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Atrium Art Gallery


Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Atrium Art Gallery features the works of local and regional artists. Artists are selected through peer assessment.

Canada Naturally / Mafalda Silva - June 23 to July 19, 2017

photograph, Gracious, Mafalda SilvaMoments in Life

Inspired by intimate stories, emotions and memories that reflect me as a person. My photographs are hand-stitched to create layers and add different dimensions. This work uses nature and birds to illustrate my immigration experience. 

An exhibition in the Canada Naturally series.

Eric Davignon - July 21 to August 16, 2017

painting, Frozen Berries, Eric DavignonUnveiled

This collection presents earthly landscapes which could just as easily come from a fairy tale. The interplay of colour and whimsical subjects lends itself to the imagination allowing the audience to create a world of fantasy surrounding the works.

Catherine Timm and Rosemary Hynes Driscoll - August 18 to September 20, 2017

fused glass, Battleshield, Catherine TimmPushing the Limits in Fibre and Glass

An exhibition featuring the rigidity of fused glass and the soft, malleable textures of fibre and how they work together. This art encourages artists and viewers to think beyond the typical. Using composition, colour and texture, the two mediums compliment and balance each other.

Puck Janes - September 22 to October 18, 2017

pottery, Sky with Rain Melt, Puck JanesLand from Above and Below

In Land from Above and Below I mix traditional clay working methods with non-traditional glaze and surface treatments to create pieces that reconsider the Western cultural conceptions of landscape.

Mona Turner - October 20 to November 22, 2017

painting, Yellow Gas, Mona TurnerSoft Weapons

The deployed tear gas, smoke, and water cannons used for crowd control are at once horrific and beautiful. The billowing, swirling gasses and flying streams of water relate to the dramatic stormy canvases of JMW Turner.

Doris Lamontagne - November 24, 2017 to January 3, 2018

photograph, Water 1, Doris Lamontagne"WATER" is us.

The necessity to get away from the daily grind and its routines in order to allow you time for reflection: the primordial need to be near water and to experience the fusion of time and environment.

Christine Blais - January 5 to February 7, 2018

encaustic, Turning Point, Christine BlaisA Romantic Self-Destruction: Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites

'Tar' represents our reliance on crude oil despite its destructive effects transforming an unappealing medium into an aesthetically pleasing depiction of the human form, while focusing on polarity and conflict. In the beauty of human life we find the ugliness of self-destruction.

Location and Hours

Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Tel.: 613-596-5783

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 9 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 1 to 5 pm

Closed on Sundays in July and August. 
Closed on statutory holidays.