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Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories

A Survey of Art in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region

Catherine Sinclair et al.

A visual exploration of the art produced in Ottawa-Gatineau going back 6500 years.

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This book provides an authoritative platform of not only the artistic practices of the Ottawa-Gatineau region, but the geography, commerce, institutions, and individuals that have shaped this cultural production.

Book Description

In advance of the opening of the Ottawa Art Gallery’s new building, the publication Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nousmêmes / We’ll all become stories launches as the definitive showcase of the artistic practices of the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

This gorgeous companion catalogue to OAG’s upcoming inaugural exhibition draws together a broad selection of curators, artists, writers, art historians and community members to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and
contemporary production to date. Featuring 27 thematic sections written by guest authors as well as the exhibition curators, We’ll all become stories contains an illustrated chronological timeline and over 180 stunning colour images of works across multiple media including paintings, prints, textiles, photography, fine craft, film, performance and conceptual installations.

This bilingual English and French volume offers some Anishinābemowin (Algonquin) translation and provides a unique lens
through which to view the nation’s capital. A lush and unprecedented tome, it is sure to be treasured by readers across the nation.


  • Hardcover
  • 10 × 11 inches
  • 348 pages
  • 978-1-77327-031-9
  • $65 CAD / $60 USD
  • October 2017