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:
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 + KNOW HOPE + more

Julia Dickens - You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking (2014)

Julia Dickens - You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking (2014)

(Cafe patio) Julia Dickens, You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking, 2014, site-specific mural, approx. 2.1 x 4.3 m/7 x 14 ft

Luke Ramsey - Weathered Or Not? (2014)

Luke Ramsey - Weathered Or Not? (2014)

Luke Ramsey, WEATHERED OR NOT?, 2014, site-specific mural, approx 3.6 x 10.6m/12 x 35ft.

Gina Phillips - BLAKE AND GINGER (2011)

Gina Phillips - BLAKE AND GINGER (2011)

(Hotel Stairs) Gina Phillips, BLAKE AND GINGER, 2011, fabric, thread, ink and paint, 142 x 91cm/56 x 36in

Matt and Susan Gorbet - HEARTBEAT OF THE DRAKE (2005)

Matt and Susan Gorbet - HEARTBEAT OF THE DRAKE (2005)

(Lobby) Detail: Matt and Susan Gorbet, HEARTBEAT OF THE DRAKE, 2005, steel pipe, microphones, electronics, 213.4 x 58.4 cm/84 x 23 in

Paul Butler - UNTITLED (2010)

Paul Butler - UNTITLED (2010)

(Dining Room - seasonal) Paul Butler, UNTITLED, 2010, two lightboxes, hand cut duratrans,
152 x 335 cm/60 x 132 in