Connextions 2023: Window Murals Celebrating Community

Town of Oakville

Images (left to right): Shay Conroy, from the series Skating By, 2017; Madeline Benevides, Keesa at the Lake, 2015; April Hickox, Untitled from Botanical Light, 2023.

Connextions 2023 – Town of Oakville

Nine photo based window murals celebrate community

  • Shay Conroy
  • Madeline Benevides
  • Danny Custodio
  • April Hickox
  • Kim-Lee Kho
  • Erin McGean
  • Alex Neumann
  • Maureen O’Connor
  • Darren Rigo

Building on the success of previous years, the Town of Oakville has once again taken the initiative to invite a fresh cohort of artists to showcase their photographic murals in neighbourhood community and cultural centres. This year’s theme of “Connextions” resonates with the current times, as it urges us to reconnect and strengthen our community bonds. Through this exhibition, the town aims to foster a sense of community spirit and elevate the public realm. Each recreation and culture facility features a striking artwork, prominently displayed on a window, allowing for easy outdoor viewing. For further information on the location of each artist’s work, please click on the link below.

Glen Abbey Community Centre – Alex Neumann
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre – Maureen O’Connor
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Kim-Lee Kho
Oakville Museum – April Hickox
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre – Madeline Benevides
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre – Erin McGean
River Oaks Community Centre – Darren Rigo
Sixteen Mile Sports Complex – Shay Conroy
Trafalgar Park Community Centre – Danny Custodio

Images (left to right): Erin McGean, Rainbow Connection, 2020; Kim-Lee Kho, Hidden Complexity: Circulation, Connection + Community, 2019-2023; Danny Custodio, Hydrangea Hosta Black Eyed Susan from Flower Carpets Tapetes Floridos, 2019.

The photo murals coincide with Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (May 1-31), which celebrates the art and profession of photography, and Culture Days Festival (September 22-October 15), a national celebration of arts and culture.

For more information about the nine window murals currently installed at Town of Oakville community centres visit Connextions (

During the month of May, visit the following photo-based exhibitions featured in Oakville as part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival:

  • Lucas DeClavasio, Bloom at Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre
  • Brian Groberman, A View Through the Porthole at Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • Oakville Camera Club, Capture Oakville at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

For more information contact:

Images (left to right): Maureen O’Connor, Messages/Passages, 2023; Alex Neumann, Summer Connextion Oakville, 2019/2023; Darren Rigo, A funny thing, 2011-2015.

All Town of Oakville venues are fully accessible. All venues include a level entrance or ramp access to enter, an accessible washroom, wide and unobstructed pathways within the interior, an elevator to access multiple levels (except the Oakville Museum), automatic doors at most entrances, and accessible parking nearby.

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The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty Lands 14 and 22 and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Treaty holders, for being stewards of this traditional territory.

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