Come for a picnic

with the Pique-Nique Collective!

As part of the Geopoetics cultural activity program especially designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Art Gallery and Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall are pleased to invite you to a picnic where you can spend the afternoon with artists Guillaume La Brie, Mathieu Lacroix, Véronique Lépine, Marie-Hélène Plante, Edouard Pretty and Proulx Rousseau, members of the Pique-Nique Collective.

Founded in 2001 out of a desire to create works of art outdoors, the Pique-Nique Collective steps outside traditional visual arts venues and embeds itself in other spaces. Its members meet up for one day to create in a spirit of spontaneity and playfulness. Without any defined plans, they each experience through their meetups different adventures inspired by the places they occupy. Despite a lack of a clear strategy, their ephemeral and experimental works are always in perfect and unexpected harmony with each other.


On July 16, the artists of the Pique-Nique Collective will meet up to create in situ art in Stewart Park, where they will draw inspiration from the landscape and outdoor artworks already on display for the Geopoetics – The Lay of the Land exhibit. Guided by the themes of territory and boundlessness at the heart of the works spread throughout the park and by the ambience of area, they may at times even invite the audience to participate: let this extraordinary experience surprise you!

The sculptures created on July 16 will evolve throughout the day in unexpected ways before vanishing and letting the park return to its normal, everyday appearance. The ephemeral nature of these creations adds to the uniqueness of this event, allowing for works never before seen to exist for a few hours and forge strong ties to the space where they reside before disappearing without a trace.

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Sunday July 16,
From 12 to 5 p.m.


Activity info


Stewart Park