Whether we look back at artists from the NFB since our first Artist Village, the SkewVille duo, the colletive CanLove, HotTea or Wayne White, Osheaga Arts takes pride in presenting each artist or group of artists to support the international influence initiatives of the festival. Alongside renowned artists, every year, Osheaga Art’s lineup includes emerging artists; simply think about Phil L’animal, la Paria, WZRDGNG, artists of EnMasse-PourLesMasses, SkinJackin, What is Adam, students from l’UQAM or Katie Green to name just a few.
This year’s emphasis has been focused on Canadian and Local talent, interactive installations, and how they will influence the festival experience, on site, during related events or through social media.
Osheaga will encourage, once again, visual arts guests to step out of their comfort zones to create projects that open the door to collaboration between different artists, enabling unique and exclusive creations through the proximity orchestrated by Osheaga.
Under the creative direction of Fred Caron, Osheaga presents the exclusive works of:
MUSIC ON PAPER EXHIBIT COMMISSIONNED BY PAT HAMOU
For the past five years the Musique Sur Papier / Music On Paper exhibit has served as almost a primer to the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.
Located in a professional gallery space in the city two weeks prior to the festival, it has been a feast of art and design for the musically minded and lead up to the festival itself.
Music On Paper’s focus is to celebrate the unique art of the screen printed music poster by exhibiting and showcasing some of the best visual artists in this field. With posters officially licensed by the bands themselves, creativity and expression has been key in the modern day poster movement which grows in popularity with each passing year.
Osheaga Arts and Music On Paper has welcomed top talents like Todd Slater, DKNG, Dan Stiles, Jason Munn, Methane Studios, Nate Duval, Landland, Burlesque of North America, Patent Pending, Aesthetic Apparatus and many others in the last five years.
Music On Paper has also been a staple of the Osheaga Arts village for the past three years, with a large tent welcoming many festival attendees and giving them the opportunity to view and also purchase prints of their choice and has been a very popular destination for music fans at the festival.
This year will mark the sixth year for the exhibit and will be housed in a new exhibit space, Galerie France Cantin, located in heart of downtown Montreal and the Quartier De Spectacle. This new location should prove to be very beneficial in exposing many new people to the exhibit and for the first time will run one additional week after Osheaga itself.
Music On Paper will take place from July 21 – August 7, 2016 and will include the work of Eric Nyffeler, Sean Mort, Delicious Design League, Methane Studios, Zeb Love, Garcia Design, John Vogl, Brian Danaher and others.
Opening vernissage is Thursday July 21 and is open to the public.