Ivory Tickler

8 December 2012 8pm

Not your average artist-run holiday party! Featuring Dean Baldwin VSVSVS DJs Bridgette Sullivan & Josh Voynovich Dean Baldwin‘s Bar Piano, first conceived for Nuit Blanche 2012 at Hart House, specially commissioned by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2012). Recent projects include; Lime Eyes at Parisian Laundry in Montreal (2012); Oh Canada! at the MASS […]


RG*RG / Polycephaly: Art, Funding, and Mythology

8 November 2012 6pm - 7pm

with Peter Kingstone Bringing forward ideas central to his artistic practice, this talk will explore the intersections between art, funding and the myths involved that all artists should know about. Please RSVP to Ellyn Walker, RG*RG Program Coordinator, at Peter Kingstone holds a Philosophy/Cultural Studies Degree from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and Masters […]


RG*RG / Graduate Students: Applying for OGS and SSHRC

25 September 2012 6pm

with Ellyn Walker The beginning of fall 2012 graduate programs also marks the time that Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants are due to fund 2013-2014 graduate studies. By attending this workshop, you will gain hands-on knowledge about grant research, writing and editing including collective and individual […]


In Studio: Roula Partheniou

25 September 2012 7pm

Join in this exclusive opportunity to meet over drinks with artist Roula Partheniou at her studio. Free and guaranteed to Mercer Union Sustaining Members on RSVP. Space is extremely limited. Select tickets may be available to non-Sustaining Members for $25. For membership inquiries, contact York Lethbridge, Director of Operations & Development by email at […]


RG*RG / Cover Letters, Resumes and CVs

18 September 2012 6pm

with Ellyn Walker Due to the growing competition and precarity of employment within the arts, eloquent, effective cover letter, resume and CV writing are all invaluable assets to bring to any job. As the first introduction many employers will have, your professional writing and application practices could make the difference between gaining employment and not. […]


RG*RG / Zines & Self-Publishing

28 August 2012 6pm

with Maggie Groat & Jimmy Limit Visibility is a central form of self-marketing, and accessibility to artist writing, artwork and research is a valuable process. Learn about economic, DIY ways to disseminate your work to the public, while at the same time creating a personal archive to be sustained. For more information, contact Ellyn Walker, […]


RG*RG / D.I.Y. Documentation

7 August 2012 6pm

with Ryan Park Learn the basics of documenting your work using what you have, what your friends have, or how to make it look like you know what you’re doing. This workshop will consist of an overview of documentation practices and how to maintain consistent image-based records from an object-based perspective that incorporates D-I-Y practices. […]


The Fake Revolt: Readings by Tamara Faith Berger, Malcolm Sutton and Jacob Wren

31 May 2012 12am - 12am

Thursday 31 May, 8pm Free Tamara Faith Berger, Malcolm Sutton and Jacob Wren read from their recent work. An exploration of what literature might mean, and become, today. And how it may, or may not, connect with feelings of revolt. About the Authors Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote pornography for a […]


In Studio: Ian Carr-Harris & Yvonne Lammerich

26 April 2012 7pm

Free and guaranteed to Sustaining Members on RSVP. Refreshments will be served. Join in this exclusive opportunity for Mercer Union Sustaining Members to meet over drinks with artists Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich. Ian Carr-Harris is an artist based in Toronto whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. Exhibitions include the Paris […]



20 March 2012 12am - 12am

Tuesday 20 March 2012, 7PM An evening of screenings and performances from artists featured in BLAST COUNTERBLAST Edited by Steve Reinke and Anthony Elms Published by Mercer Union Distributed by WhiteWalls / University of Chicago Press Bar will be open all evening. Special discount on all book purchases! BLAST COUNTERBLAST features contributions by Stuart Bailey, […]



17 March 2012 12am - 12am

SPIKED TEA 2012 A Mercer Union Afternoon Social Saturday 17 March, 2PM Tickets $75 | Members $65 click to purchase or call to confirm 416.536.1519 Following the success of Spiked Tea 2011, Mercer Union once again hosts the time-honoured ritual of high tea… with a contemporary twist! Engage in lively conversation with prominent Toronto […]


In Studio: Jennifer Murphy

8 March 2012 12am - 12am

In Studio with Jennifer Murphy NOTE NEW DATE: Thursday 8 March, 7 PM Exclusive visit for Sustaining Members of Mercer Union Refreshments will be served Mercer Union invites Sustaining Members to meet over drinks with artist Jennifer Murphy. Murphy is a Toronto-based artist. Working mainly in collage, she uses different materials ranging from cut and sewn […]


Offsite Talk & Screening at the AGO!

17 January 2012 12am - 12am

Artists in Conversation: Pierre Leguillon and Annie MacDonell Preceded by a special screening of Nostalgia by Hollis Frampton Tuesday 17 January, 7 PM Jackman Hall (use McCaul Street entrance) Free Join us on Tuesday 17 January at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, for a discussion with artists Pierre Leguillon and Annie MacDonell, moderated […]


Artist Talk: Deborah Stratman

15 January 2012 12am - 12am

Join us on Sunday 15 January at 2PM for a talk by Chicago-based artist Deborah Stratman about the current installation “Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen (2)” in relation to previous works and her current research.