Past exhibitions


The Société des écrivains de la Mauricie has created a unique summer event which will allow the public to discover the written works of Mauricie authors. Spectators are invited to walk through a veritable shower of books in an installation entirely made of the plural vitality of our regional literature!


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In partnership with the Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine (BNSC), Boréalis hosts an exhibition from the Canadian artist Marla Hlady from July 19th to August 31st 2014.

Marla presents under the BNSC 2014’s theme “Perdre Pied” (Losing Ground) sculptures inspired by the machines at Boréalis. As a sound sculpture artist, she explores different ways of perceiving sounds through spacial and social contexts. The visitor is invited to experience her work in Boréalis’ contemporary space.


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Perdre pied




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GENERATIONS proposes a perspective on the industry from a human point of view and through a series of generational portraits.

Following a call to the public launched in many regions of Quebec last April, unique testimonials from ten different families were recorded by videographer Simon Rodrigue, under the coordination of Ms. Élise-Laurence Pauzé-Guay, Boréalis’ Exhibitions Director. These stories, told by everyday heroes and public figures, raise the curtains on a past of sweat and hard work, as well as pride and passion.

Throughout this quest, the Boréalis’ team was able to collect captivating testimonials from some of the pioneers of the Quebec paper industry, such as the KRUGERS (Kruger Inc.), the LEMAIRES (Papier Cascades Inc.), the PERRONS (Normick Perron Inc.) and the PRICES (Abitibi-Price Inc.). Focus will also be placed on six working families and their larger-than-life stories. At the end of the journey, five paper producing regions were visited: Mauricie, Estrie, Centre-du-Québec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

An Exhibition From Trois-Rivières
The major feature of this exhibition is that it was entirely put together in Trois-Rivières! While creating its first exhibition, Boréalis developed a distinctive signature which will be reflected through museology which combines traditional folklore with very contemporary design. Among other things, the firm Acolyte from Trois-Rivières was commissioned to create the graphic design elements of the project. What’s more, the Boréalis’ team called on the skills of five regional artists to integrate contemporary visual art to this new exhibit. The artists Alejandra Basanes, Lynda Baril, Lorraine Beaulieu, Winji and Geneviève Baril interpreted themes related to GENERATIONS to create works of art that will be integrated into the concept.

Striking, Symbolic Branding
Just in front of Boréalis’ branding image sign hangs a chain of paper dolls; a symbol which has been handed down through many generations and that still exists in our children’s crafts. Perfect symbol of the family, the chain of paper dolls represents the generations featured in the exhibition. That’s how Acolyte exposed their concept, a concept which is timeless, illustrative, dynamic and, most importantly, eye-catching! The intense black and white contrast reminds us, among other things, of the combination of social classes featured through the exhibition. This contrast supports the timelessness of the topics presented and highlights the complexity of the feelings experienced. The yellow, for its part, represents the signage system that plants have been using for decades. Under the artistic direction of David Gélinas and the coordination of Martin Dugré, Associate, and Emmanuelle Clément, Project Manager, the graphic design concept of the exhibition will certainly be innovative and speak to everyone.

GENERATIONS will travel…
Thanks to funding received through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museums Assistance Program (MAP), the exhibition GENERATIONS will travel to Eastern Canada. Its first stops are in the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick, for which the museological content will be adjusted (interviews, families, visual elements and artefacts), thereby opening the door to other destinations across Canada and abroad. This tour is managed in partnership with the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum. 
Through this project, Boréalis positions itself as a Quebec leader in industrial memory-based heritage.


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