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. They usually last about 1 hour and can be adapted to meet 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 exhibition galleries, surrounded by the artworks.

We also offer several complementary workshops aimed at familiarizing your students with different issues related to contemporary art and museology:

An interpreter in Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) or American Sign Language (ASL) can be made available to groups wishing to visit our exhibitions with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please contact our staff as soon as possible, given the time required to book interpreters.

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

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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MOMENTA Creative

Educational program for exhibition Of the Land
MOMENTA Biennale de l’image
September 8 – October 24, 2021

The MOMENTA Creative cultural mediation program offers a range of educational activities, workshops, and guided tours for groups, families, and individuals, free of charge.

Echoing the theme of the biennale, the workshops and activities offer hands-on creation and reflection opportunities rooted in the fine line between life and art. For this edition, MOMENTA Creative offers experiences that bring participants together around projects with an open and empathetic approach to the natural environment.

Paper Gardens
Children aged 6 to 11 (grades 1 to 6)
In collaboration with the Association sportive et communautaire du Centre-Sud
Offered from September 14 to October 22, Tuesday to Friday (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Duration: 2h
Free of charge
In French or English

Paper Gardens is a workshop for children aged 6 to 11 (grades 1 to 6) and their families, offered in collaboration with Éco-quartier de Saint-Jacques, an environmental program mandated by the Association sportive et communautaire du Centre-Sud. Using a thoughtful and creative approach, this workshop invites children to design a garden from reclaimed paper, inspired by the subjects addressed by the artists presented at the Galerie de l’UQAM, to raise their awareness of environmental issues while stimulating their imagination. During the workshop, eco-responsible kids learn about the lifecycle of paper, the ecosystem of trees, and the importance of reusing materials to reduce their ecological footprint. This creative workshop offers them an opportunity to develop critical judgment and become aware of their capacity to be agents of change in society, as awareness is a driving force for creation!

Garden Offerings
For all
In collaboration with film artist, educator, and queer plant witch Jamie Ross
Offered from September 8 to October 24, during the gallery’s opening hours (no reservations required)
Duration: Throughout the biennale, while stocks last.
Free of charge

MOMENTA invited the artist Jamie Ross to reflect on the theme Sensing Nature. Ross responded by concocting two herbal tea blends from their community garden plot in the Villeray neighbourhood to offer visitors to the exhibition: one to ease light anxiety and the other to reduce insomnia. The glass jar is one of the primordial yet unsung tools used in witchcraft. It is a means by which the leaves, chopped roots, flower petals, stems, juices, and seeds of a garden are saved and shared with the community. Over the years—and even more so in this time of precarity during the COVID-19 pandemic—monetary donations for tinctures, spells, and infusions from Ross’s garden have contributed to many local calls for mutual aid. Ross is donating the proceeds from these herbal blends to the Prisoner Correspondence Project, a Montréal-based prison justice organization that supports over two thousand 2SLGBTQ inmates in more than 386 prisons in the United States and Canada. Among other things, this solidarity project organizes pen-pal and newsletter programs and provides prisoners with literature and resources by mail.

Information and reservations for MOMENTA’s programming

General information and reservations outside of MOMENTA’s programming
Philippe Dumaine
Cultural Mediation Coordinator
514 987-3000 ext. 1424