Frontera: Review Dana Gingras choreographs a contemporary dance piece called Frontera about borders, surveillance, liminality of the body within these systems. It is performed February 19th and 20th at the NAC by her multi-media company Animals of Distinction. Highlights are audio excerpts by: Klavdij Sluban (slovenian photographer), Gabriel Acuna (activist), Alexis Ipatovtsev (radio-journalist), Werber Hampl… Continue reading Frontera: Review
In October, Broadway Across Canada rented the National Arts Centre's Southam Hall for this year's first Broadway musical of the season: Rent (the three others include Waitress, with a score composed by Love Song's Sara Bareilles, which begins this week, Cats in March, and Hamilton in May). The thematic relevance of Rent still rings true… Continue reading RENT! this space
article by Erika Sampson Last August I read a book titled, The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild. Since then I have been scouting for meaningful art to take home, despite having a bedroom arguably flooded with it. Her book was not the most eloquently written, but it has stuck with me for almost a… Continue reading Art Eyes Peeled
article written by Sophie Poirier Every writer is different. Things that work for some might not work for others. Even though I love the craft, it’s not always easy, and I don’t always like what I write. The idea of writing is different from the reality of it. It takes a lot more effort and… Continue reading My Writing Process
The Ottawa Arts Review is hiring for the new year! If you'd like to be a part of an amazing team, gain experience in the publishing industry, and help emerging artists get published, this is a great opportunity for you. Click here to apply! The Ottawa Arts Review (OAR) is the official English Language literary… Continue reading We’re Hiring!
article written by Erika Sampson First, a huge thank you to Jack for being easy-going and so freaking interesting. I owe you at least two coffees for this. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jack Gordon, a talented local photographer who I am lucky to call a friend. Since knowing him for almost two… Continue reading Sorry Mom, I Support ‘Creepy’ Art: An Interview with Photographer Jack Gordon
article written by Nathan Primeau How do you continue to find inspiration with little extra time in your days? Honestly, it's been hard for me. I have two days a week to really dive into anything I want, hobby or art. Sure I've got time before or after a shift at work, but I'd be… Continue reading What Now … That I’ve Actually Finished School?
article written by Hayley Munro Draw a dog (the goodest boy you can). Draw two dogs. Go outside and write. Be one with nature. We can tell that you haven’t left your house in a week and live off of ramen noodles. We’re worried about you. Use a title longer and more convoluted than “Submission… Continue reading Tips and Tricks That Will Always Get Your Work Accepted No Matter What 100% I Swear We’ll Think You’re Shakespeare or Something
article by Erika Sampson Ottawa Arts Review is a student-led art publication that means a lot to me. It does not matter where I am, whether in Ottawa, or Toronto, or even internationally, there are ties that always link me back to OAR. I am reminded constantly of my involvement, in subtle and not so… Continue reading Where You Least Expect It
article written by Sophie Poirier Summer is the only time of the year I get to read the books I choose. During the school year, I don’t have any time to read anything outside of my assigned readings for class. So after exams, I was excited to dive into the pile of unread books I’ve… Continue reading Time Loops, Body Swaps, and a Murder Mystery