Artistic orientation

The NBCS promotes diversity of approach and type of practice. It invites professionals who are well-known for their expertise and their knowledge of the milieu in Quebec, Canada and abroad. It develops a theme that is considered to be alive, original and meaningful, taking into consideration the advances and currents in contemporary art. This mode of operation contributes to the dynamism of the event, provides a platform for reflection, discussion and exchanges on issues arising from the practice of, and current trends in sculpture.

With an expanded field of activity, it promotes the search for and the production of new works. Its mission is to bring out the dynamism of this fragile, unstable but leading-edge position animating related practices that are both tributary to and inclusive in sculpture, while at the same time resistant and unsubmissive. Each edition, taken together, evokes the complexity, the interchange and the decompartmentalization that today's approach to contemporary sculpture can represent.


The National Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture has, as mandate, to organize, disseminate and promote its exhibitions and events stemming from the outburst in the area of sculpture production in Quebec, Canada and abroad. The NBCS produces programming consisting of a tour of exhibitions showcasing the production of new works, satellite events, conferences and awareness workshops. It participates in cultural life and helps to sensitize and increase public interest in contemporary sculpture.


The NBCS is a not-for-profit cultural organization. The corporation was founded in 1983 under the name The National Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, by artists from Trois-Rivières.

To broaden its field of activity, in 2003 the event became The National Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture in Trois-Rivières (NBCS). A Board of Directors consisting of seven individuals coming from the fields of art and business and an organizing committee see to the good organization of each event. Funding is ensured through grants from the federal, provincial and municipal governments in association with partnerships of local organizations and businesses.


  • To produce a powerful catalyzing event for the medium of sculpture at the regional, provincial, national and international levels.
  • To produce a biennial event on the even numbered years, from June to September, around which multidisciplinary satellite activities and awareness workshops may be grafted.
  • To produce promotional tools and tools for reflection based on contemporary sculpture.
  • To develop partnerships, raise awareness and expand the target clientele.


Administrative Council

Roger Gaudreau

Julie Harnois
Vice President

Hélène Beaudry

Christine Guillemette

Philippe Boissonnet

Claudia Marcotte

Guylaine Champoux

Orientation & artistic selection committee 2017-2018

Lynda Baril
Executive & artistic Director of BNSC

Émilie Granjon
Critics, art historian, curator & Executive Director of CIRCA, art actuel

Audrey Labrie

Art historian, artistic coordinator of Atelier Silex, projects manager

Guylaine Champoux
Artist, curator, teaching fellow at Trois-Rivières College & University of Québec

Christiane Simoneau
Founding member of the BNSC, museologist, curator & Executive Director of the Galerie d’art du Parc

Organizing committee


Linda Baril
Executive & artistic director

Audrey Labrie
Artistic director & projects manager

Lise Barbeau

Communications director

Monique Lamothe

Media development officer

Jovette Gagné
Office agent


Christiane Simoneau

Administrative management, consultant

Louise Paillé

Artist, art historian, consultant

Ève Tellier-Bédard
Web master & lead animator

Olivier Ricard
Project manager

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