Awakening Exhibition

March 3, 2020

May 18, 2020


Canada Council for the Arts, Elgin Street, Ottawa

+1 800-263-5588


Events Description

Awakening presents 21 works by Canadian and Indigenous artists from the Canada Council Art Bank that shine a spotlight on our relationship with the environment. Individually, these works depict collisions between city and ecology, nature and nurture, consumption and conservation, ideals and actions. Together, they evoke a mixture of hope, despair and soul-searching, and encourage viewers to consider the urgency of sustaining life on Earth for future generations.

The exhibition, which is being presented in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has been around the world, touring Toronto, New York City, Bonn and Geneva. It features works from the Canada Council Art Bank / Banque d’art du Conseil des arts du Canada collection selected for their power to generate action and hope, and to ignite the thought and discussion we need to secure a peaceful and inclusive future for all.

Curated by Bruce Mau, Awakening will be on display at the Canada Council for the Arts’ Âjagemô Exhibition Space from March 3 to May 18, 2020, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Who is it for?

All ages

Free admission

No tickets required



Date: Tuesday March 3, 2020 to Monday May 18, 2020

Every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Venue & Address

Âjagemô Exhibition Space , Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin Street (ground floor), Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L4

Wheelchair accessible

Street Parking

Paid Parking

Accessible by Public Transport

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