Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
YOUR GUIDE TO SHERBROOKE'S BEAUTIFUL MURALS
Downtown Sherbrooke is home to a series of giant and colourful murals, all of them with a story to tell. Find them all, and find out more about each one, from the characters they depict, to the history of their creation. You can go at your own pace, day or night, all the year! The virtual tour includes map, itinery, photos, written texts, audio files, rare archival film footage, and exclusive interviews.
A FUN EXPERIENCE
Are you a good observer? From clues, such as objects, elves and small animals listed on your device, you are invited to find their exact locations within each mural. Three categories of clues are available: easy, medium and hard. Tired of looking? Access the answers on your screen immediately!
The suggested starting point is on the corner of Wellington and Frontenac Streets.
You can preload the tour onto the Application before starting; this way you won't have to be connected to the internet (3G or WiFi networks) as you go along!
This multimedia project was developed by Focus.Films in partnership with M.U.R.I.R.S, and other local community groups.
The murals created by M.U.R.I.R.S. (a Sherbrooke group dedicated to urban revitalization and social cohesion) offer snapshots of Sherbrooke's culture and history. M.U.R.I.R.S. has a mandate to build and foster community and social cohesion via its mural project.
CREW - MURALS PROJECT
Ideator: Serge Malenfant, Artistic director: Geneviève Reesör, Artists: Gabriel Aubert-Gosselin, Véronique Boislard, Raphaelle Coulombe-Allie, Denis Jacques, Odile Richer, Dany Ferland, Sybiline, Saïda Tremblay. Production: M.U.R.I.R.S.
CREW - MULTIMÉDIA PROJECT
Researchers: Marc-Olivier Lavertu, Mathieu Paradis, Sophie Cadorette, Sébastien Charette, Anne-Josée Bédard, Joshua Lessard, Marie-Ève Jean, Editor: Marc-Olivier Lavertu. Director, writer, off-camera interviewer: Gérald Gilbert. Production: Focus.Films.
ARCHIVES - PHOTOS, FILMS AND VIDEOS
Centre de ressources pour l’étude des Cantons-de-l’Est, Bertrand Lacasse, Fernand Bissonnette, Réseau TVA, Bureau des archives nationales du Québec (fonds Henry Michaud, Herménégilde Lavoie, Ville de Sherbrooke; Arthur Lamothe; Paul Vézina; Henri Michaud; Antonio Pinard; Herménégilde Lavoie; Les cinéastes associés)
Under licence of FCP Studio-2 (Sound Track Pro) and Garage Band.