the archives


GRANDE Print Art Fair and Montreal’s first annual Printed Art Festival

ARCMTL is proud to present the first annual GRANDE Print Art Fair, a gathering of more than 50 artists and organizations selling printed art, meeting the public and showcasing the incredible vitality of this artistic community in Montreal. Held on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 11am – 6 pm on the ground floor at 5445 de Gaspé, GRANDE caps off the ten days of exhibits and events taking place during Montreal’s first annual Printed Art Festival (Festival des Arts Imprimés de Montréal).

For its first edition, the Montreal Printed Art Festival (FAIMTL) is pleased to present free events and exhibits celebrating printed art over 10 days, featuring local and international artists. The city’s rich and dynamic print art scene will finally have an annual showcase where the wider public can discover its impressive vitality and its well-deserved international reputation.

View the web page for the GRANDE Print Art Fair, or join the Facebook event!

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Archiving Concert Posters @ ARCMTL

Archive Montreal has been gathering up and archiving local concert posters and flyers since it was founded in late 1998. For the most part, posters and flyers are acquired not long after they have served their main purpose of promoting a specific event, exhibit, demonstration or social cause. Staff and friends of ARCMTL regularly take down such posters from the walls of cafés, record stores, store entrances—or even from the

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Montreal New Wave Years

A recent documentary film, Montreal New Wave, to which Archive Montreal contributed archival materials, gave us a great excuse to pull out rare and mostly forgotten gems from the New Wave years. Over the course of four special programmes leading up to and during the film’s premiere and current theatric run, Montreal Sound Ark featured thematic shows presented here in music-only podcasts with a photo gallery after the playlists and

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Poster archives: Jailhouse Rock Café

A sample poster collection featured in a recent blog post about Archive Montreal’s poster archives included a fair number promoting concerts at the Jailhouse Rock Café. This bar was known in its previous incarnation as the Bar du Plateau, becoming the Jailhouse Rock around 1994 and hosting more than two thousand concerts before it closed in 2002. Longtime booker and co-owner of the Jailhouse, Domenic Castelli, has been compiling posters

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