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OAW Opening Night Party + Vernissage

  • Sussex Contemporary Gallery 531 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON, K1N 5S6 Canada (map)

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Come join the celebration and opening night of Ottawa Architecture Week 2018 on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Sussex Contemporary Gallery at 7:00 p.m.! 

The evening will feature a vernissage by local artist and photographer Daniel F. Effah. Effah's work will explore OAW 2018's theme on affordable housing through a series of photographs centring on the lives of the people in some of Ottawa's most controversial and praised examples of affordable housing.

Additionally, the evening will also feature a short presentation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Housing Affordability Working Group. The group brings together architects to explore how regulatory fixes can help address the issue of housing affordability.  

This event is free and open to all. There will also be a cash bar on site.  

A portion of proceeds from the evening’s events will be donated to Operation Come Home’s HousingWorks program.

HousingWorks is a supported housing program for at-risk and/or homeless youth aged 16-29. Each participant program is paired with a housing worker for up to one year to help them find and maintain safe and affordable housing. HousingWorks debuted in 2015, and now assists up to 15 youth per year on an ongoing basis.

Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth aged 16 and up. Learn more about the organization on their website.

About the Artist

Daniel F. Effah is a Ghanaian visual artist and photographer currently residing in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by the works of both past and contemporary masters, his work amalgamates both his Ghanaian culture with the contemporary, to render stylized images that evoke the duality of the past and present.

He pays particular attention to portraiture, capturing the emotions of his subjects. He experiments with various styles with artistic mediums with hopes to create conversations about the African Diaspora. View more of his work at