Cundell Stables: The Last Stable in Lowertown

Paintings by Karen Bailey

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00

Thanks Cundell Stables has been operating as a family business in Lowertown since the 1870s. It remains the last vestige of Ottawa’s equine history and is teetering on the verge of extinction. 

The Lecture will be presented via ZOOM.

In case you missed it, or would like to view it again, this lecture is now available on Heritage Ottawa's YouTube Channel.

Artist Karen Bailey and writer Marc Aubin joined forces to combine both fine art and local history in their book, The Last Stable in Lowertown: Cundell Stables, Ottawa. Karen will present an illustrated lecture that pays homage to the Cundell family using her art that documents the present day working life at the stables in paintings, and Marc’s research and writing that places the Cundell family history within the context of Lowertown.

The Cundell Stables project was supported by Heritage Ottawa’s Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Fund

An exhibit of Karen Bailey's paintings of the Cundell Stables operation took place in February at the Ottawa School of Art. The Last Stable in Lowertown? La dernière écurie de la Basse-Ville is available for purchase at the Ottawa School of Art on George Street and Books on Beechwood.



Karen Bailey is an artist who’s career spans four decades. A visual storyteller, themes of service and community inform her work. In 2007 she travelled to Afghanistan as an appointed war artist to document Canadian military medical personnel and published Triage: An Artist in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled in 2012.



Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required
Ottawa, ON