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Organization Name: Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Organization Description:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) was founded in 1967 after Oshawa designer William Caldwell organized an exhibition of work by local artists at a commercial space on Simcoe Street. Seeing the need for a more permanent home for the arts, Ewart McLaughlin and his wife Margaret (painter Alexandra Luke) offered major financial support and works from their own private collection toward the establishment of an expanded public art gallery for the City of Oshawa. In 1987, a $5.4 million dollar expansion was commissioned and Arthur Erickson, renowned for his love of natural light and materials, was secured to add 36,000 square feet to meet the growing needs of the RMG and the community. Erickson built his design around the existing structure, incorporating the original stone façade into the dramatic lobby design which is flooded with natural light, skylights and soaring 35 foot ceilings. The RMG proudly holds Canada’s largest collection of works by Painters Eleven, primarily as a result of significant donations to the permanent collection by Alexandra Luke.

Organization Website Link: https://rmg.on.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRMG/
Twitter https://twitter.com/theRMG

Project Name: Triple Threat on Shaw's Festival Stage
Project Description:

This application is for “Triple Threat on Shaw’s Festival Stage”, taking place May 4 to December 22, 2024, in Niagara-on- the-Lake. The 2024 Festival Theatre season will feature three main productions:

(1) “My Fair Lady” (151 performances from May 4 to December 22): Co-directed by Kimberley Rampersad and Tim Carroll;

(2) “Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Human Heart” (50 performances from July 24 to October 13): a world premiere, adapted by Damien Atkins who plays Sherlock Holmes (under the name Reginald Candy); and

(3) “One Man, Two Guvnors” (64 performances from June 6 to October 13), a Canadian premiere of the international hit comedy based on The Servant of Two Masters.

Additional programming will include: (i) Five Spiegeltent productions (up from two in 2023) including all-new musical cabarets: “Cotton Club”, “Kabarett”, “Footlights”, “The Shaw Variety Show”, and “The Roll of Shaw”; (ii) Two productions based on Chinese literature , “The Orphan of Chao” and “Snow in Midsummer”; (iii) “The House That Will Not Stand”; (iv) Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”; and (v) “The Secret Garden”.

City: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Region: Southwestern Ontario
Start Date: 2024-05-05
End Date: 2024-12-22
Amount Funded: $150,000.00
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