Public Artwork

La Montée de Saumon

La Montée de Saumon
École Jacques Cartier, 7 rue Louis-Jolliet, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Desgagné, Chantale
Text author(s): 
Desgagné, Chantale
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Both sides of the work are located in the Pavillon Le Goéland. The triptych is located on the North-East wall of a corridor leading to the gymnasium, and the mural is on a wall outside the gymnasium.


Mural painted on a concrete wall and a triptych consisting of a painting with bas-reliefs. The mural consists of horizontal rectangles, blue wavy forms and stylized fishes that swim along the wall. The central painting of the triptych is a thin horizontal rectangle and represents similar fishes on a blue background. The two bas-reliefs are larger than the painting and represent children next to a river, which overflows on both sides of the central painting.

Text of the artwork: 

Framed between the wall and the triptych is a text by a student entitled "The Salmon".

Text theme: 
Artwork theme: 
Wildlife, salmon repopulation in the Jacques-Cartier River
Plexiglas boxes have been added to the painting and bas-reliefs to protect them. This decision was made by the school in 1992.
Commission scolaire de la Capitale; École Jacques-Cartier