The Art of Healing

Throughout the spaces in our hospitals, pieces of art are on display to enhance the healing environment and support patient and visitor wellbeing.

Art Council

The Art Council’s mandate is to collect (through donations or loans), curate and display works of art that inspire and bring joy to our patients, visitors and their families as well as staff, physicians and volunteers.

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital's 1.6 million square feet of space provides opportunities to display moving, inspiring and supportive works of art. The Council builds on the hospital’s existing collection and works with artists, collectors and benefactors to create a space of healing.

Support Our Work

We rely on your generosity to bring arts into our healthcare setting. If you have a passion for healthcare and the arts, please consider supporting the OTMH Art Council in one of the following ways:

If you are an artist or collector and would like to donate or loan a work of art, please contact us by downloading and filling out the form(s) and submitting them by email to

Click here if you would like to make a monetary contribution to support our work.

Halton Healthcare Art & Healing Program at the new Oakville Hospital

Bringing Art to Youth Living with Mental Illness

The Way Forward - Pathway 2020

Wanderings: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art

"To be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery." ―Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Wanderings is curated by Shannon Anderson and features artwork by Kim Adams, John Armstrong, Conrad Bobiwash, Panya Clark Espinal, Douglas Coupland, Steve Driscoll, Neeta Madahar, P. Mansaram, Andrew McPhail, Monica Tap and David Urban. The exhibition places a particular focus on art that meanders along places and ideas. Please see the related downloads for Wanderings Tour Guide.