Gallery 101 honours and respects the original people of the territory we currently occupy: unceded and unsurrendered Anishnaabe-Aki who have been living and working on this land since time immemorial.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Gallery 101 is a non-profit artist-run centre with charitable status dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. Each year, we present a stimulating array of solo and group exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary artists working in all mediums. We also offer services and professional development opportunities to artists, curators, writers and critics. Commitment to artists and their work is our first priority.
As an artist-run-centre, G101 champions artists' rights and advocates for fair payment of arists in all our programming and partnerships. We are a not-for-profit and registered charitable organization, able to secure funding through all levels of government and various partnerships to produce exhibitions and events and pay CARFAC recommended artist fees.
Gallery 101’s mission centers on bringing people of diverse identities together. We believe in sharing perspectives across communities that don’t normally intersect. An essential risk we take is to embrace projects, programming, and partnerships that reach beyond visual arts communities to include and inspire allyship for front-line workers, thinkers, knowledge keepers, organizers and the communities that they serve.
G101 exhibits contemporary visual, media, and performance arts that explore self-representations of decolonizing, feminist, intersectional counter-narratives. We strive to be an inclusive contemporary art space with awareness of current social, cultural, environmental discourses and movements guiding our curatorial practices. Powerful programming partnerships support our mission to present projects that provide a range of entry points for audiences to engage with and reimagine issues especially related to land, water, race, histories, gender, ability, age and the relationships between Indigenous, Black, settler, newcomer, and migrant communities.
We support artists and curators at all stages of their careers, including emerging practitioners and voices that have been historically silenced, marginalized, or hidden.
We primarily exhibit local and regional artists, but we also welcome projects from across Canada and abroad.
We are committed to empowering agency and autonomy of voice; fostering artistic development; encouraging research, exploration and experimentation; and championing artists’ rights by advocating for the fair payment of artists in all our partnerships and programming.
Memberships & Donations
Registered Charity #11879 0658 RR0001.
Accessibility & Location
Thanks to the Ontario Trilium Foundation, we have installed a lift so both levels of our gallery spaces are fully accessible, as of December 2019. Our front entrance is at grade and we have a barrier-free washroom on the ground floor.
We are located at 280 Catherine St, across from the Greyhound Central Station and OC Transpo's #55 Bayshore bus stop. We are one block west of Bank & Catherine Streets.
Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday - Saturday 12-5 PM.
Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the government of Ontario), the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.