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Project unveiling

June 2023 promises to be a colorful one!

The Fondation Jean Paul Riopelle and Culture pour tous would like to highlight the culmination of several months’ work as part of the Dialogues Riopelle program. We are honoured to have been able to bring to fruition the encounters, discoveries, exchanges and dreams of artists and citizens from across Canada, all gathered around Riopelle’s work to celebrate his centenary.

The time has come to unveil the projects of our highly talented artist-mediators!

A series of interdisciplinary artistic events will take place across Canada.

This program is made possible with the support of the Government of Canada.

Artist-mediators and their winning projects from across Canada 

Art, culture, community engagement, diversity and dialogue will be in the spotlight across Canada from June 1 to July 4.

Dates Territory Artists Location and Time Project Description
June 1 Quebec Amélie Courtois

Benoît Côté

Marie-Renée Bourget Harvey

Josée Robertson

Launch Old Convent of Saint-Prime
🕐 5 @ 7 formulaExhibition at the ilnu Museum of Mashteuiatsh
1787 Rue Amishk, Mashteuiatsh,
Quebec, G0W 2H0

🕐 All summer long 2023
Kanitau-unahitshesht. Tribute to the superior trapper
June 17 Alberta Patricia Lortie

Sabine Lecorre-Moore

Official unveiling
📍KOAC, The Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre,
244034 Horizon View Road, Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 3M5
🕐 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The opening address and blessing by Elder Harley Crowshoe will begin at 2.30pm. Light snacks and soft drinks will be served.
👉 Reserve your place

Parking is limited, so reserve your spot. People with accessibility needs will be directed to a drop-off point closer to the event site.* Ceremony with the participation of a First Nations Elder.
* Participation of visitors who will be invited to add their dreams to the installation

already underway until September 30, 2023

Territories of Dreams
June 20 British Columbia Juan Ramirez

Laura-Beth McDonald

Private opening breakfast
Malahat Skywalk, 901 Trans-Canada Hwy,
Malahat, B.C. V0R 2L0
🕐 9h00

Open-air exhibition during the summer
Malahat Skywalk, 901 Trans-Canada Hwy, Malahat, B.C., V0R 2L0
📅 Starting June 20
Automatic Landscapes: Exploring Jean Paul Riopelle’s art through artificial intelligence (AI)
June 21 Newfoundland and Labrador Kassandra Simon Vernissage – National Indigenous Peoples Day
📍Benoit First Nation Center, 811 Oceanview Dr, Cape Saint George, N.L. A0N 1T1
🕐 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
*Classes from local schools will be present on the day.
Art Mawoi’mi
June 22 Quebec


Prince Edward


Agathe Piroir

Joséphine Bacon

Catherine Farish

Chantal Ringuet

Hélène Dorion

Jamasee Pitseolak

Monique Martin

Olivier Bodart

Peter Krausz

Exhibition at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
📍BAnQ, 2275, rue Holt,
Montreal, Quebec
(Rosemont site)
📅 June 22 2023
🕐 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMPresentation of the book “Trois entretiens” at the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec
📍615 Av. Sainte-Croix,
Quebec H4L 3X6
📅 July 8
🕐 2:00 PM

Exhibition of the book “Trois entretiens” at the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec
📍615 Av. Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent,
Quebec H4L 3X6
📅 June 15 to July 15
🕐 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

As part of the 13th the Biennale Internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (BIECTR):

Exhibition of the book “Trois entretiens” at the 13th BIECTR
Bibliothèque de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,
3351, Boul des Forges,
Trois-Rivières, Quebec

June 29 to August 10, 2023

Presentation and unveiling of the book “Trois entretiens” at the 13th BIECTR
📍Bibliothèque de l’UQTR
– Salon Alexis Klimov
📅 July 5
🕐 10:30 AM

Exhibition of the artist’s book launch including citizen participation
Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir,
📍5333 Av. Casgrain #802, Montréal, Quebec, H2T 1X3
📅 July 15
🕐 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Exhibition of the book “Trois entretiens” 
📍Atelier-Galerie A.Piroir,
5333 Av. Casgrain #802, Montréal, Quebec, H2T 1X3
📅 July 11 to July 22
🕐 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Trois entretiens
June 24 Yukon Marie-Hélène Comeau Outdoor varnishing
under chapiteau

📍S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, 10 Robert Service Way, Whitehorse, Y.T. Y1A 1V8
🕐 6:00 PM

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Association franco-yukonnaise and the community newspaper l’Aurore boréale, a collective installation representing the 40 paintings received from participants from across the territory, presenting their own proposal for the creation of northern migration.

Running a workshop
Workshops to create little books on the theme of migration.
📍S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, 10 Robert Service Way, Whitehorse, Y.T. Y1A 1V8
🕐 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Riopelle, the artist on the wings of a northern migration
June 26 New Brunswick Caitlin Wilson

Rotchild Choisy

Gordon Sparks

 Vernissage, Exhibition at
Galerie Nuance 3
📍Sociocultural Center Académie Sainte-Famille,
399 rue du couvent,
Tracadie N.B. E1X 1E1
🕐 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
June 26 to September 1st
Artist Residencies at Académie Sainte-Famille
June 28 Nova Scotia Ryan Gray

Dawn Shepherd

Circus performance
📍Université Sainte-Anne, 23 Lighthouse Rd, Church Point, N.S. B0W 1M0
(Salle Marc Lescarbot)
🕐 6:00 PM

*For reservations :
You need to confirm attendance to reserve seats at the theatre! 

July 4 Ontario Mathieu Gagnon

Mathilde Forest

Craig Commanda

Jobena Petonoquot

Vernissage, exhibition opening in the presence of the artists
📍SAW Centre
(Cour des arts in Ottawa), 67 Nicholas St, Ottawa,
Ontario K1N 7B9
🕐 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Territory: Echoes and Dissonances