Programs

Live Re-Painting

Saturday June 6, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Free

How would you paint the benches in Dundonald Park?

Join artist Mique Michelle and youth participants from Ottawa Innercity Ministries’ Passion for Youth Fine Arts Program (P4Y) as they repaint 10 park benches in Dundonald Park.

This live painting event is the culmination of a year-long community consultation process initiated by the Centretown Community Health Centre and the Ottawa Art Gallery, which asked: How would you paint the benches in Dundonald Park? The answers guided the creation of 10 unique and colourful bench designs.

Stop by and say hello, and learn more about the project and the park. The Great-West Life OAG Art Tent will be onsite with shade, snacks, and activities for everyone, and several local community groups will also be present to kickoff another great summer season of events in Dundonald Park. 

Funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa’s Paint It Up! program.

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Intro to Interactive Video Workshop

Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 5 pm | Free

Tyler Tekatch

This is a free workshop but registration is required. Contact SAW Video: workshops@sawvideo.com
or 613-238-4617 

Join media artist Tyler Tekatch and his collaborator Kyle Duffield to learn technical strategies for creating interactive video installations using common tools, including Max 7 and Arduino. All materials will be provided. Suitable for beginners.

  

Co-presented by SAW Video Media Art Centre

OAG YOGA

June 8, from 12:15 to 1pm | Free

Join us this summer for lunchtime yoga at OAG. Take time for your practice and appreciate artwork from a different angle. 

Registration is required: mvial@ottawaartgallery.caor 613-233-8699 +228


Joa Keur will be leading June 8 session

Adam Brown Artist's Talk

Thursday, June 11, at 7pm | Free

Join artist Adam Brown for a look at his new work, past trajectories, and life after MFA. Refreshments will be served.

Artist statment

Curator Tour

Tuesday, June 16 at 2pm | Free

Join guest curator Dr. Catharine Mastin for a tour of the exhibition and a presentation on Mary Wrinch’s artist-couple life.

Dr. Catharine M. Mastin

Catharine Mastin is Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Windsor. Prior to joining the Gallery in December 2010 she was Senior Curator of Art at the Glenbow Museum (Calgary) from 1995-2006 and Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario) from 1989-1995. She received her PhD in history from the University of Alberta (Edmonton) in 2012 on women’s experiences in artist-couple relationships and is the recipient of several major doctoral fellowships.

In addition to her work as a Gallery Director she is also a widely published curator and educator. In 1995, she was co-founder and co-curator of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. Her major publications have included The Group of Seven in Western Canada (2002) and ‘The Talented Intruder’: Wyndham Lewis in Canada, 1939-1945 (1992) and for both she was also general editor. A portion of hew recent work on gender and women’s art practices is included in the new release Mary Pratt published by Goose Lane Editions 2013. She is a member of the Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Organization and the Association of Art Museum Directors (North America) and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. 


Exhibitions

Ottawa Selects: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

January 17, 2015 - ongoing

Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 pm
OAG Annex at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

Ottawa Selects showcases artwork from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, chosen by celebrities and high profile individuals associated with the Ottawa area. The breadth and diversity of this significant collection which spans the modern period (1880s-1980s) is highlighted through a variety of artists, media, subject matter and styles, including Group of Seven landscapes, vibrant abstracts, dynamic cityscapes and figurative works by Marcelle Ferron, Claude Picher, Molly Bobak and more.

Jon Sasaki: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

January 10 – May 24, 2015

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Three little-known works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art by painter George Thomson (1868-1965) provide the foundation for a new body of work by Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki. The exhibition pays homage to the life and accomplishments of an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his famous younger brother, Tom Thomson (1877-1917).