Dallas Fellini Announced as Inaugural Roselie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher Recipient

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 2:15pm

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce Dallas Fellini as the recipient of the inaugural Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher.

Refurbished in 2018, the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion reimagines the use of the space to encompass many forms of experiential learning. Located on the 3rd floor of the Pavilion, the CEAD connects school, work, creativity and professional development to establish a dynamic community and environment. Recent OCAD U graduates were invited to apply for this opportunity for a private office/studio space in the Centre from November 2019 to April 2020.

Dallas is an arts facilitator, writer, and artist working interdisciplinarily in Tkaronto/Toronto. Their research and writing as of late centres on topics spanning anonymity, graffiti, popular culture, queer identities, and dance. Dallas holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from OCAD University and is the 2019 recipient of the Medal in Visual and Critical Studies. They have published or forthcoming work in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies, Acta Victoriana, and Canadian Art.

Over the course of their time here, Dallas will be incubating a new contemporary art magazine for emerging art writers and artists in Toronto.

I hope to create meaningful connections and interactions between artists and art writers in Toronto, and to lay the foundations for further collaborations.

Dallas Fellini

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Illustration Grad Jinke Wang unveils Food Themed Mural at New Liberty Village Longo’s

Mural of food illustrations
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:30am

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are thrilled to announce a new large-scale mural by artist Jinke Wang (Illustration 18’) in the dining hall of the newly opened Longo’s in Liberty Village.

Created as a gathering space for people to come together, celebrate food, grab a drink at the bar, or a cup of coffee at the coffee truck, the dining hall space is part of a new concept store format that has been designed by Ampersand Studio for Longo’s, and features a wide selection of globally inspired locally sourced meals. 

A request for proposals was announced in July 2019. Featuring a combination of traditional and pop cultural references, Jinke Wang’s fantastical illustrations were selected for their whimsical depictions of everyday urban life and its connections with food.

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk
Ada Slaight Gallery, Room: 225
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Dec. 3 - 7, 2019
Gallery hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park. This series of images capture the connections we develop towards nature, with each other and with ourselves, which are inspired by the natural, cultural and agricultural history of the area. Margaret is a recent graduate of OCAD University and the recipient of the 2019 Parks Canada Career Launcher.

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk

Image of plant in front of sun in distance
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk
Ada Slaight Gallery, Room: 225
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Dec. 3 - 7, 2019
Gallery hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park. This series of images capture the connections we develop towards nature, with each other and with ourselves, which are inspired by the natural, cultural and agricultural history of the area. Margaret is a recent graduate of OCAD University and the recipient of the 2019 Parks Canada Career Launcher.

 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, Room: 225 OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://bit.ly/FootprintsoftheRouge
Cost: 
N/A

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase Announced

Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase banner made of logos
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Welcome to the OCAD University Artist Showcase, where you can discover works available for rent or sale by current OCAD U students and recent graduates.

The showcase of work by OCAD U grads can be found here.

OCAD University is the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada. The OCAD U Artist Showcase on Partial makes it simple to support the creative practices and careers of our artists and designers. Get a head start on viewing and collecting the incredible work produced by our top creative talent. 

The emerging artists and designers featured on the OCAD U Artist Showcase have undergone a juried selection process. Noted for their standout skills and dedication, their work has been specifically chosen for this showcase.

RECIPIENTS

OCAD U’s partnership with Partial Gallery commenced in October 2018. Three students from Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Material Art and Design, all involved in the Design4 program, were placed with Partial Gallery to work on developing a high-fidelity interactive mock-up as a prototype in order to optimize Partial's Dashboard. The results of the student’s work launched in Summer 2019 with Partial’s implementation of the dashboard feature and artist user experience improvements.

Recipients Of 2019 /edition Art Book Fair Career Launcher Announced

Left: Eryn Loughheed illustration. Right: Owen Marshall stop sign work. Images Courtesy of the Artists.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019:

Erynn Lougheed
Mary Kirkpatrick
OCADU Zine Collective
Owen Marshall
Old Growth Press
Xulin Wang
Sangmin Lee
Rabeea Syed

These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers. This is the second year that the CEAD and /edition have partnered together to present the emerging artist and published section.

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /edition Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - 2020 Artist Project Career Launcher

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year OCAD U student or recent graduate with a performance-based practice (such as, but not limited to, Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation). 

Call for Applications - 2020 Artist Project Career Launcher

Kevin Holiday, 2017 Artist Project Recipient on stage with pink and yellow banner behind
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 4:30pm to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year OCAD U student or recent graduate with a performance-based practice (such as, but not limited to, Integrated Media, Digital Futures or Sculpture/Installation). 

Students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work. The successful applicant will participate in the 13th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 20 to 23, 2020. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 200 square feet in size. 

The Show Director will select a successful applicant and The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity. 

Tips for a successful application: 

  • The space provided at the fair is located among other exhibiting artists, as such it is important to keep the sound levels of the proposed project minimal. 
  • The fair hall is lit with overhead lighting and high ceilings. Creating an enclosed dark space would be difficult. 
  • The suspension of materials from overhead is not possible in the fair hall. 
  • The fair is family friendly. Therefore project content should not include nudity or profanity. 
  • A changing and/or staging area will be provided as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be an OCAD U student or recent graduate (from 2018 and 2019)
  • A priority will be given to performance-based proposals, over more static sculptural installations. 
  • A consideration of the successful application tips mentioned above. 

DEADLINE: 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at midnight (EST) 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Apply though Typeform here

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) 
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience 
  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Direct links to recorded portfolio material on a host page (Vimeo, YouTube etc.). Please do not include video files in your application; only links. 
  • A brief artist statement that contextualizes your overall practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity and a very clear expression of your project proposal. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Zviko Mhakayakora, zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca with the subject line "Artist Project 2020"

Venue & Address: 
The Artist Project 2020 Contemporary Art Fair www.theartistproject.com February 20 - 23, 2020 Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: 
http://bit.ly/ArtistProject2020
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

Recipients of the 2019 INLAND Career Launcher Announced

Left: Brandon Hurtado Sandler. Right: Ellie Sandbacka. Images courtesy of the Artists.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:45am

INLAND and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Brandon Hurtado-Sandler and Ellie Sandbacka as the recipients of the INLAND Career Launcher; exclusively for OCAD U Material Art & Design students and recent graduates.

Brandon and Ellie will both receive complimentary retail display space at the upcoming INLAND Toronto show which runs on September 27 & 28 at 134 Peter Street.

Brandon Hurtado Sandler explores weaving, sewing, machine knits, silversmith, soldering, forge, cast jewelry, and fabric printing/dyeing. Blurring the lines between art, craft and design is the end goal with Hurtado-Sandler’s works.  Using self-portraiture to display objects made, he explores the construction of the ‘self’.

www.bhurtadosandler.com

Ellie Sandbacka is a fourth-year thesis student at OCADU. Studying both jewelry and textiles in the Material Arts and Design program. She has a love for illustration, and often converts her original drawings in to fabrics which she uses in the making of clothing. Ellie strives to produce bold and fun clothing. Ellie has a clothing brand under the name ELLIE SANDBACKA which is made up of modern and unique men’s and women’s wear. After graduation she intends to pursue her love of fashion with her brand. 

www.elliesandbacka.com

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - 2019 Partial Gallery (Student) Career Launcher

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for current OCAD U students in the Faculty of Art. 25 students will be given complimentary 1 year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Hub on Partial’s online platform in order to showcase their works, and administrate artwork sales and rentals. 

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