oag puts the art in party!

JOIN US AT THE GIVE TO GET ART
AUCTION OPENING NIGHT GALA, MAY 27

THE GIVE TO GET ART AUCTION GALA: BID ON MORE THAN 90 PIECES OF DONATED ART FROM REGIONAL ARTISTS 

  • 50% percent of the Art Auction proceeds will go back to the artists
  • 50% will go to help maintain FREE public access to the Gallery

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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Photo: Simone Dicosta

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We request that groups larger than ten people book their self-guided visit through our tour bookings page.

Admission to the OAG is always FREE.

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Exhibitions

The exhibition Wingspan features artworks made throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by long-term care residents at Perley Health in Ottawa, Ontario. Through a variety of art mediums – painting, sculpture, and ceramics – residents, assisted by the Perley Health Creative Arts staff, have been exploring their recent life experiences through the lens of birds and bird behavior.

Breaking away from both traditional representations of portraiture and the current mainstream cultural shift of the “self,” this exhibition brings together three artists who examine and redefine the portrait, transforming narratives and challenging social norms of gender and identity.

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.

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MEET THE AUCTION ARTISTS! 👉 Karen Bailey
This piece and more than 90 others are up for bid in this year’s #GIVETOGETART Auction!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 🎟👉 https://oaggao.ca/whats-on/oag-art-auction/tickets/

Support Regional Artists and Keep the OAG Free.

C’est la #Journéeinternationaledesmusées !
Il y a quelques semaines, la GAO a participé au #SommetNationalsurlaCulture qui portait sur l'avenir des arts, de la culture et du patrimoine au Canada. Merci à @pablorodriguez qui a visité la Galerie en compagnie de @OAGDirector.

Happy International Museum Day!
Earlier this month, OAG took part in the #NationalCultureSummit to discuss the future of arts, culture, and heritage in Canada. Thank you to @pablorodriguez for touring the Gallery with @OAGDirector and CEO Alexandra Badzak. #IMD2022
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THANKS to our 2022 GIVE TO GET ART AUCTION & ART MARKET Sponsors & Partners!

@TD_Canada Trinity Group @gowlingwlg_ca @Osler_Law @StarMotorsOtt @DowntownRideau @bakertillycan, Doherty & Associates Ltd., @BDO_Canada @apt613 @MyCateringGroup @ChefRics
@TheAlbionRooms ...@HendrickFarm

MEET THE AUCTION ARTISTS! 👉 Charlene Lau Ahier
This piece and more than 90 others are up for bid in this year’s #GIVETOGETART Auction!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 🎟👉 https://oaggao.ca/whats-on/oag-art-auction/tickets/

Support Regional Artists and Keep the OAG Free.

This year, we hit double-digits! 🎉 Help us celebrate growing creativity in our city by joining us at our #ThentoNow evening event! (Stay tuned for ticket release date & speakers details 👀)

What was your first #CMottawa event? 💜

#OttawaIsCreative #CreativeMornings ...#Ottawa

Jonathan Hobin from @spaocentre and Catherine Sinclair of @OttawaArtG present the 2022 Project X Photography Award #ArtsAwards
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Jonathan Hobin de @spaocentre et Catherine Sinclair de @OttawaArtG présentent le Projet X, prix pour la photographie 2022 #PrixDesArts

Congratulations to Angelina Barrucco, recipient of the 2022 Project X, Photography Award!

Félicitations à Angelina Barrucco, lauréate du Projet X, prix pour la photographie!

#ArtsAwards #PrixDesArts

Friends- it’s been so long since we’ve gotten to hang out and this is the perfect opportunity! Supporting art with a kickass celebration and amazing works! Get your ticket now! https://t.co/IsN77zfSUB

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 🎉👀
🎟️👉 https://bit.ly/37lod0r
OAG GIVE TO GET ART EXPERIENCE❤️
FRIDAY, MAY 27 TO SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022
AN OAG ART AUCTION LIKE NO OTHER.
👉 Join us in-person and bid at the 🥂 OPENING GALA
👉 BID VIRTUALLY 📱
👉 Shop the Inaugural ✨ ART MARKET

Creative Sundays: Watercolour and Wax 🎨🙂
May 22 | 10 AM - 2 PM | OAG Studio | Free | Drop-in
https://bit.ly/3lekPYv

Dimanches créatifs : Aquarelles et cire 🎨🙂
Le 22 mai de 10 h à 14 h au studio de la GAO | Gratuit | Passez quand bon vous semble ...https://bit.ly/3LlxXWi

Thrilled to share I'll be a vendor at @OttawaArtG's very first free Art Market! Held from 10-4 May 28-29, this building-wide event features over 30 local creators—plus see current exhibitions & view the May 27-29 art auction work too. I'll be there Saturday, May 28—come say ...hi!🌞

We are thrilled to partner with @inclusion_ca for their new & improved #CanooPass, giving newcomers the best of Canada for free!

#NewToCanada? Download Canoo & come say hi!

#Newcomers are Canada's future, and we hope to be part of yours. http://bit.ly/CanooPartners

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