We will be moving around on asphalt, grass, and gravel-covered areas. There are some bumps too, and a short hill (on asphalt).
At the heart of the retail, arts, and theatre district, steps away from the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and two new downtown Light Rail Transit stops, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is getting a new amazing building. Situated at the corner of Waller St and Daly Ave., beside the Arts Court, the new OAG building is scheduled to open in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2017. Under the carefully crafted proposed plan, the Gallery will grow more than three times its current size. This walk offers a conceptual experience of the building’s footprint including the galleries, the studio, the multipurpose room, and the café.
The OAG team has been working with the City of Ottawa along with Joint Venture Architects Barry Padolsky Inc. and KPMB, and we look forward to sharing details on this exciting project and to answering any questions that participants may have.
The walk will focus on the area of the future construction site at the corner of Waller & Daly.
Véronique Couillard is the Head of Public, Educational, and Community Programs at the Ottawa Art Gallery. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa and is also an artist working primarily in video. Véronique's work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.
Stephanie Nadeau is an artist, educator, and cultural worker based in Ottawa. She studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA 2005) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2008). Her experience working in education and public programs includes the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, where she managed all outreach and youth programming, including conceiving and implementing hands-on programming for families, school groups, and adults of all ages. Stephanie is currently the Curator of Public, Educational, and Community programs at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Both Véronique and Stephanie have been involved in the planning and designing of the new spaces.