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Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art


Editions Launch at Art Toronto, Booth B23
27 – 30 October 2017, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Mercer Union will launch two new editions at Art Toronto: Mercer Edition 2017 by Duane Linklater, and the 2017-18 Member Edition by Oliver Husain.

For Mercer Edition 2017, Mercer Union has collaborated with Duane Linklater to produce Decoy – a series of 12 decoys cast in solid bronze, modelled after tamarack versions made by artists in the James Bay, Treaty No. 9 area. These decoys are not actually used for the annual goose hunt (which is still an important spring and fall event in James Bay), but are instead made for tourists who wish to purchase something ‘authentic’ from Omaskeko Ininiwak people in far Northern Ontario.

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Oliver Husain has designed Mercer Union’s 2017-18 Member Edition entitled Mercèr Jungle. This glamorous silk twill scarf is available at Art Toronto for both new and existing members. Visit our booth to view Mercer Union's first in-house brand campaign, featuring Rusty. Existing members can collect their scarf at the fair, or expect it by mail this winter. Memberships are available for purchase at Mercer Union, over the phone at 416.536.1519 or online at

Image: Oliver Husain, Mercèr Jungle, 2017. Dye sublimation print on silk twill, 21 x 21 inches. Modelled by Rusty.


Mercer Multiplier 2017
Tuesday 14 November, Doors open at 6PM – Draw at 7PM

Mercer Union has asked 25 artists to each contribute works in limited editions of five, less than or equal to 20x30”. That means 125 chances for you to take home a unique work of contemporary art, while supporting Toronto’s leading artist-run centre. Purchase a ticket to be guaranteed a work at the event – ticket numbers will be drawn in random order giving you one minute to select. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages as participants vie for their favourites!

Each $200 ticket entitles the holder to one edition, to be selected by numbered draw the night of the event. Improve your chances of getting first pick of your favourite work by purchasing a Collector 3 Pack for $500. All ticket purchasers will have an hour to preview editions on offer before the ticket draw begins.


Get $25 off single tickets with discount code MERCER25 until the first 40 sell out!

Participating Artists Sara Angelucci, Karen Azoulay, Steven Beckly, Daniel Borins & Jennifer Marman, Erika Defreitas, Ben Freedman, Qendrim Hoti, Amy Claire Huestis & Suzanne Déry, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Steve Kado, Jeremy Laing, Scott Lyall, Katie Lyle, Jason McLean, Andrew McPhail, Kristie Muller, Andrew Reyes, Graham Roumieu, Sarah Sands Phillips, Curtis Santiago (Talwst), Liana Schmidt, Brittany Shepherd, TH&B, Nikki Woolsey, and Andy Patton

MC Bridget Moser

Event Sponsors
Toronto Image Works  |  Henderson Brewing Company  |  Superframe

Upcoming Events at Mercer Union

Wednesday 1 November
Deanna Bowen in conversation with Gabrielle Moser

Friday 3 November
One Hour Mixer: Joshua Vettivelu

Saturday 4 November
Last day of Deanna Bowen’s One Trial The Long Doorway

Tuesday 14 November
Mercer Multiplier 2017

For further information about upcoming programming, tours and events or to add your name to our email list please visit our website.


Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art
1286 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 1N9

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am–6pm
Admission is FREE and all are welcome

Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, acknowledges the support of its members and volunteers, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council





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