The Fritzi Gallery

2nd Floor-1233 Wellington Street West at Holland


The Lorraine "Fritzi" Yale Gallery is an Ottawa art gallery displaying works by a range of contemporary local artists. Our mission is to promote local artists within the Ottawa and Gatineau region and present art works that express local talent whether it be from emerging or professional artists.

Many of the exhibitions work in direct rotation with the play season of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Whenever possible, works are selected that reflect the feel or theme of the play being presented on the mainstage. Our gallery also exhibits solo and group exhibitions where themes are chosen independently by curator or artist. Our curator in residence works in close collaboration with Cube Gallery.  

The Fritzi Gallery is dedicated to the collaborative process and offers the public the unique experience of being able t oenjoy theatre and visual arts. Located on the 2nd floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. The Fritzi is open for visits anytime the front doors are open. You can take a stroll through the current exhibit and if you find a piece that particularly moves you, you can purchase it. All of the artwork is for sale!

The Fritzi Gallery opened to the public in the fall of 2007 thanks to the generous gift made by Janet Yale, in honour of her late mother and artist, Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale and TELUS.

The Curator - Malika Welsh, Curator in Residence

Ms. Malika Welsh was born in Grenada and majored in visual arts at the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto. In 2012 she achieved an Honours degree from Carleton University in Art History and Mass Communications, focusing on Canadian Art and Post-colonial Theory. She has curated on behalf of BAND Gallery and TD Canada Trust. She also writes as the Art Beat Columnist for Ottawa Woman Magazine and promotes artists throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ms.Welsh aspires to work in collaboration with other artists in the local and international community, continuing to promote art and education.

On Now...

Of Reverie
Exhibition runs June 1-27, 2015
Vernissage June 4, 2015

Maia Weintrager & Leah Cosmon

A state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream.

Young artists Maia Weintrager and Leah Cosmon explore ideas Of Reverie through dreamy watercolour and ink illustrations. Their work is influenced by the natural world and the world of their own imaginations. Depicting images of animals, ideas of fantasy, objects and spaces that inspire them. The strange and the fleeting are reoccurring subjects in their work.

First Thursdays!

Explore Ottawa's finest and friendliest galleries on the 1st Thursday of every month! First Thursdays is a neighbourhood celebration of great art that takes place on the First Thursday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm. Stop by the Fritzi Gallery as you stroll through 6 unique galleries all located within walking distance of each other and enjoy world-class art, good vibes and good conversation.

Press, Videos and Reviews

The Ottawa Star Review of Birds of a Feather, February 15, 2015

The Metro News Ottawa Review of Birds of A Feather, January 22, 2015

Review of Illustrated, Westboro Resident Is Both an Artist and a Teacher; George Bernard Shaw may have been wrong, December 11, 2014

French Program, RegArts, on Rogers TV covered our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs.

Le Rotonde, Le Journal Indépendant de L'Université D'Ottawa (The Independent Journal of the University of Ottawa) Reviews our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs. Publie le Lundi, 10 Fevrier 2014 (Published Monday, February 10, 2014)

Past Events and Exhibitions

Illustrated: Duo Art Exhibition: Maya Hum & Clare Brebner. November 25, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Survivorship Bias: Solo Art Exhibition: Claudia Gutierrex. October 16 - November 23, 2014

Transcendence: Duo Art Exhibition: Josée Prud'homme & Joejene C. Santos. September 16 - October 12, 2014

Retrospective: Solo Art Exhibition of Paul Schibli July 15 - September 16, 2014

The Burden of Self Awareness: Group Art Exhibition: Barbara Cuerden, Zainab Hussain, Elbagir Osman, Virginia Dupris, Rashmi Rehka, Janet K. MacKay. June 3 - July 13, 2014

Dancing with Rage: Group Art Exhibition: Barbara Cuerden, Zainab Hussain, Elbagir Osman, Virginia Dupris, Rashmi Rehka, Janet K. MacKay. March 16 - June 1, 2014

Merci Pour Les Souvenirs: Group Art Exhibition: Jane Ladan, Marjorie Lubin, Dominique Dennery, Evelyn Duberry, and Prea Zwarych. February 2 - March 15, 2014

Desdemona & Juliet: Group Art Exhibition: Suzan Mandla, Claudia Gutierrez, Reid Mclachlan, Janet K. MacKay, Alisdair MacRae. November 25, 2013 - February 1, 2014

Crosswinds: Solo Exhibition of Ottawa based artist Andrew King October 17 to November 23, 2013

Proud: Group Exhibition September 12 to October 12, 2013

Contact and Hours

For questions or inquiries please contact:

Malika Welsh

The Fritzi Gallery is located on the second floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Ave)

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Monday                   Closed
Tuesday-Friday       10am-6pm
Saturday                 10am-4pm
Sunday                    Noon-4pm