The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa proudly presents Exhibition XIII, the first end-of-year exhibition at the new SPAO Centre. This thirteenth portfolio exhibition celebrates the work of our diploma students and highlights the thirteen members of the 2018 graduating class.

Over the past year, our full-time students have been working tirelessly to create innovative installations and portfolios to display their photographic craft. This diverse group of emerging talent is pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, working with 8x10 polaroids, silver gelatin, and digital pigment prints.

The SPAO Centre opened its doors to the public on November 10, 2017 to a record 1,000+ attendees. We are humbled by the continued support of our new neighbours, patrons, and the SPAO community. With Exhibition XIII, we will share how the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa is shaping the next generation of photo-based artists.

Opening | Friday, April 20, 2018 from 16:00-22:00
On-View | April 20 – May 5, 2018
Gallery hours here

 image by SPAO alumna Barbara Brown

image by SPAO alumna Barbara Brown

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