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Fourth Year Awards & Medals Program Application Deadline

All fourth year undergraduate students are invited to apply to the Fourth Year Awards & Medals Program! Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Fourth Year Awards & Medals Application Deadline

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/financial-matters/scholarships-and-awards/instudy-awards-medals.htm
Email: 
awards@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x250

PROOF

Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 5:00am

Fourth year printmaking students present their thesis works in progress. In addition to conventional print work, PROOF highlights ways in which students are working beyond the predictability of print media and incorporating a range of interdisciplinary approaches. PROOF includes analog and digital prints as well as large-scale installations, fabricated plastic forms, video, three-dimensional works on paper, and possibly…an exploded whale. PROOF is the first in a series of planned exhibitions that track and promote the evolution of this body of work.

Participating student include: Michael Anderson, Kat Burns, Saba Bushnaq, Laura Fedynyszyn, Michelle Galletta, James Gauvreau, Ann Hoi, Jacob Jurkiewicz, Jen Mann, Sean Martin, Chloe Ruggiero, Megan Speers, Tobias Williams, Tak Yan Yung

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
PROOF print thesis work in progress poster with event info and photo of hand wearing glove doing "devil horns" gesture

You cannot say, or guess, for you know only a heap of broken images

TS Orientation Exhibit
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:00am

In conjunction with Orientation Week, a community show that combines planned, thought-provoking contributions from fourth-year students with the spontaneous, inspired work of the public. Shawna Buker, Laura Scholey and Cari Rakai will display their own 4” x 6” marker renderings and invite the community to participate in representing their own artworks in a climate of mutual appreciation for art of all types.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

STUDENT AND ALUMNI WORK ON VIEW AT HAZELTON LANES ARTS FESTIVAL

Alexandra Louise Beriault with Dori J. Segal. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Adam Chapman (Drawing & Painting, 2013) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.

Reconstructing (S)P(L)ace, the second annual Hazelton Lanes Art Festival, featuring new work by 27 fourth-year OCAD U students and recent graduates, took over a boutique shop this year to display art in a unique way. Presented by OCAD U and First Capital Realty, and hosted by Hazelton Lanes, the festival runs until May 18 and features a schedule of talks, performances, tours and music in the space in addition to the showcase of jury selected works.

Pam Patterson, an art instructor at OCAD U and Vlad Spicanovic, the Dean of Faculty of Art, transformed a former retail space in Hazelton Lanes into a pop-up gallery featuring artworks in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations and video. Mirrored changerooms are repurposed into 360 degree displays to view works from every angle. Elsewhere, a traditional-looking portrait of two lounging nude figures in a forest turns out to be an ironic commentary on modern life: the figures each grasp a mobile device and are looking intently at these, not each other. 

Some of the work was shown previously at the university’s 99th Annual Graduate Exhibition and at the 2014 Alumni Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel. All the works explore notions of renovation, adaptation and location to match the major redevelopment underway at Hazelton Lanes. 

The festival opened with a reception on May 7, and continues with a panel on public art and the future of the city moderated by Spicanovic, a hands-on gesture lab workshop led by Kyle Duffield, a terrarium design workshop with LIFE and grOCAD artists, narrative and poetry workshops with OCAD U professor and dub poet Lillian Allen and artist talks by Fatimah Tuggar and Derek Liddington.

Find out more

Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival 

Background on the festival

Works by Carson Campbell and Kristina Hicks on display at Relative Space

Logo Floor by Carson Campbell, installed at Relative Space.
Step Lightly by Kristina Hicks, installed at Relative Space.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:00pm

Fourth-year Drawing & Painting students Carson Campbell and Kristina Hicks are this year’s winners of the Relative Space Toronto’s Upscale Concept Retail Showroom Competition. The competition has invited students to submit proposals for the storefront gallery of Relative Space since 2008, through a partnership between Relative Space Artistic Director Fraser Greenberg and the fourth-year course “Painting in the Expanded Field” (DRPT 4C08), delivered by Professor Colette Laliberté.

Relative Space is an upscale design store with a storefront gallery located at the corner of King and Parliament Streets in the heart of the Toronto’s inspiring design and development core. Formerly located at 360 Dupont Street, Relative Space’s new location offers OCAD U students multiple possibilities to mount site-specific works in a non-traditional gallery setting.

This year’s competition was juried by Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCAD U’s Faculty of Art, Luke Painter, OCAD U Assistant Professor and Fraser Greenberg. Campbell and Hicks’ works are now installed and remain on display until the end of October.

Step Lightly by Kristina Hicks
“Upon entering the Relative Space Floorworks Store, I was initially struck by the architecture of the interior. In particular, how the natural light highlighted the space. I was then drawn to the area beneath the second flight of stairs, which is seemingly hidden and has a minimal light source. The light that is present within this area filters through the breaks between the steps creating cast shadows and streams of light on the two walls. This intimate area offers many possibilities of showcasing the cast shadows without overwhelming the space and emphasizes the structured architecture of the store’s interior and light patterns that already exist under the staircase.

Step Lightly occupies both walls under the staircase. A series of 5 painted vertical lines on each wall run down from each step above. A second set of transparent lines trace the light cast onto the wall from the fixed light source, which emanates from the platform above. The artwork creates a framing effect within the space. Painted in latex paint ranging from very pale pink to vibrant red as well as the addition of a high-gloss medium to enhance the second set of lines energize this unused area.”

Works by Carson Campbell and Kristina Hicks on display at Relative Space

Logo Floor by Carson Campbell, installed at Relative Space.
Step Lightly by Kristina Hicks, installed at Relative Space.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 2:15pm

Fourth-year Drawing & Painting students Carson Campbell and Kristina Hicks are this year’s winners of the Relative Space Toronto’s Upscale Concept Retail Showroom Competition. The competition has invited students to submit proposals for the storefront gallery of Relative Space since 2008, through a partnership between Relative Space Artistic Director Fraser Greenberg and the fourth-year course “Painting in the Expanded Field” (DRPT 4C08), delivered by Professor Colette Laliberté.

Relative Space is an upscale design store with a storefront gallery located at the corner of King and Parliament Streets in the heart of the Toronto’s inspiring design and development core. Formerly located at 360 Dupont Street, Relative Space’s new location offers OCAD U students multiple possibilities to mount site-specific works in a non-traditional gallery setting.

This year’s competition was juried by Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCAD U’s Faculty of Art, Luke Painter, OCAD U Assistant Professor and Fraser Greenberg. Campbell and Hicks’ works are now installed and remain on display until the end of October.

Logo Floor by Carson Campbell
Thirteen digital paintings are derived directly from the Relative Space logo, a painting representing each letter. The logo was abstracted by extruding the letters to give them depth and then rotating them to reveal their underside or floor. The space between the paintings varies in direct relation to the kerning of the letters in the logo.

Step Lightly by Kristina Hicks
“Upon entering the Relative Space Floorworks Store, I was initially struck by the architecture of the interior. In particular, how the natural light highlighted the space. I was then drawn to the area beneath the second flight of stairs, which is seemingly hidden and has a minimal light source. The light that is present within this area filters through the breaks between the steps creating cast shadows and streams of light on the two walls. This intimate area offers many possibilities of showcasing the cast shadows without overwhelming the space and emphasizes the structured architecture of the store’s interior and light patterns that already exist under the staircase.

Step Lightly occupies both walls under the staircase. A series of 5 painted vertical lines on each wall run down from each step above. A second set of transparent lines trace the light cast onto the wall from the fixed light source, which emanates from the platform above. The artwork creates a framing effect within the space. Painted in latex paint ranging from very pale pink to vibrant red as well as the addition of a high-gloss medium to enhance the second set of lines energize this unused area.”

smart & OCAD University announce a new design competition to showcase student talent

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:00am

(Toronto—October 6, 2011) This fall, smart Canada, a division of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. and OCAD University challenge art and design students in a competition celebrating style, innovation, sustainability and playfulness, by asking students to design a thought-provoking wrap for the smart fortwo.

Organized by OCAD U's Faculty of Art, the competition is open to fourth-year students-individuals and teams-in both the Faculties of Art and Design. The winning concept will be awarded a $5000 prize and a full production of the concept that will be revealed at OCAD U's Project 31 fundraising auction in March, and showcased as part of the university's 98th annual Graduate Exhibition in May. The competition is part of the university's 135th anniversary celebration, and smart Canada is pleased to support the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund, established to leverage innovation of faculty and students through projects and initiatives that support the realization of the Faculty of Art's Academic Plan.

"We are delighted to broaden our existing partnership with smart Canada and Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. through this unique opportunity, and to have our students conceive a wrap design for one of the most technologically advanced vehicles today," said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCAD U's Faculty of Art. "Merging sustainability with artistic imagination and aesthetic innovation is at the core of this exciting project."

"The revolutionary smart fortwo began as an innovative idea from forward-thinking engineers who challenged the status quo. This ground-breaking concept ultimately went on to pioneer an entirely new segment that redefined intelligent transportation here in Canada and around the world," said Richard Trevisan, Director, smart Canada. "Considering our remarkable heritage, there is a natural connection between the smart brand and expressive design. In fact, the smart fortwo's iconic status was reinforced when it became the only automobile still in production to be displayed at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The smart fortwo provides an ideal canvas for students to demonstrate their creativity, and we are extremely proud to sponsor a competition that will provide an outlet to recognize and help cultivate the extraordinary talent that exists in this country."

The competition kicks off in mid-October with an information session for students and the launch of a display of a smart fortwo at the campus for students to contemplate as they prepare their submissions.

About smart Canada
smart Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service for the smart brand in Canada. Produced in one of the most modern and environmentally friendly plants in the world in Hambach, France, the smart fortwo is a safe, comfortable and extremely versatile vehicle that offers exceptional fuel consumption and segment-leading low vehicle emissions. Since its launch in Canada in the fall of 2004, smart Canada's nationwide network of 52 dealers across the country have sold over 20,000 smart fortwos. Further information about the smart can be found online at http://www.thesmart.ca/, facebook.com/smartCanada and twitter.com/smartCanada.

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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Download this release as a PDF file.

Students: Download the competition brief and application form (PDF). Visit the events calendar for the competition schedule. Questions? Contact John Deal in the Faculty of Art at smart.competition@ocad.ca or 416-977-6000 Ext 373.

Media, please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD U
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327) 

JoAnne Caza, Director, Communications-Public Relations, Mercedes-Benz Canada
416-847-7550 

Michael Minielly, Supervisor, Public Relations, Mercedes-Benz Canada
416-847-7509