We recently partnered with Dani Crosby Art on a community engagement activity in celebration of caregivers, inspired by one of our current online exhibitions, A Profession of Care. In this activity, Dani asked our audience to contribute short stories and thoughts on caregivers and the act of care giving, based on a series of writing prompts.
These stories have been collected and turned into portraits by the artist in which she has visually honoured, represented, and acknowledged the qualities and experiences of caregivers of all types. We would like to thank all those who contributed their incredibly moving and personal stories to this project.Dani Crosby: Caregiving ProjectExplore
In November 2019, the RMG invited members of the community to share photographs that represent LGBTQ2+ histories and stories for inclusion in the Thomas Bouckley Collection. This project, presented in partnership with the AIDS Committee of Durham Region and The Totally Outright Program, is part of an ongoing effort to address the lack of diverse representation in the collection, and in historical accounts of Oshawa and Durham Region as a whole.Come Out, Come OutExplore
Specimens is a photographic series that attempts to materialize memory while contending with its fragility. Working with images from her personal archive, Megan Moore uses a gel-like substance evoking bodily fluids to pull ink from the image’s surface. Once unfixed from the page, the image begins to shift and transform—the surface cracks and pulls apart, bends, and contracts. Each step of Moore’s process, followed with scientific precision, produces an alchemical effect that abstracts and manipulates the original content, creating new forms of expression.Megan Moore: SpecimensExplore
We are pleased to introduce 19 creatively engaged individuals whose work represents a wide range of subjects and interests. Some of this work is carefully resolved and some can be considered work in progress, as is sometimes the nature of a thesis exhibition. Like all visionary explorers, the students in Durham College’s Fine Arts Advanced program are involved in a continual process of identifying and studying meaningful subjects that pertain to their own evolving bodies of work.Emerging Visions: Durham College Thesis Exhibition 2020Explore
During this global pandemic, nurses are needed more than ever. They are essential workers in our health care system whose courage and dedication should be celebrated during normal times, let alone in the midst of the current crisis. Created in partnership with the Oshawa Public Libraries and the Oshawa Museum, this exhibition looks back at Oshawa’s history of training nurses, through the Oshawa General Hospital School of Nursing, to salute healthcare workers everywhere and celebrate their exceptional skills.A Profession of CareExplore
During this time of social-distancing and, in some cases, isolation, we are watching the world go by from our windows. They are portals through which we can escape and take in the views. Windows have long been a popular motif in art, often used for their ability to convey different perspectives or emotions and to frame interior spaces. This exhibition, featuring works from the RMG’s Permanent Collection, delves into the many ways artists use windows in their work.Looking Out, Looking InExplore