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Parfocal Lens: Fabricated Visions

Artists present Fabricated Visions at SPAO Panel Discussion 16 November 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the SPAO Centre Join us on Friday November 16th at the SPAO Centre (77 Pamilla St.) at 7 pm for Fabricated Visions, the latest event in our Parfocal Lens series. This panel discussion, moderated by Jonathan Hobin […]

Ontogeny by Whitney Lewis-Smith

The SPAO Centre Gallery’s annual Lineage Exhibition celebrates artistic achievement while highlighting an artist’s connection to our community. The 2018 exhibition, Ontogeny, presents work by Whitney Lewis-Smith, an alumna of the SPAO diploma program. She works primarily with glass plate negatives and builds elaborate sets as a means to explore humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Her new […]

2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition

The SPAO Centre Gallery presents the 2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition The 2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition, featuring the photo-based work of India d’Scarlett and Neeko Paluzzi, opens on September 28, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm, and continues at the SPAO Centre Gallery (77 Pamilla St.) until October 27. The SPAO Residency is designed for […]

Open Forum

Architecture in Conversion: A Multiverse of gazing and listening in the work of Carlo Scarpa and Luigi Nono Please join the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University for a talk by Professor Federica Goffi accompanied by an exhibit of Prakash Patel’s architecture photography featuring Carlo Scarpa’s work. Federica Goffi offers a multidirectional reading -in Bird’s eye view- into resounding […]


 Solo exhibition of LAURENCE FINET September 11 to October 21 Gallery sitting: October 4, from 6 to 8 pm  Fritzi Gallery (Great Canadian Theater – GCTC) 300-1227 Wellington St. W., Ottawa The Ottawa School of Art is proud to present the work of Diploma Graduate: Laurence Finet The Ottawa School of Art presents new […]

Kaleidos: Photographic “textiles” by Diane Laundy

Diane Laundy’s photographic images delve into the intricate details, patterns and textures of natural and architectural subjects. The composite images reflect, multiply and overlay one another resulting in photographic “textiles” that are a highly interpretative re-imagining of the original image. Vernissage: August 23 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Exhibition Hours: Weekdays: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm […]

Ming Wu: KANATA 150? looks at the role of colonialism in Canadian patriotism

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This week, Ming visited the opening of KANATA 150?, an exhibit at Studio Sixty Six, which showcases the work of seven emerging Indigenous artists reflecting […]

Art exhibition: Paper/Papier at Cube Gallery

On at Cube Gallery this month is Paper/Papier, a “tribute” to the medium that has revolutionized our lives. If you are looking for an exhibition that pushes the boundaries and expressive limits of paper – this show isn’t it. If you’d like to see works by artists using a range of media such as paint, drawing, printmaking, […]

Jamie Kronick documents life of touring musician

Local drummer and photographer Jamie Kronick was recently honoured with a grant from the Ottawa Arts Council.  The Project X Photography Fund provides $1000 to help produce an Ottawa area artist’s photo-based project. Kronick received the award for his project 65MPH, which documents his experiences touring as the drummer of Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, playing 83 shows […]

Best of: More #igersottawa to follow

From smiling puppies to sauce-smothered sandwiches, Instagram is a diverse hub for creativity, cuteness and photos of our coffee cups. With more than 300 million users and nearly 60 million photos shared daily on the app, it can be a challenge to find those stand out accounts worth adding to your feed. There are tons […]

Ming Wu Wednesday!

This featured column presents one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is of a thumb war contest that took place at Beau’s St Patrick’s Day party. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.

Urban landscapes with a twist at Exposure Gallery

Who would pretend that photography is not a legitimate art form these days? Certainly not the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) and Exposure Gallery. Their partnership has led to a number of quality photographic exhibitions in Ottawa. The current show titled distURBANce makes no exception. It presents artworks by Glenn Bloodworth, Freeman Keats, Bill […]