Art on work site fences
For safety reasons, our work sites must be surrounded by fences. We collaborate with local artists to transform these simple wooden panels into temporary works of art and thus embellish our work sites.
This creative and poetic break, the result of a collaboration with MASSIVart, was brought to the worksite to bring a little cheer to your day. With a northern theme, the palisades first took on the appearance of a boreal forest. We now make way for the fauna and flora of Quebec with a colorful concept, imagined in collaboration with La Camaraderie.
The interactive work by artist Christine Hantzo is produced by MU in collaboration with the Comité Citoyen Laval Les Îles CCLLI. It can be seen on the palisade of the construction site of the future Île-Bigras station of the REM.
The work "L'Archipel" by artist Lucas Saenger is produced by MU. It can be seen on the construction fence on O'Brien Blvd.
The work "We are Roses / Comme des roses" by artist Isabelle Duguay, a collaborative project between the Town of Mount Royal, MU and the REM, embellishes the construction site fence of the future Ville-de-Mont-Royal station.
The UniR Art Program
Unveiling of the REM public art program
The REM public art program, named UniR, draws its inspiration from the union of art and the citizen, and includes an innovative collaboration with the universities of Greater Montréal.Learn more
The REM seen by illustrators
The REM asked illustrators to draw its construction sites in various cities and neighbourhoods of Greater Montréal. Here’s a look at the latest collaborations.
Tania Mignacca is a Montréal illustrator and writer of the Ponto web comic about the adventures of a young orange traffic cone in Montréal.
In this work, Tania has drawn the Southwest sector and the REM’s elevated structure, with Ponto—the main character in all the strips—in the foreground.
Victor is a Mexican illustrator in love with Montréal, its neighbourhoods, its animals and its people. He has illustrated the REM’s construction sites in the Saint-Laurent borough.
He also inspired the article The 3 best ways to explore Greater Montréal with the REM, by showcasing Greater Montréal landmarks and places to see.
Camille Pomerlo is known for her intricate fantasy line drawings.
In this work, Camille has illustrated the railway bridge linking Montréal and Îles Laval over the Rivière des Prairies. She features construction on the North Shore in her work.