Collection SC121 - Will Munro collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

CA ON00012 SC121

Titre

Will Munro collection

Date(s)

  • 2000-2009 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

165 posters

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1975-2010)

Notice biographique

William Grant Munro (1975-2010) was a Toronto-based visual artist, community builder, event organizer and entrepreneur. Munro spent his childhood and teenage years in Mississauga. He graduated in 2000 from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied sculpture and installation. In 1999, he founded Vazaleen, a now legendary series of dance parties. In 2006, he and Lynn MacNeil purchased the Beaver Café, a hub of artistic, musical and social activity at Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. Munro worked as a DJ for events in the visual art community. He served on the Board of Directors of Art Metropole and York University. His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at numerous venues including Art in General, New York; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union, Art Gallery of York University, and Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. His work is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

Histoire archivistique

The posters now constituting the Will Munro collection were willed to the AGO by the artist, and on his death were given to the gallery by his mother, Margaret Munro.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

AGO Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Will Munro, 2011

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Collection consists of posters designed by Will Munro for events organized by him at various venues in downtown Toronto. Posters employ a variety of media and processes, including silkscreen and photocopies. Some of these posters were featured in Will Munro: Total Eclipse, July 31 – September 26, 2010, part of the Toronto Now series of exhibitions at the AGO. Silk-screening of many of the posters was carried out by Michael Comeau.
Contains series:

  1. Vaseline / Vazaleen / Vazoween posters
  2. Peroxide posters
  3. Moustache posters
  4. 7th Heaven posters
  5. Miserable Mondays posters
  6. NO T.O. posters
  7. Posters for various events at The Beaver Restaurant

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

No further accruals are expected.

Mode de classement

Collection is organized according to event, as received from Margaret Munro. Events for which there are fewer than 10 posters have been grouped together in Series 7.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright has been transferred to the Art Gallery of Ontario. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Art Metropole and the Art Gallery of York University each hold a similar set of posters by Will Munro. The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives holds a selection of Will Munro’s collection of music recordings.

Descriptions associées

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Art Gallery of Ontario

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Final

Niveau de détail

Moyen

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

August 15, 2013

Langue(s)

  • anglais

Écriture(s)

Sources

Zone des entrées

Personnes et organismes associés

Genres associés