Inspiration for your next virtual meeting

Virtual meetings on Zoom have become a recurring feature of both our social and working lives, from regular weekly meetings for remote work to weekend catch-up chats with friends far away. And after two months, a lot of us are looking for ways to inject something new into our physically-distanced social lives.

We're here to help with a new series of virtual meeting backgrounds, all perfectly suited to transport you back in time through Canadian art! We've selected and optimized these three artworks from KWAG's Permanent Collection that will add colour, light and atmosphere to your next virtual video call.

Learn how to update your Zoom background at this link, or follow these instructions to use these backgrounds on Microsoft Teams.

Maurice Cullen landscape painting Maurice Cullen (Canadian, 1866-1934). Untitled (Moonlight Over the Bay), no date. Pastel on paper, 29.8cm x 45.5cm. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the Estate of Col. H.J. Heasley, 1973. Photo: Robert McNair.
Mary Wrinch landscape painting of a rural road leading to a small village Mary E. Wrinch (Canadian, b. England 1877-1969). Ferguson Highway at Temagami, 1929. Oil on canvas, 77.3cm x 101.7cm. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the Gordon Conn Trust, 1962. Photo: KWAG.


George Douglas Pepper painting of a viaduct bridge in a landscape painted in bright colours George Douglas Pepper (Canadian, 1903-1962). French Sketch with Road, no date. Oil on wood panel, 21.6cm x 27.3cm. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the Estate of Kathleen Daly Pepper, 1995. Photo: KWAG.