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

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception: Elif Saydam and Leisure


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Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens (Gairloch Gardens)

1306 Lakeshore Road East

Oakville, ON

Directions: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, 2 km from downtown Oakville Shuttle buses will be provided from the Oakville GO Station.



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms and is a relaxed performance.


Join us on 29 September 2023 from 7:00- 9:00 PM for the exhibition opening reception at Gairloch Gardens.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served, a shuttle bus will be available from the Oakville GO station. Check our website for further details.

Elif Saydam: Eviction Notice

29 September 2023 – 6 January 2024 | Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

In their expanded painting practice, Berlin-based artist Elif Saydam examines the formation and judgment of aesthetic taste and the forces that influence them. Eviction Notice, Saydam’s first institutional exhibition in Canada, draws upon traditions of ornamentation outside of the European canon to consider dynamics of desire that are extended to objects and social spaces. Saydam will present new works encompassing painting, textile, installation, and photography that mine the decorative as a methodical tool for contextualizing sociopolitical narratives. Set in the domestic, suburban backdrop of Gairloch Gardens, a former home, the exhibition extrapolates the material qualities of built structures to articulate broader topics such as social mobility and collective aspirations within an increasingly gentrified world.



Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally.

VALUES - Accessible. Engaging. Forward-thinking.

MISSION Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.

This event is part of a hub:

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts/Central Southeast Hub

Town of Oakville Oakville, ON

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a town-owned, town-funded, professionally staffed facility that exists to serve the performing arts needs of Oakville residents. Oakville Centre is a cultural venue that presents over 70 prof...