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Quoynary Canada

A Creative Experience

Feature PiecE SUmmer 2022

be yourself


Julie Breton

From the ATMOSPHÈRE painting series. Inspired by the cloudy mountain winter sky of British-Colombia “Be Yourself” explores the similarities between atmospheric conditions and emotions.

Influenced by the abstract expressionist movement, Breton favours an intuitive carte blanche approach to art-making using mixed media materials in her explorations. In a delicate balance of surrender and will, she overlaps bold, expressive strokes, shapes and gestural marks leaving behind a battlefield of visual poetry.

Be Yourself | Four 30” x 30” Panels | $ 8, 650

About the Property

Built in 1900, Rossland's Historic Bank of Montreal Building has been a cornerstone of the Community's economic, social, and cultural life for more than 120 years. Built as a lasting testament to the wealth and importance of Rossland's gold mines, the building survived the destructive impact of two major fires...  physically stopping one of them!

Built by British Columbia's most famous architect Francis Rattenbury, the building is nicknamed "Long Buckby," and is the three dimensional centre of the community. Attentive visitors will note Rossland's height above sea level chiselled into the southwest cornerstone of the property.


At the Quoynary Canada we believe a sustainable economy grows from investments in the intangible. That is why for the past 10 years our family has dedicated Rossland's most significant commercial space to the support and advancement of the arts. An Artscape in the Kootenay's it maintains the cultural core of Rossland.

Rattenbury's flourish for architectural embellishment is reflected in the unique plaster guilloche that adornes the ceiling of the main bank hall.  Historically used to prevent the counterfeiting of bank notes, the  elaborate pattern of a guilloche was initially made by using geometric lathes on metal plates, which were then used to print bank notes.

What is a Quoyn? It is a cornerstone, the singular of Quince,  and a novel way of considering value. The Quoynary is the connection amongst them.

Towards a Creative Economy

Remember When?

The Quoynary Canada welcomes Kootenay Creatives to participate in reestablishing itself as one of the premier venues in Rossland for the appreciation of performing arts.

"Discover the limits of possible by going beyond the impossible"

- Arthur C. Clarke

We strive to display the finest artistic pieces from throughout the Kootenays  

Offering over 1800 square feet of premium viewing space, the main bank hall housing the Quoynary Canada features exemplars from a diverse selection of Kootenay Creatives. From Jewellery to Sculpture and all the wall hangings in between, the Quoynary offers a world class venue for exploring the works of regional artists.

Art is something the eye observes but only the heart knows to be true.

Quoynary Canada

2004 Columbia Avenue,
Rossland, British Columbia, Canada