As fall begins, it is clear that the pandemic is still present in our lives. Things have gotten better, though there is still room for improvement. Despite the uncertain climate, the Quebec Gay Archives began the year with optimism.
Our activities slowly resumed and the team was able – by appointment only – to respond to the requests of multiple researchers, journalists, and community organizations. We have successfully completed multiple exhibits and research projects in partnership with other LGBTQ2S+ organizations.
However, our momentum is hampered by many sanitary restrictions, and it will probably be months before we are able to go back to full capacity. Financial precarity remains our greatest obstacle, which is why, once again, we are turning to you, loyal donors, for your generosity.
This year, by buying a $75 ticket, you can get a chance to win a work by Françoise Sullivan valued at $1750. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation and at the same time become a member of the Archives for a year. If you buy two tickets, your chance to win will double, and so on. For a $500 donation, you will receive seven (7) tickets and a series of postal cards by photographer Robert Laliberté.
All raised funds will contribute to the functioning of the organization. Thankfully, up until now, the greater LGBTQ2S+ community responded to our annual call with great generosity.
We are certain this year we can once again count on your support.
The members of the board of directors, the employees and the volunteers thank you in advance.
Françoise Sullivan, Murmure, 2018, etching on acid-free paper.
Size: 34 x 33 cm. Print of 20. Artist proof VIII/VIII.
Size 61 x 76 cm (24 x 30 in.).
Signed and numbered by the artist. Value of the framed artwork: $1750.
A unique and versatile artist, Françoise Sullivan started as a dancer and choreographer, pursued sculpting in the 1960, then conceptual art in the 1970s, before dedicating herself to painting in the 1980s, which she continues to this day. Along with Paul-Émile Borduas, she is a founding member of Les Automatistes, an avant-garde movement with which she signs the 1948 manifesto Refus Global.
Her work is the subject of countless individual and collective exhibits, such as the ones presented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal retrospectives in 1981 and 2018 and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal in 2003. She is the recipient of the Paul-Émile-Borduas prize in 1987 and is currently part of a group exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York.
Françoise Sullivan generously donated the 2018 work Murmures to the Quebec Gay Archives The artwork is framed.
The artist is represented by the Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal