There’s a new gallery in town. The Sussex Contemporary on Sussex Drive – just a few blocks from the National Gallery of Canada – will be opening its doors this Thursday August 24 with its first exhibition, The Inaugural Group Show.
Earlier this year, Carleton University artist-architect Manuel Baez and glass artist Charlynne Lafontaine won a Heritage Canada national competition to design and construct an installation for the Portage Bridge Plaza. A sneak peek of the Gather-Ring was held at Makerspace North.
Cirque du Soleil’s latest show VOLTA continues their winning, if anticipated, format of narrative blended to dazzling physical performances. The adrenaline, execution, finesse and elegance will leave you breathless as Cirque du Soleil delivers a fast-paced evening under the big top that is nothing short of incredible.
Open Access: a demonstration is a collection of art pieces and performances by Vancouver-based Carmen Papalia.
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.