La Machine kicks off on Thursday July 27 at 8pm with the awakening of Kumo near the National Gallery of Canada. Long Ma will awaken on Friday July 28 at 10am at Ottawa City Hall. The creatures, accompanied by a live orchestra, will then take over the streets of our beautiful city throughout the weekend, inviting us to follow them on their journey as they search for one another and fulfill their destiny.
Art House Café has quickly earned a positive rep as a solid new go-to for community, culture and more.
Inside, bright lights adorn each wall compelling you to explore the dozens of artistic treasures inside. Every carefully selected piece hails from a local creative professional living and working in the 613.
E T E R N I T Y : a theatre and production company at the crossroads of art, politics and social innovation
Through a multidisciplinary approach, Kelsey brings a holistic vision to her theatre and production company and created a unique artistic hub. The three pillars of the company, artistry, education and innovation, aim at connecting and highlighting literary work, artistic performances, self-expression and creating a dialogue to address modern-day issues such as oppression, violence and the environment.
Kontinuum, an underground sound and light experience inside the yet to be opened LRT station at Lyon and Sparks premiered over the weekend. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, the studio responsible for lighting such events as the Sagrada familia in Barcelona, Madonna’s MDNA Tour and NFL Super Bowl halftime show, and most recently the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal.
Starry Night, on display in the Lalonde + Doyle Exhibition Space of the Shenkman Arts Centre, displays 24 works by local and national artists celebrating the night sky.
A new, bold and bright mural – painted by four Inuit artists from Cape Dorset, Nunavut – is adorning the wall of the Bell Media building on George Street in the ByWard Market. Visual artists and co-founders of Embassy of Imagination Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson are facilitating the project in partnership with the Ottawa School of Art.
In the National Arts Centre (NAC) Salon from July 12-15, you’ll find Dance Machine, battery opera performance’s interactive installation of 64 pieces of bamboo hung from a large copper disk. A brainchild of Malaysian-Canadian dancer and choreographer Lee Su-Feh, Dance Machine makes the case for dance as a collective act, to be created as well as experienced.
En décembre dernier, nous vous présentions le périple organisé par Maria-Rosa Szychowska, une artiste muraliste originaire de l’Outaouais et engagée dans une impressionnante course autour du monde afin de réaliser 12 murales dans 12 pays en 12 mois. Mari-Rosa nous a confié quelques minutes de son temps afin d’assouvir notre curiosité et offrir un compte-rendu des six premiers mois du Projet 12-12-12.
Watch: Apt613 flew a drone around the massive farm silo murals which appeared in the NCR this year.
This weekend marks Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation and there are plenty of events taking place to celebrate the occasion, but if you are looking for something more low key, there are still many a thing to choose from. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Photos by Ming Wu (@photogmusic) Don’t miss your chance to check out Studio Sixty Six’s exhibition In·habit, now in its final week. Visit the gallery before June 30 to enjoy the exhibition.
Greeted by bright blue walls, visitors who enter Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, the exhibition opened this month as part of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, are struck with three noticeable changes: the open-concept exhibition design, the bold juxtapositioning of cultures and timelines, and a clear new focus on showcasing Indigenous art.
The Last Picture Show is on the SAW Gallery from May 26 to June 30.
Open Edition shows the diversity and depth of Canadian printmaking across the decades. Produced in partnership with Canada Scene, Carleton University Art Gallery’s Open Edition is open to the public free of charge from June 5 through to August 20.
On June 15, the National Gallery will open Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. This represents the final stage of a complete changeover of its permanent Canadian galleries, with includes the contemporary galleries (Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present), and Photography in Canada, 1960 to 2000). It’s huge installation that includes some 800 work.