Visual arts


Our cultural centre offers a variety of art exhibits ranging from painting, photography to digital art.

AF Ottawa is committed to promoting local artists from the region, while being open to the world.


“The Nola Project” Exhibition Opening 

When I grow up, I’m going to be … Towards an inclusive education for girls around the world.

The NOLA Project raises public awareness on girls’ education and gender equality through inspiring stories and powerful images that speak of empowerment, inclusion and success.

Come and discover the impacting and powerpul portraits of these young girls of Togo and Lesotho in the gallery of the Alliance Française Ottawa (352 MacLaren Street) from February 16 to April 15, 2024.



Exhibition-Sale Movie Posters

From February 1 to 15, 2024, discover the movie posters” exhibition and sale at the Alliance Française Ottawa.

Some thirty film posters will be on display in the gallery and on sale as gifts, decorative items, or for your collection!





“En contrepoint” Exhibition Opening Party

Gilles Lacombe, Jean-Marc Lacombe and François Cadieux present an exhibition as singular as it is poetic at the Alliance Française Ottawa. They combine their different techniques, mediums and inspirations to create complementary, symbiotic and comtemporary works that open up a vast field of interpretation to the viewer, who will gladly let their imagination carry them along.




CSR Vernissage & Film Screening

This November will be dedicated to the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) exhibition conceived and produced by the Alliances Françaises eco-responsibility network. Come and discover it at the opening on November 16, followed by a screening of Emmanuel Cappellin’s film “Une fois que tu sais”, released in 2020.





Collective painting as part of the Apéro Franco

As part of Franco-Ontarian Day, the Mouvement d’Implication Francophone d’Ottawa / MIFO invites you to celebrate this vibrant community with an exceptional event: the Apéro Franco!

The Alliance Française Ottawa is pleased to partner with the MIFO for part of this event: the Peinture Collective. This is a live painting with artist Carole Ince: take part in the creation of the work by giving your own brushstroke!




“This is a Journey into Sound” – An exhibition by Miranda Charles

Come and discover until mid-July at the Alliance Française the exhibition “This is a Journey into Sound” by the canadian painter Miranda Charles. In this exposition you will experience the art of Miranda Charles through the music that inspired it. This journey will take you from the 60s all the way to the 90s. Be sure to bring a pair of headphones or earphones as all the pieces will be accompanied by a QR code you can scan to listen to the each song.