Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly asked questions. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please email info@rmg.on.ca.

Curatorial

How often do the exhibitions change?

Our exhibitions are up for different amounts of time, ranging from two weeks to one year. Gallery spaces are changed throughout the year on an ongoing basis, so be sure to check out our exhibitions page to see how long a show will be on view and which shows will be accessible during your visit.

Do you accept research requests?

We do field research requests from both academics and non-academics. Please contact Interim Senior Curator, Sonya Jones at sjones@rmg.on.ca.

Do you buy artworks?

We are very rarely in a position to make purchases but feel free to reach out to us. Please contact Interim Senior Curator, Sonya Jones at sjones@rmg.on.ca.

Do you accept programming proposals?

Our programming is planned in advance, and we do not solicit programming ideas through an open call format. Some unique opportunities may suit us and can be forwarded. Please contact Interim Senior Curator, Sonya Jones at sjones@rmg.on.ca.

Is photography allowed in the galleries?

Personal photography is permitted without flash. Wedding photography is arranged when weddings are arranged. For other types of photography in the gallery spaces, please contact Interim Senior Curator, Sonya Jones at sjones@rmg.on.ca.

Can I exhibit work at the RMG?

Our exhibitions are curated 1-3 years in advance and we do not solicit exhibition proposals through an open call format. The current mandate of Gallery A includes supporting the RBC Emerging Artist Residency exhibitions and creating community-engaged programming with local organizations and individuals. It is not currently an exhibiting space for local professional artists.

If you are looking for local exhibiting opportunities, check out local shops and galleries, including Cork and Bean and Arts and Culture in the Hall, which is a gallery space at City Hall that is always looking for new and emerging talent. The Oshawa Art Association is another great source of information if you’re looking for exhibition or networking opportunities.

For more information, please contact Associate Curator, Public Programs, Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

Do you accept artwork or book donations?

We are no longer actively expanding the book collection. The Gallery may accept certain books about Canadian Art, and artworks, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Interim Senior Curator, Sonya Jones at sjones@rmg.on.ca.

Do you conduct valuations or appraisals of artwork?

As a public gallery, the RMG cannot provide values or appraisals, however, we recommend reaching out to Waddingtons, located in Toronto.

Do you restore artwork?

The RMG does not restore artwork. For restorations, we recommend contacting Marie-Eve Thibeault or Miriam Harris in Oshawa or Barry Briggs in Toronto.

Learning and Engagement

Do you book school programming?

Yes, we offer school programming as a field trip to the RMG or our instructors can visit your classroom. You can find more details here.

Do you offer art classes?

Yes, we offer art classes for kids and teens, as well as drop in programs such as OPG Sunday, and RMG Friday Studios. We do not offer adult or senior-specific art classes or workshops, but sign up for our online newsletter to be notified of any new programs.

Do you run group art classes for adults and seniors?

Yes, adults and seniors can look into receiving a guided tour with an art-activity add-on. More details can be found here.

What types of art camps do you run?

We run Summer Camp, March Break Camp and some PA Day Camps. More details can be found here.

How do you register for art classes? How do you accept payment?

You can register and pay for art classes on our website, over the phone or in person. Please contact Manager, Learning and Engagement, Jennifer Welch at jwelch@rmg.on.ca.

Do you offer classes for Guides and Scouts?

Yes, to book an activity please contact Manager, Learning and Engagement, Jennifer Welch at jwelch@rmg.on.ca.

Do you offer art tutoring?

The RMG does not offer art tutoring.

Do you need volunteers or art instructors?

Yes, we accept applications year-round. More info on volunteer opportunities can be found here. More details on the art instructor position can be found here.

Do you do birthday parties?

No, the RMG does not host birthday parties.

Do we offer art classes for adults?

We currently do not offer adult classes. We hope to offer something in the future.

Front of House

Do you accept donations?

Yes! You can make a donation at the gallery or here on our website.

Can the gallery be used for film or television?

Yes, please contact Events and Venue Rentals Lead, Carole Blackburn at cblackburn@rmg.on.ca for more details.

Do you need volunteers for the Shop?

Yes, we accept applications year-round. More info on volunteer opportunities can be found here.