William C.G. Hodge - A life Inspired

A Life Inspired
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join Alumni & former Faculty of Material Art & Design, William C.G. Hodge in this two-part retrospective exhibition of a career in Fibre Arts. The Art Gallery of Burlington will present Hodge's beading and collage works, while the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will show his tapestries. The catalogue produce by the AGB will bring together the multiple facets of his career in Fibre Arts that is still moving forward. Objects and works that inspired the artist will also be presented. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25. 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Lee-Chin Family Gallery - Art Gallery of Burlington 1333 Lakeshore Road. Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

Come Eat With Us

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:00am

The inspiration for this exhibition is the everyday conscious and subconscious human interaction with material art and design through the utensils and materials related to the preparation or consumption of food.

Students from Jewellery, Fibre and Ceramics will participate in this juried exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
MAAD presents COME EAT WITH US poster with text on plates with forks and knives at side

Fragments: recent collages

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Hand-torn pieces of tar paper, shaped and painted, find their way into woven collages, each a random arrangement, telling a story or prompting an image. Each one offers a filigree of colour, texture and structure, combining representation with abstraction. For alumnus Joseph Muscat they become a throwback to childhood memories of broken treasures restored, a parody on dreams waiting to be realized, and a metaphor of current events of matters on life and death.

Venue & Address: 
David Kaye Gallery 1092 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Concept to Commodity

Monday, September 24, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, October 5, 2007 - 4:00am

This Material Art & Design exhibit will focus on the process of design from initial conception through to the creation of the finished object highlighting the work of 3rd and 4th year Ceramics, Fiber, and Jewellery students.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space (Level 2) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Earth, Sea, and Sky

Andrea Woermke, Sphere, Sheet metal and steel rods, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:00pm

A group exhibition exploring nature by artists from fibre, sculpture, and video courses in Continuing Studies at OCAD University. Landscapes, seascapes, flora, and fauna are featured in a wide range of media.

July 7 - September 8, 2016

Join us for the closing reception on Thursday, September 8, 5-7 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery, 285 Dundas Street West, Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
416-977-6000 x 2321
ESS Poster

Propeller Gallery Exhibition

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Jan 20-24, 12-6 W-Sat, 12-5 Sunday

Opening reception, January 24, 3-5pm

‘In Series’ is an exhibition that explores the material consequences of repetition. Looking beyond traditional notions of what is unique and mass-produced, it aims to show a range of scales, sizes, mediums, and techniques; the possibilities of repetition affecting change (e.g. transformation, variations, new results); and the subtlety of repetition that can produce something that appears to be the same. It asks what can result from a repeated action, pattern, or process.

‘In Series’ features the work of Victoria Chin, Nina Cho, Dear Human, Zero-Craft Corp. (Mark Dineen and Michael Neville) and Ebitenyefa Baralaye, COUPLE D’IDÉES (Diane Parenteau),Meghan Price (OCADU Fiber faculty member), Watson Soule, Martha Sparrow, James Swain, Cathy Terepocki, Tara Lee Towers (OCADU Fibre graduate), and Jill Usher.


Venue & Address: 
Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell Street

Artport Gallery Exhibition

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 4:30pm

Several OCADU Fibre graduates and faculty member, Meghan Price will have work in the next Artport Gallery, Harbourfront exhibition titled "Non-Objective":

Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 2016, from 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 23, 2016 to Sunday, June 19, 2016

Participating Artists: Marissa Alexander, Alexia Bilyk, Anouk Desloges, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Azza El Siddique, Marie Eve G.Castonguay, Andrea Kott, Meghan Price, Grant McRuer, Linda Sormin, and Alice Yan.

Curators: Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay

Venue & Address: 

Live Stream Video with MAAD Instructor Meghan Price

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:00pm

MAAD Faculty's Meghan Price has stepped off the fibre path and into the world of live-stream video with her latest project called "Watching Rocks".
This will stream live from The Banff Centre as part of the Running with Concepts: The Geologic Edition event.


PATRICIA CORCORAN (geologist, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences and the Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Western Ontario) & KELLY JAZVAC (artist, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario), MIRIAM DIAMOND (environmental scientist, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto), SARAH ANNE JOHNSON(artist, Winnipeg), STEPHEN MORRIS (J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics, Department of Physics, University of Toronto), and ANNA-SOPHIE SPRINGER (writer, editor, curator, and co-director of K. Verlag, Berlin).

Singular Metabolism 
Performances by Francisco-Fernando Granados, Onyeka Igwe, Julie Joosten, and angela rawlingsOrganized by cheyanne turions
A Reading of Art in the Anthropocene 
Initiated by Etienne Turpin, facilitated by Alexandra Berceanu, and read by John Paul Ricco

Nicole Clouston & Quintin Teszeri, The Ecology of Mud 
Karina Irvine, Your Nature is Uncanny: Temporality and Humour in Rosemarie Trockel’s "A Cosmos"
Marc Laflamme, The Ediacaran Extinction: The First Mass Extinction of Complex Life
Gwen MacGregor, Productive Failure
Jaclyn Quaresma, “Or do you not think so far ahead? Cause I’ve been thinkin' 'bout forever…”  
Aislinn Thomas, Rock Disguises (for rocks and humans) 
Man-Yin Tsang, Sinking from the seafloor
Amanda White, What’s it like to be a plant?
Sean Smith, F---CKING: Aporetic Speculations in Geophilosophy and Aesthetics
Hosted and moderated by Christine Shaw (Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery).
This hybrid event is part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-master class, part-experiment, part-chance composition. The event is founded on the following questions: How do ideas take form? How does one embark on the process of extracting, editing and distilling an idea into a presentable format? These types of questions are found in all disciplines.
In the third edition of this serial event, we seek to engage transdisciplinary debates and studies of the geologic as source of explanation, motivation, and inspiration for understanding and responding to conditions of the present moment. Recent natural and human-made events triggered by or triggering the geologic have made volatile earth forces perceptible and relevant with new levels of intensity. How can the arts, sciences, and humanities contribute to a critical awareness and understanding of these transformations?
This intensive two day event will be led by the six invited mentors and feature presentations by graduate students, recent alumni, artists, and scholars selected from the submissions we received.
This event is connected to the exhibition The pen moves across the earth... held concurrently at the Blackwood Gallery from September 16 to November 29, 2015.

FEE: $40 for both days 
Includes lunch and transport from downtown Toronto
*Free for presenters and current U of T students (with valid TCard)


MAAD Thesis Exhibition

Photo of a studio
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to Monday, June 15, 2015 - 3:00am

The Material Art & Design thesis class will be showcasing their fibre, jewellery and ceramic work at Art Square Gallery & Cafe from June 1 to 14, 2015. The show will be split into two curated groups. The opening receptions will be held on June 3 and June 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. with light refreshments. The 2015 catalogue will be for sale at the event.

Venue & Address: 
Art Square; 334 Dundas Street West (right across from the AGO)

Fibre Studios Exhibition - Opening Reception

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00am

Artefacts carry the unique power of being repositories of sensory experience. Rather than just perceived visually, they engage a range of sensations, and invite intimate and affective interaction. As such, material objects broaden the aesthetic encounter, and open the door to investigations of sensuality, material, process, interactivity, and culture (Owen, 2011).

Sensory experience is a potent counterpoint to rampant hyperconsumption that characterizes present-day material culture. Sensorial objects request an attentive involvement from an audience, and encourage a reflective encounter. They shake us from the habitual impulse of insatiable consumption, and offer an experience of the world that is felt with the whole of the body (Pallasmaa, 2005). By experiencing an object through its tactile, olfactory, auditory, and/or visual properties, the work of the maker stands apart from that which is hastily produced, consumed and abandoned. Positioned as such, these objects draw attention to a renewed role for making, and hold clues to future pathways for human relationships with material culture.

Sensorial Objects is an exhibition of work by Faculty from the OCAD University Fibre Studios:


Sensorial Objects is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council

Venue & Address: 
Craft Ontario Gallery 990 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm