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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.

ART Tour for Bedside Art Fans

Saint-Vincent Hospital

Ottawa, ON

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Deaf & Disability arts



Sculpture & installation

Visual arts

The ART Tour for Bedside Art Fans is an online art exhibition for the patients and staff of Saint-Vincent Hospital, Ottawa’s only Continuing Complex Care hospital. It is ONLY available to the general public online. There are hundreds of pieces of art at Saint-Vincent Hospital - prints, paintings, sculptures, murals, and tapestries, scattered throughout the five floors of the facility. Many patients and staff only know of the works that are on their unit. What other art exists in the building? What stories are told? Due to the pandemic and the individual health situations of many Saint-Vincent patients, we have created a different way for patients to access the art at Saint-Vincent. An online album of art works has been curated by Bruyère’s Artist-in-Residence. Patients can experience the art of Saint-Vincent from the comfort of their rooms. This art is accessible to the patients and the wider Saint-Vincent community such as family and friends who are now limited in their physical access to the building. The art album can be accessed through this link: By clicking on the “Say Something” button on the lower right corner of the screen, viewers can comment on the photos, see descriptions and stories of the art, and see comments from the Artist-in-Residence, cj fleury. Accessible to all.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Online Art Album

This event is free.

  • Section of mural on 5S at Bruyère's (complex-care) Saint Vincent Hospital, Ottawa
  • Sky source for mural in multi-faith Prayer Room on 5th floor at Bruyère's (complex-care) Saint Vincent Hospital, Ottawa
  • Photo (detail) by Hichael Elmi, security guard, in "Local Worlds: Site, Space, Society, Science", the inaugural exhibition in the brand new "Screening Gallery", at Bruyère's Saint Vincent Hospital, Ottawa. Timed to launch during Culture Days 2020

Organized by

Bruyère Artist in Residence cj fleury

Working largely at at Saint-Vincent Hospital, cj is an interdisciplinary artist, known for groundbreaking projects that bring the public into public art. Saint-Vincent Hospital is Ottawa’s only Complex Continuing Care hospital. It offers a specialized program of care which aims to improve and maintain function for patients with complex care needs, by providing them with required services, support and a possibility of transition back into the community.

This event is part of a hub:

Be moved by ART at Bruyère

Bruyère Artist-in-Residence cj fleury Ottawa, ON

Designed for accessibility, safety and the imagination, Be moved by Art at Bruyère offers a month of creative community interaction. Bruyère is an academic hospital organization in Ottawa with multiple sites including Saint-Vincent, Ottawa...


60 Cambridge Street North

Ottawa, ON

This project is delivered online through the link.

Event Contact

cj fleury


English, French


This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.