Collective of Montréal children
Les enfants dans la ville (1980)
Gift of the City of Montréal
Location: east mezzanine
This mural was made from cement blocks designed based on sketches and clay bas-reliefs created by 330 children aged six to twelve. They feature the children’s interpretation of four subjects: places to live, people in the city, parks, and transportation.
Did you know?
This project was carried out by the City of Montréal’s sports and recreation department as part of the International Year of the Child.
About the artists
The young artists took part in creative workshops held in April and May 1980 at the Centre communautaire Masson and Aréna Préfontaine. The mural’s 330 cement blocks were moulded in modeling clay bas-reliefs created by the children.