Place Publique

Since 2007, Place Publique has established itself every summer on Ottawa Street as a space dedicated to the visual arts and its expanded audience. Site-specific artworks, performances and workshops enliven the space and transform it into an interactive platform by bringing together artists and citizens. By way of a variety of activities, the general public is thus invited to experience unique aesthetic experiences in a friendly and festive, open-air environment. By creating this site of expression, the Darling Foundry affirms the role of art in enriching the community's well-being and quality of life.

The Darling Foundry aims to make Place Publique a permanent project that will be animated throughout the year. Never-ending constructions, noise, visual and air pollution, cars everywhere… It is high time to establish a space dedicated to the citizens in a neighbourhood increasingly shaken by the destruction of old buildings, the construction of new ones and the traffic of multiple vehicles. Conceived as a space of collaborative construction from the inception to the realization, Place Publique aims thus at being a portion of asphalt appropriated by artists and citizens. Let’s ask for a permanent Place Publique dedicated to citizens, arts and ecology in Griffintown! 

A petition for a permanent Place Publique in Griffintown is available via this link and at the Darling Foundry.

A sit-in is also scheduled on Place Publique on Thursday, September 27, 2018 (more information will follow).

3:00 pm 10:00 pm

The Darling Foundry is organizing a peaceful and performative protest to advocate for a permanent Place Publique on the part of Ottawa Street that runs between Queen and Prince Streets. For over ten years, the Darling Foundry has made a concerted effort… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

For the 11th edition of Place Publique, the Darling Foundry offers neighborhood residents and art enthusiasts an exploratory, diversified and participative program. While reaffirming its role as an artistic and cultural landmark in an ever-changing neighborhood,… See more

Performance evening

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6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Place publique

In order to dynamize the Place Publique 2017, a crowdfunding campaign has raised funds for the public work of art Unité d'habitation, by Antoine Caron. Since 2007, Place Publique has established itself every summer on Ottawa Street as a space dedicated… See more

Performance evening

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7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Place publique

FILIATIONS - PERFORMANCE SERIES  Place Publique hosts four evenings of performances in order to reveal the connections between artists. For the past 10 years, the Darling Foundry has enlivened its Place Publique during the summer season with art installations… See more

Vernissage

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

Summer is just around the corner and the Darling Foundry is already busy concocting an ambitious project on the square that is opened to the public in front of its premises during the summer season. In parallel to the inauguration of the artwork Sans… See more

Artist talk

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

For the eighth year in a row, the Darling Foundry expands its activities outdoors by occupying the Ottawa street between Queen and Prince streets. During the summer 2014, the Darling Foundry's ephemeral Place Publique has been very busy with artistic… See more

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

In 2013, swirls of smoke were floating all summer long over the Darling Foundry’s Place Publique. With its trademark caustic wit, the trio BGL has chosen to take over that space by showing Chicha Muffler, a participatory installation that lures us to… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

In 2012, visitors gathered all summer long in front of the Darling Foundry and enjoyed the picnic tables designed by Mathieu Beauséjour to admire the impressive Courte-Pointe by Philippe Allard and Justin Duchesneau. Exhibited from June 14 to October… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

In the summer of 2011, the Place Publique was organised around Plat-form, a sculpture by Alexandre David which fits somewhere between furniture and architecture. Plat-form also allowed to the Torontonian  Malcolm Sutton to present The Coming Envelope… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

The 2010 theme of the Place Publique was Fugue urbaine, an in situ cavalcade with artworks of Canadian and international artists that intertwined with the urban fabric in a neighbourhood facing increasing uncertainty ahead of a major redevelopment. Centred… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

From July 16th to September 3rd 2009, the Place Publique of the Darling Foundry has stressed the value of artistic performances thanks to an audacious program. These performances gathered enthousiasts again but also workers and residents of the neighborhood… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

The second edition of the Place Publique was full of public art and events with audacious installations and lively days. Following up on his 2007 vegetation wall, the French artist Jean-Paul Ganem used a new technique to colour and add green to the Darling… See more

Soirée performance

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7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Place publique

For the first time, an artistic platform has been settled every Thursday of the summer 2007 and has allowed new visitors to discover the Darling Foundry. The extended hours of the center and the gratuity of the exhibitions these days, the various and… See more