The 9th Global Mural Conference

 

The biennial Global Mural Conference was held in Canada for the first time in 1998, following which the prestigious conference took place in the United States (2000, 2004, 2010), Scotland (2006) and Australia (2008). In 2012, during the 8th conference that took place in Chemaïnus, British Columbia, Sherbrooke was honoured to be designated the host city for the 2014 edition.

The Global Mural Conference is a three-day mural and urban artwork conference that also includes events open to the public.

The conference itself gathers together internationally renowned experts and artists. The Sherbrooke edition of the 9th conference, who’s guiding thread will be emerging practices and new trends, will combine both old and new elements over the course of discussions and performances involving mural and urban art. Subjects addressed will include a range of techniques and possibilities, as well as cutting-edge technologies.

The conference is open to participants of all backgrounds (local, national and international), be they enthusiasts, artists, municipal representatives or tourism professionals interested in this form of expression. It is intended as a showcase, a rallying event and a time for dialogue and exchanges. The event will furthermore encourage all participants to discover the host city from a new and very modern perspective.

The conference will highlight the many touristic features that Sherbrooke has to offer while also giving greater local, national and international visibility to artistic expertise in the city and the region.

Speakers
Denis Proulx

Architect and Town-planner

Denis Proulx, an architect and town-planner, has a diverse experience. He has 30 years of experience in project management, in site planning, in town-planning projects; since 1984, he is professor at the Urban and Touristic Studies department at UQAM. He makes sure that the professional aspects related on planning and on urban design projects are covered in urbanism studies. His actual research preoccupations are especially focussed on cultural integration aspects, on arts in all its forms, and on the place memory in urban area arrangement.plus-->

The common thread during his entire career was this project idea and its integration in the urban and social area. It is from these place memory aspects and from the elaboration of urban analysis techniques that he knew integrate to the urban design process a new approach; this approach allows to feed the ideation process and proper consultations in the lasting elaboration of urban projects, and in significant places and areas creation.

Proulx is the author of many urban art and design publications, including one on the links to make by urban art through the city and urban spaces:  “Montréal, du fleuve à la montagne par l’art urbain ‘. He gives conferences based on his articles concerning the room of urban art in the city and urban design processes.

Julien Seth Malland

Globe-painter
https://www.facebook.com/NouveauxExplorateursMalland?fref=ts

Seth started to paint with bombs in the mid-90s’; he represented characters most of the time. Since 2013, he began to travel the world in order to discover new cultures and exchange with other artists. His experiences will allow him to discover new perspectives and make his style change with time. He shares with others his journeys in his work by combining the travel diary spirit and urban painting.plus-->

He paints simple characters, often childish ones, connected in one way or another to the chaotic environments in which they are represented. Because he is witnessing the globalization consequences, he celebrates in his works traditions, which then create a cultural hybridity between the modern expression technique and the traditional representation.  Whether it is about collaborating with local urban artists or learning traditional techniques with artisans, his approach has for goal to spark an artistic dialog.

Seth, whose real name is Julien Malland, is an illustrator, the director of Wasted Talent book house, as well as the presenter and author of the Globe-Painter documentaries of Canal+ Les Nouveaux Explorateurs. In 2013, the FLEURY LES AUBRAIS mural known as ‘’La croisière noire’’, which was designed by Julien Seth Malland, is awarded PINCEAU D’OR by the website  trompe-l-œil.info.

Richard Haas

Muralist
http://www.richardhaas.com/

Richard John Haas is an American muralist artist known for his architectural mural works, as well as his use of the trompe-l’oeil style. His works were ordered as decorations for many public buildings in the United States. Haas was named among the world best artists of the last four centuries by the Artist Trade Union of Russia. plus-->

Haas received many prizes for his works, including the American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor in 1977, the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983, the National Endowment of Arts Award in 1987, the Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1991, the Jimmy Ernst Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York in 2005. He was elected associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1993 and then became an academician in 1994. He was the academy chairman from 2009 to 2011.

Linakim Champagne

Art Historian and Museology Specialist
http://www.museejoliette.org

Linakim Champagne is an art historian and a museology specialist. For several years now, she has been working at Joliette’s Musée d’Art as a technician and as an art collection manager; she participates in the work acquisition process for example. She was also involved in the organization of many mural projects, which implied many artists from Quebec at the museum. Her knowledge in contemporary art goes beyond the province’s limits. plus-->

Linakim is interested in the different art forms regarding street art everywhere, from the United States to Europe, since her youth. She visited most important street art facilities, in the world biggest cities, in order to document this trend and collect data. Her archiving work brought her from Paris to San Francisco, with some stops in Reykjavik and Lisboa; she had the chance to meet and interview major street art names. She also does a documentation work in the province of Quebec. After having finished a degree in art history and archeology at Montpellier’s Paul-Valéry University, she is now finishing her master’s degree on street art institutionalisation at Université de Montréal. Specialized in contemporary art, she regularly makes conferences in diverse schools, especially on the legal graffiti practice and on the museum street art interest.

Monique Nadeau Saumier

Art Historian

Born in Sherbrooke, Monique Nadeau-Saumier has a bachelor degree in Fines Arts from Bishop University (1983), a master’s degree in Canadian Art History from Concordia University (1989), as well as a master’s degree in Museology from Université de Montréal (1992). In 2007, she finished a PhD in Art History at UQAM. Monique Nadeau-Saumier is still very active in the museum field, from regional scale to national scale. plus-->

Apart from her many other activities, she sat on the board of directors and on the acquisition committee of the Musée de la Civilisation du Québec as well as on the acquisition committee of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Mrs Nadeau-Saumier is highly respected for her work in preservation and in promoting our regional and national cultural heritage. With her knowledge, she helped governments, municipalities, universities, museums, archives, history societies and art galleries.

Michel Harnois

Executive Director
www.histoiresherbrooke.org

Born in Montreal, he however adopted Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships more than twenty-five years ago. For the past twenty years, Michel Harnois has been a museologist; he is especially captivated by the comprehension and the diffusion of our cultural heritage in all its forms. Over the years, he collaborated with many organizations in order to develop management tools for art collections. Michel also contributed to realize about a dozen of plus-->

exposition projects with a legacy character. He always promoted the visitor’s participation in his exposition discovery or the cultural legacy activity themes. Furthermore, visitors must have the opportunity to touch and feel in order to seize concretely the subject.  In this mind, he leaves a large place for information technologies, which make easier the complex content transmission. Over the years, Michel became a resource person for the cultural legacy field for the city for Shebrooke, the Societe des Musees du Quebec, and for the Federation Histoire Quebec. For the past six years, he manages the Societe d’histoire de Sherbrooke and it is Sherbrooke’s reference for local history and cultural legacy.

 

Executive Director

Born in Montreal, he however adopted Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships more than twenty-five years ago. For the past twenty years, Michel Harnois has been a museologist; he is especially captivated by the comprehension and the diffusion of our cultural heritage in all its forms. Over the years, he collaborated with many organizations in order to develop management tools for art collections. Michel also contributed to realize about a dozen of exposition projects with a legacy character. He always promoted the visitor’s participation in his exposition discovery or the cultural legacy activity themes. Furthermore, visitors must have the opportunity to touch and feel in order to seize concretely the subject.  In this mind, he leaves a large place for information technologies, which make easier the complex content transmission. Over the years, Michel became a resource person for the cultural legacy field for the city for Shebrooke, the Societe des Musees du Quebec, and for the Federation Histoire Quebec. For the past six years, he manages the Societe d’histoire de Sherbrooke and it is Sherbrooke’s reference for local history and cultural legacy.

www.histoiresherbrooke.org

Serge Malenfant

M.U.R.I.R.S. Chairman
http://www.murirs.qc.ca/en/

Sherbrooke native; paintor, illustrator and scenographer, his skillfull approach will allow him to make many technical and trade related artistic creations for well known businesses and organizations. He carries on his training on an ongoing basis which allows him to acquire a broad range of relevant expertise in the artistic field!

In 1996, his desire was not to use colors on a limited canvas anymore, but to spread it more in the environment, in our living space; this is for him the duty of arts and mural arts.plus-->

He founds the non-profit organization M.U.R.I.R.S. (Urban Murals for the Revitalization of Buildings and Social Reconciliation). M.U.R.I.R.S. has as mission to promote the area’s valorization by producing mural works and by favouring social rapprochement. This muralist then becomes the organization coordinating president. His enthusiasm and his obstinate rigor in making true an artistic and historic mural project of this scale was his challenge and was his actions spark.

Thus, this journey allows him to join his two passions, arts and history, as well as making the city of Sherbrooke, the place for mural frescos and Quebec’s reference for mural art.

  • Prize of Sherbrooke’s City Center Personality, 2003
  • Mérite estrien for culture Prize, 2004
  • Prize for Community Involvement from the Société St-Jean Baptiste, 2005
  • Honourable Mention from City Centers and Commercial Streets of the Province of Quebec, 2007
  • Prize for Cultural Leaders in Estrie, 2009
  • La Tribune of the Société d’Histoire of Sherbrooke Prize, 2013
Gérald Gilbert

BaladoDiscovery project manager
http://baladodiscovery.com/

Gerald Gilbert worked many years in the television production field; he participated amongst other things to CBC’s Course Destination-Monde, as well as working in the documentary realisation process for TVA and TV5. He has earned many prizes for his works, including one from the UNESCO. Gerald Gilbert is also a pioneer of the young M-Tourisme industry in Quebec;plus-->

he had already started the conception of multimedia trails in order to follow the arrival of the first smartphones on the market. Gerald Gilbert is also the innovator, the co-project designer, and the project manager of the BaladoDécouverte solution. Gerald Gilbert takes a particular interest in filling the ‘’visitor-experiment’’ on the ground, as well as meeting the visitors and multimedia trail creators needs and expectations.

Gerald Gilbert worked many years in the television production field; he participated amongst other things to CBC’s Course Destination-Monde, as well as working in the documentary realisation process for TVA and TV5. He has earned many prizes for his works, including one from the UNESCO. Gerald Gilbert is also a pioneer of the young M-Tourisme industry in Quebec; he had already started the conception of multimedia trails in order to follow the arrival of the first smartphones on the market. Gerald Gilbert is also the innovator, the co-project designer, and the project manager of the BaladoDécouverte solution. Gerald Gilbert takes a particular interest in filling the ‘’visitor-experiment’’ on the ground, as well as meeting the visitors and multimedia trail creators needs and expectations.  

Samuel Matthieu & Pauline Butiaux

ADUQ, Association du Design Urbain du Québec
http://aduq.ca/

L’association du design urbain du Québec is a Not-for-profit corporation devoted to promote urban design in the province. Born in 2012, out of the energy of young professionnals working in the field, the ADUQ is a pillar in the recognition of urban design amongst communities and is devoted to be a true exchange platform. In this sens, the association intends to unite expertsplus-->

from a wide range of landscaping professions who focus on the public domain and collective dimension of the city: Urban designers, architects, landscape architects, environmental designers, industrial designers, artists, engineers, etc.

One of their projects reaching out to local designers and artists had great success. Indeed, the ephemeral village of Pied-du-Courant was at first a modest gathering at the Peel Basin by the Lachine Canal, in Montreal. For an evening, people where invited the urban social life of this pop up village. Participation was great; dozens of designers got involved and thousands of people came over one single evening. This success became sign this wouldn’t be the last gathering of the sort.

Indeed, as l’ADUQ is always in search for opportunities to create significant public space or gathering spaces. This year, the ephemeral village opened for two months for this second edition! The ephemeral village is an experience based on participation and has an evolving and variable geometry. It is a public space and therefore can be appropriated easily by any kind of public!

David Hamel-côté & Charles Blouin

LUBIE
http://lubie.co/en/

LUBIE

At Lubie, we produce websites and logos as part of our tasks, but mainly we are devoted to creating memorable marketing experiences. Our goal is to communicate your strength and uniqueness to your clientele to make you stand out and reach to the right public.plus-->

DAVID COTÉ-HAMEL
Co-Founder, Creation Director

David has over 10 years of experience in the industry and a great sense of design. He is the master of creation at Lubie and any project must receive his seal before they are presented to the client.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcotehamel

CHARLES BLOUIN
Associate, Artistic Director

Charles always keeps an eye out for any new aesthetic production in the design world. With such repertoire in reference, he knows how to give the “WOW” touch to any project and working with him is a great opportunity.

 

Franck Maurence

Artist – Plastician
http://www.maurence.com/

Graduated from the École des Beaux Arts de Perpignan and from the École des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, Frank Maurence devoted his time to mural art since 1984. From then, he realised multiple exterior murals in public locations in the south of France.

He developed a characteristic pictorial style composed of sharp lines and solid colors to sooth the textures of the support through anamorphosis. He then experiments with a variety of supports and develops a new tracing tool made of a robotised laser.

Conference

Program

PROGRAM
August 14−16, 2014
SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC, CANADA

9th Global Mural Conference
Delta Sherbrooke Hotel
3-day conference with simultaneous translation
Mural Art – Urban Art – Tourism – Trends – Technologies
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS AND MURALISTS

  • The ins and outs of mural creation
  • New trends and technologies
  • Urban tourism

TWO EVENTS IN ONE 
3-day conference with simultaneous translation
3-day symposium on mural art
Creation of 10 murals and activities open to the general public

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

Welcome Day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Location: Delta Hotel

  • 1:00pm – 9:00pm: Registration
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: GLOBAL MURAL ARTS AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (AGA) Meeting.
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome cocktail

 Day 1: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Topic of the day: MURAL ART
Location: Delta Hotel

  • Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 13:00pm: Registration
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Word of welcome and presentation of the day’s program
    Master of Ceremony – Éric Langlois (local actor).Speech – Representative of the City of Sherbrooke, Destination Sherbrooke, Karl Schutz and/or Baron Gordon Prestoungrange, president GMC, M.U.R.I.R.S.
  • 9:15am – 9:45am: Conference “The History of Sherbrooke” by Michel Harnois, historian and director of the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke.
  • 9:45am – 10:15am: Conference “Mural Art in Quebec and Sherbrooke” by Monique Nadeau Saumier, art historian.
  • 10:15am – 10:30am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Conference “MURIRS Illustrated; the Murals” by Serge Malenfant, president of M.U.R.I.R.S.
  • Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch at the Delta Hotel.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Conference “Monumental Mural Art” by Richard Haas, American Muralist.
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Guided Tour of Sherbrooke Murals, by Traces et Souvenances, by bus, bilingual actors.
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm: Free time before the evening
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm: Cocktail and exhibition of mural work from invited artists.
  • Diner at the Delta Hotel
  • 6h30pm – 8h45pm: Word of welcome by MC Éric Langlois
  • Flag Parade (digital – Power Point)
  • Music /Show

Day 2: Friday, August 15, 2014 Topic of the day: URBAN ART
Location: Delta Hotel & Festival des Traditions du Monde

  •  Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Presentation of the day’s program.
  • 9:15am – 10:30am: Conference “Graffiti, Urban Art, Public Art Around the World” by Julien Seth Malland Globe Painter.
  • 10:30am – 10:45am: Coffee Break
  • 10:45am – 12:00pm: Conference “ADUQ & le village ephemère” by Samuel Mathieu & Pauline Butiaux
  • Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch at the Delta Hotel.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Conference “Urban Art to Enhance the City” by Denis Proulx, architect and town-planner, professor at the Urban and Touristic Studies department at UQAM
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Conference “Legal Graffiti” by Linakim Champagne, Art Historian and Museology Specialist.
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Coffee Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Transportation by bus to the Festival des Traditions du Monde (FTM)
  • 3:45pm – 6:30pm: Visit of the FTM. On site performance Graff Multi-Visuel, by Collectif IMPAIR.
  • Diner at the Festival des Traditions du Monde
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Diner under the tent
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm: Free time at the FTM, Various shows and animations on site 10:15pm – 10:30pm: Bus back to the Delta Hotel, shuttle every hour.

Day 3: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Topic of the day: TECHNOLOGIES AND THE TOURISM OF THE FUTURE
Location: Delta Hotel

  •  Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Presentation of the day’s program.
  • 9:15am – 10:15am: Conference “Tendance Produit Touristique” by André Bathalon
  • 10:15am – 10:30am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30am – 11:15am: Conference “Hi-Tech Mural Mapping 3D” by Lubie.
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm: Conference “BaladoDécouverte” by Gérald Gilbert.
  • Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch at the Delta Hotel.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Panel Discussion “Open Forum”.
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Transportation by bus to the Marché de la Gare.
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Visit of the 1st Mural Art Symposium.
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Transportation by bus to the Delta Hotel.
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Free time before the evening.
  • Global Mural Gala Evening at the Delta Hotel
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Gala Diner
  • MC Éric Langlois
  • Animation
  • Diner, music and projection by Étienne Saint-Amant, visual artist specialist in technologies and mathematics.
  • Announcement of the public choice award, “Le Frédéric” voted during the symposium and presented by Radio-Canada.
  • Closing ceremony
  • Music by  THE SINGLES  http://www.thesingles.ca/

Optional Day : Sunday, August 17, 2014
Half-day tour and exploration of key attractions in Sherbrooke
(by reservation before June 15, registration fee of Can$60)

REGISTRATION FEES

Before July 1st, 2014: : After July 1st, 2014: :
For 3 days: Can$425 For 3 days: Can$475
For 2 days: Can$350 For 2 days: Can$400
For 1 day: Can$225 For 1 day: Can$275

Included in the registration fee:

 Presentations  Lunches and dinners  Guided tours
 Activities  Performances  The Symposium

Student rates :

Student rates are Can$75 per day (presentations only), or Can$125 per day for registration after June 15, 2014.

Presentations will be held at the Delta Sherbrooke Hotel:




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