Friday, May 21, 2010

Will Munro 1975-2010

Mercer is deeply saddened by the death of Will Munro today. He was an indefatigable force in the Toronto art and queer community. Mercer will remember him for his support for our various events and fundraisers over the past few years, and as a close neighbour. Toronto has suffered a huge loss.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

York Lethbridge appointed new Director of Operations and Development

The Board of Directors of Mercer Union are pleased to announce the appointment of York Lethbridge to the position of Director of Operations and Development, effective February 24, 2010.

York Lethbridge brings a wealth of experience in the non-profit arts sector and his leadership will be key in driving Mercer Union’s development and operations strategy. His appointment comes at an important growth moment for the gallery, which is establishing a new presence and record of innovative programming at its current location at 1286 Bloor Street West.

York holds a BFA from Queen's University (2002) and an MA in Art History from York University (2008). He has worked for various arts organizations including the OCAD Professional Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. He has been an active volunteer for various arts-related charities in Toronto. York has also curated independent projects including recent presentations of Connecting with Collections 2: Destinations at Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, and Abject Nature at The Union Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Quickie

Tuesday 15 December, the annual "holiday quickie" party at the Gladstone!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

SummerWorks Festival

Those of you keen on performance art might want to check out the Performance Gallery at the Gladstone Hotel starting August 6th as part of this year's SummerWorks Festival. If performance art is not your cup of tea, SummerWorks has a long list of theatrical and musical offerings to tickle your fancy. A full schedule of events can be found at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Open call for submissions for artists who are living and working in Canada to exhibit in San Francisco. The exhibition will showcase the work of 6 – 8 emerging Canadian multidisciplinary visual artists. This exhibition will be held at The Lab, an artist run centre located in San Francisco’s Mission district. This project is organized by Jason Gowans and Kevin Bertram. Download the submission guidelines.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bank on Art

Bank on Art, a project by Kelly McCray, will harness a functioning ATM screen for artists' projects. Project is set to launch 6 August 2009 but there's still time to submit! Check out for guidelines.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I love...

...ArtStars*. Absolutely fabulous.

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