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The Robert McLaughlin Gallery – Fall 2018 Exhibitions

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is proud to acknowledge the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s Civic Centre. An external agency of The City of Oshawa, the RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, and occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.


Public Notice

September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 at 7pm

Stephen Andrews, Ruth Cuthand, Alison Humphrey, Kim Morgan, Abraham Anghik Ruben, Ho Tam, and Elaine Whittaker. Curated by Sonya Jones.

Fear and disease go hand in hand.

News media and technology often spread hysteria and fear around disease. As fear swells, it plays various roles in how a disease is perceived and understood. While inciting fear can may cause precautions, it also divides the healthy from the unhealthy, those who are willing to help from those who are not, and often fact from fiction.

The works in Public Notice deal with disease and illness and its impact historically and racially, look at loss and misunderstanding, and contrast scientific facts to fiction. While fear often trumps empathy and understanding, the works in this exhibition refuse to let fear have the last word.

Image: Kim Morgan, Sigh, 2016, installation



September 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 at 7pm

Scott Benesiinaabandan, Hannah Claus, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Meryl McMaster, and Greg Staats. Curated by Danielle Printup.

In Anishnaabemowin, inaabiwin means “movement of light” and is used to describe lightning.

Indigenous peoples embody a relational approach to understanding and interacting with the world which allows them to engage more deeply through complex relationships with themselves and the natural world. Through colonization, this way of being and knowing has been compromised.

The artists in this exhibition use their varied art practices to reclaim these ways of being and knowing, hoping to restore compromised connections and encourage audiences to follow. As we seek to understand our place in the world, relearning these relations is essential, and will help us navigate today’s challenges and thrive on the lands we call home.

Image: Tanya Lukin Linklater, The treaty is in the body, image still from video, 2017

Ideas Digital Forum 2018
Art Now + Art Next

October 12 + 13, 2018
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Facebook Event

How do public art galleries engage with digital technologies? Take a deep dive into this pressing topic over two-days of invigorating conversations with leading curators, artists and digital specialists from across the country at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) on October 12 and 13, 2018. Held in partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), this symposium will address the impact of digital technologies on art galleries.

Ideas Digital Forum provides an opportunity to explore two urgent needs:

  1. How do we contextualize and understand contemporary digital art practices in the current moment while acknowledging the embedded and long histories located at the intersection of art, science, and technology?
  2. How do we engage with the challenges of the Public Art Gallery sector in exhibiting and collecting these artworks and supporting artists?

The two-day forum will bring together professionals from the Public Art Gallery sector, artists, scholars, and curators for an opportunity to gain insight and engage in discussions on the intersection of art and digital technologies: how it is curated; how it is exhibited; how it is collected; how it is archived; how its audience is engaged; and how it is written about.

Speakers will include: Liane Davison (Surrey Art Gallery), Jean Gagnon (independent curator), Niranjan Rajah (Simon Fraser University), Srinivas Krishna (Founder and CEO of Awe Company), Zainub Verjee (Ontario Association of Art Galleries), and more.


  • Early Bird Two Day Pass: $195 (must be booked by September 14)
  • Two Day Pass: $220
  • One Day Pass: $125 (please specify which day you will be attending below)
  • Students Pass: $60 (applicable for one day or both days)

* Registration includes refreshments and a catered lunch.

Registration: To register please visit

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an accessible venue. To learn more or request accommodations click here.

For more information, questions, or concerns please contact Lucas Cabral, Communications & Digital Media Lead at


The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
905 576 3000 ex 109 |

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