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Collection Summary
 

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Box List

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Bill Thomson fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Bill Thomson fonds. 
Dates: – 1990-2001. 
Quantity:  – 30 cm of textual records and graphic material. 

Biographical Sketch

William Thomson was born in 1947 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned a Diploma in Forestry at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1970 and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography at Simon Fraser University in 1975. He went on to study art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in the Part-Time Studies Diploma Program from 1984-1993. Thomson has worked in a wide range of media including assemblage sculpture, collage, woodcut prints, mail art, and drawing. He has been involved in and has coordinated art projects related to the social, political, and economic concerns of communities and is, in addition, Director of AVENUE for the ARTS SOCIETY, a non-profit cultural organization in Vancouver, and the Canadian representative of COMAV (World Council of Visual Artists) based in Mexico City. He has exhibited works in Canada, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of mail art exhibition catalogues and ephemera for projects that Bill Thomson participated in between 1990 and 2001. The projects include The Frame Show (Vancouver, British Columbia, 1994); The Canadada Elvis Stamp Exhibition (1995); The Secret Life of 9 Marcel Duchamp (Grand Fresnoy, France, 1995); Send a Can If You Can - A Project of Fan Mail (Luxembourg, 1996/1997); and Peace Island Jeju International Mail Art Show (Korea, 2001).

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by the artist.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Bill Thomson fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Arrangement: The projects have been organized by the artist by country.
Associated material: For further information, see the documentation file on Bill Thomson in the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Index Terms

Names:
Thomson, Bill, 1947-
Document Types:
Ephemera.
Exhibition catalogues.
Negatives.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Bill Thomson fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
 
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 


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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box List

Box Folder
Box 1 File 1 Canada - Mail art projects and miscellaneous art stuff, vol. 1
File 2 Canada - Mail art projects and miscellaneous art stuff, vol. 2
File 3 Argentina - Mail art
File 4 Germany
File 5 Brazil
File 6 Chile
File 7 Havana, Cuba
Box Folder
Box 2 File 8 UK / England / Ireland
File 9 UK / England / Ireland
File 10 Italy, vol. 1
File 11 Italy, vol. 2
File 12 Israel
File 13 Japan
File 14 Korea
Box Folder
Box 3 File 15 Luxembourg / Fan mail
File 16 Mexico
File 17 Macedonia
File 18 The Netherlands
File 19 Portugal
File 20 Panama
File 21 Spain
File 22 Uruguay
File 23 U.S.A., vol. 1
File 23 U.S.A., vol. 2

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