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The Collection

Collection Loto‑Québec

Collection Loto-Québec, one of the largest corporate collections in Québec, brings together almost 5,000 works of art created by more than 1,200 artists. This priceless collection of Québec cultural heritage has showcased the work of local artists since its creation in 1979. Discover the Collection over the years.

The Collection’s works are now more accessible than ever:

 

Loto-Québec also supports Québec artists and creators through its innovative cultural partnerships.
Loto-Québec is proud to announce that it will be partnering with the following events in 2019:

 

The works also brighten the environment for people working at Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries. Take a peek at Loto-Québec’s offices and the Collection’s works.
 

Cultural journeys at our Casinos

Casino du Lac‑Leamy

The Casino du Lac-Leamy and Hilton Lac-Leamy are pleased to present a selection of works of art from the Collection Loto-Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank and Ville de Gatineau. This production is the fruit of a collaboration with curator Jo-Ann Kane, who was mandated by Loto-Québec to optimize the Collection’s selection and add works from partners with the assistance of visual arts consultant Claudio Marzano and Valérie Camden, permanent collection and public art manager.

 

Photos: Lucien Lisabelle

Casino de Montréal

The Casino de Montréal is pleased to present a selection of works of art from the Collection Loto-Québec. The works, selected by guest curator Marie-Ève Beaupré, conservator responsible for the Collection du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, were created by about fifty Québec artists, including Levi Qumaluk, Jérôme Fortin, Paul Hardy, Simone Rochon and Barbara Todd.

 

Casino de Charlevoix

The Casino de Charlevoix and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel present a group of works of art selected from the Collection’s corpus to be put on public display. These works, chosen by guest curator Patricia Aubé, educational curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, were created by some 50 Québec artists including:

Marcel Barbeau, Paul Béliveau, Eveline Boulva, Kittie Bruneau, Aline Martineau, Jimmy Perron, Stella Sasseville, Michael Smith, Louis Tremblay and Bill Vazan.

 

Photos: René Bouchard

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.

 

Photos: Lucien Lisabelle

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

Video

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.

OutaouaisGatineau

Humanitude, 2018

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

LaurentidesMont‑Tremblant

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

Video

Discover the collaboration between Loto-Québec and René Derouin that came to produce this one-of-a-kind project. Video available in French only.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-JeanJonquière

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

EstrieSherbrooke

Rosace, 2015

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

Video

Watch the preparation of the piece by artist André Fournelle, in Sherbrooke. Video available in French only.

LaurentidesSaint-Jérôme

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

Abitibi-TémiscamingueRouyn-Noranda

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

Loans to health care facilities

Loto-Québec has partnered up with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to loan items from the collection to health care facilities in targeted regions. These facilities foster a selection of artworks, embellishing public spaces accessed by users, employees and visitors.

  • Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke,
    Sherbrooke, Estrie
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux des Sommets,
    Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Laurentides
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vallée-de-l’Or,
    Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière,
    Saguenay, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec, Trois-Rivières

 

The Collection on Social Media

Loto-Québec promotes its art collection on social media by associating the hashtag #artdici. Discover here the video capsules broadcast so far (in French only).

Épisode 1 : Un effet « wow »

L’art occupe une place de choix dans le quotidien des employés de Loto-Québec. Dans cette capsule, notre directeur des affaires publiques, des relations de presse et des médias sociaux ainsi que porte-parole, Patrice Lavoie, parle du programme de parrainage et nous présente son œuvre préférée : Mémoire d'éléphant II, de Don Darby.

Épisode 2 : Une sculpture inspirante à l'ITHQ

Liza Frulla, directrice générale de l'Institut de tourismes et d'hôtellerie du Québec, s'exprime sur ce que représente une sculpture de la Collection Loto-Québec. L'œuvre Défense/Sans défense, de l'artiste québécois Bernard-Alexandre Beullac, occupe une place de choix dans le quotidien des étudiants de l'ITHQ.

Épisode 3 : Le coup de cœur d'Isabelle

L’art et la couleur inspirent. Petite machination 12-09, une des œuvres de la Collection Loto-Québec, réalisée par l’artiste québécois Jean-Sébastien Denis, accompagne le quotidien de notre collègue Isabelle Beaudoin.

Épisode 4 : Une fenêtre sur l’imaginaire

Deux œuvres de Laurent Lamarche sont exposées au bureau de Patrick Healey, à Loto-Québec. L'artiste en arts visuels explique le processus créatif derrière Station 2, 2006 et Site 1, 2006, tandis que notre collègue s'exprime sur la place de ces œuvres dans son quotidien.

Voyez aussi cet article de notre blogue qui rassemble toutes les publications #artdici.