Special Events

RMG Fridays: International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2024, 07:00 PM - Mar 8, 2024, 10:00 PM

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at the RMG! This is the night to hear leading voices in Durham Region of women owned businesses and see performances of young and dedicated talent. Come to buy locally owned food prepared with passion and perseverance.

Order of Events

7:00pm: Doors open. Art Activity with Farah in the Art Studio and yoga class with Kimmel Alcide in Arthur’s

7:15pm: DRIFF screening in the Lookout

7:30pm: Wise Women with Liz Oke, Mathilda Irawan, and Georgia Fullerton

8:00pm: First session of Chair’ography Workshop with Inferno Pole Studio

8:15pm: DRIFF screening in the Lookout

8:30pm: Tour with Associate Curator, Public Programs, Hannah Keating. Learn more about our exhibitions that feature female and queer artists.

8:45pm: Let’s DANCE! DJ Lynz’s crew will be spinning tunes to raise your hands, sing along and feel the joy!

9:00pm: Second session of Chair’ography Workshop with Inferno Pole Studio

Upstairs in Arthur’s, Inferno Pole Studio will be hosting a Chairography Workshop! In a 45 minute session, learn a flow and have some fun dancing your way around a chair. Friendly for all levels! Bring knee pads if you have any! Wear leggings or something stretchy to move in. Tighter clothing is preferred. Wearing socks or shoes is recommended.

These sessions are free but registration is required. Sign up here.

As the Director of The Everyday Yogi Inc., Kimmel Alcide curates unique wellness experiences with the primary goal of cultivating peace.  She is deeply committed to guiding individuals, teams and communities toward self-discovery through yoga and mindfulness practices. Additionally, she serves as a lead Yoga Trainer for LifePower Yoga, offering 100hr and 200hr trainings in Durham region. With over 10 000 hours in the wellness industry, she has collaborated with notable brands such as lululemon, Team Canada, Hershey’s Chocolate, Canada Goose and Uber Canada integrating yoga and mindfulness into their work and professional environments.

Her core values are centered around personal responsibility, connection, inclusivity and contribution. Beyond her practice and profession, Kimmel enjoys connecting people, hiking in nature, and playing scrabble.

Georgia Fullerton is a Jamaican Canadian visual artist, expressive arts therapist, arts educator,
and public speaker. Educated in visual arts at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta she
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Building arts-based relationships with community partners such as The Royal Ontario Museum,
Station Gallery, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Durham District School Board
(DDSB)and others, Georgia has created 4 major public art pieces since 2012. One of her most
recent public artworks, titled: ‘For the Win and the Wonder’ was commissioned by the Toronto
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Corporation and launched in late 2023 as part of the new
Scotiabank Arena permanent Art Collection.

Engaging all sides of her creative prowess, Georgia deepens her understanding and practice of
arts in health as an expressive arts therapist with a small private practice and facilitates healing
arts workshops online. Georgia is the founder of the Durham Black Artists’ Collective (DBAC)
and is a faculty member of the School of Media, Art and Design at Durham College in Oshawa,
Ontario.

Liz Oke designs and implements marketing/sales plans and creative strategy for businesses that want to change direction, optimize their digital presence and brand, and align their marketing efforts with their revenue goals. She has over 20+ years of experience in delivering successful projects for clients in various industries, including e-commerce, financial services, food services, manufacturing, education, retail, music, insurance, law, consulting, banking, real estate, and cultural institutions. She is currently following the ever-changing opportunities with AI.

Mathilda Irawan is an Indonesian born Chinese woman who immigrated to Canada 22 years ago. Her education background is psychology, gerontology, hypnotherapy, finance, and yoga therapy. She is the chef and owner of Mathilda’s Restaurant in downtown Oshawa where we supply meals, desserts, and baking mixes to other retailers across the province. She also owns Mathilda’s Sauces Inc. with all sauces being vegan, gluten free, and oil free.

She is on a mission to get people moving their body, reprogram their subconscious mind, take control of their health and heal themselves, and unite body, mind, and spirit. This is possible by practicing compassion towards ourselves, the animals, and nature. When we align our actions with our beliefs and values, we will heal at a deeper level. 

The Fading | 15 mins

Directed by Rafaël Beauchamp

French, with English subtitles

In the heart of a foggy and rural Quebec winter, Luce, a grieving mother faced with the disappearance of her son, is taken aback when three local hunters track down the alleged killer, a seemingly harmless young man. When it is proposed to her to take revenge on the latter, the spirit of the masses slowly takes possession of her tragedy as the group sinks into the forest. “Les battues” (The Fading) blurs the line between victim and persecutor in a dreamlike and anxiety-inducing thriller.

Tour with Associate Curator, Public Programs, Hannah Keating, through the gallery and learn more about our exhibitions that feature female and queer artists such as World-builders, shapeshifters, Kenatentas, and Commonplace.

We will be making wearable art led by Farah! Make marbled polymer clay beads, strung together to make a necklace or keychain.

Upcoming Events

Studio Class

OPG Sunday: Rain Resist

Apr 14, 2024, 10:30 AM - Apr 14, 2024, 12:30 PM

Suitable for ages 3+ Let’s celebrate the spring season through our artworks. We will use oil pastel and watercolour techniques to create rainy day artworks sure to make a splash. Free admission, no registration required. This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Talks & Tours

Curatorial Tour: Tony Romano: The Big Hat

Apr 18, 2024, 07:00 PM - Apr 18, 2024, 07:45 PM

Join curator Hannah Keating for a guided tour of The Big Hat, which includes work by Tony Romano. Thursday Curatorial Tours are free and open to everyone. They provide deeper insight into the themes, context, and content of our exhibitions. Seating options are available. For more information about access and our facilities, please visit this […]

Talks & Tours

Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition: Info Session & Exhibition Tour 2024

Apr 24, 2024, 01:00 PM - Apr 24, 2024, 02:00 PM

Calling all senior artists! We invite you to take part in this two-part event at the RMG, which begins with a short tour of some of our current exhibitions and concludes with an overview of the Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition, including competition categories and judging criteria. Come get your questions answered! Please register by […]