Fall 2019 Exhibitions at the Town of Oakville


Images (clockwise from top left): 1. Jesse Unsworth, Red and Yellow Tree, 2015. Oil on wood panel, 10” x 12”. 2. Cheryl Mount, Out in the Garden. Oil on canvas, 24” x 24”. Part of Waterside Art Group Members Show. 3. Chandra Rice, Boneyard, 2019. Handspun and hand woven merino, bone, wire, 28” x 12” x 6”. 4. Monika Raciborski, Under the Silver Moon, 2019. Acrylic paint, paint marker, glitter, sharpie on wood panel, 10” x 10”.

Join the Town of Oakville for the launch of the Fall Exhibition Season at:
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC)
Trafalgar Park Community Centre (TPCC)
Town Hall

QEPCCC Main Gallery

Oakville Fibre Artists – Hanging by a Thread
September 14 – October 4, 2019
Main Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Except: Sep 27 and 28: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sep 29: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists: Sunday, September 15, 2 – 4 p.m.

Oakville Fibre Artists are a group of 30 Individuals, many who have won awards, been featured in textile magazines for their innovative and beautiful artwork and have taught throughout Ontario. Meeting weekly in the QEPCCC Fibre Art Studio throughout the year, they work on their own projects, share their passion and ideas for stitch, beading, dyeing, felting and many other fibre art techniques using a wide variety of materials.

This is the 3rd biennial Hanging By A Thread gallery exhibition of traditional and contemporary fibre art. The Members, a creative and prolific group, have submitted over 130 entries. The wall hangings, smaller pieces placed on pedestals and risers, embellished clothing on dress forms and 3D-style pieces—all created by using various fibre related materials and techniques such as quilting, embroidery, dyeing, printing, beading and felting—will fill the Gallery. Additionally, three group projects will be featured with themes of insects, journeys and small purses. Commission inquiries are welcome and many of the fibre art pieces on display will be for sale.

QEPCCC Display Area Gallery

November 2, 2019 – February 17, 2020
Chandra RiceThe Raucous Joy of the Raven’s Cry: Perched Together

Ideas are ravens; winged creatures that swoop by with raucous cries, searching for shelter and a fellow mischief maker. To roost, ideas need a little protection from the wind, something to feed on, and space. Perched Together captures my struggle as a feminist artist to provide a shelter for the feistier and more transgressive ideas I have about my value and voice; ideas that wake me at sunrise with both fear and fierce joy. I use textiles, mixed media, paintings, and found objects to express this tension between falling and flying.


Daisy Fresh, World Contain HER, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”.

QEPCCC Corridor Galleries

November 2, 2019 – February 17, 2020

TPCC Corridor Galleries

June 21 – October 20, 2019
Virender Paul Madan – Rain, Rain

25 October 2019 – 18 February, 2020
Sangmin LeeFlowers in the Park

Town Hall Corridor Galleries

Artworks OakvilleMembers’ Exhibition

Oakville Museum Display, QEPCCC

March 30, 2019 – April 2020
What’s Your Type: Typewriters and Textiles
This exhibit pairs typewriters and sewing machines produced between 1875 and 1975. They form part of the Oakville Museum’s permanent collection and were donated to the Museum, in the vast majority, by women and both devices have been predominantly associated with women throughout history. The pairing of the instruments provokes questions about the status of work tools used by women and how the devices may help tell the stories of the women who owned and used them. Interesting facts emerge about the technological advances, societal roles and design history of the tools as material objects.

Display area and Corridor gallery hours are open daily according to the open hours of the town facility.

The Town of Oakville celebrates and fosters creativity through exhibitions at town facilities. The exhibition program showcases creative work reflecting the wide range of local artists, including work by individuals, art organizations, instructors, and students. Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) and Trafalgar Park Community Centre offer FREE corridor exhibition space. The Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals for exhibitions twice a year. Application due dates are February 1 and September 1.

More information on our galleries can be found here.

All town facilities are physically accessible spaces.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, ON
L6L 2G6

Trafalgar Park Community Centre
133 Rebecca Street
Oakville, ON
L6K 1J5

Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3

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