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The Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts features performances, events and exhibitions of contemporary Canadian art, including work from the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Current exhibition


Discover works from Canadian and Indigenous artists produced over nearly half a century that shine a spotlight on our relationship with the environment. These works depict collisions between city and ecology, nature and nurture, consumption and conservation, ideals and actions. Together, they evoke hope, despair and soul-searching, encouraging viewers to consider the urgency of sustaining life on Earth for future generations.

Visit the Exhibit


Image of Awakening exhibit in the Ajagemo gallery space.

Âjagemô art space location

150 Elgin St.
Ottawa, ON, Canada

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Free Admission

Past Exhibitions

June 25, 2019 to January 26, 2020

Open Channels

Discover the works of visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 sailing expedition organized for 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017. Aboard the ship, they drew inspiration from Canada’s ever-evolving environmental, social and cultural landscapes, as well as from dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
February 20 to June 9, 2019


The Canada Council for the Arts presents Thresholds, a new exhibition—and an experience in transit. The installation remakes the internal mechanics of door-opening devices found on old metro cars manufactured for the inauguration of the Montréal metro at the 1967 World Exhibition. Thresholds embodies the telescoping of our successive journeys, providing visitors with an experience of repeated openings.
June 20, 2018 to January 27, 2019

Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes

The Canada Council for the Arts presents a new exhibition, Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes, which investigates the landscape in which dance is created, presented and received. This free exhibition features works of art, film-based works, installations and dance related materials as it presents multiple dance communities, art practices and dancers from across Canada.

January 23, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Constructed Identities

Constructed Identities

Constructed Identities features the unique work of disabled artist Persimmon Blackbridge. Curated by Tangled Art + Disability, Constructed Identities is the first exhibition in the Âjagemô gallery that puts disability art at the heart of the presentation.
September 18, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Mark The Spot

Mark the Spot: Mediation as Medium

Esteemed curator Wayne Baerwaldt has selected three artists who represent different forms of discourse on art at different stages in their careers. Painter Michael Morris, Performance artist Thierry Marceau and Métis beadwork artist Katherine Boyer invite the public to be part of the creation and development of their month-long exhibitions through a series of week-long residencies.

March 11, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Âjagemô exhibition JUNO House: R• Evolutions

Juno House R•Evolutions

A special exhibition dedicated to great Canadian music and musicians honoured by the JUNOS. Through objects from icons like Geddy Lee, Drake, Susan Aglukark and Robert Charlebois, discover how the evolution of Canadian music is linked to 60 years of the Canada Council’s support.

October 25, 2016 - February 24, 2017
People Places Things: Reading GG Books

People - Places - Things

This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards by celebrating more than 700 award-winning books – the people who write them and the places where we read them.

May 12, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Punctured Landcape

Punctured Landscape

The year 2017 brings the notion of past, present and futures to mind as we prepare to mark our country’s sesquicentennial.

November 10, 2015 - April 30, 2016
Temporal Reimagining

Temporal Re-Imaginings

In Indigenous traditions, storytellers and artists frequently challenge and disrupt Western perceptions of time as a linear, progressive unfolding of events.

May 3, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Ontario in Âjagemô

Ontario boasts a rich history of visual and media arts – due in large part to its size, diversity and vibrant urban centres.

November 3, 2014 - April 14, 2015

Collecting Our Thoughts

An exhibition showcasing selected works by past winners of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, which it is celebrating its 15th year.

June 16, 2014 - October, 2014

Land Reform(ed)

This exhibition features works from 13 Canadian artists, including Kim Adams and Carol Wainio, winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.