Exhibitions

Joi T. Arcand, ekawiya nepewisi (don’t be shy), 2017, neon channel sign. Photograph by Toni Hafkenscheid

The RMG annually programs over twenty exhibitions across six gallery spaces. With a focus on modern and contemporary Canadian art, we present a variety of exhibitions that reflect a diverse range of artistic output, including painting, photography, sculpture, film, installation and performance. Reflecting our commitment to connect our communities through art, we strive to produce innovative and timely exhibitions that recognize our collective responsibility to contend with the past and vision a more equitable, just, and expansive future.  

View a selection of online exhibition catalogues here.

Community and Joy

January 14th, 2023 - June 4th, 2023

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) teamed up with the AbilitiesCentre in Whitby, to develop a photography project for their TRCreative Café participants to explore personal expressions ofcommunity and joy. The Abilities Centre’s mandate is to provide:“…accessible and inclusive programs and services of the highestquality and value. Abilities Centre supports members of thecommunity, no matter their […]

Powerful Glow

November 26th, 2022 - April 9th, 2023

Join us at the Winter Exhibitions Opening on November 26, 2022, 1-4pm. If we think of land and waterways as readable with a range that is fluid and ever changing, living and legible, then we can see how one’s understanding of land grows over long periods of time. Gathered around the medicine and butterfly artworks […]

Loose Parts

November 19th, 2022 - February 19th, 2023

Join us for a Thursday Curatorial Tour of this exhibition on February 16th at 6 PM. Upheaval is like an earthquake. Whether from external events or personal growth, it can shake inner worlds, deconstruct long-held patterns, and free ideas from tight grips. In its aftermath, formerly rigid orders are scattered and frayed, appearing more fluid […]

The Ties That Bind

October 8th, 2022 - August 20th, 2023

Experience this exhibition through a new 360 tour! Feeling connected is a fundamental psychological need. In nature, ecosystems depend on interactions and connections in order to thrive.  Similarly, humans flourish through connections that are physical, emotional, and social. However, the desire to connect can go beyond relationships. As we have seen through the pandemic, there […]

Kazuo Nakamura: Universal Pattern

October 8th, 2022 - March 5th, 2023

Born in 1926 in Vancouver, BC, Kazuo Nakamura was interested in art at an early age. As a teenager, he would pour over his uncle’s Japanese art magazines and explore the city with a sketchbook in hand. In 1939, he began his formal art training at the Vancouver Technical Secondary School where he was taught […]

The Beyond Within

September 24th, 2022 - February 12th, 2023

Organized and produced in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. This exhibition opens at Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary, January 19, 2023 As a surface with only one side, the Mobius strip resists orientation. To trace its surface is to experience left becoming right, outside flipping in, and time assuming the shape of an infinite […]

Complete Freedom

December 11th, 2021 - March 5th, 2023

Painters Eleven was the first abstract artist collective in Ontario. They were founded in 1953 at the cottage of artist Alexandra Luke on the Oshawa/Whitby border. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s collection began in 1967 when artist Alexandra Luke, a member of the Painters Eleven, donated thirty-seven works from her private collection. Luke’s donation of art […]