De 1 à Z

A work by Jean-François Bélanger and Sébastien Ouellette

The work De 1 à Z, produced for the city of Rouyn-Noranda, can be found on the grounds of the MA Musée d'arts.

Artists : Jean-François Bélanger (Groupe TRAME) and Sébastien Ouellette 

Year : 2017

Brief overview

The designers had to be inspired by the theme of education given the presence of three schools in this quadrilateral. Which included; Paul VI school, St-Michel superior school and the school of arts and crafts. The title evokes the process leading to schooling and aims to bring back to life this site whose meaning has been forgotten in the collective memory. The rest area was to provide spaces for picnics and a bicycle rack.

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Jean-François Bélanger

Jean-François Bélanger is an architectural landscaper with 30 years of experience. Since 2010, he has evolved within the multidisciplinary team in the TRAME firm, the most important one in Abitibi-Temiscamingue working on architecture and architectural landscaping.

Sébastien Ouellette

Originating from Rouyn-Noranda, Sébastien Ouellette has a diploma in visual arts and anthropology. For more than 20 years, he professionally practices sculpting and painting, on top of teaching at the Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 2015. He has many solo and collective expositions to his name, not just in the region, but Montreal and Toronto as well. He has also participated in many national and international competitions and symposiums.

His artistic approach is largely connected to his training in anthropology, and his inspiration often comes from ethnology, sociology, and archeology textbooks. Each new production begins with an active data collection, where interaction with the occupants of where he conducts his research is of most importance.

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Presented by : Ville de Rouyn-Noranda

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