Our production studios are available to professional artists so that they can explore new techniques and open their practices to other media. An indispensable site for visual arts creation and display, Fonderie Darling is thus enhancing its activities by providing an extensively equipped multidisciplinary production facility. By encouraging the sharing of expertise, Fonderie Darling hopes to strengthen collaborations within the Montréal art community.
Ever since the former industrial building was converted into a visual arts center, which then added spaces for local and international artist residencies, Fonderie Darling has always promoted a spirit of cooperation by supporting the creation and display of works by emerging artists. This is why it was seen as important to make state-of-the-art equipment accessible at a very affordable membership price.
The workshops are divided into four different stations:
- Wood station
- Metal station
- CNC station
- Ceramic station
LIST OF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE
- saw bench
- mounting module
- band saw with guide
- belt sander and disc
- orbital sander
- radial miter saw
- assortment of greenhouses
- drill press
- manual and pneumatic tools
- metal bandsaw
- heavy duty grinder
- semi-automatic welder
- cut-off saw
- angular grinder
- ceramic oven
CONDITIONS OF USE
Fonderie Darling operates in a spirit of sharing and exchange. In order to benefit from access to the resources and equipment of the production workshops, the user must register as a member according to the subscription form mentioned below.
Fonderie Darling offers two memberships:
- Unlimited annual access: $ 600
- Unlimited monthly access: $ 100
This introductory price includes: access to all equipment of the production workshops in the available time slots and an introduction to their use by one of our technicians. The annual subscription plan also includes all the benefits available to active members of Fonderie Darling, which you can find by clicking here.
Users must have paid their membership in order to use the production workshops.
To become a user member or to reserve a time slot for one of our production workshops, please contact Frédérique Thibault by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-759-9815.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, by reservation.
For the realization of its production workshops, Fonderie Darling was supported by the City of Montreal.