Then and Now
Open for Business
April 13, 2019 - August 25, 2019
This exhibition was produced in partnership with the Oshawa Senior Citizen’s Camera Club
Curated by Sonya Jones
This exhibition marks the 5th installment of the Then and Now series, a collaboration with the Oshawa Senior Citizens’ Camera Club. This project focuses on the importance of local businesses and social services and how they contribute to a vibrant and flourishing community. Inspired by historical images from the Thomas Bouckley Collection that depict proud merchants posed by their businesses, members of the Camera Club have continued this tradition by photographing current business and service locations. These photographs will then be added to the Thomas Bouckley Collection in order to stay true to Bouckley’s vision of capturing the continued evolution of Oshawa.
The BIA describes downtown Oshawa as “a vibrant mix of business, culture, entertainment and academia; a place where people come to work, learn, live, enjoy art and music, watch live sporting events, meet for drinks and enjoy great food.” The various locations depicted in this exhibition captures the feeling and purpose of a downtown core, and highlights the people who make it possible.
Thank you to the businesses and services for their enthusiasm and participation in the project. Special thanks goes to the Oshawa Senior Citizens’ Camera Club for their dedication in telling the continuing story of Oshawa in their exploration of yesterday and today.