The Painting Project

A Snapshot of Canadian Painting

Curator and Coordinator: Julie Bélisle
General Curator: Louise Déry


Part 1: May 1 to June 1, 2013
Opening and Book Launch: Tuesday, April 30, at 6 pm


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Part 1
Hugo Bergeron (QC), Marie-Claude Bouthillier (QC), Tammi Campbell (SK), Thomas Chisholm (BC), Louis-Philippe Côté (QC), Pierre Dorion (QC), Mario Doucette (NB), Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber (MB), Graham Gillmore (BC), Cynthia Girard (QC), Clint Griffin (ON), Dil Hildebrand (QC), Daniel Hutchinson (ON), Wanda Koop (MB), Jessica Korderas (NS), Gwenessa Lam (BC), Stéphane La Rue (QC), Maclean (QC), Jason McLean (ON), Christine Major (QC), Sandra Meigs (BC), Chris Millar (AB), Kent Monkman (ON), Tim Moore (SK), Paul P. (ON), Brad Phillips (ON), Team Macho (ON), Julie Trudel (QC), Carol Wainio (ON)

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 1

Public Activities: Free admission

May 1 - Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Robin Anthony in conversation with Anthony Burnham and Stéphane La Rue

RBC art curator Robin Anthony talks with two Montréal artists about what's involved in starting a career in art and what it takes to move to professional status.

Happy Hour Speed Painting - 5 to 7 pm
With Mario Doucette, Gwenessa Lam, Maclean, Kent Monkman, Sandra Meigs, Team Macho

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.

May 16 - Noontime Contemporary Art - 12:45 – 1:45 pm
With Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Christine Major, Hugo Bergeron

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 


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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