Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Just in time for Water Week (March 20 – 27) and World Water Day (March 22), Loop Gallery and Wellington Water Watchers are proud to announce WATER ADVISORY! Featuring work by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, WATER ADVISORY! combines art and activism to explore the disconnect between society and the water that sustains it.

WATER ADVISORY! is an intersectional call to action that urges viewers to interrogate their own relationship to the natural world through banners, print, and mixed media installations. Exhibiting artists include Beehive Collective, Crystal Sinclair, Tannis Nielson, Claudia Wong, Sally Pang, Erika James, Carol Cheong, Paul Morin, Sarit Cantor, and more

WATER ADVISORY! launches on Sunday March 4 at 1 pm with a conversation with the artists, followed by a performance by hip-hop group Test Their Logik. The exhibition will be open to the public from 12-5 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-6 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-4 pm on Sundays, until March 25. Educators wishing to arrange a classroom visit should contact Tim Welsh at tim@loopgallery.ca, or call the gallery directly at 416 516-2581.

WATER ADVISORY! is curated by Crystal Sinclair and Loop artist Rochelle Rubinstein. A co-founder of Idle No More and recipient of the OPSEU 2016 Human Rights and Equity award, Crystal Sinclair has a long history of art and activism around clean water campaigns for Indigenous communities. Rochelle Rubinstein is a printmaker, painter, fabric and book artist, environmental activist, and community arts facilitator.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm to 5pm
Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
Sunday, 1pm to 4pm
or by appointment.

Venue & Address: 
Loop Gallery 1273 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON
416 516 2581
poster for Water Advisory, text details and a man holding a placard

ZINE POWER Exhibition

Photograph of Zine Power Exhibition sign. Metal letters on burgandy paper.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Zine Power is the current exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery.

This exhibition features zine work by 14 creators from OCAD University and Toronto zine community.

On display are completed publications including rough notes, sketches, and other process documents that were generated in the making of a zine to give viewers a deeper insight to the experiences of zine creators.

On until December 2


Sahar Abdallah

Pauline Aksay

Tal Sofia Braniss

Carrying Root Collective

Donny Nie

Eunice Lai & Friends

Lindsay Gibb

Tara Krebs

Kai Lumbang

Natalie Mark

Yahn Nemirovsky

Donny Nie

Tami Poliwoda

Lina Wu


Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 2529

grOCAD presents Wildflower Stratification Workshop

Black and white drawing of wildflowers.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Gardening with Native Plants

Now is the perfect time to a get a jump on Spring and start native plant seeds for next year’s gardening season. This will be the first of a two-part workshop.

Native plants have evolved and adapted to our local growing conditions, making them perfect additions to your garden. 

Join us for a free, hands-on workshop (while supplies last) where we share tips, techniques and seeds to allow you to:

  • Learn about the benefits of gardening with native plant
  • Get to know varieties that can thrive in your conditions, and
  • Learn how to cold-stratify perennial seeds and plant them


Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.

Exhibition Opportunity and Job Opportunity

Exhibition and Job Opportunity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:15am to Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:45pm

This year OCAD University is hosting the 2017 Manning Innovation Symposium on November 30 in the Great Hall. We'd like to display 2D student artwork in the space during the event, already existing artwork is welcome.

Please send your online submissions to Karen Kwon at kkwon@ocadu.ca.

Submission deadline is November 20 at 11:59pm.

Job opportunities for student monitors during the event on November 30, please contact kkwon@ocadu.ca if you have any questions.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, The Great Hall, Room 270
(416)977-6000 ext. 4782


Photograph of houseplants including Spider plants and Mother of Thousands.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

grOCAD is having plant sale to raise money to support their ongoing projects like their community garden! A few of the houseplants from last month’s propagation workshop such as spider plants, golden pothos and mother of thousands will be on sale.

Anyone who is interested in making a purchase, learning about our projects or if you just want to talk about plants can pass by! We can provide info on how to care for the plants as well.

grOCAD is an open group of students, faculty and staff collaborating to develop urban agriculture on and off campus, exploring themes of biophillia, food security and community building through plant life. We believe that the natural world and the human world are one and the same, and work to bridge this constructed divide in daily life. grOCAD is involved in on-campus installations, research, promotion of student and community work, gallery shows and publications relating to sustainable urbanism.

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)

Supporting Students in Distress workshop for staff, faculty and interested students

Introduction to the university protocol, and brief workshop on noticing and engaging with students in distress. Facilitated by the Health & Wellness Centre. 

HWC Cooking Club!

Come out to learn a new recipe and share some snacks with the Health & Wellness Centre's Cooking Club! Free and all supplies included! 

grOCAD Exhibition

Photographs of grOCAD members displayed in text shape image spelling the name grOCAD.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

grOCAD Exhibition is the latest installation in the Learning Zone. This exhibition highlights grOCAD’s explorations, workshops and on-campus installations focusing on urban agriculture and sustainable practices since the group’s inception in 2011.

grOCAD is one of OCAD University many diverse student groups on campus, with an active interest in community building through plant life.

On exhibit are a small series of colour prints of concept drawings illustrating the creative process behind the works installed on campus, or exhibited at gallery shows. Projects include the Pedal Farm Exhibition, Living Wall, 3rd iteration of Windowfarm, Moss Exhibition, and raised planters constructed during O-days.

The Learning Zone is wheelchair accessible with two Gender-Neutral washrooms..

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street

Donovan Tapunha

In response to the rise of micro living and telecommuting, many residents are forced to use the little space they do occupy for multiple purposes creating unsuitable working and living conditions. The Shift table aims to seamlessly transform the experience of a given space allowing users to become more productive without sacrifcing functionality. Working from home “Blurs the lines between work and home.” Leading people to be less focused while they should be working.

OCAD U moving image festival is seeking film, video, and animations from OCAD U students

text on green backgound
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

OCAD U moving image festival is seeking film, video, and animations from OCAD U students to showcase within the school at a screening on April 13th.

Integrated Media Second year Moving Image class has initiated a screening event that celebrates the moving image work produced at OCAD.  A screening of selected works will take place Thursday April 13th in the Media Lab in Integrated Media.

The deadline for student submissions is April 6th.

Open to all single channel moving image works produced this year.

DEADLINE – April 6th at midnight.
– short films with a duration of 5 minutes or less
– open to all OCAD U undergraduate students
– all genres + styles are welcome