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

TODAY: Barry Ace - Nigig Open Studio

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indigenous Visual Culture’s Nigig Visiting Artist Resident Barry Ace will open his studio to the public and present his new work “How can you expect me to reconcile when I know the truth?” made during the residency. His ‘work in progress’ will be exhibited this spring at Supermarket Art Fair 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. Be among the first to see this important work!

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work.

For Information, please contact:


About the artist

Barry Ace is a practicing visual artist and currently lives in Ottawa. He is a band member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. His mixed media paintings and assemblage textile works explore various aspects of cultural continuity and the confluence of the historical and contemporary.

Image: Courtesy of the artist.

The Nigig Artist In Residence Program is supported through the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development Targeted Initiative Fund.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Room 718, 7th Floor, 205 Richmond St.
Image: Courtesy of the artist.

History of Textiles Since 1800s Exhibition

Photograph of dress with prominent sleeves that were in fashion. Sleeves are shown in indigo dyed hemp.
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, January 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

This exhibit features research based textile works created by students of Lynne Heller's third year Materials Art and Design course called Textile History Since 1800s. Each of the textile pieces respond to historical processes, techniques, materials and fabrics or iconic fashion styles from the 19th to 21st centuries while "addressing the traditional and contemporary role of textiles in culture.

Using stitchwork, beading, dyeing, quilting and sewing techniques, the students were able to examine and incoroporate ideas on language, grief, identity or social conditions and cultural movements from the punk movement of the 70s to Abrstract Expressionism movement after World War ll.

Participating students are: Ayesha Babar, Molly Fletcher Berman, Stephanie Cloutier, Emma Enright, Elliot Grover, Shiemara Hogarth, Akash Inbakumar, Nomi Juhasz, Rajetha Kalatharan, Kendra Martyn, Rida Rajani, Saman Salman, Jenn Wingfield, Kye-Cha Yang and Ruitong Zhu.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
416-977-6000, ext. 2529

Tables, Chairs and Other Unrelated Objects

Tables, Chairs and Other Unrelated Objects 7
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Over the years, Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects has become a growing tradition within the school’s design department. For its seventh edition, and as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the exhibition will be hosted by Artscape Daniels Spectrum for the first time ever, while Ignite Gallery will concurrently showcase works from this past year’s cohort. The exhibition is curated by Ellie Oram and Jasmin Liu with the input of our long time sponsor Monarch Plywood and the furniture design faculty. 

For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. The role of furniture is explored; as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego.


165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Exhibition runs: January 10 - January 24, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 20, 6 - 10 p.m.

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

Ignite Gallery will be featuring work by:


Image: Stein Wang (STUDIO HI THANKS BYE) - UO


585 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor Gallery

Exhibition runs: January 14 - February 4, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 18, 6 - 9 p.m.

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Daniels Spectrum will be featuring work by:


Learn more: Toronto Design Offsite Festival

This exhibition was made possible by the generous contributions of Monarch Custom Plywood, Artworkers Retirement Society, Keilhauer, and Artscape. Special thanks to gallery coordinators Elle Alconcel and Esmaa Mohamoud, OCAD U faculty members Gord Peteran, Ted Hunter, Kirsten White, Connie Chisholm, and all participating designers.


Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information please contact the gallery ( or visit our website:


Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4 | Artscape Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor Gallery
(416) 596-7538
Free and open to the public

Convergence - Works by Continuing Studies Instructors

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Exhibition featuring diverse work from Continuing Studies instructors at OCAD U.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery 285 Dundas Street West

Call for Submissions: First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication

call for submissions poster
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:15am

OCAD U First Generation students from all undergraduate programs are invited to submit work on the theme of MIGRATION for this year's exhibition and publication. Accepted works will be on display in the Learning Zone from March 22nd to March 30th, and will be printed in our publication. 

This year's theme is Migration, meaning "movement from one part to another". This theme can be interpreted in any medium, including writing. 

To apply, email with the following:

  • one high-resolution colour image (1500x1500 px minimum) of your work. **Note that the publication will be printed in two-tone risography, therefore please keep in mind that your work should read well as a greyscale image.
  • Title, medium, and year of your work.
  • Your full name, student number, program, and year of study. 

Deadline: midnight of January 15, 2018.

*First Generation refers to students who are first in their family to attend university. 

Come Up To My Room - The Gladstone Hotel

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Congratulations to our current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design MDes student Katrina Tompkins, IAMD alumni Ashley Snook (MFA 2016) and Digital Futures alumni Jordan Shaw (MFA 2017) who will be showcasing their work at the Gladstone Hotel's upcoming event "Come Up To My Room".

"Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 128-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike."

For full description and more information please visit:


CUTMR will be taking place on January 18-21, 2018

January 20, 7-10PM - Opening Reception & Party

January 20, 10PM-late - LOVE DESIGN Party (Opening After Party)

January 21, 1-3PM - TSA Ideas Forum (TO DO)



Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel
2018 CUTMR Poster