A variety of independent art spaces, art galleries and public art installations are found in Oshawa. If you are interested in experiencing visual art exhibitions and programs, the City of Oshawa, its partner institutions and grassroots groups all enrich our community through art.
|NEW! Call for Artists! The 88 Keys Project|
The City of Oshawa is seeking three artists who will each be assigned a piano to transform into a piece of artwork. Once transformed, these pianos will be placed at Civic Square, South Oshawa Community Centre and Northview Community Centre - providing visitors and residents with the opportunity to play the pianos and view the artwork.
Submission requirements include:
Please submit your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, 2016.
|NEW!! City Hall Civic Square Mural|
Where is the location for the mural?
The mural will be located at Civic Square in front of City Hall. The retaining wall faces eastward and is directly beside the sidewalk on the western side of Centre Street.
Why was this location chosen?
In 2015, Oshawa Council approved a project to enhance the Civic Square space at City Hall. The retaining wall was chosen as it is one of many elements included in a revitalization project to enhance Civic Square. Some of the elements incorporated in 2015 include the addition of chairs, tables and umbrellas as well as the Culture Counts pinwheel floor surface mural, and enhanced crosswalks at Bagot and Centre.
The retaining wall is a key feature of the space because it is the surface that greets pedestrians on the sidewalk and is visible from cars driving by.
It is a central focal point to City Hall.
Is the mural a piece of public art?
Yes. The mural once completed will be part of the City of Oshawa's public art inventory.
Who will design and paint the mural?
This project is being completed in collaboration with Durham College. Through the Faculty of Media, Art and Design, the students of the Community Collaboration course will design and paint the mural.
When will the mural be completed?
The mural will be installed/ painted by Spring 2016.
Who can I contact for more information about this project and the City of Oshawa's Public Art initiatives?
Contact Catherine Richards, Supervisor, Cultural Development, email@example.com receive more information about public art in Oshawa.
|Public Art Policy|
On March 9, 2015, the City of Oshawa approved its first Public Art Policy! Developed from feedback from the community via a survey and written in collaboration with stakeholders, this policy will provide Oshawa City Council, City staff and the community with a clear and consistent framework for decision-making and a process for the administration, selection and maintenance of public art in public spaces in Oshawa.
|Public Art Opportunities - Call for Artists|
Thank you for your interest. There are no Call for Artist(s) at this time.
|Public Art Galleries and Spaces|
|Art Installations and Murals|
Walking around downtown Oshawa, visitors and residents can discover artworks attached to buildings, enjoy free-standing sculptures and view a range of murals.