Collection SC121 - Will Munro collection

Área de identificação

Código de referência

CA ON00012 SC121

Título

Will Munro collection

Data(s)

  • 2000-2009 (Creation)

Nível de descrição

Collection

Dimensão e suporte

165 posters

Área de contextualização

Nome do produtor

(1975-2010)

Biografia

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.

Entidade custodiadora

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.

Procedência

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

Área de 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.
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

Avaliação, selecção e eliminação

Ingressos adicionais

No further accruals are expected.

Sistema de arranjo

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.

Área de condições de acesso e uso

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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Área de documentação associada

Existência e localização de originais

Existência e localização de cópias

Unidades de descrição relacionadas

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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Área de controle da descrição

Identificador da descrição

Identificador da instituição

Art Gallery of Ontario

Regras ou convenções utilizadas

Status

Final

Nível de detalhamento

Partial

Datas de criação, revisão, eliminação

August 15, 2013

Idioma(s)

  • inglês

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