Elyse De Lafontaine, Huit feuillages d’où émane un cycle de vie, 2002
The Collection Loto-Québec, the corporation’s art collection, contains nearly 5,000 works by over 1,200 Québec artists. This priceless cultural heritage was collected between 1979 and 2015, and the corporation has continued to showcase the work of local artists since then.
27 WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION LOTO‑QUÉBEC
The Collection Loto-Québec paints an overall picture of Québec’s artistic production from 1979 to 2015 and is one of the largest corporate collections in the province.
It includes prints, sculptures, paintings, sketches, art objects and photographs.
The Collection Loto‑Québec Travels Far and Wide
Vues du fleuve
June 23 to October 9, 2023
Musée maritime de Charlevoix, Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive
Loto‑Québec and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and celebrate together the 30th anniversary of the prints’ legal deposit by presenting Vues du fleuve.
The exhibition showcases 36 prints on the St. Lawrence River curated by Manon Barbeau and Anaïs Barbeau‑Lavalette, as well as an original dialogue that the two artists wrote and narrated.
Don’t miss works by Marc Séguin, Robert Wolfe, Kittie Bruneau and Marcel Barbeau, Manon Barbeau’s father and one of the signers of the Refus global manifesto.
Sillons: Sharing the Collection Loto‑Québec
From September 14 to December 15, 2023
Centre Sagamie, Alma
The Sillons exhibition showcases some twenty works from the Collection Loto‑Québec that have been curated by guest curator Julien St‑Georges Tremblay. They echo the original works of four Québec artists: RythÂ Kesselring, Cindy Dumais, Gabriel Mondor and Douglas Scholes.
In addition to advancing the artistic production of the next generation, Sillons makes the Collection Loto‑Québec’s significant collective heritage more accessible to everyone.
Les pays intérieurs – Nutshimit
From September 18, 2023 to January 28, 2024
Musée régional de Rimouski
The Les pays intérieurs – Nutshimit exhibition continues its tour across the province. It is a unique opportunity to take in some forty works from the Collection Loto-Québec, curated by filmmaker Charles Binamé and writer Naomi Fontaine.
The interaction between the two curators resulted in a poetic dialogue on land, belongingness and otherness.
Community legacy cultural projects
As part of the Collection’s 35th anniversary, a cultural legacy project was developed in collaboration with Université de Sherbrooke and regional contributors. The legacies, which combine art, the environment and the community, are located in Saint‑Jérôme, Rouyn‑Noranda, Jonquière, Sherbrooke, Mont‑Tremblant, Gatineau and La Malbaie.
Capitale-NationaleLa Malbaie (Charlevoix)
Un habitat forgé par le ciel, 2018
Work by Danielle April
Brushed aluminum, painted aluminum, coloured glass, solar collector and LED
Where to find it: At La Malbaie’s city hall
Partners: Loto-Québec, the Casino de Charlevoix and the City of La Malbaie
Artist Danielle April tells us about the inspiration behind her work—the meteorite impact that created Charlevoix—and invites visitors to interact with the piece and experience it in their own way. Video available in French only.
Work by Serge Olivier Fokoua
Stainless steel, aluminum and paint
Where to find it: Maison du citoyen, Gatineau
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Casino du Lac‑Leamy and the City of Gatineau
Photo: City of Gatineau
L’univers des oiseaux, la volière de Mont‑Tremblant, 2016
Work by René Derouin
Latex paint over brick
Mural by MU
Where to find it: hôtel de ville de Mont‑Tremblant
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the City of Mont‑Tremblant, MU and the Casino de Mont‑Tremblant
Photo: Lucien Lisabelle
Discover the collaboration between Loto-Québec and René Derouin that came to produce this one-of-a-kind project. Video available in French only.
Héritage du quotidien, 2015
Work by Mélissa Lavoie
Mosaic containing over 100 photographs and artefacts
Textiles, wood and epoxy resin
Where to find it: In the lobby of Chartwell Villa Jonquière (retirement complex located in downtown Jonquière)
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Centre national d’exposition, the Institut des arts au Saguenay and Chartwell Villa Jonquière
Photo: Centre national d’exposition, Jonquière
Work by André Fournelle
Aluminum, crushed granite
Where to find it: Near the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Sustainable Development Faculty at Université de Sherbrooke and the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Photo: Université de Sherbrooke
Watch the preparation of the piece by artist André Fournelle, in Sherbrooke. Video available in French only.
La marche du temps, 2015
Work by Pierre Leblanc
Oxidized steel, painted steel and polished aluminum
Mechanical and welded assembly work
Where to find it: At Parc De La Durantaye in Saint‑Jérôme
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Casino de Mont‑Tremblant, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides and the City of Saint‑Jérôme
Photo: Lucien Lisabelle
Grafigner la frontière…, 2015
Work by Natacha Bernèche, architect; Alexandre Castonguay, actor and artist; and Luc Boyer, sculptor
Painted steel structures, mechanically fastened dry logs
Where to find it: In Vieux‑Noranda’s cultural district, at the corner of Avenue Murdoch and 8e Rue, close to the Aréna Iamgold
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the City of Rouyn‑Noranda, the MA musée d’art and ARTCAD
Photo: City of Rouyn‑Noranda
Cultural journeys at our Casinos
Casino de Mont‑Tremblant
Some 100 works from the Collection are on display at Casino de Mont‑Tremblant. Some were custom-made during the hall’s construction, and others were chosen by guest commissioner Andrée Matte. The items on display at the Casino were created by some 54 artists, including several from the Laurentians:
Barbara Claus, René Derouin, Susan Edgerley, Monique Giard, Lucien Lisabelle, Geneviève Mercure, Jessica Peters and Donald Robertson.