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Art & Culture in the Hall

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Art & Culture in the Hall is an exciting program that celebrates local talent and provides residents and visitors an opportunity to learn about the vibrancy and diversity of the City.  Located outside of Oshawa City Hall Council Chambers, this dynamic space exhibits artworks, projects and collections from artists, cultural organizations and groups in the Durham Region.

Art & Culture in the Hall rotates approximately 2 times per year.  Submissions are accepted in the Fall of each year and the jury selection takes place in December.

Important Dates

Submissions for the 2015 exhibition schedule is now closed.

EXHIBITION DATES: January – May/June 2015 and June/July – January 2016

Current  Exhibition

New Exhibitions for 2015 to be announced shortly!

WWI Commemorative Project: Oshawa Faithful and Ready

The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a war that greatly impacted communities across Canada. When the Great War broke out in Europe Oshawa was a town of approximately 8 100 people. From the beginning of the war, until its conclusion, the town secured a total enlistment of 1500 men. Many of these soldiers participated in some of the great battles of the war, St. Julian, Vimy Ridge, Valenciens, etc. The Oshawa Community Museum has partnered with a range of organizations in the City of Oshawa, including members from the Ontario Regiment Museum, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Public Libraries, Heritage Oshawa, City of Oshawa and Trent University (Oshawa) have all come together to deliver an ambitious program to mark the centenary years of the First World War. This display was created to commemorate Oshawa’s role during World War I on the frontlines, as well as on the home front.

Art in the Hall

Past Exhibitions – Gallery

Coming Soon!


I would like to show my artwork, how do I apply?

In order to apply, individuals and organizations must submit an application that includes their biography, artist/ institutional CV, and a description of their proposed exhibition. Including supplemental material such as images of previous work or installation requirements is advised.  Applications must be submitted prior to the deadline via email at

If my application is not successful, can I re-apply?

Absolutely!  Due to spatial constraints, timing and exhibition proposals, not all applications can be accommodated each year.  Applicants are encouraged to re-submit the following year with an updated application.

What happens once I submit my application?

Once the deadline has passed, the Art & History Committee will review all applications received.  Efforts are made to ensure that the proposed exhibitions link thematically, are representative of a diverse range of mediums and styles and qualify under the program criteria (e.g. all applicants must be a resident of Durham Region).

If my application has been accepted, what happens next?

Once your application has been accepted, you will be contacted by a member of the Art & History Committee by letter/email.  Along with this confirmation letter, you will be asked to sign the “Public Art Display Agreement”.   At this time, you will be notified of your installation dates.

Art & History Committee

Linda Jasma, Chair (Curator, Robert McLaughlin Gallery)

Jennifer Lane (Administrative Assistant, City of Oshawa)

Paul J. Radoslovich (Corporate Communications Officer, City of Oshawa)

Catherine Richards (Cultural Development Coordinator, City of Oshawa)

Jerry Shestowsky (Manager, Admin & Access Services, City of Oshawa)

Laura Suchan (Director, Oshawa Community Museum)

For more information contact: