Le pARTy Art Auction

Le pARTy Art Auction

MAY 21, 2015

Le pARTy, the Ottawa Art Gallery's signature fundraising event, is a silent art auction of 65 original artworks by regional artists working in a variety of media.



April 12, 2015 from 3 to 5 pm

Join us on Sunday, April 12 from 3 to 5pm for a public info session and launch of the Ottawa Art Gallery’s new volunteer programming council, ArtWise, hosted by Stephanie Nadeau, OAG’s Curator of Public Engagement, and Ottawa-based artist and independent curator Petra Halkes.

Find out more about ArtWise, learn how you can get involved, and help us celebrate the launch of this exciting new initiative! Everyone of any age is welcome to attend. Join the conversation, enjoy light refreshments, and explore newly installed works in the Firestone Gallery.

(Re)Mapping Place

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1 – 5pm | Free

Registration is required: 613-233-8699 x227,

Join us for an intergenerational creative workshop led by artist Barry Ace. Participants will contribute to a collaborative map of the City of Ottawa, by using mixed media to create a layered representation of their unique sense of place. All materials will be provided. People of all ages, abilities, and levels of creative experience are welcome.

This workshop is presented in the context of the exhibition Home Away from Home, presented in association with the NAC’s Ontario Scene.

Ottawa Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of RBC Foundation.




Andrew Wright: Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once

January 23 – May 10, 2015

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

While using current lens-based technologies, as well as processes derived from historical photography, Ottawa-based Andrew Wright’s art practice alludes to the immeasurable possibilities of the pictorial language. 

Home Away from Home

January 23 – May 10, 2015
Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Gerald McMaster, Ron Noganosh, Jane Ash Poitras, Jeff Thomas

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

The works in Home Away from Home address issues of space and place, belonging and home, as well as a relationship with landscape and the land. Whether interactions with nature, spiritual inquisitions or social and political interventions, the artists explore and engage with these subjects from varying, though intersecting, perspectives and Aboriginal cultural backgrounds. 

Ottawa Selects: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

January 17, 2015 - ongoing

Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 pm
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.

Jon Sasaki: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

January 10 – May 24, 2015

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Three little-known works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art by painter George Thomson (1868-1965) provide the foundation for a new body of work by Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki. The exhibition pays homage to the life and accomplishments of an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his famous younger brother, Tom Thomson (1877-1917).