Haystack 2017 Student Presentation

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Faculty of Design students will be presenting their experience attending the recent 2017 Art Schools Collaborative, held annually at Haystack Mountain School of Art in Deer Isle, Maine. Come and find out more about this exciting event, future scholarship opportunities and how to become involved for next year's trip. 

 

Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, MCA 543
Email: 
gsimms@faculty.ocadu.ca
Haystack
Keywords: 

History of Textiles Since 1800s Exhibition

Photograph of dress with prominent sleeves that were in fashion. Sleeves are shown in indigo dyed hemp.
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, January 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

This exhibit features research based textile works created by students of Lynne Heller's third year Materials Art and Design course called Textile History Since 1800s. Each of the textile pieces respond to historical processes, techniques, materials and fabrics or iconic fashion styles from the 19th to 21st centuries while "addressing the traditional and contemporary role of textiles in culture.

Using stitchwork, beading, dyeing, quilting and sewing techniques, the students were able to examine and incoroporate ideas on language, grief, identity or social conditions and cultural movements from the punk movement of the 70s to Abrstract Expressionism movement after World War ll.

Participating students are: Ayesha Babar, Molly Fletcher Berman, Stephanie Cloutier, Emma Enright, Elliot Grover, Shiemara Hogarth, Akash Inbakumar, Nomi Juhasz, Rajetha Kalatharan, Kendra Martyn, Rida Rajani, Saman Salman, Jenn Wingfield, Kye-Cha Yang and Ruitong Zhu.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/336394023510790/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Shary Boyle Artist Talk

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday, January 25, 1 to 2 p.m.
Shary Boyle Artist Talk 
Presented by the MAAD Speakers Series
100 McCaul St., Room 230
Light reception at Onsite Gallery following talk

 

Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary practice mines the social history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and folk art forms to create a symbolic, politically charged language uniquely her own. Boyle splits her time between her Toronto studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally. Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016 exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhi bition Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto.

 

New work by Shary Boyle is on view at OCAD University’s Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.) from January 10 to April 15, 2018 as part of The Sunshine Eatersan original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

The Sunshine Eaters is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Nexus Investments.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University (100 McCaul St., Room 230)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Shary Boyle Artist Talk

Complications by Madeleine LeBlanc - 3rd year MAAD student

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

Dear students and faculty,

 

Please see the attached poster and link below to third-year student Madeleine LeBlanc's performance, Complications on Saturday Dec. 9th, 4:00 pm, Room 330, 100 McCaul Street.

 

Complications is an exploration of weaving, the sound of threads and the politics of experience. It was developed during an Independent Study.

 

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379164869207777/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1511547898094795

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 330
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/379164869207777/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1511547898094795
Complications

The Allure Online Auction - Works by Canadian Contemporary Jewellery Artists

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

As some of you may know, Ken Vickerson has work coming up for auction at Waddington’s here in Toronto on Nov. 30.  I have attached the link to the online gallery, please take a look at a variety of work by some well known Canadian jewellers. There are previews of the work between Nov. 24-27 (click on additional info for the schedule) and Ken will be in attendance on Sat., Nov. 25 between 11-5 at the auction house at 275 King St. East, 2nd floor. 

http://jewellery.waddingtons.ca/auctions-433/The-Allure-Online-Auction---Works-by-Canadian-Contemporary-Jewellery-Artists

Venue & Address: 
Jewellery.waddingtons.ca

The Allure Online Auction - Works by Canadian Contemporary Jewellery Artists

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am

Some of you may know that Ken Vickerson has work coming up for auction at Waddington’s here in Toronto on Nov. 30.  Attached is the link to the online gallery, please take a look at a variety of work by some well known Canadian jewellers. There are previews of the work between Nov. 24-27 (click on additional info for the schedule). Ken  will be in attendance on Sat., Nov. 25 between 11-5 at the auction house at 275 King St. East, 2nd floor.  It would be great to see you, drop by, say hi and check out this amazing collection.

http://jewellery.waddingtons.ca/auctions-433/The-Allure-Online-Auction---Works-by-Canadian-Contemporary-Jewellery-Artists

Material Art & Design Proudly Presents their Annual Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale presented by Material Art & Design Students

All Hands on Tech: Craft, Pedagogy & The Digital Challenge

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Research Wednesdays

All Hands on Tech: Craft, Pedagogy & the Digital Challenge

What does “handmade” mean in the digital age? OCAD U faculty Lynne Heller and Dorie Millerson (MAAD chair) will consider the place of digital craft at OCAD University from the perspectives of faculty, staff and technicians. Developed organically out of the everyday experiences of practitioners at OCAD U in Material Art & Design (MAAD), a department rooted in craft processes and materiality, the presentation will question how digital craft methods are changing teaching and learning in the studio and speculate how to understand objects that are produced by digital tools instead of through embodied making methods.

https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/research-wednesdays-all-hands-on-tech-craft-pedagogy-and-the-digital-challenge?_ga=2.263376972.1173442777.1510255236-214019820.1430338924

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street Main Floor
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/907334872739000/
Cost: 
Free

Craft Ontario recognizes members of OCAD U community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Students, faculty and alumni were recognized at the Craft Awards on October 12, taking home five awards for their work in the fields.

From the Craft Ontario website:

“Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. From makers that create innovative and exceptional work to curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community, each recipient is recognized as an important contributor to contemporary craft practice. Since 1981 the program has recognized over 500 emerging and established professionals for their outstanding work and contributions.”

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients from OCAD U:

Lacy and Co. Ltd. Jewellery Supply Grant:
Alex Kinsley (Material Art & Design Instructor, Jewellery)

Helen Frances Gregor Award:
Elycia SFA (Material Art & Design 2015/Class Assistant, Textiles)

James H. McPherson Award in Woodworking:
Shay Salehi (Sculpture/Installation Student)

Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award:
Katrina Tompkins (IAMD student)

Mary Diamond Butts Award in Embroidery and Needlecraft:
Elizabeth (Liz) Pead (Drawing and Painting 2007)

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes professional craft and advocates for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.

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