Abound artist Natalie Bruvels joins Marianne Brown (co-curator, University of Ottawa) and Rachelle Dickenson (OAG’s Senior Curator) and on Instagram Live to chat about her artistic practice. Natalie will be joined by her son Tomson (together, they are The Cat Attack Collective) to discuss their work in the exhibition! Please note this program will take place in English. La discussion se déroulera en anglais.
The Cat Attack Collective consists of Natalie Bruvels (@nbruvels) and her son Tomson, aka Zip-Tie Guy. Cat Attack is a multidisciplinary collective working primarily in paint and immersive installation to interrupt representations and stereotypes of the maternal and single motherhood in art. Natalie recently completed her MFA in Visual Arts and is currently pursuing an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at the University of Ottawa. Her theoretical research centres on methodologies of matricentric feminist critiques and matricritics in visual arts, which demand a mode of reading work made by mothers that address the cultural forgetting of motherwork. Her work is represented by Studio 66 in Ottawa and can be found in public, private and corporate collections. Natalie’s son Tomson is a budding artist who enjoys stand-up comedy, scootering, playing videogames and nature walks.
Join us in person to learn observational sketching techniques from an educator at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
On October 28, we will draw faces on pumpkins and then sketch them within the public settings of the gallery. Materials will be provided and participants will be able to bring their pumpkins back home with them!
The workshop will be lead by OAG Learning and Engagement Assistant Alexia-Leana Kokozaki, a Canadian-Cypriot artist based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Join us virtually on October 29 at 6:30 pm for a sticker workshop with Oreon Yepes!
ALL YOUTH ARE WELCOME, SAFE SPACE.
Free kits provided. Each kit includes two fine point pens, sticker labels as well as laminating sheets. To get one, simply sign up below by October 22 and drop by the gallery the following week to pick it up!
Kit pick-up location and time:
Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave.
Tuesday, October 26, 3 – 6 pm.
Creative Sundays are back! Join us on Sunday, October 24th for a free family art activity. Discover the current exhibitions and get creative with a weaving workshop inspired by works from Greta Grip and Peter Owusu-Ansah. This activity encourages participants to bring together color and yarn to make weaved artworks that are dynamic and textured. All materials will be provided.
Book your free gallery admission below and come visit us in the Studio!
This event will follow provincial Covid protocols.
Join us for a Special Edition of Creative Sundays on December 12! Led by artists Greta Grip and Lee Jones, brighten your weekend with a free family art activity where you will learn how to make a light up bookmark. All materials are provided.
This program will be presented in English. There will be bilingual programming staff onsite to help in French as needed.
Spots are limited and registration is required for this program. Click below to register!
This event will follow provincial COVID-19 protocols.