Permanent Collection

Our permanent art collection has been a labour of love since we first opened our doors.
From Drake’s inception, promoting and sharing art has been integral to our vision, and over the last few years we’ve had the pleasure of working directly with extraordinary artists
to develop site-specific installations throughout all our venues. Expect to see works that range from spare conceptual installations to site-specific murals to kinetic sculptures.
The collection is grounded in contemporary Canadian art with major works by notable artists such as Ken Lum, Micah Lexier, Isabelle Hayeur and Evan Penny. In addition, select works by artists outside of Canada create an international context for the collection.

Featured artists include:
Laurie Simmons + Micah Lexier + 
Tyler Clark Burke
 + Bruce LaBruce + 
Isabelle Hayeur + 
Ken Lum + 
Marianne Lovink
 + Evan Penny + 
Icelandic Love Corporation
 + Balint Zsako +

Francesco Pignatelli + 
TM Sisters
 + Ross Bonfanti + 
Paul Butler + 
Dearraindrop
 +
Elaine Stocki + 
Søren Lose + 
Maya Hayuk + more

From left: Shary Boyle - Jan of Finland (2005), Laurie Simmons - Red Head/Red Dress/Selfie (2014), Janet Werner - Ariel (2013), Aurel Schmidt - Pretty (2007)

From left: Shary Boyle - Jan of Finland (2005), Laurie Simmons - Red Head/Red Dress/Selfie (2014), Janet Werner - Ariel (2013), Aurel Schmidt - Pretty (2007)

(Dining Room stairs) Shary Boyle, Jan of Finland, 2005, oil on panel, 22 x 18 in/55.5 x 45 cm
Laurie Simmons, Red Head/Red Dress/Selfie, 2014, pigment print, 5/5, 28 ¾ X 20 in/73 X 50.8 cm
Janet Werner, Ariel, 2013, oil on canvas 67 X 55 inches / 170 X 130 cm
Aurel Schmidt, Pretty, 2007, pencil, coloured pencil, blood on paper, 15 x 15 in/38 x 38 cm

Evan Penny - Back of Kelly, V.2 (2005)

Evan Penny - Back of Kelly, V.2 (2005)

(Sky Yard stairs) Evan Penny, BACK OF KELLY, V.2, 2005, silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum, 84 x 62 x 15 cm/33 x 24.5 x 6 in

Patryk Stasieczek - Dark Light (2014)

Patryk Stasieczek - Dark Light (2014)

(Second to Third Floor Hotel Stairway) Patryk Stasieczek, Dark Light, 2014, iterative photogram light paintings on fujitrans chromgenic paper, colour lighting gels, flourescent light fixtures, approx. 50 × 48 in / 127 × 121.9 cm.

Winnie Truong - Fulcrum (2013)

Winnie Truong - Fulcrum (2013)

(North Lounge) Winnie Truong, FULCRUM, 2013, printed canvas wrap of pencil crayon on paper, approx. 3 x 2.4 m/120 x 96 in. Photo: Connie Tsang

Sarah-Anne Johnson - Ripples (2011)

Sarah-Anne Johnson - Ripples (2011)

(Lounge - behind Raw Bar) Sarah-Anne Johnson, Ripples, 2011, digital print on canvas, 66 x 107 in/167.64 x 271.78 cm