The Ou Gallery on Vancouver Island

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Founded 2016
North Cowichan, Canada


The Ou-telier is a personable and process based experience; a quiet place to decompress, experiment, research, play, and make space to develop new ideas. Fall asleep to the sound of the creek going by, and wake up to the green of Maple trees and ivy overlooking the water. When taking breaks from the studio, spend time in the patio garden or walk ‘The Great Trail’ nearby. We welcome applications from emerging and established artists of all mediums and practice for 1 month stays (2 weeks may be optional – please inquire). We encourage and support artists to curate their own pop-up exhibition and host workshops, although this is not a mandatory part of your experience. Learn more and apply on our website:

Local Information

Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley halfway between Victoria & Nanaimo, we’re humbled and thankful to acknowledge that we live on the unceded Coast Salish territory of the Tsawout First Nation. The artists are provided with a private, furnished bedroom in a beautiful share suite that overlooks a creek, and has 24 hour access to a dedicated, semi-private studio space. Each studio is approx. 8' x 15' in a large room with original fir floors, 10' ceilings and open rafters. Also included are linens for bed & bath, heat & hot water, Wi-Fi. The suite has a large living room, kitchen, gas stove & patio.

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