Gord Peteran: Furniture

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

Gord Peteran: Furniture 

Book Launch & Reception

Tuesday October 30, 2018, 6-9 pm

The Art Gallery of Guelph’s latest publication, Furniture, features the work of Toronto-based artist Gord Peteran with texts by artists, curators, and collectors including Glenn Adamson, William Anderson, Matthew Brower, Ian Carr-Harris, David Dorenbaum, Charles Hummel, Ernie Kerr, Judith Nasby, Michael Prokopow, and Ron Shuebrook

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W. (ground floor)
Toronto, ON


Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University 199 Richmond St. W. (ground floor) Toronto, ON
Gord Peteran: Furniture, Book Launch & Reception poster with image of a cabinet door and an axe, text on red background

Imago Mundi — Great and North Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join OCAD University for a public reception to celebrate the opening of Imago Mundi — Great and North at Onsite Gallery, the only venue in Canada.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.

Cash bar available


This comprehensive exhibition features works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island.

Installation designed by architect Tobia Scarpa
Documentary video by Laurie Kwasnik

Francesca Valente, Lead Curator of the exhibition, has selected artists from Central and Eastern Canada working in several disciplines: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, cinema, music and literature. Among the featured artists are: Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Douglas Cardinal, Jack Diamond, Robert Houle, Moshe Safdie, Andrew Jones, Mary Pratt, Michael Snow, Margaret Atwood.

Jennifer Karch Verzè curated contemporary Western Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States.

Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 2018.


Imago Mundi is about Art and the World without borders — a democratic, collective and global map-in-the-making of human culutres at the start of the third millenium — as envisioned by Luciano Benetton, art patron and creator of United Colors of Benetton. With a single format, 10 x 12 cm, the entire international Imago Mundi collection brings together artists from every continent: to date, more than 25,000 from over 150 countries.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.


Image: Andrew Jones, Sitting Room, 2015, wood and scaled figures, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
416-977-6000 x456
Andrew Jones, Sitting Room, 2015, wood and scaled figures, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Gord Peteran: Furniture

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gord Peteran: Furniture
Book Launch and Reception

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7 – 9 pm | Free

Please join us for a reception marking the launch of a new publication, Furniture, featuring the work of Toronto-based artist Gord Peteran with texts by artists, curators, and collectors including Glenn Adamson, William Anderson, Matthew Brower, Ian Carr-Harris, David Dorenbaum, Charles Hummel, Ernie Kerr, Judith Nasby, Michael Prokopow, and Ron Shuebrook.

Over the last four decades, Peteran has built an impressive and innovative body of work around the historical, conceptual, and psychological meanings of furniture. At the intersection of art, craft and design, the hybridity of his work challenges both expectations and language, offering insight into the vast malleability of the world of things.

The book launch and reception will take place at the Art Gallery of Guelph. All are welcome to attend; refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The Art Gallery of Guelph is grateful to the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts whose investments support such inquiry, informing new art histories.


Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Guelph
Gord Peteran, book launch and reception

2017 Alumni of Influence Awards Ceremony & Reception

Black and white text over larger pink text against green background
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the third annual gala reception celebrating 5 outstanding alumni. Mix and mingle with other alumni, the recipients, faculty members, and students! 

Anita Kunz - Distinguished Alumni Award
Hugh Mackenzie - Distinguished Educator Award
Natalyn Tremblay - World Builder Award
Carly McAskill - Trailblazer Award
Don Watt - Legacy Award

Ticket includes live entertainment, host bar and delectable hors d’oeuvres.

Emcee TV host Ajay Fry

Presenting Sponsor: TD Insurance


Learn more about our 2017 recipients

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Auditorium, Room 190, Main Floor

Official Closing Party - Nuit Rose Festival: Between Venus and Mars

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The Nuit Rose Festival of Queer Art and Performance closes its 2017 edition with a public party for artists, curators, contributors and supporters. You all made this year's festival a truly stellar event! Please come to celebrate with us at OCAD University's new Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue (Kensington Market).

The gallery is exhibiting work by Nuit Rose artists Shawn Postoff, Hillary Jane Licop, Lynn Strendin and Brad McDermott. We hope to see you all there.

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue (in Kensington Market)
Free and open to the public
Nuit Rose

reVision - Exhibition Opening Reception

re-Vision exhibition logo
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:30am

reVision is a juried group exhibition including work by Carlina Chen, a part-time student in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design.

After a summer-long renovation of the gallery’s new space on Queen St. and Abell, just south of the Drake Hotel, Propeller is re-opening this coming September-October, with an exhibition entitled “reVision.” reVision implies transformation, recalibration, redirection, and renovation. For this exhibition, Propeller asked artists to show Toronto’s creative communities their process in these terms. With over 40 works of art from painting to installation and video work, this exhibition features a complex array of interpretations and understandings of this theme.

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 30 Abell Street

Frank Newfeld Design Exhibit + Book signing of Drawing on Type

cover image of book, Drawing On Type
Friday, November 28, 2008 - 11:00pm to Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 2:00am

Please join the Communication Designers of Toronto as they honour design pioneer Frank Newfeld.


Saturday, November 29 – Saturday, December 6
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

As a continuation of the Cdot’s Design Pioneers Exhibit, Communication Designers of Toronto (Cdot) honours OCAD alumnus Frank Newfeld, his historic design work and new book Drawing on Type at Swipe Books on Advertising and Design. Drawing on Type is the fascinating life-story of one of Canada’s most accomplished book publishing figures: Frank Newfeld, designer/illustrator/educator (retired) and author.

A true pioneer of Toronto’s early design scene, Newfeld has designed over 650 books and won over 167 international awards. From a humble studio on Spadina Avenue in 1954, he rose to become Vice-President of Publishing at McClelland & Stewart, head of the illustration program at Sheridan College and Co-founder/President of the Society of Typographic Designers of Canada (now the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada - GDC).

Space for the opening is limited!
Please RSVP by by Tuesday, November 25 to: info@communicationdesigners.org

Venue & Address: 
Swipe Books on Advertising and Design 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #121, Toronto, Ontario

Reception for Daphne Odjig

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 2:30pm

Please join us in celebrating Daphne Odjig, recipient of a 2008 Honorary Doctorate degree from OCAD.

A painter, activist and educator, Daphne Odjig was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 1986. Her work, which fuses indigenous and Western art histories into a unique vision that bridges Native and non-Native cultures with elegant narratives, has been exhibited around the world. Over the course of her career, Odjig, who is of Potawatomi, Odawa, and English descent, has developed a distinct style based on the abstracted human form. The visual motif central to her work is the circle, which to the Ojibwa signifies completion and perfection, and is symbolic of women. Now a resident of British Columbia, she continues to revolutionize painting and creative practice through her commitment to exploring and communicating the continuity between tradition and contemporary practice.

Venue & Address: 
Rm 187 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Closing Reception

FY Great Hall Event
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Great Hall showcases the accomplishments of this year’s first-year students with a week-long exhibition and series of exciting events. Take this opportunity to recognize the fabulous imaginations and acuity of this year’s first-year students and their works. Events highlight environmentally friendly art, wearable art, performance and new media. Be sure to check it all out!

Closing Reception:
Join first-year Faculty of Art students for pizza and refreshments to celebrate the culmination of a week of inspired student achievement.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Yellow Staircase Project Reception

yellow staircase
Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm

The Yellow Staircase Project, a student initiative with full administrative support, launched officially last September. To free the Yellow Staircase of its yellowness--and replace it annually with colourful paintings and murals--students were asked to submit proposals.

Now that the commissioned student works are complete, it's time to celebrate with the artists!

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: ocadcampuslife@ocad.ca

Information: yellowstaircase@ocad.ca

Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Level 1 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario