Material Art & Design Holiday Sale 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Come join the MAAD students for handmade jewellery, textiles and ceramics! We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
Holiday Design Sale
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Grimoires: Witchcraft and Storytelling

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Grimoires: Witchcraft and Storytelling

Curated by Monica Bodirsky and Stephanie Dayes

Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street, Oct. 22-29, 12:00-7:00 pm

Opening reception Wed. Oct. 24 during the full moon from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm with invited guest speaker Morgana Sythove to share her expertise on oral tradition, Etruscan society and the role of the goddess. 

Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St.
Monica Bodirsky
Digital Screen: 

Fashion Magazine and MAAD students!

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:45am

See link below for article featuring MAAD Jewellery student Eugenia Chan and MAAD alumna Patricia Wong featured in Fashion Magazine article!



Currents - New Heroes & Pioneers

Annie Tung, TIS Faculty in MAAD
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:15am

The Pacific Northwest is paving a new path in the design world with a rich and varied set of designers producing outstanding pieces and trends.

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"Flow" solo exhibit by MAAD Assistant Professor Robert Mitchell

"Flow" by Robert Mitchell
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

While the visual elements in the work refer directly or indirectly to the ocean and water, the slow nature of the work references time and history as it reflects the human spirit in the context of our affinity for water. Currently eighty percent of the global population lives by a major body of water reinforcing our biological and psychological connection to water. It flows through our bodies and without it we would cease to exist. From our conception we are immersed in it and it comforts us. We are emotionally connected to the natural aquatic environment because it increases the fluid expansion of our ideas and improves our very existence. We constantly evolve and move forward, always connected to the past, always connected to water.


Venue & Address: 
JJ Studio, 825 Bloor Street West
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Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques

Lace Sailboat
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Dorie Millerson, Chair of the Material Art & Design Program will have three pieces of work shown in the Unterdon Art Museum.


Hunterdon Art Museum: Center for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey, Tues. to Sun. 11:00-5:00 pm.

Sept. 23, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019


"A ground-breaking exhibition highlighting how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of their art form to create exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms... Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques, reveals how contemporary fiber artists are applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibers and filaments in unlimited colors and textures to interpret their world." – Hunterdon Art Museum

Venue & Address: 
Hunterdon Art Museum: Centre for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Student Designer – Design4 Program

Design4 logo
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:30am

Note: Are you a current student who is looking to get paid work experience in design? See below for the link to the application form via the OCAD U Talent Network.
Design4 is a new externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper year students in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, at both the Undergraduate (BDES) and Masters (MDES) levels. Design4 is geared towards current students in the Faculty of Design.

45 students will be selected to participate in Design4 and placed in smaller multidisciplinary groups of 3-4. Each group will be paired with an employment partner in one of the following sectors:

· Start-up/ new ventures (a small business that has just been started)
· SME private enterprise (small and medium enterprises that employ fewer than 500 employees)
· Arts and cultural (social and economic activity that focuses on artistic production)
· Social innovation/ not-for-profit entities (dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view)

Summary of Responsibilities:

The work will include creating solutions to various design challenges set by the employer. Students will be working on a part-time basis for 10 hours each week per student. Students will have mentorship and support from the employment supervisor, a dedicated Faculty member and a staff member from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

Where will the work happen?

On campus in the new Rosalie Sharp building (115 McCaul), as well as at the employer’s place of work.

Is this a paid opportunity?

Yes. You will be compensated for your time.

Required documents

  • A 250-word statement explaining why this program would be beneficial to you and outline your design skills and interests
  • Resume (max. 3 pages)
  • Student e-mail, student ID number, program, year of study
  • Provide a link to your portfolio (included on CV or resume)
  • Where you are based (eg address, Etobicoke or downtown Toronto etc)
  • Due to low enrollment at OCAD University, priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black. Do you self-identify as a Black* person or as an Indigenous* person of North America? (Please see definitions below)



If you don't have a web-based portfolio, you can create one for free as a student on Format (

* Indigenous: those who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. This can include status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as well as those with mixed/multi-racial/multi-national identities

* Black: a person who is of and/or a descendant of African peoples AND who experiences systematic racism based on that heritage.

Note: To apply for this job you need to have some documents uploaded to the Talent Network. 


Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018

Congratulations to Hoi Yi (Suki) Lai on winning the 2018 Saul Bell Design Award

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:00am

The award is given to designers under the age of 22 for a piece of finished wearable jewellery adornment fabricated by them. The Saul Bell Design Awards are given to recognize "distinction in jewellery design" internationally and are named for Saul Bell, founder of Rio Grande, one of the largest worldwide suppliers in the jewellery industry.


See Suki's piece "Courage" here:

An interview with Suki here:

A video with the 2018 winners: