Inaugural Exhibition Catalogue


A visual exploration of the art produced in the Ottawa-Gatineau region going back 6500 years.

In advance of the opening of the Ottawa Art Gallery’s new building, the publication Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories launches as the definitive showcase of the artistic practices of the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This gorgeous companion catalogue to the OAG’s upcoming inaugural exhibition draws together a broad selection of curators, artists, writers, art historians and community members to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date.

Featuring 27 thematic sections written by guest authors including Jonathan Shaughnessy, Ruth B. Phillips, and wanda nanibush as well as the exhibition curators, We’ll all become stories contains an illustrated chronological timeline and over 180 stunning colour images of works across multiple media including paintings, prints, textiles, photography, fine craft, film, performance and conceptual installations.

This bilingual English and French volume offers some Anishinābemowin (Algonquin) translation and provides a unique lens through which to view the nation’s capital. A lush and unprecedented tome, it is sure to be treasured by readers across the nation.

Click here to see a preview of the catalogue.

For purchasing inquiries, please contact the OAG at or 613-233–8699 + 234.

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