The Ottawa Art Gallery is home to the Art and Artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region; where you can experience the collections, exhibits and events that link us, and where connection happens between Art and City. Ottawa, YOUR ART IS HERE.

OTTAWA ART GALLERY IS SITUATED ON TRADITIONAL ANISHINĀBE AKI.Odāwā ojichigan-wābandahidiwigamig ate Anishinābe-akìng egā wìkād kā pagidinigādegOttawa Art Gallery is situated on Traditional Anishinābe Akìx

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Architectural forms, industrial materials, geometric abstraction, and scenes of the industrial and geometric taking shape in the cityscape appear in the artwork in this exhibition.

Yinka Shonibare’s Mr. and Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads reimagines Thomas Gainsborough’s famous 18th-century portrait of Mr. Andrews, Mrs. Andrews, and their land, in a critique of our reliance on ideas of authenticity.

Dark Ice demonstrates the intersections between the unique artistic, studio, and land-based practices of Leslie Reid of Ottawa, ON, and Robert Kautuk of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), NU.

Wany’s multimedia installation brings together immersive video footage of the unpredictable waves of the Atlantic Ocean, with sculptural approximations of the compartments in which human beings were stored below decks on slaving ships.

Jobena Petonoquot brings together community, art history, colonization, religion and resilience, by carrying family histories and holistic and relational knowledge from her Anishinābe and Naskapi relations into her experiences and rigorous artistic practice.

Using a multidisciplinary approach for this exhibition, Kwan engages with the City of Ottawa’s Firestone Collection of Canadian Art (FCCA).

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Please note that OAG will be CLOSED this Friday for the statutory holiday, as well as Saturday and Sunday due to planned protests downtown. We'll be back on Wednesday, July 6. Have a great long weekend! 😎👍

Veuillez noter que la GAO sera FERMÉE ce vendredi, jour férié, et aussi fermée samedi et dimanche à cause des manifestations. La GAO rouvrira le mercredi 6 juillet. Bonne fin de semaine ! 😎👍


The @ottawaartgallery + @OttawaHospital are pleased to announce The TRIAS Art Prize! Consisting of 3 awards totalling $40,000, the deadline closes July 30, 6PM EST.

Vsit to apply.

📷 detail by SPAO alum (2014) Ruth ...Steinberg

Join us online for Virtual Sketchy Thursdays on June 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM! ✏️ We'll draw aerial landscapes filled with rhythmic patterns inspired by the works of Robert Kautuk and Leslie Reid in the exhibition Dark Ice. Register here 🙂 👉


SPAO Diploma Program alum Joyce Crago's work is included in the @ottawaartgallery exhibition Industrial Geometry, running June 9 - July 24 in the Galerie Annexe.

Visit to learn more.

📷 detail by SPAO alum ...(2016) Joyce Crago



@ottawaartgallery is hosting Creative Sundays: free weekly creative programming. Tomorrow's activity is a Lumen Printing workshop ft. SPAO alum (2006) @angelina_photographs !⁠ It runs from 10AM - 2PM @ 10 Daly Ave.

📷 detail by Angelina ...Barrucco

Join us for Creative Sundays on June 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM to create photos without a camera! Discover the beauty of lumen prints with artist Angelina Barrucco.

Dimanches créatifs
Soyez des nôtres le 26 juin de 10 h à 14 h! Vous pouvez créer des photos sans appareil photo ! Découvrez les photogrammes avec l’artiste invitée Angelina Barrucco.

Appel aux artistes : le prix des arts TRIAS ! 🎉
Le prix des arts TRIAS, totalisant 40 000 $, sera attribué dans 3 catégories pour reconnaître le rôle qu’occupent l’art et les artistes dans la guérison et le mieux-être.
👉 Date limite : le 30 juillet
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