Posters + Student Work: from the collection of Garry Neill Kennedy and Cathy Busby

1st and 2nd floor hallways of the Toronto Art Book Fair

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 15, 6-10pm

Artist Talk

Friday, June 16th at 6:30, Studio 101, with Garry Neill Kennedy, Cathy Busby, and Roger Bywater.

About the exhibition:

“Our poster collection is an accumulation found here and there among our possessions. We will show a selection from: the See Red Women’s Workshop (a feminist silk-screen poster collective, london, 1974-90); a selection from Portikus (the gallery of Stadelschule, Frankfurt) from the early 1990s; some Chinese propaganda posters (1960s); a selection of Halifax event posters (2000s); some individual artist posters by Claes Oldenburg; Lawrence Weiner; A-Yo; Bruce Nauman; General Idea; Cathy Busby; Garry Neill Kennedy.

We’ll also present class books, 1990 – 2017. In these publications students contribute a work of one or many pages and the edition provides everyone with a copy of the resulting book. Garry started the ‘class book’ tradition when he began teaching printed matter in 1990, first at NSCAD and then at UBC since 2013 with Cathy Busby. Following up on this exhibition, we’ll be making a publication about our student’s artist books, 1990 – 2017, to be launched at the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Oct 2017.”

– Cathy Busby and Garry Neill Kennedy

​More about the Toronto Art Book Fair


Friday, June 16, 12-8pm
Saturday, June 17, 12-8pm
Sunday, June 18, 12-6pm


We are thrilled to announce the 2nd annual Toronto Art Book Fair and share our incredible roster exhibitors, exhibitions, partnerships, and workshops. TOABF 2016 garnered wide attention from the media, art community and local public. Featuring 300+ artists, the weekend saw over 4,000 attendees. It is with great enthusiasm that we will be launching two new initiatives for TOABF 2017: Art Book Week and The Common Table.

The 2nd edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair will feature programming under the thematic focus: artists’ books, archives, and alternative narratives. The fair will be hosting three exhibitions:

Each exhibition will be complemented with a panel discussion that addresses themes such as: curating personal collections, contemporary art education, the value and re-evaluation of institutional archives, publishing non-traditional art objects, and the ephemerality of printed matter in the digital age.
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