Current Projects

Honouring Seniors

What is captured in the moment when a photograph is taken? Starting in the spring of 2020 and moving with the waves of the pandemic, photographic artist Maureen MacMillan created 50 portraits each capturing a moment in the diverse experiences of seniors living in the western Ottawa Valley.

Honouring Seniors Photographic Portraits is accompanied by a sound art compilation by Kathy Blomquist and Tristan Whiston .


The Story Behind The Portraits

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Split Second



Place Names

Place Names is an ongoing art inquiry with local schools, exploring the history, meaning and imaginative possibilities of local place names. What are the names of the places we live in and near? Who named these places and what do these names mean? What other names have these places been called and what other names might we call them today?

Baskets for Connection

January 25, 2022: Baskets for Connection is a project that was created to connect with seniors in the Ottawa Valley.

Place Names

January 25, 2022: Information to come soon.

Pop Up Art

September 29, 2020: Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre, Killaloe, has received a three-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand on the Pop Up Art programming, originally established in 2019. Over the next three years, Ottawa Valley residents will have the opportunity to experience Pop Up Art in a number of ways.

The Ottawa Valley will be home to three semi-permanent public art exhibition venues, located in the communities of Eganville, Garrison Petawawa and Arnprior. Each of these galleries will host up to 10 curated exhibitions between March 2021 and June 2023. The exhibition lineup will feature themed, juried, multi-artist exhibitions and open community exhibits.

Click here for more information about Pop Up Art.

The Creative Photography Project

What is this project about?

OV-CAOS and our community partners are working with seniors to honour their lives and contributions to our community. We are doing this by collecting stories and taking photographic portraits of up to fifty seniors. The portraits are taken in a location chosen by the participants.

The stories and portraits will be exhibited publicly at the end of the project and will also be turned into a printed book.

Click here to read more about The Creative Photography Project

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We’re based in Killaloe, Ontario.

P.O. Box 101
Killaloe, Ontario, Canada
K0J 2A0