• Symposium of Baie-Saint-Paul

Official Opening

Anne Beauchemin

Artistic Director

Anne Beauchemin
Artistic Director

Anne Beauchemin is an art historian, independent curator and part-time university instructor (Université de Laval). She has written the first analysis of the history of the Symposium, covering the years 1982-1999 and 2000-2011. In 2013, she published Le Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul: L’art en pensée et en actes.

Françoise Sullivan

Honorary President

Françoise Sullivan
Honorary President

We are honoured to welcome Françoise Sullivan as our Honorary President in this year that marks her 100th birthday. This versatile and unique artist has left her mark in dance, sculpture, conceptual art and painting in Quebec. We celebrate this prolific artist and her contribution to the art world.

Brief History

Founded in 1982 by Françoise Labbé under the name of the International Symposium of Young Painting in Canada, the International Contemporary Art Symposium of Baie-Saint-Paul is a unique event in Quebec, recognized both in Canada and abroad.

Art: Our Passion!

A live creation experience: thirteen artists at work, from Quebec, Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec, as well as Canada, the United States and from everywhere around the world !


Theme of the edition

Theme of the edition


  • July 2023
  • August 2023


Friday, July 28th
7h00 PM

Official Opening

Jacques St-Gelais Tremblay pavilion of the MACBSP


The 41st edition of the Symposium will launch on 28 July at 7:00 p ...


Saturday, July 29th
4h30 PM
Lecture - Public talk by Gilles Daigneault

Françoise Sullivan : une femme libre

Jacques St-Gelais Tremblay pavilion of the MACBSP


The art critic Gilles Daigneault will pay tribute to Françoise Sullivan, a major figure in the visual arts in Quebec, and to her prolific and protean body of work in several artistic disciplines: dance, sculpture, painting, photography and installation ...


Thursday, August 3rd
5h00 PM - 7h00 PM
Presentation - Rosalie Gamache, Josiane Lanthier, Antoine Lortie, Pascal Caputo

Thursday 5 to 7 Meet and Greets with the Artists

Jacques St-Gelais Tremblay pavilion of the MACBSP


This year, take part in informal meet and greets with the artists and the artistic director from 5:00 to 7:00 p ...


Wednesday, August 9th
8h00 PM
Movie - * Free admission

If the Weather Permits | Le dernier Nataq

If the Weather Permits

Quebec, 2003, 27 min ...



Annaliese Rosa Brown

Born in New Zealand and lives and works in Te Whanganui-a-tara, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

_Bio Annaliese Rosa Brown is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Massey University in New Zealand ...

Pascal Caputo

Born in Montreal, he lives and works in Plessisville, Quebec.

_Bio Pascal Caputo was born in Montreal and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual and media art from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) ...

Bertrand Carrière

Born in Ottawa, Ontario and lives and works in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec.

_Bio Bertrand Carrière holds a master’s degree in communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal and teaches at the Université de Sherbrooke ...

Christian Chapman

Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lives and works in Ontario.

_Bio Christian Chapman (born 1975, Thunder Bay, ON) is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation ...



5.00 $
taxes included
  • Single fare
  • ** Admission to the Symposium

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Power Corporation du Canada

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Partners and Collaborators

Gouvernement du Québec Patrimoine Canada Ville Baie-Saint-Paul Tourisme Charlevoix Fondation RBC Association des musées canadiens MRC Charlevoix Desjardins Le Germain Hôtels

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