The Plasticiens publish their manifesto in conjunction with an exhibition by four members of the group: Louis Belzile, Fernand Toupin, Jean-Paul Jérôme and Jauran (Rodolphe de Repentigny).

The first Biennial of Canadian Art is organized and circulated across the country by the National Gallery of Canada. The biennials shows, which ended in 1968, served to illustrate the evolution of contemporary Canadian painting.