Join senior curator Rachelle Dickenson for an in-person tour of Yinka Shonibare’s installation Mr. and Mrs. Andrews without their Heads (1998).
Currently installed on the OAG’s fourth floor, this work by Shonibare 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, and – by exposing the mechanisms of meaning-making in art history – reminds viewers that nothing is what it seems. Please note this program will take place in English.
Rachelle Dickenson is of British, Irish and through her paternal Grandfather, Red River Métis descent. Having learned about her Métis ancestry as an adult, she is guided by decolonial and Indigenous methodologies and the arts and academic communities of which she is part. She has a PhD from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University and has taught courses in curatorial studies, Indigenous and white settler art histories and critical museology. Rachelle was co-curator of the ambitious global exhibition Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu Continuel at the National Gallery of Canada, along with Greg Hill (Senior Audain Curator) and Christine Lalonde (Associate Curator). As a curator, maker, and scholar, her practice engages with relationships and distinctions between white settler and Indigenous art histories, pedagogies and curatorial practices in Canadian art exhibition and educational institutions, in support of relevant, respectful, responsible and reciprocal BIPOC and white settler arts collaborations.
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.