Tours & Public Engagement

Tours & Public Engagement

At Rodman Hall it is our belief that education is an integral aspect of making art relevant to the general public. It is through discovering, learning, creating and interacting that the arts become significant and relevant in our lives. It is an important component of our mandate and reflects our interest in developing visual, cultural and creative communities. After all, creativity, ideas, knowledge, and invention go hand in hand. Permanent collection and temporary exhibition related tours, lectures and workshops are offered throughout the year.


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Culture Days, Fall Open House

Saturday, September 27, 12 – 4 pm

Enjoy hands-on art and craft activities for the whole family. View engaging contemporary art exhibitions during your visit. Enjoy a tour , meet our teachers and check out what we have to offer!
All tours and art activities are FREE; No registration required

ART ACTIVITIES / 12 – 4 pm

TOURS / Exhibitions (Tours suggested for ages 10+)
beginning at 2 and 3 pm
The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art
with Director/Curator Stuart Reid and Contributing Artist Nadine Bariteau

TOURS / Historic Home
Beginning at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm
Learn about the fascinating history of the Merritt Family and tour behind-the-scenes of our beautiful facility.


Hot Talks welcomes distinguished artists, art professionals, educators and curators in public lectures and gallery conversations.

Hot Talks are presented in conjunction with the exhibition schedule and are presented during the school year.

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Juxtaposing the Tradition and Grandeur of Historic Rodman Hall with the Contemporary Art on display in the Gallery spaces, a tour is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends, family, special interest group or co-workers.

Guided Tours are led by trained Docents and include a brief description of the History of Rodman Hall, exploration and discussion of the art exhibited in the Hansen Gallery, the Main Space and the Project Space. After your guided tour, we invite your group to explore the grounds and the sculptures in the Walker Botanical Gardens featuring the Work of artist Mary Anne Barkhouse in the site specific sculpture and garden entitled Settlement.


THE SOURCE: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art
Saturday, September 27 / beginning at 2 & 3 pm


Lois Andison: relay and Brendan Fernandes: They
Thursday, November 20, 7 pm


Image: Mary Anne Barkhouse Settlement on display in the Walker Botanical Gardens



delivered by a Gallery Docent (In English Only)

Saturday September 27 / beginning at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

Groups of 10 or more can request an appointment for a personal tour. (see below)




Booking a Group Tour

If you are interested in bringing your group to Rodman Hall Art Centre please contact us for further information and availability. Tours generally range from 1 - 2 hours and can be booked with Michelle Nicholls - Art Educator by calling: 905 688 5550 x 5803 or emailing: (these must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Note: availability is also determined by the exhibition installation schedule)

Tour groups are Admission by Donation ($2 per person is suggested) and a minimum of 10 people is required.