Philip Craig Portrait Show

October 14, 2015

Philip Craig


In support of:

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

HIPPY Canada

Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship

Ottawa Art Gallery

Join us for the opening reception of Philip Craig’s Portrait Show on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex from October 13 through October 17.



October 2, 2015 - February 7, 2016
nichola feldman-kiss

Truth of the Matter

October 2, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Rachel Kalpana James, Cindy Stelmackowich, Norman Takeuchi, Howie Tsui

Cindy Stelmackowicz, Fleshed Out, 2015, plastic mannequin, medical dictionary pages, Fisher Scientific red rubber tubing and natural latex rubber tubing, cotton gauze bandage/wound dressing, epoxy, ceramic tile, wood, 216 x 75 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal.

Cindy Stelmackowich, Fleshed Out, 2015, plastic mannequin, medical dictionary pages, Fisher Scientific red rubber tubing and natural latex rubber tubing, cotton gauze bandage/wound dressing, epoxy, ceramic tile, wood, 216 x 75 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00pm

Painting a Life Together

September 19, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Kathleen Daly and George Pepper

George Pepper, Old Barn, Québec, 1937, oil on canvas, Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, The Ottawa Art Gallery: Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1974.

Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating?

September 5 – November 22, 2015 (Venice, Italy)
Jinny Yu

Jinny Yu, Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015, installation view, Oratorio di San Ludovico, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Francesco Allegretto

Ottawa Selects: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

January 17, 2015 - ongoing

OAG Annex at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

Ottawa Selects showcases artwork from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, chosen by celebrities and high profile individuals associated with the Ottawa area. The breadth and diversity of this significant collection which spans the modern period (1880s-1980s) is highlighted through a variety of artists, media, subject matter and styles, including Group of Seven landscapes, vibrant abstracts, dynamic cityscapes and figurative works by Marcelle Ferron, Claude Picher, Molly Bobak and more.


No Reading After the Internet

Friday, October 23, 7 - 9 pm | Free

Facilitated by cheyanne turions
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Kindly RSVP if you plan on attending:, or 613-233-6899 +227

No Reading After the Internet is a salon series where cultural texts are read aloud by participants. The salon series takes its cues from artists; the texts are a means for interpreting an artist’s work, and an artist’s work is a way of understanding the texts.

Reflecting on the recurrent themes emerging from her survey exhibition entitled witness, on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery, nichola felman-kiss has compiled selections from articles and essays that have been instrumental in developing her practice. Readings will include excerpts from Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning and William Steig’s Rotten Island.

For the salon, no pre-reading or research is required. Instead, participants are invited to improvise an understanding of the texts collectively, which will be made available at the event. To participate in No Reading is to invoke an exuberant not-knowing. 

Articulation Writing Workshop

Saturday, October 24, from 10 am - 4 pm

$25 | $20 for students and OAG members 
To register please contact:, or call 613-233-8699 +228 

MakingThings Matter: Considering Citation as a form of Community 
Facilitated by cheyanne turions

What makes something matter? Mattering happens through a complex process of persistence, ideas, and phenomena developed across different contexts and over time. An example of mattering can be seen in the academic model of citation. To cite someone’s work engages with their theories, and even if done with the intention of critique, it legitimizes and confers value on their ideas.

Making Things Matter examines citation through a critical lens, and explores how to disrupt and challenge the authority and self-evidence of this practice. This process allows different narratives of mattering to come forward, and draws attention to how mattering happens in the first place. Aware of the impact writers and scholars have on the production of knowledge, the goal of the workshop is to encourage a critical approach to citation, creating the conditions for decolonial, anti-racist, and anti-patriarchal narratives to emerge based on ideas and wisdom found outside of the academic setting.  

Incredibly valuable for writers and scholars interested in alternative approaches to research and writing, the format of Making Things Matter will be experimental and participatory. In preparation for the workshop, participants will be asked to pre-read one of three essays by either Mimi Thi Nguyen, Maiko Tanaka, or Zoe Todd­­—whose ideas have been instrumental in developing this workshop. Through collective discussions, new and valuable understandings of these resources will come forward, informing a new practice of research based on community and conversation.
Presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival   

Inuit-Quallunaat Visual Encounters With Dr. Carol Payne

Sunday, October 25, 2pm | Free

*Please note the venue for this event is Christ Church Cathedral, located at 439 Queen Street

Hosted by The Ottawa Citizen’s Peter Simpson

Dr. Carol Payne looks at how Qallunaat (southerners in the Inuktitut language) have depicted Inuit and how Inuit have responded back.  This free lecture will primarily draw on photography, historically a tool of explorers, ethnographers, missionaries, and governments in the north and, more recently, a creative vehicle for Inuit artists and community groups.  The talk complements the exhibition Painting a Life Together  of art works by Kathleen Daly and George Pepper, two artists who depicted the Arctic and Inuit living there extensively in their work.

Presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival  

Curator Tour

Thursday, November 5, 5:30 pm

Join guest curator Melissa Alexander for a closer look at the exhibition, Painting a life together: Katheleen Daly and George Pepper.

Light refreshments will be served.  

Film Screening: SOL

Thursday, November 12, 7 pm | Free

Location:  Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street.

Sol, the 2015 documentary film by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq, is presented in partnership with Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival. Run time: 78 minutes. 


SOL explores the death of a young Inuk man, Solomon Tapatiaq Uyarasuk. He is found dead in an RCMP detachment in a remote Inuit community and the locals suspect murder but the police suggest suicide. The documentary investigates the truth of Solomon’s death as it sheds light on the underlying social issues that have resulted in Canada’s North claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. The film explores how the pain of suicide has affected the people in these small communities and their resilience to create a better future for their people.