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

Connextions: From the series "Skating By" by artist Shay Conroy

In-person

Photography Self-guided Visual arts
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Date and time

This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.

Location

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

3070 Neyagawa BLVD.

Oakville, ON

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

Free and accessible parking

About

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.

The artist offers about her work:

Skate parks promote community and provide a space to feel a sense of belonging. While I simply ride, I have loved watching my friends land tricks since I was a teenager. Riding around Oakville on my board often brought fresh perspectives to my work, and helped me appreciate areas of the town I may have not otherwise known. The skaters in these images are strangers and friends, brought into my lens through skating during my time at Sheridan College.

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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.