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Discarded Treasures by Kanika Gupta and Amit Kehar


Culinary & food Storytelling Visual arts
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SAW Gallery

67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9

Ottawa, ON



Offered in English.


Don't throw out that food scrap just yet! Bring it into the SAW Gallery for a photography and storytelling workshop with Kanika Gupta and Amit Kehar. Learn how to take a second look at discarded objects and see what treasures you can find when you slow down and look closer.

Date: Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9


About the program:

Did you ever think that food scraps affords a massive opportunity to play, explore, and imagine? Inspiration is at your fingertips and in your hands when you take a second look at everyday food waste. Visual artist Kanika Gupta and cinematographer Amit Kehar explore the reusability of these items through a video piece that will introduce macro-photography as a means to create stories. The video will be followed by an in-person narrative workshop during the Ontario Culture Days Festival which will encourage participants to bring in their own food scraps to create characters and stories which will be added to an online gallery on the Ontario Culture Days website.

This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.


Participants must wear a mask and practise physical distancing at this event. A COVID-19 screening form will be emailed to you ahead of the program.



Ontario Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days is a celebration of artists and cultural organizations in our communities. Every year, we coordinate an exciting celebration of arts & culture programming across Ontario.