2018 reveals new aspects of Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn’s life and work, through his first biography, written by author Gilles Lapointe. Also, discover some of his work in several exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.




:. 150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act – La Galerie UQAM- Online starting May 2, 2018


” The virtual exhibition 150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act presents art as an integral part of Canada’s social and political history. It looks at Canada through works that have in some way shaped or changed the country’s history over the past century and a half.”


Edmund Alleyn’s sculpture Introscaphe I, 1968-1970, will be displayed as part of the exhibition.


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Introscaphe I

Edmund Alleyn, Introscaphe I, 1968-1970, Wood, fibreglass, paint, electrical and electronic circuits, projection system and other materials, 155 x 365 x 105 cm



:. L’idée du territoire, une exploration des collections – Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal – May 17th to August 10th, 2018


” The twentieth anniversary of Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal will have given Commissioner Geneviève Chevalier an opportunity to explore some of the university’s numerous and rich collections, in the light of certain issues and notions communicated by the works themselves. Through painting, printmaking and drawing, these works often evoke very real sites, as well as mental spaces. 


Edmund Alleyn’s Totem 2, 1964, will be displayed as part of the exhibition.


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:. We’ll all become stories – Ottawa Art Gallery – April 28th to September 16th, 2018


“Twenty-nine years since our founding, and with the impending opening of our new expanded home, the OAG will mark and celebrate this important juncture by drawing together a seminal collection of art to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date.
” — Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO


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:. Mnemosyme – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Until May 20th 2018.


The presentation provides a way to uncover unexpected encounters between the works on display in the new Michal and Renata Honrstein Pavillion for Peace and the installations, sculptures and pictures by 14 contemporary artists from Quebec and Canada.


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Edmund Alleyn, L’invitation au voyage, 1989, Oil on canvas, 241 X 475, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection

:. Permanent Collection – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Also at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among more recent acquisitions, the piece La tribu se satellise (1964), inspired by native-american culture, vitalizes the « Passerelle des plasticiens » under Sherbrooke street.


La tribu au MBAM       EA-T-1964-tribu se satellise

Edmund Alleyn, La tribu se satellise, 1964, oil on canvas, central piece and 10 small paintings, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection.

:. From Ferron to BGL – MNBAQ – On going


Contemporary art from Quebec


This exhibition presents more than 60 key works from 1960 to today by essential figures in the history of Québec art.


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Edmund Alleyn, Lac Brome de La Suite québécoise, 1974, oil on plexiglas, MNBAQ Collection





Edmund Alleyn’s biography
By author Gilles Lapointe, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.


The author’s masterpiece received great reviews!


Read the article «La consécration d’Edmund Alleyn, chapitre 3»  – Le Devoir (in French).




  • Vie des arts, Edmund Alleyn Ou vivre pour l’art, Louise Julien (in French)
  • Lettres québécoises, Alleyn, coureur de formes, Emmanuel Simard (in French)




A word from author Gilles Lapointe on his book (in French)



The  Historical dictionary of Quebec sculpture in the 20th century, online since 2014 and managed by Espace magazine, recently published a page on Edmund Alleyn’s Introscaphe I sculpture.


Take a look!





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A Jennifer Alleyn movie


produced by Amazone Film


This free-thinking artist who passed away in 2004 is returning to express his own vision of life and the world.


Best canadian work -FIFA 2008


Téléchargez le film depuis la France : ici

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