Ian Jarvis

Ian Jarvis aka Toilet Boy is a Toronto based artist, drag queen and sexual activist. Working with "partner in crime" David Collins he has produced numerous short videos that have appeared in festivals from Toronto, Berlin, New York to Sydney, Australia. Always with savvy and wit, Ian's work is done with a campy yet in your face style. Exposing queer sexuality, identity, violence and abuse form both a political and personal viewpoint. Along with his video work Ian has worked extensively as a visual artist, having shown in numerous gallery settings. Ian is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design and hold an ever active certificate in cosmetology.

Artist Code: 284


Star Trek Voyeur

2005, 07:00 minutes, Colour, English

Unforgettable - An Afternoon with George Hislop

2004, 10:00 minutes, B&W, English

Who needs a man when you can have his best friend?

2002, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Jane Meets the Catholic Church

2002, 09:00 minutes, Colour, English

Smoke Rings

2002, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

Jane Gets Her Butt Done

2001, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

What A Beautiful Day

2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

A Spoonful of Sugar

2001, 03:35 minutes, colour, English

Porno - Tubbies

2001, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Looking for Britney

2000, 03:00 minutes, English

Robbie Goes to New York & Looking for Britney

2000, 08:00 minutes, English

Coloured Lens

2000, 03:15 minutes, colour, English


1999, 03:40 minutes, b&w, colour, English


1999, 01:30 minutes, colour, English


1999, 06:10 minutes, b&w


1999, 01:30 minutes, colour, English


1999, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

COMPILATION TAPE #2 Ian Jarvis and David Collins

1999, 33:00 minutes, colour, English

Vain But Cheap

1998, 06:50 minutes, colour, English

COMPILATION TAPE #1 Ian Jarvis and David Collins

1998, 70:65 minutes, colour, English

Peckers- Patrick and Paul Get Pierced

1997, 07:00 minutes, colour

Something Died With Johnny

1996, 03:35 minutes, colour, English

Love, Sex, Poetry

1996, 04:45 minutes, b&w, English

Again & Again

1996, 02:25 minutes, English

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Like Daddy

1995, 01:16 minutes, colour

You Say Maria, I Say Mariah!

1994, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Chasing the Dragon

1993, 22:00 minutes, colour, English


1992, 05:10 minutes, b&w

Critical Writing

Everything new is becoming old: New Toronto Works short on innovation
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Mar. 11, 2005.