The Hank Bull collection

The Hank Bull collection

Hank Bull is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and organizer who has played an integral role in the history of the Western Front as a performer and administrator, while also actively pursuing and promoting interconnectivity between artists and artist-run centres globally for over 40 years.

The Hank Bull collection is distinct as the second collection/fonds acquired by the Western Front, containing original and collected artworks, early video-phone telecommunication equipment and technology, performance costumes, photographs, videos, and textual and graphic records relating to the history of the Western Front, Infermental, the Vancouver Artists’ League, Art’s Birthday, and the Jiangnan project (1998).

For a complete list of contents in the Hank Bull collection, please see the finding aid.

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Western Front would like to thank Hank Bull for his donation, and the work of Andy Resto, Master of Archival Studies candidate at the iSchool at the University of British Columbia, for his extensive work in researching, arranging and describing these materials.

With the generous support of the BC History Digitization Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, we were able to digitize many of the materials in the collection.