winter 2023 ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

28 January 2023

Ride the ARTbus to discover some of the best exhibitions in the GTHA!


Culture Days! Exhibition Tour

11 October 2022

As part of Culture Days, join us for a daytime tour of our Fall exhibition Sascha Braunig: Lay Figure, led by Associate Curator & Registrar Theresa Wang.


The Artist's Library: Podcast Series

26 February 2021

Watch the second part of The Artist's Library podcast series produced in collaboration with Art Metropole. Part of the Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair's Classroom program series, this conversation takes up the subject of artist David Hartt's recent poster project for Art Metropole designed as an advertisement for Charmaine Nelson's book, Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica.