GOG has taken national leadership to propel the Visual Arts sector into the digital ecosystem.

Published April 24, 2020

OAAG Executive Director, Zainub Verjee, giving opening remarks at the ‘Ideas Digital Forum 2018’, held at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in October 2018.

In 2018 GOG in collaboration with RMG, Oshawa organized an international symposium to discuss the nut-bolts issues in advancing such a process. The Ideas Digital Forum 2018 was a two-day symposium held in partnership with Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in response to the ever-evolving digital ecosystem of contemporary Canadian Art.

The senior leadership of these art galleries, funding agencies, artists, and curators are focused on learning how to effectively use this digital technology to help create, engage, and deliver on the core business of public art galleries. This symposium provided an opportunity to pause, pivot, and reimagine how artists and galleries respond more effectively to the challenges, issues, and opportunities of the digital era.