Galerie de l'UQAM offers various ways to access today's art practices

Our mediators look forward to taking you and your group on guided tours of our exhibitions. These visits are intended to highlight the thematic, formal and conceptual issues of the works presented at the Galerie. They are also intended to introduce Galerie de l'UQAM's mandate and the primary role of university galleries in the ecology of the visual arts scene. The tours are flexible and open to all school and community groups. Their content can be adapted to meet your particular needs and to complement material covered in the classroom.

In addition, Galerie de l’UQAM can host your conferences or work sessions in its exhibitions galleries, surrounded by the artworks.

We also offer a number of complementary workshops aimed at familiarizing your students with different issues related to contemporary art and museology:
  • the mandate and role of a university gallery
  • the Collection d’œuvres d'art de l’UQAM: management, inventory, acquisition
  • the Petite Collection: foray into the world of artists' multiples
  • other workshops available on request.

These activities are available anytime, in French or English, free of charge.

Reservations required with
Philippe Dumaine, Cultural mediation coordinator
514-987-3000 ext. 3280

Groups wishing to visit our exhibitions without a mediator are asked to contact the Galerie beforehand so that their arrival can be planned.

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2018_TerriensEducation_gShuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Creatures), 2015, ink and coloured pencil, 96.5 x 127 cm. Private collection, photo: M.N. Hutchinson


Curator: Shary Boyle, in collaboration with Shauna Thompson
Artists: Roger Aksadjuak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, Leo Napayok

March 10 - April 14, 2018

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The ceramics and works on paper of Earthlings, produced both individually and collaboratively by seven contemporary artists, including six Inuit artists, are at once visionary, transformative and otherworldly – and profoundly human.

Though making work from distinct cultural and geographical positions – from Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), and Toronto – the artists in Earthlings share an intuitive and labor-intensive approach to materials and narrative imagery. In these works, detailed figures are subject to transformations and transmogrifications, hybrid blendings of animal and human, reality and myth, and actual and imagined spaces. These pieces seem to emerge from phantasmagorical worlds, simultaneously fleshly and physical, sensual and spiritual, alien and familiar.

Bring your group and explore:

- The collaboration between artists and the creation of works in pairs or trios
- Contemporary ceramics and drawings
- Historical and political issues in Inuit art
- Phantasmagoria and narrative imagination in contemporary art

2018_MajeriEducation_gLeyla Majeri, Gumby Seeds, 2017, hand-dyed paper, plastic bag, water, various pieces of trash

Leyla Majeri. Don't Blame Us If We Get Playful

Graduating master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM

March 10 - April 14, 2018

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Leyla Majeri presents a material exploration of the shifting boundaries between nature and culture. Inspired by the work of the gardener, Majeri’s installation reflects on the notion of reciprocity in our relationship to the things and environments that surround us.

Inside the gallery space, art and gardening blur, each practice arriving from a different plane and scale, meeting at ground level to (re)negotiate the limits of matter. Paper, cardboard, plaster and various refuse are sculpted and arranged, not to imitate a garden, but to explore its porous limits. Guided by this eclectic and speculative approach, Majeri draws attention to the intersections of the imaginary, nature and politics, tracing their connections along the way.

Bring your group and explore:

- Ecological issues in contemporary art
- The transformation of trash by artistic work
- In situ installation and speculative practices

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