Stack Gallery Exhibits

NEW Call - Renewal

NEW Call – Renewal

The Art in Public Places Committee is launching a new Call to Artists for the Orillia Recreation Centre’s art gallery entitled ‘Renewal’. The Committee is seeking artists to interpret the theme either through new or existing original works of art.

The Call to Artists is open to everyone with preference given to local/regional artists.

The deadline for submissions is November 4, 2022.

Download the complete Call to Artists for further details along with submission criteria.

Stack Gallery Call to Artists: Renewal

Mechanics of Life

The theme for the Stack Gallery’s second exhibit is ‘Mechanics of Life’, and challenges artists to ponder both the mechanical and physical purposes of the site, both past and present. Artists were invited to draw on their own creativity to glean what ‘Mechanics of Life’ means to them through visual expression. 

The following pieces were select by jury and are featured in the exhibit. 


Title of Work

John Oelrichs

Portland #5

Dan Kehoe

Industrial Evolution

Carol Deimling

The Swimmer

Carol Deimling

Grand and Steel Staircase

James McKee

The Ultimate Bass Player

Dani Magder

Inner Workings

Terry McIntosh


Wendy Cooper-Parkinson


MOL Exhibit

Exhibit Opening June 9, 2022

Click here to see the exhibit online

From Foundry to Future

The theme for the Stack Gallery’s inaugural exhibit was “From Foundry to Future,” and challenged artists to explore the site’s evolution from an industrial centre to state-of-the-art sport and recreation facility in their work. It featured the work of the following local artists:

  • Terry Dyball
  • Prudence Tudhope Smith
  • Jimi McKee
  • Barbara Schmidt 
  • Peter Fyfe

The exhibit was filmed and is available below.

Filming and editing was kindly done by OMAH staff and volunteers. @orilliamuseum