Sending Love to the Land: a Tahltan fundraiser & end of year gathering in Grad Studies

Sending Love to the Land: a Tahltan fundraiser and end of year gathering in Graduate Studies
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

In the summer of 2017, Peter Morin presented a series of performances on Tahltan territory, northern B.C. This was a performance on the land for ancestors and animals. Cathleen Morin and Curtis Rattray helped out and photos were taken by Ashok Mathur.

The place where we performed was devastated by the fires of the summer of 2018; so much of the territory burned. Homes were lost. In recognition, we will be raising funds for the Tahltan community through the sale of photo-documentation from that performance.

We will also have karaoke by donation.

Food and drink also by donation.

Peter will sing some Tahltan songs, and food will be prepared by him, Ayumi Goto, Immony Men, and others.

And in the spirit of regeneration, we will also treat this as a celebration of the end of the calendar year in Graduate Studies.

Please join us in this act of remembering and rejoicing.

Venue & Address: 
Grad Gallery 205 Richmond St. W.
Karaoke, food & drink by donation

OCADUXYSM [Regent Park]: Elevation Through Creative Collaboration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

OCADUXYSM [Regent Park]: Elevation Through Creative Collaboration 


29 Toronto Design students.

5 Muslim immigrant women.


How do they get together?


Skills, innovative thinking and the mutual goal to help alleviate the cycle of poverty.


Two Industrial Design classes at OCAD University have teamed up with Regent Park’s immigrant Creative Women’s Collective to fashion hip, saleable sewn designs, based on their eye for fashion and market appeal.

Over a period of three months, the Design students created and refined products, with feedback, expert insight and practicality from the group of women. The CWC will take over the designs and produce them for sale at stores and events.

The products and people will be in attendance at the exhibit: “OCADUXYSM [Regent Park]: Elevation Through Creative Collaboration”


The exhibit will open Thursday December 7 at 6:30 pm, and continues through December 8 from 10 am- 6pm, at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St West, SE corner of Duncan St. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street West
Industrial Design Exhibit
Digital Screen: 


Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

TRACE is a graduate exhibition brought together by 6 curators and 14 interdisciplinary artists as they launch into their graduate studies at OCAD University — join us at OCAD University’s Graduate Gallery in a celebration of works by established and emerging artists developing their contemporary art and design practices that challenge the concept of TRACE.


On Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m., 205 Richmond’s Graduate Gallery will feature new works in a multimedia exhibition exploring the contingent experience of presence as TRACE, evading the ‘real’ and pointing to its constitutive outside: the unreal. Trace, a sign for everything elusive, has no site, but rather is change of site marked by its erasure, making it disappear in its appearance. International artists Adrienne Matheuszik, Coco Guzman, Dori Vanderheyden, Ellen Snowball, Kirstie McCallum, Kristi Poole-Adler, Lida Shanehchiyan, Lingxiang Wu, Philip Sparks, Randa Reda, Sarah Carlson, Shannon Lee, Tal Sofia, and Vanessa Jackson capture these dynamic themes of TRACE — hinting to the existence of something, a residue we cannot ignore. Light refreshments and appetizers provided.


An artist talk will take place at 100 McCaul in Room 187 on Wednesday, November 15 at 12 p.m. featuring artists Sarah Carlson, Lingxiang Wu, and Coco Guzman in a discussion about their individual processes and body of works. Moderated by curator Elizabeth Handley-Derry, the talks will be followed by a question and answer period to encourage insightful engagement. Fellow curators Liz Ikiriko, Panya Clark Espinal, Jeff Tallon, Erica Cristobal and Keiko Hart encourage a dialogue around subverting assumptions and discovering intentions to help identify the investigations taking place in TRACE.


The OCAD University Graduate Gallery is home to thesis shows, speaker series, and one of a kind events, making it the primary exhibition space for graduate students and Faculty of OCAD University. The primary gallery space in room 104 is connected by a hallway to the media gallery in room 106 that can be used for projections. In TRACE all spaces will be activated with art, including a live drawing in the grad gallery corridor space by Coco Guzman.


For further press inquiries, please contact:

Panya Clark Espinal at 416 951 2120

Or the curatorial team at

Instagram: @traceocadu
Facebook: /traceocadu

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
Panya Clark Espinal 416-951-2120
TRACE Poster
TRACE Artist Talks

Causing An Effect

Green poster with black text
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:00am

Exhibition of Changemakers, Uncertainty, and Images of the Future. Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) student research project by Kelly Kornet. 

Causing An Effect explores how people transform into changemakers, overcoming uncertainty to lead active lives towards a preferred future for themselves and their communities. 

Opening Night

​​Wednesday January 28, 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition Dates

Thursday January 29, ​10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

​Friday January 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

​Saturday January 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Graduate Gallery 105 Richmond St.
Green poster with black text


Andrew Zealley. Photo by Nick Sweetman.
Mandala II by Andrew Zealley
Lone Son by Andrew Zealley

Walk into the Graduate Gallery at OCAD University this week and you will likely be instantly calmed by Andrew Zealley’s exhibition, Disco Hospital: Safe and Sound. Along with the series of mandala images, there are videos depicting nature and letting go of the physical body. There’s also a treatment table equipped with sage, a singing bowl and chakra tuning forks to help balance energy. The tuning forks appear again throughout the exhibition, in images (wrapped safely in condoms) and in the sound design for his video series, “The Wheel.”

As Zealley’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design thesis project, Disco Hospital: Safe and Sound is the culmination of his two years of study at OCAD U, together with influences and personal perceptions over three decades of Zealley’s work in sound as a sound designer/artist, and in the HIV/AIDS community.

Andrew Zealley. Photo by Nick Sweetman.Zealley’s work is an investigation of sound and non-western healing practices depicting the crossroads of art, clinical practice, sound, listening, bodies, neo-shamanism and queer things. “I’m always going out into the woods to clear out the urban energy,” Zealley says. “My work looks at natural, animal and sexual energy as it relates to well-being.”

As part of the exhibition, Zealley conducted a series of healing sessions during new and full moon phases from September 2012 to April of this year. The sessions began with a simple initiation ritual, followed by Reiki (therapeutic touch) and sonic work with the chakra tuning forks to help people let go of the temporal experience. He has also conducted healing sessions in the gallery as part of the exhibition itself.

Mandala II by Andrew ZealleyZealley has a background in music and sound design for film, and began focusing on installation and sound art in the 1990s. By 2003 he was fully dedicated to it. His work is also influenced by the HIV crisis of the late 1980s. He began working in the community and with artists, learning about different healing practices. In 2001 he tested positive himself, and began to see his overall themes of healing in a much different context. “Part of my work is about coming to terms with my own truth about that,” he says. 

Zealley’s thesis advisors are David Cecchetto, Assistant Professor, New Media History and Criticism, and Archie Graham, an Associate Professor whose areas of expertise include health and wellness ethics. The external advisor chosen for his defence is Evergon, a well-known Canadian artist and instructor at Concordia University. Zealley will be at the gallery during regular gallery hours for the duration of the exhibition to answer questions.

Learn more

See it: On view at the Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street West (until March 31)

Andrew Zealley in conversation

Andrew Zealley's website