Hunter's Moon

Ossa: White Skull
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Through photography, installation, and video, Hunter's Moon explores the complex ethics of getting close to nature as a post-industrial person. The artists engage with hunting culture while raising ethical questions about interspecies relationships.

Carlson and McCallum are graduate students in the IAMD program at OCAD University. Their practices interrogate the conceptual systems through which humans embrace or seperate themselves from "nature".

Venue & Address: 
Experimental Media Space, 1st floor, 205 Richmond St. W
Ossa: White Skull

Slow Art Day

The Sunshine Eaters
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Noon to 5 p.m.



Onsite Gallery is pleased to participate in the annual international event, Slow Art Day.

What is Slow Art Day?
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. For more info, visit Slow Art Day's website here.

What is happening at Onsite Gallery for Slow Art Day
Every hour on the hour (12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.), one artwork in our current exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will be selected for focused viewing. Visitors will take 10 minutes to view the chosen artwork, which will be immediately followed by a group discussion led by one of our gallery staff members.

All are welcome to join the conversation!


The Sunshine Eaters
The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.


About Onsite Gallery –
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.


Images: Installation view: The Sunshine Eaters, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2018. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
416-977-6000 x456
The Sunshine Eaters exhibition at Onsite Gallery

Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

From OCAD U’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice program, MFA candidate Elizaveta Zhurkovskaya is pleased to announce her thesis exhibition Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things. This group exhibition features the work of Jasmine Cardenas, Renee Hayward, Sara Angelucci, Sarah Malekzadeh, and Vanessa Hussey.

Treasured possessions are always part of our everyday existence. As we grow older and our lives unfold, they become markers of our identity. Personal objects help us understand ourselves because they hold our memories, ideas, and aspirations. Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things reveals how personal and family possessions play a critical role in an artist’s self-representation, and how they shape an understanding of who they are.


Opening Reception: 

Saturday March 24th, 2018 - 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibition will be open from March 24 to 29, 2018

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things

Liminal Forms - MFA Thesis Project by Graduate CCP student Karina Iskandarsjah

Liminal Forms
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00am to Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Liminal Forms explores inter-cultural and cross-medium translations in contemporary art to develop an understanding of aesthetically and materially hybrid manifestations. By engaging with art practices that are informed by interdisciplinary methods and the artists’ identity as an indigenous, third-culture, or immigrant individual, Liminal Forms ultimately examines tactics in communicating culturally and geographically specific issues.

Reception: Thursday, March 15, 2018 (in collaboration with Common Room)

Daily Gallery hours: March 16-20, 11AM-6PM

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St W.

Call for Submissions: Conquering Me

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:45pm to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:45pm

Students from all undergraduate programs are invited to submit works for an upcoming exhibition, entitled Conquering Me.

Conquering Me focuses on the themes of “Anxiety & Depression”. Its aim to uplift voices that have faced these challenges in an effort to combat stigma and raise awareness about mental health. We encourage interpretations of Conquering Me in any medium, including writing and interactive works.


  • Interactive work encouraged
  • BIPOC, LGBT, and disability friendly. We strongly encourage marginalized persons to apply.
  • Please let us know if your work has been exhibited elsewhere.
  • We will not accept work more than five years old.

Email: and include "Submission" in the subject line.
Inside the email:

  • Title
  • Medium
  • Year of your work
  • Your full name
  • student number
  • Program and year of study

Please write something to let us know how your work fits in with the theme.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 23, 2018

EXHIBITION LOCATION to be confirmed.

Venue & Address: 
OCADSU, Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West
Conquering Me poster


Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:00am to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

IAMD candidate Dasha Valakhanovitch (MFA 2018) is a participating artist in the upcoming exhibition "PAPER TRAIL". This pop-up exhibition features paper-based art and runs from Saturday, January 27th - Friday, February 23rd, (hours: Thu-Sun 11AM-5PM).

Please feel free to check out the amazing work of these artists!

Venue & Address: 
Lonsdale Gallery - 410 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON

Digital Futures Open Show 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Digital Futures OPEN SHOW is an annual exhibition where we show our best and most interesting work that’s happening RIGHT NOW. The collection of work presented is intended to represent a survey of current ideas, concepts, themes, theories, tools, techniques, and trends being explored by the Digital Futures community.  Last year’s inaugural OPEN SHOW was a big success and we’re excited to do it again.

OPEN comes from the fact that this call is open to our whole community. The show will include works from current Digital Futures undergraduate students, graduate students AND faculty. Works include physical computing prototypes, data visualizations, digital entertainment, games, wearable technology, interactive installations, and performance. For anyone who has asked the question “What IS Digital Futures anyway?” - we’re hoping this exhibition will continue to provide some answers.

Opening Night*: February 1st, 5-8PM (RSVP here:

*At 6:30 PM on Opening Night we will have opening remarks followed by a performance - Inte Sett by J:S:K and Enna Kim.

Open Exhibition Hours: Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd, 12-5PM
DF Talks: Saturday, February 3rd at 2PM
Kids Tour: Saturday, February 3rd at 1PM
General Tour: Saturday, February 3rd at 3:30PM

Location: 49 McCaul St, Toronto, M5T 1V7

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

DF Open Show Planning Committee

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul St

Notes from the Wind: call for submissions

Call for Submissions, Notes From the Wind poster (containing the same information as the event posting)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:45pm

This upcoming exhibition in the Learning Zone aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour), which promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature within a collective context.

We welcome you to submit hangable/mountable work of any form, medium or interpretation. 

Please email submissions to and include:

  • Images of your work that fit the theme "nature in grayscale" (or minimal colour)
  • Your name, program, year of study, title of work(s), dimensions, medium
  • Website/online portfolio, and social media are optional
  • Let us know if your work requires special accomodations

Submission deadline:  January 25 at 11:59pm

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St, main floor

Material Witness by Jill Price

Jill Price Material Witness
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

See the amazing work of IAMD Alumni Jill Price at GravityPope for Canada's largest cultural celebration of design. The Toronto Design offsite Festival is in it's 8th year of transforming toronto with over 100 exhibitions. Considering ecological realities, Material Witness address the Anthropocene while keeping in mind a priviledged perspective on excess. Material Witness is a reflection on the role as maker and consumer within the Anthropecenic age.

Jill's exhibition runs from January 15-21, reception and artist discussion on January 20th, 2-4PM.

Venue & Address: 
1010 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H6