Collection Friday!
Tony Tascona, A Northern Experience, 1998.
Silkscreen on embossed paper.
Canon EOS 30D
Focal Length

Collection Friday!

Tony Tascona, A Northern Experience, 1998.

Silkscreen on embossed paper.

6Collection Friday, Tony Tascona, medium,

Ottawa Art Scene: March 27 - April 2

Tonight is the opening reception for the exhibition honouring all the 2014 recipients of the Canada Council Governor-General Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Head to the National Gallery of Canada for some wine, fancy cheese, and have a look at some incredible work by the honorees, including Ottawa artist Carol Wainio and beloved NGC curator Brydon Smith.

Though technically not a visual art event, the NAC is hosting Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal production of Rodin/Claudel, the story of sculptor Auguste Rodin and his lover, studio assistant, muse (and sculptor in her own right), Camille Claudel. Performances are happening tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday night, and there are Live Rush tickets available for students, so take advantage!

GuerillaCRAWL continues this week, with a few more events to celebrate their 10th Anniversary publication. On Friday night, SPAO’s annual Print Sale is happening, where you can get prints by great local photographers like Rémi Thériault and Whitney Lewis-Smith, as well as a special portfolio of beautiful photographs by Franz Rosenbaum, who was known for his portraits of jazz musicians.

Then, on Saturday night, the official launch of Guerilla Mag’s special edition publication will take place at Gallery 101’s new location. A big celebration of Ottawa creativity, the night will feature tons of music and performances. Also pizza.

Arts Court once again plays host to Art Battle - Ottawa on Saturday night, where local artists participate in a live painting competition, with the audience deciding the winner by vote. These events are super popular and should be a really exciting night! Also - student discount!


Join us this afternoon for two special talks on “Art & Trauma: Questions of Authenticity”, presented by Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Art, Culture, and Literature and The Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis.

The photo above shows part of Walid Raad’s installation at Documenta 13, which evolved around the (art) history of the Arab world, its present and future, and oscillates between fact and fiction, documentation and interpretation. Carleton PhD candidate Johnny Alam will be addressing trauma theory and false memory in the work of this Lebanese contemporary artist.

You can check out more photos of the installation here and join us at 4:30 to hear from Johnny!

Spending way too much time this morning browsing through the National Film Board Still Image Division archives at Library & Archives Canada online (Search Reference # R1196-14-7-E for all NFB images).

Check out this photograph from World War II, captioned “Cecilia Butler, former night club singer and dancer now employed as a reamer in the Small Arms Ltd. Section of the John Inglis Company munitions plant,” Toronto, December 1943.” The photo is uncredited.

For more, come to Carol Payne’s talk TONIGHT at the Sunnyside Public Library, where she’ll be talking about the NFB Still Image Division, and it’s place in the construction of Canadian national identity.

6Canada, photography, NFB, medium,

Collection Friday!

Josie Pamiutu Papialuk, Happily He Remembers All His Other Springtimes , 1987. Stonecut on paper.

Plus a concrete poem for World Poetry Day (in honour of Dennis Tourbin’s visual poetry):

[in Just-] by e.e. cummings
in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-

luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee
and eddieandbill come

running from marbles and
piracies and it’s

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles

far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and



balloonMan          whistles


6Spring, World Poetry Day, Josie Pamiutu Papialuk, medium,

Ottawa Art Scene: March 20 - 26

Tonight marks the launch of Guerilla Magazine’s week-long GuerillaCRAWL, in support of the magazine’s 10th anniversary edition. Check out tons of art, media, and cultural events this week, starting at Patrick Mikhail Gallery with the art exhibition "K-14", street photography by Jonathan Lorange. Throughout the week there will be vernissages, art parties, film screenings, and more! A great way to celebrate creativity in the city.

Also tonight, Christopher Rhode, the programmer at SAW Video, has curated an evening of Dennis Tourbin’s video works, ABCDelevision: The Videos of Dennis Tourbin, in conjunction with CUAG’s exhibition Dennis Tourbin: The Language of Visual Poetry. The screening is happening at Club SAW, so head downtown to explore this other aspect of Tourbin’s artistic practice.

Speaking of supporting the art community in Ottawa, on Friday evening, the University of Ottawa B.F.A. graduating class has organized an auction at Club SAW to raise money for their upcoming final exhibition. If you’re on the look-out for young artists and looking to expand (or start) your art collection, this is a great place to start! 

On Tuesday evening, the Ottawa Public Library has invited Carleton U. Art History professor Carol Payne to give a talk on the National Film Board’s photography collection, discussing in from the perspective of nation-building in the mid-twentieth century.

Have a good week!

6ottarts, Dennis Tourbin,

We are super proud that two CUAG family members - Patrick Lacasse & Alisdair MacRae - have collaborated on an exhibition at Karsh Masson Gallery at City Hall.

The official opening for Perfect Music is tomorrow night - check it out!

Image: Patrick Lacasse & Alisdair MacRae, Suspension, 2013, electronic components, metal, strings and wood / composantes électroniques, métal, cordes et bois, 8 x 117 x 21 cm. Courtesy of the artists / gracieuseté des artistes.

There are a couple events tomorrow night that CUAG is involved with, including ABCDelevision at SAW Video (downtown at Arts Court) and a special performance by American poet/activist Andrea Gibson (Res Commons 372, Carleton University). Both are FREE, open to the pubic, and guaranteed awesome ways to spend your evening.

Check out Andrea Gibson performing “How It Ends” (appropriate for the end of the semester?).

Here are the words.

6andrea gibson, dennis tourbin, poetry,

Now on view: Sharon Hayes, Her Voice, Video, black-and-white, silent; 4 minutes, looped, edition of 5 + 2 AP 

Cycling through written descriptions of female voices that Hayes culled from newspapers dating from the nineteenth century to the present, Her Voice reveals reporters’ subtle and not-so-subtle critiques of prominent female speakers. Hayes’ selection includes firsthand accounts of speeches by historical figures such as abolitionist and suffragist Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Sojourner Truth, and contemporary figures such as Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Highlighting the ways that gender inflects the reception of speech and journalists’ “objective” interpretations, Her Voice makes clear that the physical traits of women who speak out or are in positions of power are often scrutinized in ways that the traits of their male peers are not. This reportage evidences the distance between an actual embodied voice and its interpretation, and foregrounds the challenges women face in asserting their voices in the public sphere.

See this work as part of Sharon Hayes: Loudspeakers and Other Forms of Listening, on view at CUAG until April 27th.

6current exhibitions, Sharon Hayes, Her Voice, medium,