Tours & Public Engagement

Tours & Public Engagement



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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. 



5 x 2
(five images x two minutes)

Artist Facilitator: Elizabeth Chitty
Artists, architects, designers, other image-makers and the general public are invited to attend 5 x 2. Contribute to the conversation by providing 5 images and talk about each for 2 minutes. Show us what you are working on, have finished or something else you love, or just enjoy the company. Contact Danny Custodio at with your preferred date to reserve your spot to present. Danny will then add you to the Dropbox folder (or bring your images on a USB drive, upload preferred). We also encourage non-presenters to attend and share in the conversation.

5 x 2 is presented on the first Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, March 1, 4 to 5 pm
JUST ADDED | Tuesday, April 5, 4 to 5 pm
JUST ADDED |  Tuesday, May 3, 4 to 5 pm

5 x 2 will then take a break for the summer, upcoming fall dates will be posted in August.




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.

Click here for a list of upcoming HOT TALKS.



The Historic Home and Art Exhibitions

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 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.

No registration is required. Gallery Admission and Tour is by donation.

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

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

If you are an Educator looking for information about our SCHOOL TOURS AND PROGRAMS - Please click Here.


Saturday, March 5, 2 pm|MAISON D'ART (in French)

View and Discuss the exhibitions of artists Donna Szoke and Bill Burns with Catharine Parayre, Associate Professor: Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Brock University. This tour and discussion will be conducted entirely in French.



The next Historic Tour will be scheduled in spring 2016. Check back for details.





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 ($4 per person is suggested) and a minimum of 10 people is required.