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Fernand Nault: une passion, un legs

Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau

From January 18 to March 17, 2024, the gallery Montcalm, in the City of Gatineau, will premiere the exhibition Fernand Nault: une passion, un legs.


Curator André Laprise is offering a visual arts exhibition in tribute to the work of an important artist in the world of dance, the choreographer Fernand Nault, and to the work of a great collaborator, the costume designer François Barbeau.


Inspired by the costumes created by François Barbeau for the landmark ballets of Fernand Nault (The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana and Tommy), Chris Klein (painter), Joanne Migneault (Migno) (sculptor), Jeanne Méthé (model maker) and Claude Wauthier (photographer) take an innovative look on the creations of the choreographer and the costume designer.


This exhibition was designed as part of the program Faire danser le patrimoine. Jeanne Méthé stages the costumes by François Barbeau. Dominique Laurent is the artistic director of the exhibition. Several special activities will be added to the exhibition. Stay tuned for more details.


André Laprise wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the financial support granted to the project, as well as l’Académie de danse de l’Outaouais and the Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault for their technical and administrative support.