The Exhibitions

Get involved with Pop Up Art as an artist:

  • Read the summaries of the three exhibitions, below
  • More details are on each application form
  • Download, fill out and return the forms

Exhibition: Welcome to My World (click here to download application form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: Opening the doors to our inner worlds to make connections with each other. After having spent the best part of a year in various degrees of COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are eager to connect with each other and share our experiences of isolation. This exhibition invites artists to create a miniature world that reflects on their inner experience. The viewer will be invited to have a peek into the inner worlds created by the selected artists.

If you suspect that you might be an artist, but you don’t call yourself one yet, this proposal is probably for you! Please contact Anya If you have questions about this process or require support in preparing your application.

Exhibition: Good Ancestor (click to download application form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: What does it mean to be a good ancestor? Imagine that you are invited to share a drink with your ancestors and the people to whom YOU will one day be an ancestor. What would you ask of them? What would you want to tell them? Artists* are invited to create a three-dimensional drinking vessel suitable for such an occasion, or a 2D wall-mounted work inspired by these questions.

Exhibition: Wish You Were Here (click here to download application form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: This exhibition is a form of postal art, which is an art movement centered on sending small scale art works through the postal system. Particpants are invited to create an art work responding to this statement: Wish You Were Here. Your art work must come through the postal system, stamped by the post office. Click here to download a postcard template, to print out and mail in.

Exhibition: People and Place (click here to download a maker’s kit request form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: People and Place is a community textile installation inspired by the topography of the Ottawa Valley region focusing on lakes, rivers, woodland and communities. The installation is designed by artist Genevieve Townsend and will include up to 50 community collaborators. The piece will be divided into a number of components, each of which will be created by community members who request a Makers’ Kit. The artist-facilitator will bring all of the components together to create the final installation.

Exhibitions | Locations | Dates

These Pop Up Art exhibitions are coming soon to an Ottawa Valley location near you.

Exhibition: Welcome To My World
Fifth Chute Coffee » March 5 to May 16, 2021
Arnprior Public Library » May 21 to August 1, 2021
Garrison Petawawa » August 6 to October 17, 2021

Exhibition: Good Ancestor
Fifth Chute Coffee » May 21 to August 1, 2021
Arnprior Public Library » August 6 to October 17, 2021
Garrison Petawawa » October 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022

Exhibition: Wish You Were Here
Fifth Chute Coffee » August 6 to October 17 2021
Arnprior Public Library » October 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Garrison Petawawa » January 7 to March 20, 2022

Exhibition: People and Place
Fifth Chute Coffee » January 7 to March 20, 2022
Arnprior Public Library » March 25 to June 5, 2022
Garrison Petawawa » June 10 to August 22, 2022

Locations

Fifth Chute Coffee
291 Bridge Street, Eganville
www.facebook.com/fifthchutecoffee

Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska St, Arnprior
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

Garrison Petawawa
Location to be announced.