Learn more about who we are and what drives our work at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Detail of Walter Yarwood’s (Canadian, 1917 – 1996) Sky Fire, 1957, oil on chip board. Purchase, 1971.

Vision & Mission

The RMG embarked on a strategic planning process in 2021 to set a new vision and mission for the institution. With a focus on community connection and care, the renewed vision sets the RMG on a path to build connected, caring, and creative communities through art. Get to know who we are!

Equity Public Statement

The RMG recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion require a strategic process to eliminate barriers and implement change, and we are committed to acting as a positive force.  We believe this can only be achieved with the active and meaningful involvement of people who reflect the diverse groups within our community.  


The RMG was founded in 1967 after Oshawa designer William Caldwell organized an exhibition of work by local artists at a commercial space on Simcoe Street. Seeing the need for a more permanent home for the arts, Ewart McLaughlin and his wife Margaret (painter Alexandra Luke) offered major financial support and works from their own private collection toward the establishment of an expanded public art gallery for the City of Oshawa. Learn more about our gallery’s history!

Alexandra Luke (Canadian, 1901 – 1967), Garden, 1958, oil on masonite. Gift of the artist, 1967.


There’s always something exciting, interesting, or thought-provoking going on at the RMG. Be sure to follow our Gallery News to see what’s new!


Ever wonder how the RMG does it all? Meet our amazing team of dedicated staff and Board of Directors!

A group of people filming a video in front of a blue wall with many artworks hung on it.

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The RMG is always looking for caring, empathetic, and passionate staff and volunteers. Learn more about upcoming job, volunteer, and Board opportunities!