Oakville Galleries wins four OAAG Awards

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Oakville Galleries wins four OAAG Awards

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Matthew Hyland

Matthew Hyland

Matthew Hyland has been director of Oakville Galleries, since 2008. Educated in women’s studies and cultural studies at York University and the University of Victoria, respectively, Hyland has been with Oakville Galleries since 2006. Prior to joining the staff at the Galleries, Hyland held positions at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and the City of Toronto.

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Oakville Galleries is pleased to announce that it took home top honours at the 38th annual Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Awards.

At the Wednesday November 18, 2015, ceremony the Oakville Galleries was recognized with:

  1. an Exhibition Award for Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick
  2. a Curatorial Writing Award for Jon Davies¹ essay Roula Partheniou: Tongue and Groove
  3. a Design Award for the redesign of Oakville Galleries¹ website
  4. an Honourable Mention for Exhibition of the Year for Roula Partheniou¹s solo exhibition House & Home & Garden
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, 29 March ­ 24 May 2015.

Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, 29 March ­ 24 May 2015. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

The 2015 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Awards were presented at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. The Awards are annual, province-wide, juried art gallery awards of artistic merit and excellence. They recognize the exhibitions, publications, programs, and community partnerships commissioned and produced by Ontario¹s public art galleries.

“The OAAG Awards have consistently revealed the expanse and richness of art production on the part of Ontario¹s public art galleries,” says Shirley Madill, President of the OAAG Board of Directors and Executive Director at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

Oakville Galleries was delighted to receive recognition for its work in 2014 through the following awards:

Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition Award
(Nominated by Oakville Galleries and Carleton University Art Gallery)
Samuel Roy-Bois
Not a new world, just an old trick
The exhibition was co-produced by SFU Galleries (Vancouver) and Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa)

Curatorial Writing Award (short essay)
Jon Davies
Roula Partheniou: Tongue and Groove
Oakville Galleries, 2015

Honourable Mention: Exhibition of the Year Award (monographic, Budget under $20K)
Roula Partheniou
House & Home & Garden
Oakville Galleries, 29 March ­ 24 May 2015

Design Award (Digital Project)
Bluesponge Studios
www.oakvillegalleries.com

About the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

Through network-building, professional development and advocacy, OAAG fosters sustainable, healthy, diverse public art galleries, furthering the visual arts as a key component of the cultural life of Ontario. OAAG serves and represents 102 public art gallery and visual art organization members in 61 municipalities across the province. OAAG is a registered charitable organization.

The OAAG Awards are annual, province-wide, juried art gallery awards for artistic merit and excellence. They recognize the new exhibitions, publications, programs and community partnerships that have been commissioned and produced by Ontario¹s public art galleries over the previous year.

Cities represented in the visual art nominations this year include: Barrie, Burlington, Cambridge, Clarington, Guelph, Grimsby, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stratford, Toronto, Whitby, Waterloo and Windsor.

For more information, please visit www.oaag.org

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