This week, the gallery will only be open Wednesday and Thursday, December 21 and 22. “Le Labo” by Noel Guyomarc’h ends on December 22 and not on December 25. Happy Holidays!

Le Labo
nouvelles propositions du bijou de création au Québec
a collective exhibition
at Materia from November 11 to December 25, 2016
opening on November 11 from 5 p.m.
commented visit on November 16, noon to 1 p.m.

Québec City, November 1, 2016 – From November 11, Materia is showcasing the collective exhibition Le Labo – nouvelles propositions du bijou de création au Québec in collaboration with the Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h. Sixteen emerging Québécois creators are presenting unprecedented, surprising, innovative pieces of jewelry. The opening is on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 5 p.m.

Le Labo is a project initiated in 2010 by Noel Guyomarc’h. Devoted to creation, exploration, experimentation and reflection, it enables many young creators to understand contemporary jewelry pieces and to grasp the expressive possibilities in the field of jewelry. The creations from the Labo have been seen in numerous national and international exhibitions, and many of the artists have been awarded prizes and honours.

With this exhibition, Materia showcases the extent of the jewelry practice in the province of Québec. It is with great pride that we are presenting the work of Anne-Marie Rébillard, Annie Loiseau, Catherine Granche, Catherine Sheedy, Émilie Dell’Aniello, Émilie Trudel, Gabrielle Desmarais, Isabelle Métivier, Karine Rodrigue, Katia Martel, Lidia Raymond, Magali Thibault Gobeil, Mariane Séguin, Marie-Maude Brunet, Nazanin Rostami, and Véronique Roy.

About Noel Guyomarc’h
Noel Guyomarc’h has been working in the field of contemporary jewelry for over 25 years. In 1996, he opened his own gallery, acting as a curator, disseminator, promoter, and adviser. He has organized more than national and international level 90 exhibitions, both individual and collective. He has been regularly invited to sit on juries and give conferences, and he also is an appraiser for the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Since 2010, he has been directing very successful creation workshops. From October 2016 to April 2017, he will be hosting a series of talks by 6 jewellers from the region of Québec City at Materia, thanks to the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, Compétence Culture, and Emploi-Québec.

Materia is an artist-run centre whose mission is to disseminate and promote research and creation in the field of contemporary fine crafts, on a national and international level.