Located in Trois-Rivières, Atelier Presse Papier offers professional artists a production site as well as a place which encourages artistic enquiry and the creation and dissemination of multiple and printed images.
A collective endeavour, Presse Papier represents twenty-five years of human, artistic, professional and financial investment on the part of various artists and partners. Our artist-run centre operates on both a national and an international level. These contacts are the result of numerous artistic and exhibition projects carried out with international partners. This approach enables us constantly to stimulate reflection on contemporary practices through disciplinary enquiry and artist exchanges with groups in various locations.
Hosting artists in residence is also a part of this project of circulating multiple and printed images in various forms. Presse Papier’s role is focused on three main areas: artistic enquiry, creation and dissemination. Annual creative thematic projects, travelling exhibitions, artists’ sojourns and residencies, and publishing artists’ books and other publications place Atelier Presse Papier at the heart of the encounter between contemporary art and various sectors of the public. Faithful to our commitment, Presse Papier contributes to the dissemination and exposure of the work of contemporary artists in Quebec and abroad. All this work contributes to a higher degree of professional recognition for artists.