The School of Dance, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Photo by Lawrence Cook

Gallery 200

Gallery 200 is a curated public gallery in an educational setting adding a contemporary, visual art component to the multi-disciplinary experience The School offers to students and public alike. It acts as a bridge between The School of Dance and Ottawa's visual art's community, focusing on innovative, contemporary work in a variety of media.

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Located on the second floor of The School of Dance, Gallery 200 is open from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday closed; open by request.


Visitors should pick up a Gallery 200 pass from the main office.


For more information contact The School of Dance.


Currently On Exhibit







Holding Colour

Deborah Margo


October 4 to
November 14, 2016



Deborah Margo, Short Biography:

Born in Montreal, Deborah Margo lives in Ottawa. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University/Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  She has also studied at the Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine and the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. She is a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa where she teaches painting and sculpture. During the spring and summer months she also works as a gardener.


Since 1984, Margo has exhibited in Canada, Mexico and the United States, participating in solo and group projects.


Artist Statement:

Deborah Margo’s work combines different disciplines including sculpture, drawing and ephemeral installations, questioning architectural and historical contexts of public and private spaces. Focusing on processes and materials relevant to these different contexts, a conversation takes place between a specific site and the materials she works with. Her working process is both conceptual and intuitive, based on research yet open to so-called accidents. Time, change and touch are key preoccupations.


In late 2014, Margo started working with a collection of cloth remnants inherited from Roselle Abramowitz, a deceased Canadian-American clothing designer. Today Margo continues to make composite works from charged fragments originally destined for the female body. What was originally made to be a covering or clothing of skin is now a reminiscence and abstraction of former function.


Holding Colour is the first solo presentation of this new body of work. Exhibiting at Gallery 200 is therefore an opportunity for Margo to test some of the possible relationships shared between these recently made two and three dimensional elements. Their installation becomes an integral part of Margo’s ongoing investigation into the mutability of colour, pattern and form in actual space.


Upcoming Exhibition


November 17, 2016 to January 17, 2017

An exhibition of wearable art curated by Susan Rennick Jolliffe and Maggie Glossop

Opening, Sunday, November 20, 2-4 pm


Previous Exhibitions 

  1. May 14 to October 1, 2016, The White Show.
    A group show with works based on the idea of 'White' curated by Maryse Maynard.
  2. March 10 to May 2, 2016, A photographic exhibition by Jim Cochrane, with paintings by Luke Cochrane
  3. January 19 to March 8, 2016, The Mask of Ages By Vasile Mosanu
  4. November 27 2015 - January 17, 2016, Elemental, Paintings by Carl Ruttan
  5. October 17 - November 20, 2015, Text & Context When Arts Meet, Meanings Seed, Roberta Huebener, Susan McMaster, John Gordon Armstrong.
  6. June 18th – September 20th, 2015, Through This Looking Glass, Photographs from Uganda, Beth Ross and Jill Sobcov.
  7. May 10th - June 7th, 2015, Two Perspectives – Deux Perspectives, Marie-France Gosselin, Pat Caffery
  8. March 29 - April 26, 2015, Multi-Media exhibition by Lori Coulter
  9. January 28 - March 22, 2015, BEACH Memories of Nova Scotia a photography and multi-media exhibition by Bea Solyom
  10. December 7, 2014 - January 18, 2015, Between Heaven and Earth by Cynthia O'Brien.
  11. October 14 - November 22, 2014, A luminous installation by Lawrence J. Cook.
  12. September 29 - October 9, 2014 "Images from TSOD's Dragonfly programme inspired by young people with Down Syndrome."
  13. June 12 - September 27, 2014, Time Eternal by Neera Huckvale
  14. May 10 - June 3, 2014, "Robertson Robertson" an exhibit of oil paintings by artist, Erin Robertson & her son.
  15. March 4 - April 20, 2014, "Synthesis II", a travelling exhibit that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates
  16. January 19 - February 28, 2014, "Magic From A Different Mind", Paintings by the residents of the Perley Rideau, curated by artist-in-residence, Beth Ross.
  17. November 10, 2013 - January 15, 2014: “Proliferation” by Inter-disciplinary artist Yvonne Weigers
  18. June 5 - October 30, 2013: “The Journey Itself Is Home” by multi-media artist Audrey Greyeyes
  19. April 27 - May 25, 2013: “His & Hers” by multi-media artists Maurice Martin and Lori Coulter
  20. March 18 - April 25, 2013: “Dress Rehearsal” by fibre artist Neera Huckvale
  21. February 11 - March 15, 2013: “After Kathleen” by photographer Lawrence J. Cook
  22. November 5, 2012 - January 15, 2013: “Moments” by photographer Gilles Vézina
  23. April 21, 2012 - October 15, 2012: "Signs of Intelligent Life" by Ottawa artist Maryse Maynard
The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 38th anniversary season.