The Painting Project

A Snapshot of Painting in Canada

Curator and Coordinator: Julie Bélisle
General Curator: Louise Déry


Part 2: June 7 to July 6 2013
Opening and Announcement of the Virtual Exhibition: Thursday June 6 at 6 pm


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Part 2
Melanie Authier (ON), Mike Bayne (ON), Simon Bilodeau (QC), Jack Bishop (NS), Jérôme Bouchard (QC), Anthony Burnham (QC), Sarah Cale (ON), Arabella Campbell (BC), DaveandJenn (AB), Kim Dorland (ON), Pierre Durette (QC), Dorian FitzGerald (ON), Sky Glabush (ON), Kym Greeley (NF), Jeremy Hof (BC), Chris Kline (QC), François Lacasse (QC), Jean-François Lauda (QC), Norma Jean MacLean (PE), Elizabeth McIntosh (BC), Michael Merrill (QC), Shaun Morin (MB), Andrea Mortson (NB), Wil Murray (AB), Ben Reeves (BC), Francine Savard QC), Justin Stephens (QC), Beth Stuart (ON), Joseph Tisiga (YT), Ehryn Torrell (ON), Janet Werner (QC)

The Painting Project. A Snapshot of Painting in Canada opened on April 30 at Galerie de l'UQAM and is on display through July 6 2013. Unique for the diversity of recent works on display, the exhibition testifies to the intense activity taking place in painters' studios all across Canada. The works by 60 artists were selected after two years of research. The project also includes a virtual exhibition, which will be launched in fall 2013 to give the national and international public access to a lively, prolific art scene. The project has been curated by Julie Bélisle, with Louise Déry acting as general curator. Many of the artists will be in attendance at openings and public activities.

Press release of the part 2 

Press release of the part 1

Public Activities: Free admission

June 6: Opening of the second part of the exhibition - 6 pm

Many of the artists will be in attendance

June 7: Happy Hour Speed Painting - 5 to 7 pm

With Melanie Authier, Sarah Cale, Dorian FitzGerald, Sky Glabush, Michael Merrill, Ehryn Torrell

Plain and simple! Come take part in a series of events at which each artist will give a 5-minute presentation on his or her work. A question period and discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.

June 13: Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
With Simon Bilodeau, Pierre Durette, François Lacasse

Three artists introduce their work, discuss their processes and talk with each other and the audience about painting as the basis of their practice.

Guided tour of the exhibition
Available for groups any time. Reservation required: 514-987-3000, ext. 1424, or

Some of the exhibited artworks 

Daveand Jenn Ehryn Torrell Pierre Durette Jeremy Hof

Ben Reeves Elizabeth McIntosh Sarah Cale Arabella Campbell

The exhibition and the publication are financially supported by Virtual Museum of Canada, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Transit. Collectif de commissaires et de critiques indépendants and Université du Québec à Montréal.


RBC is the presenting sponsor of the exhibition.  RBC 


 mvc              mccq    CALQ  

  cac    transit          uqam


Canada Council for the Arts Canada Council for the Arts


Université du Québec à Montréal
1400, Rue Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120
Montréal, Québec
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission