Collectie SC121 - Will Munro collection

Identificatie

referentie code

CA ON00012 SC121

Titel

Will Munro collection

Datum(s)

  • 2000-2009 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Omvang en medium

165 posters

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1975-2010)

Biografie

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.

archiefbewaarplaats

Geschiedenis van het archief

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.

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

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

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

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

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

No further accruals are expected.

Ordeningstelsel

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.

Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

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

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

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.

Taal van het materiaal

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

Toegangen

Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

Related units of description

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.

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Trefwoorden

Geografische trefwoorden

Naam ontsluitingsterm

Genre access points

Beschrijvingsbeheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Art Gallery of Ontario

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Finale

Niveau van detaillering

Gedeeltelijk

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

August 15, 2013

Taal (talen)

  • Engels

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik

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