The RMG – Wayfinding
A project of significance while working at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery was the way-finding and welcoming experience project I undertook with the assistance of Preparator Jason Dankel. We mainly used vinyl to update our public spaces easily and cost-effectively. To make our bathrooms more inclusive, we added simple signs saying “self-identified” to the spaces. This small act got the attention of Canadian Art and sparked discussion about public bathrooms in art institutions. Working with the City of Oshawa, I extended the experience outside of the gallery to add banners with art works from the permanent collection to Civic Square under the tag line “Welcome to Civic Square – Oshawa’s Culture Lives Here.” But the most successful way-finding solution I created solved the first problem I encountered when I drove to the gallery for the first time – it’s lack of exterior signage. By adding an 8 foot RMG logo to the front doors, the gallery is easily identifiable now.