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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Connextions: Summer Connextion Oakville by Alex Neumann


Design Digital & new media Sculpture & installation Self-guided Visual arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Glen Abbey Recreation Centre

1415 Third Line

Oakville, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Nine photo based window murals celebrate community. 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.

A first generation Canadian, born in Montréal, now living in Toronto, Alex’s camera-based art has been exhibited in Canada as well as in Europe. He has been associated with artist run galleries both in Montreal and Toronto - Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc., Toronto Photographers’ Workshop/Photography Gallery, Harbourfront (founding member, chairman of Exhibition Committee) and Gallery 44. More recently, he worked as a web development coordinator at York University. Past work included freelance photography, and teaching photography at University of Toronto/Sheridan, Dundas Valley School of Art, and Toronto Board of Education. His daughter, her husband and their children live, work and go to school in Oakville.

The artist offers about his practice:

The idea I am working with in these images is the propensity of humans to create symbols and attach meaning and affiliation to them, primarily the star-like patterns that represent several spiritual faiths and cultures. There are also other influences, household crafts such as embroidery, lace, and samplers as well as the phenomena of pareidolia. And of course the kaleidoscope and paper snowflakes. I wish to have these images inspire people to see and interact with their surroundings with a new vision.

These images start as photographs of nature, taken during one of my walks, then are manipulated by computer software. There are countless possible images that can result from a single photograph. Like DNA, we are all different but at the same time, alike.



Town of Oakville

The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since the 1800s, it has become one of the most coveted areas to live and work in Ontario with 225,000 residents calling Oakville home. The town offers all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre with first-rate facilities and amenities, while also maintaining its small-town feel.

This event is part of a hub:

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre/Southwest Hub

Town of Oakville Oakville, ON

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique and dynamic public space created to fulfill the recreation, arts and cultural needs of the community. This one-of-a-kind, multi-use facility features more than 144,000...