Summer Exhibitions 

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Summer Exhibitions 2016: grid of all artists

Le pre pARTy

June 8, 2016

Topic: Where does photography fit within the contemporary art gallery? 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6-8PM, Ottawa Art Gallery (2 Daly Ave.)
Free | RSVP through Eventbrite

Join us at Ottawa Art Gallery’s annual Art Auction preview event, Le pre pARTy, for a panel discussion and Q&A with photo-based artists and photographers from Ottawa exploring the role of photography today both in and out of the public and private gallery space.

An initiative started in conjunction with Le pARTy in 2014, Le pre pARTy consists of a lively panel, moderated this year by Michelle Gewurtz, Interim Senior Curator at Ottawa Art Gallery, followed by a Q&A and reception with music, mingling, hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  



February 19 – May 29, 2016

Download a copy of the Winter Exhibitions booklet.

Just as she was beginning her life in Canada as a professional artist, Paraskeva Clark (1898 – 1986) was hired circa 1933 – 34 to work for René Cera in the design department of the Timothy Eaton Company in Toronto. Her career as a commercial artist was relatively brief, and the work that survives from these commissions is rare. Clark was hired due to her knowledge of modern European art and her experience working as a theatre designer in Petrograd, now St. Petersburg. Along with a roster of emerging Canadian painters that included Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Clark promoted modernist sensibilities through the paintings she produced for the large window displays at the Eaton’s flagship store located at College and Yonge Streets.


February 19 – May 29, 2016
Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Ursula Johnson, Jaime Koebel, Lisa Myers, Melody McKiver, Gail Tremblay

Download a copy of the Winter Exhibitions booklet.

All that you touch is an exhibition that showcases seven contemporary artists who work with unconventional materials or who use materials in a non-traditional way. Individually, their interests range from traditional connections to the land, familial and geographical histories, and the recuperation of cultural stereotypes. Together, they share an interest in the deeper meanings embedded in their chosen materials via cultural histories and contemporary practices.

Coast to Coast

Features from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art 

January 23 – November 30, 2016

OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West


Indigenous Walks

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2 pm | Free
Meet in the OAG lobby, rain or shine. Join artist Jaime Koebel for a walking tour of Indigenous social, political and cultural spaces in downtown Ottawa.

These unique walks are performed in the context of the exhibition All that you touch. A full schedule of walks is listed below.

Kindly RSVP to:
or 613 233-8699 +228

OAG Yoga

Tuesdays June 28, July 26, August 30, 12:15 – 1 PM | Free

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


  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30

Registration is required. Contact Marie-Renée:, or 613-233-8699 +228.