Special Events

Summer Exhibitions Opening

Jun 18, 2022, 02:00 PM - Jun 18, 2022, 04:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of three exciting new exhibitions at the RMG! This summer, we are pleased to present:

True Currency

Artists: Christina Battle, Helen Cho, Alvin Luong, Sofia Mesa, Dana Prieto, Cassie Thornton

June 18 – November 5, 2022

True Currency is an exhibition about indebtedness and exchange. Bringing together works that explore alternative economies, reciprocity, indebtedness, labour, and wellbeing, this show looks at how value is produced through the circulation of goods and ideas. Taking up exchange as both subject matter and form, the artworks here have been produced through various forms of collaboration. In looking at informal seed exchanges, mutual aid networks, gig economies, and solidarity groups, the works offer strategies for cooperation and resilience, seeing reciprocity as a marker or survival, capacity and flourishing.

Mystery Tomato Plant Seedlings – yours to take home!

As an extension of the project seeds are meant to disperse (2015-ongoing), artist Christina Battle has grown a number of mystery tomato plant seedlings to give away at the opening of the True Currency exhibition. In tending to the tomato plants, Christina asks participants to try and guess the variety of each plant and to save a seed and send it back to her as a way for the project to continue.

Share your tomato plant photos with the hashtag, #seedsaremeanttodisperse.

Code Switch

Artist: Malik McKoy

June 17 – July 31, 2022

As RBC Emerging Artist in Residence, Malik McKoy has created a new body of work that considers how technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence reproduce human biases, and more specifically, how marginalized bodies are subject to the harms caused by escapism and the commodification of identity online. In McKoy’s ongoing effort to bridge digital and paint-based practices, the work in this exhibition grapples with the increasingly blurred line between online and offline selves and how carefully constructed avatars actually relate to the people they represent.

Come Together

Photographs from the Thomas Bouckley Collection

June 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Over the last couple of years, Oshawa’s popular community events, such as live music performances, Fiesta Festival, Pride, and the Peony Festival, shifted to digital formats. With plans for a return to in-person events, this exhibition reflects on ways historical Oshawa gathered in the past, and celebrates the importance of community coming together in celebration.

Also on view:

Elemental: Oceanic

Tim Whiten

April 9th, 2022 – August 28th, 2022

Complete Freedom

Abstract artworks from our permanent collection

December 11th, 2021 – October 9th, 2022

Light refreshments will be served.

Coming from Toronto? We have organized a bus to bring you to and from the opening! Pick up will be in front of OCADU at 100 McCaul St at 1:00PM and will return to OCADU for 4:30. Reserve your spot today!

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an accessible venue. To learn more or request accommodations, please visit https://rmg.on.ca/visit/accessibility-and-accommodations/.

Upcoming Events

Camps

Summer Camp 2022

Jul 4, 2022, 09:00 AM - Aug 26, 2022, 04:00 PM

In the studio at RMG Summer Art Camp, 2021. July 4 to August 26, 2022 from 9am to 4pm Ages 5 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 $180 Members/$190 Non-Members                      *4 day camp $145 Members/$155 Non-Members This summer, we have two rotating camps throughout for children ages 5-7 and ages 8-12 years old. Both […]

Special Events

RMG Fridays Presents: Chastity and Mary & Adelaide

Jul 8, 2022, 07:00 PM - Jul 8, 2022, 10:00 PM

The third outdoor-edition of RMG Fridays happens on July 8th and features performances by two alt-rock bands with Durham Region roots: headliner Chastity, led by Whitby-born songwriter and frontman Brandon Williams, and Mary & Adelaide, a quartet of Oshawa-based indie-rockers. Don’t miss the loudest RMG Fridays concert yet! Be sure to bring a lawn chair […]

Talks & Tours

Artist Talk with Malik McKoy

Jul 21, 2022, 07:00 PM - Jul 21, 2022, 08:00 PM

Join Malik for an artist-led tour of his solo exhibition Code Switch. No registration required! As RBC Emerging Artist in Residence, Malik McKoy has created a new body of work that considers how technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence reproduce human biases, and more specifically, how racialized bodies are subject to the harms caused […]