Orleans Gallery

Shenkman Arts Centre | 245 Centrum Blvd.
Gallery Hours
Monday – Sunday | 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

[Subject to change]


Located on the Centrum Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, the Ottawa School of Art Orleans (OSAO) Gallery is dedicated to providing the community with a wide variety of art forms. As an emerging presence on the Ottawa art scene, the gallery has featured juried local, national and international shows by contemporary artists and groups. Past exhibition included paintings, sculptures, and video installations.

Launched in 2009, in conjunction with the opening of the Shenkman Arts Centre and the Ottawa School of Art’s Orleans Campus, the OSAO Gallery features annual exhibitions by OSAO teachers, students and alumni.

The Gallery enjoys participating in the community and taking part in Cultural events held at the Shenkman Art Centre, such as Orleans Fest and Culture Days.


For current exhibitions please visit our events page

Current Exhibition



Vernissage: Sunday Sept 25
Artist talk: 12:00 to 1:00
Followed by a reception from 1:00 to 3:00

Works will be on display from:
September 23 to November 13, 2016


Once upon a time, there existed a strangely wonderful
yet mysterious place where dark fairytales hid… In Herd,
Diana Thorneycroft evokes the more foreboding side of
fairytales, mythology, and magic through her installation
and a series of photographic works packed with
archetypal symbolism that is intuitive and poetic.

Diana Thorneycroft Will also be giving a workshop at the OSA:

For six hours, students will engage in non-traditional approaches to drawing. Instead of looking at what is in front of you and rendering that object (eg. a still life, figure or landscape) onto paper, you will be asked to draw from concepts presented by the instructor. The intent is for individuals to broaden their visual vocabularies and discover new ways to approach their own artistic practice.


Instructor: Diana Thorneycroft
1 session | 6 hours
Saturday SEP 24: 9:30 – 4:30

Fee: $85



2016 upcoming exhibitions



Holiday Fundraiser & Art Sale

November 25 to December 10

Reception & Artist for a Day Auction: Friday November 25, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:30


The Ottawa School of Art Orleans Gallery
245 boul Centrum Blvd. | Centre des arts Shenkman Arts Centre | Orléans, ON | 613.580.2765
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