Explore Canada’s Contemporary Art

Canada Council Art Bank

Edward Burtynsky, Shipbreaking #3, Chittagong, Bangladesh (2000).

Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Photo: Brandon Clarida.

Dana Claxton, Headdress (2016).

Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Photo: Brandon Clarida.

Landon Mackenzie, “She cruises…(hockey rink, Regina)” (1993).

Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Photo: Lipman Still Pictures.

Timootie Pitsiulak, Loadmaster (2007).

Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Photo: Brandon Clarida.

Chris Cran, Large Purple Still Life (1991). (detail)

Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank. Photo: Lipman Still Pictures.

A weekly blog and virtual collection highlighting artists from across Canada, daily Instagram posts featuring incredible Canadian artworks, and a special behind-the-scenes visit during Doors Open Ottawa are all part of this innovative way to experience the rich collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

The Art Bank is home to over 17,000 contemporary Canadian artworks, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and fibre works. The Art Bank offers Canadians unique public access to original art through its three programs – art rental, loans to museums, and outreach projects.

Visit online to see works by Edward Burtynsky, Dana Claxton, Chris Cran, Jacques Hurtubise, Landon Mackenzie, and Timootie (Tim) Pitsiulak, among many other artists who have made significant contributions to the contemporary Canadian art scene.

And don’t miss Doors Open Ottawa on June 3, 2017, at the Canada Council Art Bank, 921 St. Laurent Blvd. 

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