Opening the Universe: Call for Submissions


A call to OCAD students for art inspired by Astronomy

 
DateFriday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 16, 2009 - 5:00am

Email

rkingsburgh@faculty.ocad.ca

The year 2009 marks four hundred years since Galileo first observed the night sky with a telescope. These observations ultimately transformed the scientific worldview of that time, as well as the understanding of our human context within the universe. To celebrate this anniversary, 2009 has been denoted by the United Nations as the "International Year of Astronomy", when many astronomically themed events in Canada and around the world are planned.

In the spirit of the multidisciplinary nature of the International Year of Astronomy, students from the Ontario College of Art & Design are invited to create art in any medium (including digital images and video), inspired by concepts, ideas, themes as well as images from astronomy. The work will be shown at the Idea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre (www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ideagallery). The work will be on display to the general public at the Ontario Science Centre from May through September, with the opening planned for Astronomy Day on May 9, 2009.

Please direct questions about the show, or the submission process, to Robin Kingsburgh (rkingsburgh@faculty.ocad.ca, Rm 304, 100 McCaul St.)

Submission Process and Deadline:
Jan 16, 2009: Submit piece, and attach a 1-page artist’s statement (hardcopy; include your name and contact information) to Rm 304, 100 McCaul St, between 1 and 4 p.m.
Final decisions for pieces to be included in the show will be made by early March 2009, by members of the OCAD and Ontario Science Centre communities.

DateFriday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 16, 2009 - 5:00am

Email

rkingsburgh@faculty.ocad.ca

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Opening the Universe
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 16, 2009 - 5:00am

The year 2009 marks four hundred years since Galileo first observed the night sky with a telescope. These observations ultimately transformed the scientific worldview of that time, as well as the understanding of our human context within the universe. To celebrate this anniversary, 2009 has been denoted by the United Nations as the "International Year of Astronomy", when many astronomically themed events in Canada and around the world are planned.

In the spirit of the multidisciplinary nature of the International Year of Astronomy, students from the Ontario College of Art & Design are invited to create art in any medium (including digital images and video), inspired by concepts, ideas, themes as well as images from astronomy. The work will be shown at the Idea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre (www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ideagallery). The work will be on display to the general public at the Ontario Science Centre from May through September, with the opening planned for Astronomy Day on May 9, 2009.

Please direct questions about the show, or the submission process, to Robin Kingsburgh (rkingsburgh@faculty.ocad.ca, Rm 304, 100 McCaul St.)

Submission Process and Deadline:
Jan 16, 2009: Submit piece, and attach a 1-page artist’s statement (hardcopy; include your name and contact information) to Rm 304, 100 McCaul St, between 1 and 4 p.m.
Final decisions for pieces to be included in the show will be made by early March 2009, by members of the OCAD and Ontario Science Centre communities.

Email: 
rkingsburgh@faculty.ocad.ca
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