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.
|The 88 Keys Project - Unveilings Scheduled!|
The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce that the three successful artists for The 88 Keys Project are:
Marnie Packman is an artist in Durham Region that heavily focuses on combining visual arts with musical themes. In addition to music as a subject matter, Marnie has been repurposing obsolete technologies that are read in alternative contexts, no longer reflecting their original function.
Monique Ra Brent is an artist, teacher and mother from Durham Region. Born in California and raised in Toronto, Monique has been painting, drawing and teaching since childhood. In addition to her current creative and commissioned art projects, Monique is also a Paint Nite instructor.
An extension of the visual arts program at R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I., U.A.S.C. Graffiti School is a collective of high school students and mentors from the Oshawa area that are continuously seeking opportunities to impact the community through street and urban art. Youth involved in the program range in age from 11 - 19.
Many applications were received and reviewed by a jury of local stakeholders - the City wishes to thank everyone who applied to this project.
|NEW!! City Hall Civic Square Mural|
Where is the location for the mural?
The mural is 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 was completed in collaboration with Durham College. Through the Faculty of Media, Art and Design, the students of the Community Collaboration course designed and painted the mural.
When will the mural be completed?
The mural was painted and installed in the Spring of 2016.
Who can I contact for more information about this project and the City of Oshawa's Public Art initiatives?
Contact Tara Lember, Supervisor, Cultural Development & Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org to 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.