Finishing off my series from Nuit Blanche 2015 today, this is the Rectory Art House, located next to St. Brigid's. Both buildings were involved in Nuit Blanche- the former church was closed down by the archdiocese and took on new life as St. Brigid's Centre For The Arts. This view is in daylight.
The rectory is now studio space for several artists, who were participating.
I photographed three of the installations here, and popped into the kitchen at the back of the rectory.
This first studio had an installation entitled Nocturne, by the artist Sharon Lafferty.
Lori Victor did this next work, entitled Object of Speculation. She mentioned that the idea grew out of last spring's run by the Ottawa Senators, and this explores hype through hockey culture.
This last room was put together by Karen Bailey, and is called When Guide Dogs Dance. I got there late in the evening- I'd heard the dog in question, a Lab named Stanley, had been present earlier in the evening, and I'd missed him by about twenty minutes. Karen filled this room with paintings of seeing eye dogs at work and at play, as well as a video screen with these dogs engaged in play. We're so used to guide dogs of whatever kind being stoic and professional that we don't see them just being dogs and having a ball.
The art-building complex looks very interesting.ReplyDelete
I love the dog paintings!ReplyDelete
Wonderful ok'd buildings. I am glad they used it for artists.ReplyDelete
The first photo of the hockey sticks is my favorite shot this time. I like the way light and shadow are playing with each other.ReplyDelete
I like the rectory, not much its art...ReplyDelete
I do like watching dogs play. I went to a dog park in Chicago with my daughter and was amazed at all of the activity....with no fighting.ReplyDelete
Surprising that the rectory is so different than the church.
I like the dog paintings!ReplyDelete
A great reuse of a church/rectory facility. It must have been fun to see the different artists at work in different mediums. I would have spent the most time with the dog venue!ReplyDelete
Ah, so another St. Brigid's! :-)ReplyDelete
you know i'm partial to the doggies :)ReplyDelete
Both structures are lovely and what a ball you must have had!ReplyDelete
How fun, and some very interesting and varied art displays!ReplyDelete
The dog paintings are my favorites!ReplyDelete
The rectory is a beautiful building.ReplyDelete
@Orvokki: it's been preserved well this way.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I figured they'd be popular!
@Denise: much better than tearing both down and turning the space into yet more condos.
@Jan: thanks! I experimented with and without flash.
@VP: the rectory is very distinctive.
@Janey: it was much the same on the video.
@Karl: so do I!
@Lowell: I did chat with the artist, whose work I've seen at previous Nuit Blanches.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I expect it is quite common in Catholic churches.
@Tanya: so am I!
@Ciel: I did. It was a fun night.
@Linda: quite a variety!
@Norma: mine too.
@Nancy: it is well kept now.
Is it snowing there yet?
I love those dog paintings.ReplyDelete
love the art. i see some one say the "s" word ... snow. ha. ah!! ( :ReplyDelete
Your header is a great Ahhhh fall moment. Loved how those amazing dogs were having fun. Speaking of the "s" word - I asked my sports crazy hub about the Maple Leafs and, for the first time, he frowned and didn't really answer. (Usually he'd said Oh, they'll come back.) I kinda feel sorry for the Maple Leafs (but don't know jack about hockey).ReplyDelete
Much better use of this beautiful building. absolutely love the paintings of the guide dogs.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: no snow yet, but it'll come!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I did too.
@Beth: snow is a very good thing!
@Kittie: there are three things one can count on in life- death, taxes, and the Maple Leafs blowing the season.
@Grace: they really stood out to me.
Hype through hockey--hmmmmm!ReplyDelete
Love the dog stuff and the little church pic is great.
A little divine inspiration included here?ReplyDelete
Those are excellent art works! I love the paintings of guide dogs just being dogs and playing. Such delightful exhibit!ReplyDelete
I like the paintings of the dogs too!ReplyDelete
Again a good recycling of an old buildings.ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful building, inside and out. Love the hockey sticks and the dogs.ReplyDelete
the hockey sticks are amazing!ReplyDelete
I like the exterior of the rectory William and the guide dogs art is great, what a good idea..ReplyDelete
@Birdman: quite possibly!
@Tamago: I'd have enjoyed meeting the dog, but my timing was off!
@RedPat: she did great work with them.
@Bibi: it's a building with character.
@Hilary: I thought so too.
@Geoff: it certainly matched the theme of the night.
What a great way to re-purpose a church building!ReplyDelete
It certainly is a pretty building.ReplyDelete
Love the dogs!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the dogs as well.ReplyDelete
I think I might be too old to get it. That said, glad you could go!ReplyDelete
It looks like a great space. I know I'd love the dog art. We had a Guide Dog "breeder" dog for many years (a puppy mom). She was the best.ReplyDelete
Neat building! I like animal paintings.ReplyDelete
Some interesting art here. Nocturne somehow has a Halloween-ghoulish kinda feel about it and love the variety of dog studies.ReplyDelete
@EG: it is!ReplyDelete
@Linda: I think so.
@Mari: so do I.
@Carolann: I did too.
@Jennifer: I enjoyed Nuit Blanche, and I wish they'd do it again.
@Kay: dogs like that are a wonder to see at work.
@Linda: I do too.
@Gemma: it does!