Tangled Garden is the second mural created in partnership between The Royal and the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). These two organizations have been collaborating on the successful art and wellness studio program Creative Space since 2016. In this program, Royal outpatients attend weekly workshops both in the OAG Studio and virtually, supported by OAG’s Curator, Community Access and Royal Recreation and Occupational Therapists who support their client’s community integration.
This is the 6th exhibition mounted at OAG with art created by Creative Space artists. Creative Space is an ongoing program and part of a well-established partnership between the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center and OAG. Educators use art as a tool for wellness and social inclusion by offering weekly in person and online classes.
YET KEEN PROJECT AND EXHIBITION
The artists at Yet Keen Seniors Center have been working hard for the past year participating in OAG Community Art Workshops. This exhibition offers a glimpse into our creative process during the past few months.
Sanctuary Matters is a public learning series co-presented by the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and the Ottawa Sanctuary City Network (OSCN).
Recognizing the need for social action and political change amid a global crisis of human displacement, OAG and OSCN are collaborating to present a program of talks, workshops, and other events with an aim to build public awareness and foster a culture of support for newcomers with precarious immigration status in Ottawa and beyond.
Sanctuary Matters is funded in part by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.
In partnership with OAG, the Herongate Tenant Coalition (HTC) and artist Daniel Effah are organising a community arts project entitled Create: Herongate.
Members of the Herongate Tenant Coalition and Daniel Effah will be conducting interviews with residents of the neighborhood over the summer months for this purpose.
MASC Mural Project 2021
The Ottawa Art Gallery was delighted to host a special display of the community-arts project “The future awaits” created by MASC artist Claudia Salguero in collaboration with MASC intern Edgar Hernandez and grade three and four students (ages 9 to 10) at Viscount Alexander Public School, as part of MASC’s Awesome Arts program.
MINE THE GAP 2018-19
Mine the Gap was a monthly programming series developed by the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) that explored the potential for creative exchange and learning between older adults and youth in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.
OAG’s Artwise; a group that creates OAG programming that promotes intergenerational engagement with the arts teamed up with OAG’s youth council and co-created (with local senior and youth groups) a new series of monthly intergenerational activities at the Gallery from September 2018 through March 2019.