The Rotunda Gallery, located on the ground floor of City Hall, features monthly exhibits of local artists’ work.

On this page:

  1. Hours
  2. Current exhibition schedule
  3. Call for proposals
  4. Photo gallery


The gallery is open to visitors during these hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Current exhibition schedule

The Rotunda Gallery features monthly exhibits of the work of regional artists.

Open the accordions below to learn about the artists with exhibits in 2023.

January and February - Sharon van Starkenburg

"Bitter Water" is the title of Sharon’s exhibition comprising of paintings and drawings  The artist utilizes imagery that makes reference to art history, pop culture, Bible Stories and folklore, generally focused on female protagonists seeking connection and empathy with other living things.

Sharon's Instagram

April and May - Behnaz Fatemi

Behnaz was the city’s 2020 Artist in Residence. The closures experienced during the pandemic have postponed her final exhibition until now. Originally from Iran, Fatemi is an interdisciplinary artist who works across various mediums and techniques, mainly in drawing, sculpture, installation, and performance.

June and July - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA)

CAFKA is a non-profit, artist-run organization that presents a free biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces across the Region of Waterloo. CAFKA commissions artists from across Canada and abroad, to develop projects, with one to be sited in the gallery.

Visit CAFKA's website

August and September - Liz Skelton

Through whimsical interpretations of flowers and gardens, the artist envisions a perennial English garden in the middle of an Ontario summer: a riot of colour, a mixture of plants, climbers and creepers all entwined in complete harmony with birds dressed up in all their finery.

Visit Liz's website

October and November - Alexander Hernandez

Alexander works in collage and mixed media to represent how we live in the past, present, and future. He uses surreal imagery that aims to create new worlds and explore dreamlike themes.

Visit Alexander's website

Call for proposals

If you’re a visual artist and want to showcase your work in the Rotunda Gallery, visit our call for proposals page to find application information.

Photo gallery

Check out the photo gallery below to see some photos of the Rotunda Gallery.

Photo Gallery: Rotunda Gallery will appear here on the public site.