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#MakeItHappen #MakeArtHappen

  • Wall Space Gallery 358 Richmond Rd Ottawa, ON, K2A 0E1 Canada (map)

#MakeItHappen, for equal representation of women in the arts, and #MakeArtHappen

Following on the success of 2014’s Inspiring Change Exhibition, this March at Wall Space Gallery we once again draw on the theme of International Women’s Day in shaping our focus. In 2015 this theme is Make It Happen, with one aspect being to, "Make it Happen for equal representation of women in the arts."

Alongside the call to #MakeItHappen, the focus of our show incorporates #MakeArtHappen to consider the cultural sphere. The latter theme is a tag that has existed in many contexts but has yet to be directed specifically towards a feminist discourse. In light of these combined motifs – one adopted by society as we push for gender equality, and the other a call by society to engage in a more creative way of life – we offer the perspectives of four talented artists.

We hope that you will join us by spreading the word and help open up a wider conversation by simultaneously using the hashtags #MakeItHappen #MakeArtHappen throughout the month.

Featuring works by artists: 

Kelly Grace

Narratives driven by the everyday actions of people and their relationships to time, place, and style permeate Kelly Grace's lustrous artworks.

Sharon Kelly

Sharon Kelly’s abstractions on the living surfaces of water are meditative in their contemplation of harmony, memory, impermanence and imagination.

Lori Victor

Sinuous forms flow across the canvas in Lori Victor’s meticulously rendered abstract paintings, depicting flight, movement and freedom.

Erin Vincent

Strength and delicacy find their balance in these inspired sculptural and mixed media pieces by Erin Vincent. Objects exhibit the capacity to be alternately instruments of violence or productive labour.

Read about the exhibition in The Ottawa Citizen

March 5 - 29, 2015  @WallSpaceOttawa