175, rue Ringuet
J2C 2P7
Phone: +1 819 477 5518
Fax: +1 819 477 5723
Website: www.centre-culturel.qc.ca

Galerie D’art L’Union-Vie

Inaugurated in December 1978, the Galerie d’art L’Union-Vie du Centre culturel de Drummondville was first known by the name Centre d’exposition Drummond. Its current name dates from 1995, and includes the name of its primary sponsor, the insurance organisation l’Union-Vie.

The centre’s first director was in place until 1994, and is responsible for numerous contemporary art exhibitions, as well as two international sculpture symposiums in 1990 and 1993.

The gallery’s program is both diverse and accessible. It presents between seven and eight different types of visual art exhibitions each year, from local, regional and national artists. It is also open to presenting historic and scientific exhibitions.

The centre also runs two other exhibition spaces within the Centre culturel de Drummondville: the Foyers du Centre culturel and the Espace-3.

The centre also offers numerous educative programs, addressing a wide public.

Permanent Collection

The collection l’Union-Vie was founded in 1979 by Noel Sylvain, then president of the company.

The initial objective of his initiative was for greater visibility for the company, but his “entrepreneurial imagination” was rewarded by an award from the Revue Commerce in 1989, and l’Union-Vie’s cultural role was confirmed. It has greatly contributed to the support of local, regional and national artists through its policy of acquisitions.

The collection played an important role in the centenary celebrations of the company in 1989. A travelling exhibition consisting of forty art works was on display in 8 cities around Quebec in which the company had offices.

Since 1995, the collection has been on display at the Centre culturel de Drummondville, where it is accessible to all public. It consists of around 100 pieces, mainly paintings, but also works on paper and sculpture.

The sculpture garden, essentially the result of the second sculpture symposium which took place in 1993 includes pieces by Pierre Tessier, Denis Angers, Eva Roucker, Guy Nadeau, Soley Eiriksdottir and André Lapointe.

Opening hours

The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday from 1pm to 4.30pm.

Closed on Sunday.

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Workshops for school groups, as well as day camps are on offer for children of various ages. These workshops consist of both a short introduction to theory, and a longer session in artistic practice, in parallel with the centre’s current exhibition.

Saturday workshops are aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12, who demonstrate a particular interest in the arts. These sessions consist of a guided tour of the exhibition and practical studio time.

All workshops are priced at $3.00 per child.