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FIRST PUBLICATION OF ITS KIND: A visual exploration of the art produced in the Ottawa-Gatineau region going back 6500 years.

November 30, 2017

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OTTAWA, ON, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – In advance of the opening of the Ottawa Art Gallery’s new building, the publication Àdisòkàmagan I Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes I We’ll all become stories launches as the definitive showcase of the artistic practices of the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This gorgeous companion catalogue to 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 Anishinabemowin (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.

Available November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77327-031-9
Figure 1 Publishing
Click here to see a preview of the catalogue.

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

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is currently building a new gallery and its future address will be 50 Mackenzie King Bridge. The OAG Expansion coincides with the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown which includes the reconstruction of Rideau Street, the expansion of the Rideau Centre and construction of the O-Train Confederation Line light rail.

For more information, please contact:

Veronique Couillard
Public and Media Relations Manager
Ottawa Art Gallery
613.233.8699, x244

Ottawa Art Gallery mailing address:
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, KlN 6E2, CANADA


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