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:
(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.
(North Lounge) Winnie Truong, FULCRUM, 2013, printed canvas wrap of pencil crayon on paper, approx. 3 x 2.4 m/120 x 96 in.
(Lounge, DJ Booth) Lazy Mom, Nice to Meat You, 2015, Site Specific Installation, 40 x 11IN / 101.5 x 28CM
(Lounge, Raw Bar) Luke Painter, Modern Art Sculpture Garden with Tiffany Stained Glass Windows, 2013-2015, Site Specific Installation, 65.5 x 107.5in / 166 x 273cm
(Sky Yard, East Wall) Luke Ramsey, WEATHERED OR NOT?, 2014, site-specific mural, approx 3.6 x 10.6m/12 x 35ft.