Collection Loto‑Québec

Collection Loto‑Québec

Subscribe to our newsletterFor its 35th anniversary, the Collection Loto-Québec launched a new dissemination formula called La Collection Loto-Québec : l’art de partager to fulfill its mission of support for Québec’s creative visual arts and promotion of contemporary art.

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L'art de partager

Signature L'art de partager

La Collection Loto-Québec : l’art de partager is designed to significantly increase the presence of the Collection and its artists throughout Québec, including Montréal, and to provide greater support to promoters.

The approach is based on the presentation of cultural events in the form of themed exhibition tours and tailored exhibitions that are always free of charge.

See the calendar for information on all Collection events to be sure you don't miss anything!

Themed exhibition tours

Territoires imaginés - Exhibition on tour 2014-2015

Every year, La Collection Loto-Québec : l’art de partager produces a themed exhibition tour that visits several regions throughout Québec. View the calendar for dates and places.

The 2014-2015 themed tour entitled Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec included a unique multidisciplinary cultural program:

  • A participatory work, produced by visitors in cooperation with Collection Loto-Québec artist Giorgia Volpe
  • A community legacy project, produced with the support of the Université de Sherbrooke
  • The free showing of films on art in cooperation with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
  • A long-term loan of artwork to a health establishment in the host region, in cooperation with the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux (MSSS)

Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec

Salle d'exposition Territoires imaginés

On tour until December 2015, the Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec themed exhibition explores our homeland, the real and the imaginary, through the eyes of Collection artists.

Homeland, in a literal or poetic sense, real or fictional, is the theme that links the sixty works presented.

As part of the exhibition, Fred Pellerin penned a wonderful text to describe his personal world, where the idea of homeland takes on its true meaning.

In addition, artists from all over Québec, including Frédéric Back, René Derouin and Mario Faubert, transport us to majestic, surprising, original and charming lands.

See the calendar for the themed exhibition tour.

A work to be shared

Oeuvre de Giorgia Volpe

The title Territoires imaginés is the namesake of a painting by Collection artist Giorgia Volpe that was selected by Loto-Québec to express the idea of homeland, the anchor piece featured in the exhibition.

Visitors are invited to participate in the artist’s nomadic work made from recovered materials that is currently touring Québec. The participatory work consists in a braided rope endlessly wound on itself to produce a huge rug destined to evolve with every stop on its tour. The community comes together symbolically and concretely in a public place that becomes a shared space.

Both the process and the result of this participative project are in keeping with the goal of L'art de partager, which is the democratization of visual arts.

Wall produced by MU and realised by Rafael Sottolichio
Wall produced by MU and realised by Rafael Sottolichio,

Projects with lasting effects

In 2014, a community legacy program was developed in partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke and local stakeholders in each region hosting the themed Collection exhibition. The program provides lasting effects after the exhibition has moved on. The selected works will be announced during 2015. Each will be an integrated project that combines the arts, the environment and the community.

Screen arts

Exhibition visitors and the general public have an opportunity to view films on art selected according to the theme of the exhibition. This project is made possible thanks to a partnership with the International Festival of Fims on Art. There is a true synergy between works of art and films on art that enriches and consolidates these two facets of creativity.

Stay informed about the program!

Works of arts on loan to health establishments

In cooperation with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS), the Collection Loto Québec lends some of its works to selected health establishments in regions hosting a traveling themed Collection exhibition. Loans are for a period of 10 years. Patients, employees and visitors frequenting the establishment are therefore able to enjoy more attractive public spaces.

Partnering health establishments in 2014
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


La Collection Loto-Québec : l’art de partager dans les établissements de santé (in French only)

Tailored exhibitions

Diverses salles d'exposition

Tailored exhibitions are developed in close cooperation with Collection cultural partners whose venue cannot accommodate a full themed exhibition. Collection works are selected and transported to exhibition locations according to needs and the occasion. See the calendar of events to be sure you won’t miss the one coming near you!


Last update: August 14, 2015