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

Upcoming Exhibition



Lawrence Cook, Maureen Ballagh, Chayle Cook

Jewellery, Textiles and Wood

April 27 to June 6, 2017



Features new pieces from a family trio of artists. The works presented here explore the aesthetics of fractal growth patterns and negative spaces seen within tree branches. The use of overlapping lines, contours, and shadow become a recurring motif in each of the artists' work as they draw inspiration from the complexity, beauty, and illusionistic qualities of humble branches. Each artist delves into their preferred medium, ranging from metalworking, embroidery, and pyrography. This range of approaches highlights the diversity in contemporary craft today.


Lawrence Cook

Lawrence has been actively involved in Ottawa's photographic community for more than 30 years. He graduated from the Algonquin College's Advertising & Graphic Design program. His enduring involvement in photography is due to the positive challenges it brings to his life, keeping him intellectually active and creative. Lawrence has exhibited his photography and artwork locally in Ottawa's solo and group exhibitions. Lawrence is currently a full-time staff photographer with the National Gallery of Canada.


Maureen Ballagh

Maureen is a visual artist from Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Algonquin College’s Fine Arts & Craft program. In her artwork, she combines textile techniques such as felting, dyeing, embroidery and knitting to create intricate and cohesive works of sculpture. Her works have been exhibited by public and commercial galleries throughout Canada. For over 15 years, Maureen has been an active mentor and instructor in Ottawa's fibre arts community.


Chayle Cook

Chayle is an artist goldsmith from Ottawa, Ontario. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University specializing in jewellery, printmaking, and book arts. Her interdisciplinary approach to her studies has led to an art practice that balances her interest in the fine arts with her love of craft and design. Her art jewellery has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions and juried shows. As an entrepreneur in the jewellery industry, her own brand “Chayle Jewellery” focuses on producing fine jewellery that uses only sustainable and ethical sources of metals and gemstones.


Upcoming Exhibition

The Self Portrait Show

Curated by Maryse Maynard

16 artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau area and will take place from June 8th to September 12th. The choice of subject matter for the Gallery’s annual summer exhibition challenges each artist to make a very personal statement about themselves through their contemporary practice.


Previous Exhibitions

  1. March 9 to April 25, 2017, Path to Simplicity, Živana Kostić & Jelena Mitrić
    An exhibition by a mother and daughter whose work uses fibre and textiles to create contemporary mixed media art.
  2. January 26 to March 7, 2017, MELANGE, Pat and Penni Caffery
    An exhibition by a mother and daughter whose work uses fibre and textiles to create contemporary mixed media art.
  3. January 19 to January 25, 2017, Point of View
    A photo exhibition by members of DragonFly®, Our programme for Learners with Down Syndrome
  4. November 17, 2016 until January 17, 2017, Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve
    Danielle Beaulieu, Virginia Dupuis, Maureen Rooney Mitchell, Suzanne Caron-Richer, Maggie Glossop, Sandy Goldsmith, Charlynne Lafontaine, Diane Lemire, Zoe Lianga, Marie France Nitski, Susan Rennick Jolliffe, Frances Taylor
  5. 2016

  6. October 4 to November 14, 2016, Holding Colour.
    Holding Colour by Deborah Margo
  7. May 14 to October 1, 2016, The White Show.
    A group show with works based on the idea of 'White' curated by Maryse Maynard.
  8. March 10 to May 2, 2016, A photographic exhibition by Jim Cochrane, with paintings by Luke Cochrane
  9. January 19 to March 8, 2016, The Mask of Ages By Vasile Mosanu
  10. November 27 2015 - January 17, 2016, Elemental, Paintings by Carl Ruttan
  11. 2015

  12. October 17 - November 20, 2015, Text & Context When Arts Meet, Meanings Seed, Roberta Huebener, Susan McMaster, John Gordon Armstrong.
  13. June 18th – September 20th, 2015, Through This Looking Glass, Photographs from Uganda, Beth Ross and Jill Sobcov.
  14. May 10th - June 7th, 2015, Two Perspectives – Deux Perspectives, Marie-France Gosselin, Pat Caffery
  15. March 29 - April 26, 2015, Multi-Media exhibition by Lori Coulter
  16. January 28 - March 22, 2015, BEACH Memories of Nova Scotia a photography and multi-media exhibition by Bea Solyom
  17. December 7, 2014 - January 18, 2015, Between Heaven and Earth by Cynthia O'Brien.
  18. 2014

  19. October 14 - November 22, 2014, A luminous installation by Lawrence J. Cook.
  20. September 29 - October 9, 2014 "Images from TSOD's DragonFly® programme inspired by young people with Down Syndrome."
  21. June 12 - September 27, 2014, Time Eternal by Neera Huckvale
  22. May 10 - June 3, 2014, "Robertson Robertson" an exhibit of oil paintings by artist, Erin Robertson & her son.
  23. March 4 - April 20, 2014, "Synthesis II", a travelling exhibit that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates
  24. 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.
  25. November 10, 2013 - January 15, 2014: “Proliferation” by Inter-disciplinary artist Yvonne Weigers
  26. 2013

  27. June 5 - October 30, 2013: “The Journey Itself Is Home” by multi-media artist Audrey Greyeyes
  28. April 27 - May 25, 2013: “His & Hers” by multi-media artists Maurice Martin and Lori Coulter
  29. March 18 - April 25, 2013: “Dress Rehearsal” by fibre artist Neera Huckvale
  30. February 11 - March 15, 2013: “After Kathleen” by photographer Lawrence J. Cook
  31. November 5, 2012 - January 15, 2013: “Moments” by photographer Gilles Vézina
  32. 2012

  33. 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.