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Animalia by Anne-Marie Sirois at the Moncton Gallery


January 25, 2016

MONCTON – The Moncton Gallery is proud to present “Animalia,” an exhibit by local artist Anne-Marie Sirois, on display until March 3, 2016.

Through her fertile imagination, the artist shares with us her unconventional, playful, sometimes poetical and always humorous vision of the world. 

“I allowed my work to be guided by fantasy and humour”, says Anne-Marie Sirois. “In recent years, I have made several sculptures out of irons. I later added metal kettles to my work materials. I also had fun using scrap metal from those household appliances and other metal objects to create wall art. I like using my trash to see where my creativity will take me. The "animal" theme appeared several times in those assemblages. My sculptures resemble hunting and fishing trophies, which bring back childhood memories. I found it strange to hang the head of a dead animal showing us its sharp teeth, or a salmon preparing to jump out at us on the wall. Those trophies all seemed very dusty and always seemed to be watching us. I still liked looking at them, but not for too long.” 

Anne-Marie Sirois is from Saint-Basile NB. After studying visual arts at Université de Moncton, she dove into the exciting world of animation. Among other films, she directed Maille Maille (1987), Animastress (1994), Joséphine (2000) and PSSST (2003). She is also an illustrator and has written three stories: Le petit chaperon Mauve (1995), Rose Neige les six nains (2000) and Ma Gribouille tigrée (2006). In 2010, Anne-Marie published Pourquoi 100 fers / Ironic Irons, a book which showcased 118 creations made from irons. A fourth story, Riette l'assiette, is due to be published this year by Bouton d'or Acadie.  Anne-Marie lives in Moncton and works out of her studio at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

The Moncton Gallery is located in the lobby of City Hall, at 655 Main Street and is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Entrance is free.

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Joanne Duguay
Heritage Development Officer – Community Relations 
Resurgo Place – City of Moncton
20 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB E1C 2J8
Tel: (506) 859-2626
Joanne.duguay@moncton.ca