Look for Ottawa Art Gallery Out There in your community.
During construction of our new space, the Ottawa Art Gallery Out There pop-up initiative will deliver a range of engaging arts activities throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region in collaboration with festival partners, community spaces and local businesses.
Please note that the gallery is now CLOSED at 2 Daly inside Arts Court, but our administrative offices remain open at this location. All future OAG exhibitions will be on view at the OAG Annex inside Ottawa City Hall at 110 Laurier Avenue West as we transition to our new gallery that is scheduled to open this fall.
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Taking its title from a Sonny Assu button blanket depicting Spiderman in a traditional Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw style, When Raven Became Spider is guest curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British, curator, artist and writer Leena Minifie. Minifie’s research examines supernatural characters in Indigenous art and modern comic superheroes.
Image: Shaun Beyale, The Time Traveler, ink, gray Copic marker, and white Gellyroll pen on paper, 2015, courtesy of the artist
Highlighting the synergy between visual art and music, this exhibition will showcase the visual art practices of prominent Canadian recording artists. Commissioned by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), JUNO-nominees will create works of visual art that celebrate the creative connection between these two disciplinary fields. In conjunction with the JUNO Awards which will be hosted in Ottawa in 2017, these works will be unveiled for the first time at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex. Featuring a diversity of national talent, the works will also be a part of the building blocks of the JUNO Awards’ permanent collection, and will appear as a part of the JUNO Awards each year further travelling to other galleries and cultural institutions within Canada.
Image: Tom Wilson, Mystic Highway, 2015, oil on wood, 182.88 cm x 182.88 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: CARAS/The JUNO Awards.