The Lorraine Fritzi Yale Gallery displays works by a range of contemporary local artists. Many of the exhibitions work in direct rotation with the play season of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Each visual artist creates works in direct response to the current production.

The Fritzi Gallery is dedicated to the collaborative arts, offering the public a unique dialogue between two artistic disciplines: theatre and fine art. The Fritzi Gallery displays both solo and group exhibitions on the mezzanine level of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.

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 gallery also works in association with Cube Gallery.

The Fritzi Gallery is a unique gallery in the theatre and art world, where art is born from art. 

Events and Exhibitions

Duo Art Exhibition, Transcendence
September 16 - October 12, 2014
Local Artists Josée Prud'homme & Joejene C. Santos
Vernissage September 18, 2014 at 6-8pm

existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.
Elevation above truth; far better or greater than what is usual

Transcendence is the act of rising above something to a superior state. Transcendence comes from the Latin prefix trans-, meaning "beyond," and the word scandare, meaning "to climb." When you achieve Transcendence, you have gone beyond ordinary limitations. The word is often used to a condition of moving beyond physical needs and realities. With this, artists Josée Prud'homme and Joejene C. Santos explore the idea of the journey, through abstract and fragmented art works. Looking to the idea of personal experience and worth, carving out trances of movement and growth, of both uncertain and open- the state or fact of existence.

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

The Burden of Self Awareness: Group Art Exhibition June 3 - July 13, 2014

Dancing with Rage: Group Art Exhibition March 16 - June 1, 2014

Merci Pour Les Souvenirs: Group Art Exhibition February 2 - March 15, 2014

Desdemona & Juliet: Group Art Exhibition 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

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

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)

Contact and Hours

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

Monday                   Closed
Tuesday-Friday       10am-6pm
Saturday                 10am-4pm
Sunday                    Noon-4pm
***Wheelchair access is provided with the elevator located in the theatre’s main lobby

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For questions or inquiries please contact:

Malika Welsh