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Marc Adornato will be showing Wood; The artwork of Marc Adornato at Greyarea in the Hintonburg zone. Photo from the NBOG website.

Only two more sleeps until Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau

Rest up, friends. Starting at 6:21pm this Saturday, the city will be hosting Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau (NBOG) – it’s the biggest all-night art party you’ve been waiting for! With over 100 projects from local, national and international artists working in animation, audio, film, fine craft, installation, new media, performance, photography, sculpture, spoken word, textile, and a […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk-s4fCCwc[/youtube] Soak up the summer-like weather while you can, Ottawa – the leaves, they are a-changin’. If you want to be outside as much as possible, run around the city for Nuit Blanche all Saturday night. There will be art, music, crafts, beer – and it is all (mostly) free! In the market, Victoire […]

Weekend roundup: Cabaret ticket giveaway edition

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2O-JOXG_I[/youtube] What will it be this weekend, Ottawa? Burlesque? A crowd-sourced musical bike ride? Fashion? House of PainT kicked off last night, and goes on all weekend long to celebrate their 10th anniversary. If you haven’t caught their Bboy and Bgirl breakdancing competition in years past, be sure to head down under the […]

We Make The City. Poster design by Rhiannon Vogl.

We Make The City: Artengine invites you to venture out for the Electric Fields Festival

What do dynamic maze installations with giant inflatable balls, musical bike parades featuring radios and modified walkie-talkies, and forest parties in the sugar bush have in common? Besides being a few of my favourite things, they’re all happening across Ottawa as a part of Artengine‘s We Make The City programming for the 2013 edition of the Electric Fields […]

Fringe (2008) by Rebecca Belmore. Photo © National Gallery of Canada.

Sakahàn Summer

Editor’s note: Post by Melody McKiver, Artengine’s 2013 Critical Resident Blogger. Initially posted on Artengine’s blog. The summer is slowly coming to an end – sad but true! – and the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibit Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art has kept up a whirlwind of activity. On the final weekend that the exhibit is open, I […]

An open letter from the Arboretum team

Our friends over at Arboretum penned a letter on their thoughts about the festival that we thought you all might like to read. It’s originally posted over here on the Arboretum website and re-printed below in full. Enjoy!   The whole she-bang looked like the green, digital rainfall of Matrix code: details within details, all […]

Photo courtesy of Tony Martins.

Guerilla Magazine celebrates return to print

Hundreds attended the launch of Guerilla 36 at Patrick Gordon Framing Studio on July 26th. “The event had incredible energy,” said Tony Martins, Guerilla’s editor and creative director. The evening that featured powerful artworks from Guillermo Trejo, Angelina McCormick, Drew Mosley, Anthony Tremmaglia, and Tina Picard, also celebrated Guerilla magazine’s return to print. “The event […]

Sakahàn: Connections through Indigenous Art

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pdFGjER4g[/youtube] For the past 2 months, the National Gallery of Canada has featured Sakahàn, an ambitious exhibition showcasing works from international Indigenous contemporary artists. Sakahàn, which means, “to light a fire” in the language of the Algonquin peoples, showcases over 80 artists from 16 countries with works and styles as diverse as their cultural backgrounds. […]

"Chaudiere Falls," Photo by William James Topley. Library and Archives Canada

Asinabka 2013 brings films exploring Indigenous issues to the Capital/ Algonquin region

Looking for films with a varied perspective? Asinabka Film and Arts Media might be just what you’re looking for. Featuring national and international films focusing on Indigenous issues and topics, Asinabka strives to inject the Capital/Algonquin region with a blast of something fresh. It’s the second year that Christopher Wong and Howard Adler have been […]

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