Every year, Hydro-Québec puts aside roughly $200,000 for the purchase of works by Québec visual artists to help make their art more widely known and preserve the province’s artistic heritage. Today, the collection boasts over 1,170 artworks, 80% of which were created by Québec artists. Displayed throughout Québec at the company’s head office as well as its regional offices, the works come from many disciplines: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and, since 2011, video.

Activities in 2016

  • We acquired 24 works created by nine artists, including two video works. Five of them were purchased at PAPIER, a contemporary art fair held at Hangar 16 in Montréal’s Old Port.