7th Edition
Art Event
June 12 —
September 11
7th Edition
Art Event
June 12 —
September 11


ORANGE mandate

ORANGE is a recurring arts event that functions like a living laboratory to explore issues related to art and the agri-food industry through exhibitions, interventions, and seminars. By showcasing the works of professionals from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, and abroad at locations around the city of Saint-Hyacinthe and in the Kamouraska region, ORANGE aims, among other things, to promote the visual arts across the country and especially in its host regions. Each edition is followed by a publication that builds on the reflection initiated by the event and documents the practices of the participating artists.


Founded in 2003 by Marcel Blouin and Mélanie Boucher, then both employees of EXPRESSION, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, ORANGE, L’événement d’art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe has made a name for itself within the local community, and, nationally in the visual arts sector. Incorporated since January 2006, ORANGE has become an independent organization that is constantly and progressively pursuing its process of maturation and empowerment. In 2003, with the title ORANGE, the first edition of the event presented various aspects linking contemporary art and food. The second edition, como como (2006), took a more political path, the works presented questioned our ways of eating. For the third edition, Il Nostro Gusto (2009), the curators’ reflection was based on the notion of ethics in the agri-food industry. In the fall of 2012, under the title Les Mangeurs, the fourth edition addressed the links between food and death. The two parts (exhibition and performance art) of the fifth edition, Les Viscéraux (2015), offered a reflection on the impulses of hunger and creation. In 2018, the sixth edition, entitled Combining traceability, proposed concrete linkages between the artistic and agricultural worlds around the notion of traceability, the common thread of the event.


Marcel Blouin
Co-director and founder
Véronique Grenier
Co-director and coordinator
Geneviève Barrette et Roxane Chamberland
Administration and secretarial
Mélanie Racicot
Audrey Lebeau
Communications and social media
Patrick Foisy
Étienne Rocheleau and Roger Despatie
Technical managers
Mathilde Varanese and Pascal Audet
Set-up assistants
Elise Anne LaPlante and Véronique Leblanc
Laura Demers
Associate curator, LA FRICHE, experimental virtual space on the web
Marie-Ève Tourigny and Emmanuelle Charneau
Visual identity

Members of the W8banaki Nation​

David Bernard
Director of the Ndakina Office
Vicky Desfossés-Bégin
Interim director of the Musée des Abénakis
Michel Durand Nolett
W8banaki knowledge keeper
Julie Anne Tremblay
Director (2020–21) of the Musée des Abénakis

Team at the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin​

Nancy Rossi
Marie-Hélène Godin
Events coordinator
Steve Fortin
Jean-Charles Gagnon
Infrastructure Manager

Micro-festival team ​

Melissa C Pettigrew
Project manager, VRillE | Art actuel
Claudie Gagné, Dahlia Milon, Caroline Pigeon, André Vézina
Advisory committee

Members of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk Nation

Caroline Pigeon
Officer, research and development of cultural projects
Marc-Etienne Carrier
Communications coordinator

Program, website, and LA FRICHE

Elise Anne LaPlante and Véronique Leblanc
Laura Demers
Texts for LA FRICHE
Colette Tougas
French editing and translation from English to French
Käthe Roth
Translation from French to English and English editing
Marie Tourigny and Emmanuelle Charneau
Graphic designers (program and website)
Printing of program: TC transcontinental

Board of directors​

Émilie Breton
Guy Choquette
Daniel Camirand
Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard
Claude Germain
Daniel LeBlond
Réal Plante
Suzanne Saint-Amour

Previous editions

2015 / 5th edition
2012 / 4th edition
2009 / 3rd edition
2006 / 2nd edition
2003 / 1st edition