News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre celebrates the return of the magnificient Oonark Tapestry

    April 4, 2013

    OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre today unveiled the magnificent tapestry by renowned Inuit artist Jessie Oonark, just in time for the upcoming Northern Scene festival. The NAC first unveiled Ms. Oonark’s 373 cm by 601 cm tapestry in May 1973. The unnamed work was installed above the grand staircase in the NAC foyer, where it was displayed proudly until 1994 when it was removed and... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre to announce full Northern Scene lineup

    February 22, 2013

    The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, National Arts Centre President and CEO Peter Herrndorf, and Heather Moore, Producer and Executive Director of the National Arts Centre’s Scene Festivals, will announce the complete programming lineup for Northern Scene on Monday, February 25 at 11 a.m. in the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage. This... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre celebrates the Year of the North Orchestra tour this fall, major Northern Festival spring 2013

    October 23, 2012

    OTTAWA—Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is celebrating the Year of the North with two major artistic projects: the Northern Canada Tour of the NAC Orchestra in the Fall of 2012, and the Northern Scene in the Spring of 2013, when the NAC will invite Northern artists back to Ottawa for a major festival featuring 250 of the best established and emerging artists. From October 26 to... Read more

  4. Northern Scene Welcome Ceremony Kicks off Historic Festival in Style on April 25

    Ottawa – There will be history in the making on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre, when Northern Scene – the largest gathering ever of artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, ever held outside the region – kicks off with a dazzling event showcasing some of the remarkable... Read more