Current Artist: Dirk Mietzker and Barbara Mullally

Current Artist: December 2015/January 2016

In December/January  the gallery is featuring the work of Dirk Mietzker and Barbara Mullally.

Dirk Mietzker  has a background in industrial design which Allows him to appreciate and draw inspiration from what we design and build in our living environment.  His paintings feature what is familiar to all; trains, buildings, bridges and old vehicles.

These objects are in various stages of their own life cycle, each having their own history, their own story to tell before they disappear.

Through the interaction of forms, the way light falls on a  surface and the spaces in between, the play of colours and the movement of line, his images can evoke an emotional response from each of us.  In his paintings, the ordinary and commonplace becomes beautiful and mysterious.

Dirk grew up in Ottawa and now lives in Smiths Falls.

You can contact Dirk at 613.284.0702
or by email at

Barbara Mullally returned full-time to her first love, jewellery design and fabricaton after 35 years of working in marketing, communications and program design, management and delivery.  She loves the creative process and the technical challenges.

She is originally from Quebec City where she studied sculpture and tapestry at l’Ecole des beaux arts du Quebec. In the late 1980s she took several courses in silver smithing at Algonquin College but knew she wanted to acquire more skills.  She continued her training as a silversmith and jeweller with Lois Etherington Betteridge (the doyenne of modern silver smithing in Canada), Jeffery Ellis and Brigitte Clavette (Metals Master at New Brunswich College of Art) at Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Haliburton School of the Arts.  I also studied fold-forming with its Canadian inventor, Charles Lewton-Brain, and this has become one of her signature techniques.

She is a Docent (French language) at the National Gallery of Canada. She is a confirmed gardener, long-distance runner, cross-country skier and pilates practioner, she reads omnivorously and in what little time she has left, enjoys volunteering in her community as organizer for the juried Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour that will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary in 2016.

You can reach Barbara at 613.256.3647
or by email at

About the Corridor Gallery

The Corridor Gallery is a small, public gallery that has been in operation at the Library since 1997 with the enthusiastic support of the CEO/Chief Librarian, staff and patrons. Colourful and engaging displays are changed on a monthly basis featuring the work of emerging and established artists from the Ottawa Valley and beyond. Curators of the Gallery are Barbara Cotterill and Ann Jezewski.

We welcome expressions of interest from artists who are invited to contact the curators by email. Click here for details of how to apply.

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