Rodman Art Institute of Niagara: Community Consultations, Summer & Fall 2022

Community Consultations
Summer & Fall 2022

Dates: September 13, 15 & 17, 2022
Online and In-person in Welland and St. Catharines, ON

Rodman Art Institute of Niagara is building on the legacy of Rodman Hall Art Centre which was established in 1960 as the region’s premier public art gallery. With RHAC now closed and the building sold, Brock University has transferred the gallery’s 1000-piece art collection and endowments to Rodman Art Institute of Niagara and the community. This, along with support from the City of St. Catharines will enable Rodman Art Institute of Niagara to begin the process of protecting and supporting the collection and ultimately to create a permanent and professional new public art gallery. This new public art gallery will be home to the collection and a gathering place where our community will engage with the artwork of leading artists from our region and around the country. Our aim is to enhance the visual arts ecosystem of our region through collaboration and mutual support. To this purpose we have engaged Lord Cultural Resources. More information here. We are in the process of speaking to the Niagara Community about how we can provide a vibrant platform for visual arts and creative experiences in the Niagara Region.

As part of our consultation process, we have created a brief survey that we are asking community members and organizations in the Niagara region to complete. In addition to this, we will be holding three public meetings in early September to have open and honest discussions about how Rodman Art Institute of Niagara can support the communities and organizations in the Niagara Region. The survey is available here.

The three public meetings scheduled are:

If you have any questions about the process, please contact