Shop Talk

WORKIN’ IT! Finding art among the staff at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Shop Talk is written by OM editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven. 

Véronique Couillard is among the fashionable staff at Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo by Rémi Thériault.

In our second instalment of  Workin’ It, we visit the stylish crew at Ottawa Art Gallery. Known for their massive art collection and great parties, we heard through the grapevine that the staff enjoy friendly competition mutual admiration when it comes to office wear. So we called on one of our favourite photogs, Rémi Thériault, and headed to the Arts Court to see for ourselves.

The shoot was a blast! We set up in their front shop/stacks area, and as you can see, the creativity and inspired style at OAG is not only on the walls. A big thanks to Taline for assisting with the shoot, to Matt for daring to be the sole male participant, and to everyone for playing along as Workin’ It explores the stylish offices of Ottawa.

Click through the following pages to see some of the fashionable people who work at Ottawa Art Gallery. And remember, we are on the lookout! Do drop us a line (, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, if you know of a stylish office crew that we should meet.