This year’s Youth Pride Showcase exhibits 2SLGBTQIA+ youth artists, all creating in the National Capital Region and curated by the Ottawa Art Gallery and Capital Pride youth councils. In this exhibition, the artists explore various themes such as queer identity, community, and visibility through a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, and photographs. Each year the Youth Pride Showcase offers a demonstration and celebration of queer identity and community.
The Youth Pride Showcase is located on level 0 next to the Jackson Café, and on level 3 by the South Terrace next to the Alma Duncan Salon. The exhibition is on view from August 5 to September 3, 2023.
Opening Reception: August 22, 2023 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Participating artists include Alexane Bellemare, Aly McDonald, Gracyn Berry, Gabrielle Kaduc-Stojsic, Sam McGovern, Tyler Nykilchyk, Vern Martin-Ivie, and Emily Frost.
This exhibition was made possible through a partnership between the Ottawa Art Gallery and Capital Pride during the 2023 Capital Pride Festival.
Image: Gracyn Berry, Four Friends, 2023, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
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.