visual art

U of O student a finalist in RBC Painting Competition  Photo by Tina Wallace In a packed room at the National Gallery of Canada on Oct. 2, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists waited to hear who would win the grand prize of $25,000. The annual competition gives finalists exposure and finances early in their …

The event is an annual all-night arts exhibit open to the public that displays art installations, performances, and other artistic events like stick ‘n’ poke tattooing. While the movement has been held in cities around the world for more than a decade, this is only the second time it’s been to Ottawa.

The exhibit features the art of six Canadian artists and, according to the gallery’s website, “explores the notion of how an individual artist’s identity is defined by the geography and climate of the landscape.”

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