Start: November 5, 2021
6:00 pm
End: December 19, 2021
5:00 pm

Event Venue

77 Pamilla St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3K7, Canada

STAY SILENT DRIFT DEEP  is a meditation on how one navigates through times of trauma. Each of the four artists sift the ark well of their internal structures, probing for a way to examine and resolve their individual dilemmas. Is there peace in solitude? Can my mental health be mapped? Where are the spaces for self-discovery? How deep does this grace go? The exhibition asks viewers to untether their expectations and fall into the turbulence of contemporary lived experience. 

STAY SILENT DRIFT DEEP is the culmination of a 6 month artist residency at The SPAO Centre, where each artist worked on personal passion projects. The artists negotiated between the challenges of ongoing pandemic restrictions, and staying true to their artistic pursuits. The result is a timely and thoughtful experience that pursues authenticity despite external pressures.

Hours of operation

The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. Holiday exceptions apply. The gallery is free and open to the public, as well as wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact [email protected]

The SPAO Centre is home to the Ottawa region’s only independent and critical gallery space dedicated to lens-based art. Gallery programming includes the exhibition of photographic and video art work by emerging and established artists, working locally, nationally and internationally.

Fees & Tickets
Free of charge

SPAO Centre

SPAO is home to the only 2 year photographic arts diploma in Canada, a unique 6 month artist residency, numerous evening…