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Derrière les portes with Laurent Vaillancourt

We wanted to know : how are the artists doing ?
During the worldwide pandemic, forced to stay home for everyone’s good, we wanted to check out on the artists and visit them – virtually – for a small chat about their practice, their current or past work, and their creativity during those times.
First stop, we invite you in Laurent Vaillancourt‘s workshop in Hearst to talk about his practice, projects and inspiration these days. Discussion hosted by the GNO’s director Danielle Tremblay, streamed on FB live on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 4pm.
Longtime friend of the GNO and flagship Franco-Ontarian artist, Laurent Vaillancourt has a mixed practice he showcases around the province and beyond, with projects such as “Cent bornes” and “World Tour in Ontario“.

He has exposed multiple times at the GNO, recently in “Mission Site” and during past editions of the FAAS – Fair of Alternative Arts of Sudbury.


GNO wishes you Happy Holidays !

After quite the eventful year, the GNO team is closing 2019’s book and is taking a well deserved nap – in order to come back ready for a new decade of contemporary art !

In 2019, the GNO :

  • welcomed a new employee
  • collaborated to the Place des Arts’ Projet Manifeste
  • showed outdoor performances in summer AND winter
  • went on strike
  • left its venue after 22 years
  • moved by foot with a little help from its friends
  • cussed at all the boxes
  • did its strategic planning two feet deep in Lake Nipissing
  • laughed a lot – thanks to legalization
  • boogied at Up Here 5
  • redid its design with Studio 123
  • broke a sale record at Nouveau Louvre
  • prepared yet another ass-kicking outside-the-walls artistic season


We will be closed from Dec.22, 2019 to Jan.6, 2020. We will be back at 139 Durham street from January 7 to 9 for the Nouveau Louvre’s artists who wish to pick up their unsold artworks.