It took almost two years of preparation to create the majestic work that’s now taking place on the south wall of the Rideau Boulevard viaduct.
The 6 artists payed tribute to the singer-songwriter born in Rouyn-Noranda, Richard Desjardins. They were inspired by the lyrics of the poet's songs. The mural makes sense for the population of Rouyn-Noranda as well as for the population of all Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
In 2017, the people of Rouyn-Noranda named Richard Desjardins first on the list of its cultural treasures. This mural reflects the feeling of pride that citizens feel about Richard Desjardins’s art. A masterful work art that makes Abitibi-Témiscamingue shine throughout the Francophonie.
Murale tribute to Richard Desjardins, was created in 2018 by Annie Boulanger, Annie Hamel, Valery Hamelin, Ariane Ouellet, Johannie Seguin and Brigitte Toutant.
Length of the mural: 188 meters
Wall mural area: 12,163 sq. Ft.
Quantity of paint used: 100 gallons
Number of hours worked: 2,800 hours
Photos: Louis Jalbert