This is a big year for grunt gallery and we’ve got a lot brewing. This September, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. Raise a glass and take a moment with us to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.
There’s a lot to celebrate! Thirty years is a long time and it’s time to proudly commemorate the institution we’ve become over these last three decades. Yeah, we said institution. Becoming what we are today did not come easy. It happened over many cups of coffee and numerous bottles of beer. Our vision continues by the generous input and support from people like you.
We’ve found our place, we know we belong here and we couldn’t have done it without the friendship and support of the communities around us. When grunt was founded in the 1980s, we found our footing through the support of the artist communities. In the 1990s, these same artists backed us up when we purchased our facility. Fast-forward a decade and some, our endowment and support from our communities has positioned us for long-term sustainability. Throughout it all, grunt continues to serve artists, and strives to exhibit exciting, provocative and compelling work. We are dedicated to reaching out to our audiences through our physical space or through online media, connecting with audiences near and far. grunt gallery is here to stay and we’re looking forward to a big future.
This year, we’re proud to host a series of events and projects relating to our 30th anniversary. Some of these include: An eBook anthology that republishes 30 texts from our past; The release of performance videos from our archive, curated by Alex Pimm; A series of interventions curated by our Curator of Community Engagement, artist Vanessa Kwan. Which includes a new commission to bring back our “kitchen” in grunt’s media lab using digital media; And, of course, a giant bash of a birthday party!
We hope to see you sometime over the next year at one of our various 30th anniversary events. Whether you’re new to grunt or an old friend, we look forward to catching up with you over a coffee or a beer.
You can show your support to grunt gallery by donating online. Or, you can write us a cheque to ‘Unit 306 Society’. All donations will receive a tax receipt.