Food for Thought and Select Works

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:15pm

This exhibition brings together a collection of oil paintings inspired by surrealist works with a contemporary exploration of meaning, intimacy and relationships. Ali Sheikh wrote:

This body of work sums up my first venture into oil portraiture. The series of three, inspired by surrealist works, explores the strange charm of a piece lacking context and the concept of finding meaning from nonsense, through dreamlike backdrops and hovering produce. Humidity aims to create an intimate, almost uncomfortable experience for the viewer, either provoking a sense of understanding with the subject or rather an awkward, claustrophobic feeling. The double portrait Affixed depicts two figures, partly converging, and is inspired by the relationship between how close one can be to another yet how little one may actually know about the other.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free
Five portraits combined in one image

OCAD U Zine Library Celebrates Pride 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am

The OCAD U Zine Library celebrates Pride Month 2019 with a display of new and popular favourites curated by LGBTQ+ and supporting Learning Zone staff members. Each week we will feature a review relating to why a title was selected from the Pride zine display.

Come to the zine library's #DisplayYourPride button making party; Thursday June 13th at the Learning Zone from noon until 4 pm.. Make a button to wear or to share with your friends, 2 for $1.00. All welcome!

The OCAD U Zine Library is open to the public, Monday to Fridays, 10 am - 5:45 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
hevelyn@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of Pride Month zine display and text

House of Oriental: Northern Style

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:30am to Monday, May 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

Natalie Mark and co-curators Yasmin Emery and Samiya Karim deliver a new flavour of an exhibition in the Learning Zone Gallery - House of Oriental: Northern Style on through May 27.

Emery describes House of Oriental: Northern Style, as an exhibition of works exploring pan-Asian Canadian foods: recipes developed from hybridity, alienation, assimilation, survival, and poverty. The works in this exhibition aim to explore not the most “authentic” or “real” ethnic foods, but to present the foods and experiences born out of the land’s rich (or poor) newcomer history. The exhibition includes works ranging from paintings to photography as well as a recipe book, compiling the foods behind the art.

Featuring artwork by:

Abbey Chong

Natalie Chuck

Tina Chu

Kai Lumbang

Mel Low

Natalie Mark

Loretta Miauw

Noelle Mok

Pauline Nguyen

Becky Wu

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, 2529
Cost: 
Free
House of Oriental: Northern Style Exhibiiton

Learning the ROPES

Text and multicoloured geometric designs
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Christine Pineda and Nancy Snow, Wednesday March 27th for Learning the ROPES, an introduction to research ethics at OCAD U: answering the 5Ws/1H of research ethics. Who needs to apply for research ethics approval? What type of research requires ethics approval? When is the best time to apply for approval? Where do I apply? Why is research ethics approval important? How do I apply?

PRESENTERS:

Christine Pineda is the Research Ethics Board (REB) Manager and research office dinosaur, having been with the research office since its inception. Her career path has been largely based in research and academia with a special focus on evaluation of projects involving vulnerable communities.

Nancy Snow is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design and the REB chair. Her areas of research enquiry are design pedagogy, food studies, and knowledge exchange.

 

Learning the ROPES is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

TORO

An abstract watercolour monotype print titled Tuna by Donnie Nie
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

This month, the Learning Zone Gallery presents TORO, a solo exhibition by Donny Nie showcasing recent paintings and prints. Donny Nie references the sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody the continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual through the accumulative effect of innocent routine.

Nie’s paintings and prints in Toro underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of the overwhelming possibilities in mundane, with anxious or curious surfaces.

On through March 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Monsters and Clothing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00pm to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come and see the unique character designs from the imagination of two OCAD illustration students, Eunice Lai and Becky Wu. Enter their world of wonderful monsters and creatures, and an array of extravagant and modern outfits. This exhibition also features a collaborative four piece painting of two giant monsters!

On at the Learnig Zone Gallery until March 2

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext 2529
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of acrylic painting called Portrait of Monsters by Eunice Lai and Becky Wu

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection: Research Wednesdays Presentation

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection with Marta Chudolinska at the Learning Zone  Feb 27, 1-2 pm.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk will explore a variety of issues in cataloguing zines, including choosing a classification system appropriate for zines, cataloguing software options and the challenges of describing items in this unique special collection. 

Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska has been working with the collection since 2009. In 2017, her team achieved their long-term goal of having an online, open and searchable catalog of the collection, hosted on Artstor’s JSTOR Forum.

The OCAD U Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of self-published and handmade publications located in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone. The collection was created to inspire, educate and entertain, to encourage collaboration between OCAD U students and to open the world of zines for readers and creators everywhere. 

All are welcome!

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

Talking Wellness at OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays

Digital promotion for OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays presentation Talking Wellness by students, faculty and staff
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Talking Wellness at OCAD U, is a project and exhibition by Pam Patterson's Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL): Community investigating various concerns around how we might achieve a healthier art and design education community at OCAD U.

Join students, Angie Ma and Nataly Kais with faculty and staff members Pam Patterson, Robyn Shaw, and Marta Chudolinska to learn about the original premise and organization of the Talking Wellness project, an investigation into the wellness experiences of students at OCAD University. This talk will cover the ADEL students research experience and hanging of the exhibition along with OCAD U's Health & Wellness Centre's collaboration, and the Learning Zone's role and participation.

PRESENTERS: Angie Ma and Nataly Kais (ADEL students), Pam Patterson (Lecturer, Faculty of Art), Robyn Shaw (Manager, Health & Wellness Centre), Marta Chudolinska (Learning Zone Librarian)

Discover more about the Talking Wellness project including the participating artists/researchers at the Talking Wellness Libguide.

Free take away text bubbles from the exhibit will be handed out to all attendees (while supplies last).

All are welcome! January 30th from 1 to 2 pm.

Talking Wellness is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

Research Wednesdays: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join designer Cheryl Li and software developer Alan Harnum of OCADU’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to learn about the IDRC’s work, with a focus on two recent projects: the Platform Cooperative Development Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities.

About the IDRC:

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.   The IDRC’s design research encompasses disability and accessibility, economics, social justice and other inclusion-related areas of design. 

Cheryl Li is a designer and user researcher who is passionate about using participatory and inclusive design practices to transform human needs into tangible digital experiences and services. Her practice includes the end-to-end design process, from exploratory user research all the way through to UX/UI design and user testing. 

Alan Harnum is a software developer and design researcher whose interests include accessible technology, multimodal content presentation and inclusive design practice for software development. 

For more info about the IDRC visit: idrc.ocadu.ca/

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Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Interested in presenting about your own research experiences? Contact Daniel Payne at dpayne@ocadu.ca.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free
Introducing the OCADU Inclusive  Design Research Centre (IDRC) with  designer Cheryl Li and software  developer Alan Harnum

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:15pm to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 5:45pm

Every artist has that work that they've lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It's a sort of ode to the constantly-travelling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned. The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of "finished", and it's finality-how does one decide that? Is an artist's "unfinished" another viewer's "finished"?

Featuring: Petra Alexson, Gregorio, HollyJo, Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez, Salisa Jatuweerapong, Eunice Lai, Par Nair, Moira Ness, Em Ratkovsky, Mikhail SK, Janet Tran, Aghavni Vardanyan, Emilia Wilson, Maryam Zaraimajin.

On until February 2

Reception

January 17, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

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