OCAD University's 100th Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)
More than 600 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever -- OCAD University's 100th! This year, GradEx expands to a five-day, six-storey exhibition, including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2015.
Students from undergraduate and graduate programs will show their final thesis work to an audience of more than 25,000 guests, some of whom attend the show to recruit new talent for their own galleries and firms.
Undergraduate programs represented in this year's GradEx are: Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Drawing & Painting, Integrated Media, Digital Painting and Expanded Animation, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Installation and the specialization Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications in the Faculty of Art; Advertising, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design and Material Art & Design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies will present work from the Digital Futures and Indigenous Visual Culture programs.
OCAD U's graduate programs are: Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Digital Futures, Inclusive Design, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Feature sales provide the opportunity to purchase work from emerging artists at reasonable prices (details TBA).
100th GradEx Schedule:
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TTC Directions: Get off at St. Patrick Subway Station and walk west on Dundas to McCaul (south of Dundas).
OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Other sponsors include: Delaney Capital Management, First Capital Realty, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CP24 (Media Sponsor), NOW (Media Sponsor) and Steam Whistle (Event Sponsor).
This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
100 McCaul Street, Toronto