Today, owning art doesn’t necessarily have to be an “investment” anymore. Thanks to the variety of formats, sizes, and materials available, artists are creating pieces that we can own or gift for pure enjoyment.
You’ve found the perfect gift. You’ve wrapped it up. But it’s missing that little extra something to make it more personal and sentimental: a card.
Bucko Art Machine: Collaboration in isolation, complex care and transcending physical disability in a global pandemic
Before the pandemic, Bucko (Chris Binkowski) was a busker. He would perform in public spaces or at events, creating audio-visual performances powered by his wheelchair. He also does large-scale geometric paintings and has been active on a new project with other artists, under the name Bucko Art Machine. His latest work is a track on the Mood Ring Vol. 2 compilation
Brazilian-born Bruno Smoky and his wife, who goes by Shalak Attack, have created several unique murals around Ottawa.
Designer Rich Loen acquired the former tire shop on Carling Avenue and has spent a lot of time since then converting it into a large workshop and gallery space.
Plastic Beach: The ugly beauty found in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway through photos by John Healey
Plastic Beach is an exhibition of work by Ottawa photographer John Healey, the winner of the 2020 Project X Photography Award. In this new exhibition, Healey presents a juxtaposition of beauty and unsightliness.
Since the lockdown, the staff has added impressive technology that allows groups to live stream or record events, in lieu of in-person performances.
Studio Space Ottawa, or SSO, is an organization that converted a large space into studios for Ottawa artists. Established in 2019, the whole building houses 22 art spaces, some single and some shared, for 28 artists. With just around a year under their belt, the SSO has provided artists with the opportunities to grow, create, and experiment both before and during the pandemic.
Give to Get Art: Ottawa Art Gallery auction adds virtual bidding and a physical exhibition—12.05.20 to 12.18.20
It’s the auction of the year for Ottawa art collectors.
Interview: Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney, curators of To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archive podcast and exhibition
Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney are the curators of To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archive, an exhibition that looks at Ottawa’s local histories and genealogies of queerness.
In collaboration with the City of Ottawa and CF Rideau Centre, Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) is thrilled to announce the new public art program, In the Absence. The program guided a cohort of emerging and mid-career artists, based in Canada, who expanded on their existing practice and learned to use new tools available for digital creation.
What if I told you there are hundreds of tiny hot dogs and hamburgers hidden all over the city? I bet you’ve walked past one and didn’t even notice. The miniature morsels are the work of the Ottawa-based artist known as StreetArtMiniature. Her appetizing art resides in corners, cracks, and crevices all over the city, giving literal meaning to the phrase “street food.”
A group of eight participants participated in a Public Art Co-Design Residency that took place this summer, facilitated by Ottawa artist Brendan de Montigny on behalf of Artscape Atelier, to develop options for the Zibi site.
September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Ashley Proulx, Laura Wheeler, Steven Lafond, Garret Brink, and Zach Counsil to produce a fictional web series set in Ottawa that seeks to answer the question “In the wake of so much change, how can we stand for something better?”
Claudia Salguero has created more than 30 community murals in Ottawa.