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Código de referência
- 2000-2009 (Produção)
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Dimensão e suporte
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Nome do produtor
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.
História do arquivo
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.
Fonte imediata de aquisição ou transferência
AGO Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Will Munro, 2011
Zona do conteúdo e estrutura
Âmbito e conteúdo
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.
- Vaseline / Vazaleen / Vazoween posters
- Peroxide posters
- Moustache posters
- 7th Heaven posters
- Miserable Mondays posters
- NO T.O. posters
- Posters for various events at The Beaver Restaurant
Avaliação, selecção e eliminação
No further accruals are expected.
Sistema de organização
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.
Zona de condições de acesso e utilização
Condições de acesso
Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Condiçoes de reprodução
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.
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Características físicas e requisitos técnicos
Instrumentos de descrição
A detailed finding aid is available at http://www.ago.net/assets/files/pdf/special_collections/SC121.pdf.
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Pontos de acesso
Pontos de acesso - Nomes
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Datas de criação, revisão, eliminação
August 15, 2013
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