Going Out

Abadakone | Articulture at the Farm | Feminist Fair

Joseph Tisiga, installation view of An Exercise in Resilience 1, 2, and 3, 2016, animal furs, artificial grass on plywood and The Game is Not a Game, mixed media on diazotype, 2016, at Diaz Contemporary, 2016. National Gallery of Canada, Purchased 2017 (nos. 47665, 47666, 47667 and 47660). © Joseph Tisiga, Courtesy of Diaz Contemporary Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Abadakone
The opening of this dynamic and comprehensive exhibit of Indigenous art is bound to be a lively event, as the work of over 70 artists (identifying with over 40 Indigenous nations, ethnicities, and tribal affiliations)  launches in the galleries and public spaces of the National Gallery of Canada. The vernissage opens with a special presentation in the Great Hall, and continues with art-making, hoop dancing, throat singing, and a procession of Indigenous artists from around the world.
Free. Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr.

The Feminist Twins — Kayla at left, Jenna on the right — at last year’s Feminist Fair, which was held at MakerSpace North

Feminist Fair
It’s got crafts for sale and art-making activities, T-shirts with a message, and tasty treats by local bakers. What’s more, the annual fest has a great reputation for bringing feminists together for a cause — last year 1,000 attendees raised $3,100 for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. Get feminist swag by makers like Lucky Little Queer and get to know what local feminists are up to!
Pay what you can donations for the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa. Sun., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way

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Articulture at the Farm
Explore the intersections of art and agriculture in this unique two-day event at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Local artists Andrew King and Elaine Goble will be on site, sketching and talking about how rural scenes and barnyard animals have influenced their work. Watercolour workshops for kids and adults continue the tradition of painting landscapes in “the toughest medium” (registration required).
Most activities included with admission. Sat., Nov. 9 and Sun., Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Dr.

These two paintings of rural areas south of Ottawa by artist Andrew King were done “en plein air”. King will be sketching at the event this weekend.