Fonds LA.SC120 - Colette Whiten fonds

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Colette Whiten fonds


  • 1970-2009 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7116 photographs
272 cm of textual records
17 drawings
6 films
5 videocassettes

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Biographical history

Colette Whiten (Birmingham, England 1945- ) is a Toronto-based sculptor and educator.

Archival history

The materials now constituting the Colette Whiten fonds were transferred directly from the artist to the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2010.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

AGO Credit Line: Gift of Colette Whiten and Paul Kipps, 2011.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of documentation of Colette Whiten’s artistic career, including records of exhibitions, commissions, grants, awards, and experiments with materials. Documentation of Whiten’s public art collaborations with Paul Kipps is included. Fonds also includes records of Whiten’s teaching activity at several different institutions, including the Ontario College of Art.
Contains series:

  1. Colette Whiten’s files
  2. Teaching files
  3. Documentation of art works
  4. Project boxes
  5. Experimental work and material samples
  6. Publicity material
  7. Personal / other photo documentation

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The contents of this fonds were arranged by Amy Furness to reflect the order in which materials were kept by Colette Whiten as of April 2010. Inevitably there is some overlap among the contents of the series, particularly in the case of series 1, 3, and 4. For details, please see scope and content and arrangement notes for each series.

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Conditions governing access

Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is held by the creator. Copyright belonging to other parties, such as that of photographs, may still rest with the creator of these items. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

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  • English



Archivist's note

Prepared by Amy Marshall Furness, 2011.
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019.

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