Following the exhibition of her work in Abound: Art From The University of Ottawa Department of Visual Arts 2021, on view at the OAG in early 2022, artist Erin Fyfe Donnelly returns (virtually!) to join Rachelle Dickenson (OAG’s Senior Curator) on Instagram Live to chat about her artistic practice, share what she’s up to now, and reflect on the importance of transitions and breaks. Please note this program will take place in English. La discussion se déroulera en anglais.
Erin Fyfe Donnelly (she/her) completed her BFA at the University of Windsor in 2016 and her MFA at the University of Ottawa in 2021. As locality largely informs Fyfe Donnelly’s process, she returned to her hometown of Windsor post MFA to continue her practice. She is the recipient of The Jurors’ Prize at the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed at the Orillia Museum of Art & History in 2021.
Fyfe Donnelly’s practice explores physical and social boundaries by raising issues of land-use and property through landscape paintings. The work is not uniquely about painting, but rather about the way we think of paint and how as a physical object it is so closely linked to boundaries, borders, and territories. Her practice evolves as it exposes the layers of social and aesthetic structures acting as invisible boundaries to how landscape, nature, and the environment are interpreted and viewed.
Artist photo : courtesy of the artist.
Erin Fyfe Donnelly, Act Natural: Yellow [Agis normalement : jaune], 2021, Water-mixable oil on canvas, corrugated sign, flagging tape, sponge-brush sticks, spray paint, staples. Photo : Justin Wonnacott
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.