Action – & Art – Sandy Hill (event round-up)

Lace up your boots because it’s non-stop Sandy Hill action.  Details on our Events page.

NBOG13_768_432Supernova! Nuit Blanche Ottawa – is the highlight of our week! The all-night art extravaganza launches at our very own Ottawa Art Gallery. Be amongst the first to celebrate the 2013 kick-off then roam the streets from dusk to dawn taking in performances, exhibits and interactive installations.

The week kicks off Monday night at City Hall with a meeting on building conversions. Action Sandy Hill amongst others will be speaking as City Planners take the pulse of local neighbourhoods.  A big issue in Sandy Hill. How do you feel about dwellings being converted to smaller units?

Thursday Sept 19th sees two major events at the Ottawa Art Gallery. At noon Sook-Yin Lee discusses the inspiration behind her latest exhibit We are Light Rays. In 2011 her sister was diagnosed with cancer and together she and her sibling explored the immediacy of the present through photography. The series spanning 2 years is presented via light panels giving the images a ghostly ephemeral essence.  Show runs to January 26th. 

Thursday 6pm is the Opening for both “We are Light Rays and “Sell Out”. The latter is a provocative and intriguing exhibit that questions the necessity and, in equal measure, the vilification of artists that sell-out by producing commercial works. The timing of this piece is particularly compelling as it coincides with a case brought to the Supreme Court of Canada by a collection of artists (CARFAC) against the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) on copyright laws and artist fees – there is no minimum payments to artist for works exhibited at the NGC. 

Catch Sook-Yin Lee and Benjamin Kamino on Friday 20 Sept for the première of their multi-media performance art piece “How Can I Forget” at University of Ottawa’s Academic Theatre.

Friday Night 5-11pm it’s the ELE music concert of emerging urban artists with a FREE (suggested donation of 5$ in support of childhood cancer support group Candlelighters) on Tabaret Lawn.

Saturday is busy busy busy. First up is the Sandy Hill Yard Sale but don’t forget to save a bag for the Pop-up Sandy Hill Farmer’s Market at Laurier & Chapel. As if that wasn’t fun enough we’ve taken the stress out of Saturday night dinner with a Community BBQ providing the sustenance required to re-charge for the Nuit Blanche night ahead.

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