Join us at the OAG’s Galerie Annexe for the opening reception of We do not dream of labour.
Evening festivities will include refreshments, signature cocktail, and speeches.
Through explorations of motherhood, nature, music, and bare emotional and physical truths, this exhibition addresses these questions, and shows the diverse ways that Black, Caribbean, and African artists (within the Ottawa-Gatineau region) express rest while altering the art landscape. Their voices provide dialogue on the 7 different types of rest (sensory, emotional, social, spiritual, physical, creative, and mental) through various media, including paintings, sculptures, and poetry.
Artists: Sarah Mecca Abdourahman, Sydney Agnant, Andy Akangah, Tolorunlogo Akinrinola, Stéphane Alexis, Zineb Allaoui, Lucille Giwa-Amu, Taiwo Apampa, Maya “MayaSpoken” Basudde, Esther Calixte-Bea, Teanna Chase, Fanny Constantino, Francesca Désulmé, Sandra Dusabe, Funto Kusimo, Elvin Girineza, Meghan Guerriero-Blaise, Yasmine Hadid, Felicity Hauwert, Jean Christian Furaha Ishimwe, Sonia Ekiyor-Katimi, Fatuma Kou, Charifa Labarang, Elbert Laroc, Aly (Joy-Lily) McDonald, William Martinak, Augustine Mgala, Sabrina Niyigaruye, Oladimeji Odunsi, Ekene Okonkwo, Tanitoluwa Olorunyomi, Abayomi Orimoloye, David D. Pistol, Dion Prints, Anne-J Rene, Moksha Singh-Sharpe, Danny Saint-Fort, “Ngoya Artisan” Joyce Ngoya Tshiyoyo.
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.