A first collaboration between the Ottawa Art Gallery and BRAVO-Est

September 7, 2021

Press Release

Confluences: An Exhibition by BRAVO-Est Members is presented at the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Galerie Annexe from September 16 to November 7, 2021 as part of BRAVO’s 30th anniversary. The opening will take place on Thursday September 16th. BOOKING DETAILS BELOW.

OTTAWA, September 7, 2021 – This exhibition, brings together 28 members of BRAVO-Est, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l’Ontario (BRAVO) and highlights visual arts production in Francophone Ontario.

The works in Confluences touch on great philosophical questions—“Where do we come from? Where are we going? Who are we?” These questions are as much spiritual, such as the exploration of the light within us, as they are concrete, where the artists are directly inspired by daily life.

A 206-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be launched at the opening and be available for purchase at the OAG Shop. Confluences works are available for purchase at Galerie Annexe.

“Galerie Annexe is thrilled to present, in collaboration with BRAVO-Est, the group exhibition Confluences as part of province-wide celebrations for BRAVO’s 30th anniversary. Promoting the work of regional artists is Galerie Annexe’s main goal and we are excited to be able to put the accent on francophonie talent through this partnership. From all of us at OAG, a big BRAVO to all the Confluences artists and to this significant Franco-Ontarian art organisation for their milestone anniversary.” – Stephanie Germano, Commercial Curator and Visitor Experience Manager

Confluences is dedicated to all Franco-Ontarian visual artists. To those who supported them in the past; to those who support them today; to artists from elsewhere—whether French-speaking or simply Francophile—and finally to those who, having devoted their lives to the visual arts, have lived in Ontario, are now established there, or have deep and sincere ties there.” – Yves M. Larocque, Executive Director, BRAVO

BRAVO has four regional offices. In addition to the Ottawa exhibition, the group is also presenting Confluences exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Windsor and the 815 Gallery in Hearst (coming soon) and has just wrapped-up the exhibition at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

The Ottawa exhibition is the first collaboration between OAG and BRAVO and grew out of consultations with members of the Franco-Ontarian and Francophonie community in the region as part of strategic initiatives.

The public is invited to the vernissage and book launch on Thursday September 16th. Please reserve by registering online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/confluences-an-exhibition-by-bravo-est-members-tickets-169626815371

Media is also invited to the opening and launch. Please contact Véronique Couillard at vcouillard@oaggao.ca to reserve.

Confluences artists :
Raymond Aubin, Shahla Bahrami, Marion Bordier, Chantal Brillant, Marc Charbonneau, Michel V. Cheff, Suzon Demers, Dominique Dennery, Krasi Dimtch, Yvan Dutrisac, Henriette Ethier, Laurence Finet, Nathalie Frenière, Robert Gougeon, Mónica Márquez, Martine Périat, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Gilles Lacombe, Doris Lamontagne, Edmond Léger, Claude Lemay, Denise Levesque, Pierre Raphaël Pelletier, Lynnda Proulx, Diane Provost, Richard Robesco, Jeanne Chevrier Vaillancourt, Soro Zana

BRAVO
The Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l’Ontario [BRAVO] is a non-profit organization serving French-speaking Ontario artists and ensuring their development as well as defending their collective interests by responding to needs for representation, training, promotion and support for the dissemination of visual arts since 1991.

OAG is always FREE, but everyone is asked to pre-book visits either online or by phone. Measures are in place in order to keep visitors and staff healthy and safe. Gallery hours are, starting July 21st, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Please use the entrance at 10 Daly avenue when visiting.

Press images and artwork information:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ancpfai50wyob2b/AABq6kZ2iYMV6Dkd4MmT0_eea?dl=0

OAG location and contact
10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5, CANADA | 613.233.8699 | info@oaggao.ca

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For media enquiries, to book an interview with artist or a tour, please contact:
Véronique Couillard
Officer, Media, Public and Francophone Relations
vcouillard@oaggao.ca
613-291-1358

About the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)
The Ottawa Art Gallery is situated on traditional Anishinābe Aki and is Ottawa’s municipal art gallery and cultural hub. Located in Ottawa’s downtown core, the expanded Gallery is a contemporary luminous cube designed by KPMB Architects and Régis Côté et associés.

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OAG receives funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.

BRAVO thanks the Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for making this exhibition possible.

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