APATHY/ACTION: A Campus Commuity Lab

Black poster with white text
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00pm

APATHY/ACTION brings together two projects that respond to incidents of idleness and alienation on campus. Nyssa Komorowski and Megan Yetman operate the front gallery as an open publications studio, and as their production space for the Apathy issue of Patterns Magazine. The back gallery is a social space informed by interventions by Matt Apedaile, who produces DIY furniture in his painting studio to encourage sociability amongst his peers. Come make, meet, discuss, organize and socialize! Or, like, don’t. Whatever.

Matt Apedaile, Nyssa Komorowski and Megan Yetman

Curated by Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas

Pub Nights every Thursday!

Thursday, March 12 (5-9PM): Speakeasy, OCAD!
Thursday, March 19 (6-10PM): Function 8
Thursday, March 26 (6-10PM): Sister Corita FUN-raiser
Thursday, April 2 (7-11PM): Pub Pub

Poster design by Tucker McLachlan, OCAD U Student Press

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.studentgallery.ocad.ca/
Email: 
studentgallery@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-836-2260 x263
Cost: 
NA

OCAD U participates in Union Station Holiday Market

Photo of Union Station Marketplace exhibition
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Center for Emerging Artists and Designers, working with the Photo and Publications programs, has created a retail shop and juried exhibition at the Union Station Holiday Marketplace. The temporary market on the first floor of the station runs through Sunday December 7 and features the work of 65 Toronto entrepreneurs.

“This is an outstanding venue for student talent from the Faculty of Art to showcase their work and participate in entrepreneurial opportunities, in a format that allows for many forms of exchange with the public. We’re thrilled for the partnership.” - Zev Farber, Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

The Toronto Star calls the Holiday Marketplace “a pop-up holiday shop with a twist.” It features small, local and online businesses in a busy location, making it easy for commuters to pick up unique and affordable gifts on the go.

The Union Station Holiday Market project leadership worked with Derek Liddington, Coordinator, Career Development, and faculty members Jennifer Long and Shannon Gerard through November to produce the exhibition and retail opportunity.

For hours and details visit the Union Station Website.

Photo: Zev Farber

Alumni and students featured in Applied Arts Student Awards Annual

Applied Arts Student Awards Annual
Bambino Pasta package design by Hoda Gharai
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Students and recent grads from Photography, Advertising, Illustration, Industrial Design and Graphic Design were selected for this year’s prestigious Applied Arts Student Awards Annual, on newsstands now.

2014 Advertising graduate student Bonnie Cheung’s HomeSewn campaign was selected for the Complete Advertising Campaign category. Designed for the Canadian Apparel Federation, her campaign is designed to re-ignite the desire for Canadian-made clothing with the introduction of the HomeSewn sub-brand.

2014 Illustration graduate student Cornelia Li’s series of works called This Gold is Tarnished were chosen for the Complete Illustration category. “By inserting disturbing elements into social incidents otherwise considered ordinary, the series questions the booming country propagated by Chinese authority by exposing the living conditions of the average Chinese.”

Also selected for the Complete Illustration category was Broken Telephacts by 2014 Illustration graduate student Sophia Feesh. “Just like stories and rumours, when statistics are told time after time, they take on a new form and message. In combination with numbers, statistics hold an aura of truth. By illustrating misleading statistics, Broken Telephacts underline the absurd nature of these claims.”

Second-year Illustration student Hong (Ivan) Chen’s Fear of Public Speaking was selected for the Illustration Single category.

Fourth-year Photo student Emma Blackshaw’s series Emerging Existence was selected for the Photography Series category. Her series investigates the relationship between familiar Canadian landscapes and the surreal element of lighting. “In this series I wanted to explore the idea of staging scenes that exist somewhere between reality and imagination. The landscapes allow the viewer familiarity, but the lighting transforms the familiar place into a mysterious, spooky, and dream-like environment.”

In the Packaging Design Series category, fourth-year Graphic Design student Hoda Gharai’s Bambino pasta and spaghetti for children was featured. “Bambino means kid in Italian and is designed for children. As target users, they are attracted to the package, because it is small, colourful, communicative and also comes in three different favourable flavours. Although Bambino's brand block is different in imagery, it communicates as a unity.”

In the Packaging Design Single category, fourth-year Industrial Design student Sarah Eldershaw’s Shoe String Assemblies was selected. “This is my packaging and branding concept for Shoe String Assemblies, a flat-packing DIY shoe kit. Everything needed to construct the pair of shoes is included inside the kit. Much like the construction of shoe, the packaging does not use glue; the shoelace is what tethers the package together.”

Art Toronto: The Toronto International Art Fair

Illustration featuring a blue sky with cloud, pairs of white wings and figure wearing decorative head piece in foreground
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

 

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair is Canada’s only modern and contemporary fine art fair, providing unique access to the Canadian art market. An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation’s art world. Considered the country’s must-attend event for art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto is the place for galleries wishing to attract a new sophisticated market of collectors, and professionals, and the place to network with a diverse and well connected group of fellow participants. Building on its successful platform as an exceptionally well serviced, user friendly fair, Art Toronto presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings.

With work by OCAD U faculty and alumni.

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Special Collector’s Preview 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Opening Night Preview 6:30pm to 10:00pm

PUBLIC HOURS
Friday October 24th to Monday October 27th, 2014
Friday & Saturday – Noon to 8pm
Sunday & Monday – Noon to 6pm

Image credit: Jean-Christian Knaff, White Cloud, Associate Professor, Illustration, OCAD University - CFA Gallery, Booth 112

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B 255 Front Street West
Website: 
http://arttoronto.ca/about/
Cost: 
Free

Advertising students win Merit in prestigious One Show’s The Young Ones

A photograph of a hand that looks injured, calloused and scarred.
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:00am

Third-year Advertising students Alec Carluen, Anna Chen, Neha Patel and Anton Mwewa won Merit status in New York’s prestigious One Show’s The Young Ones award competition this spring.

The team’s concept, “Fashion Desubsidized,” featured a campaign for international fashion brand Organic by John Patrick, a business eager to bring to life the idea of consumer “attraction rather than promotion.” Taking this into account, the team decided to focus on the lives of people affected by unethical fashion practices rather than the fashion itself. Their print campaign tells the stories of characters working in the garment industry around the world as they pertain to mainstream fashion, using hands and an editorial-style layout.

The Young Ones Awards are held in conjunction with The Young Ones Festival, held during Creative Week in New York, where events provide students and graduating seniors with the opportunity to network with top agency professionals, receive feedback on their portfolios and experience the industry’s current and best work.

STUDENT AND ALUMNI WORK ON VIEW AT HAZELTON LANES ARTS FESTIVAL

Alexandra Louise Beriault with Dori J. Segal. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Adam Chapman (Drawing & Painting, 2013) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.

Reconstructing (S)P(L)ace, the second annual Hazelton Lanes Art Festival, featuring new work by 27 fourth-year OCAD U students and recent graduates, took over a boutique shop this year to display art in a unique way. Presented by OCAD U and First Capital Realty, and hosted by Hazelton Lanes, the festival runs until May 18 and features a schedule of talks, performances, tours and music in the space in addition to the showcase of jury selected works.

Pam Patterson, an art instructor at OCAD U and Vlad Spicanovic, the Dean of Faculty of Art, transformed a former retail space in Hazelton Lanes into a pop-up gallery featuring artworks in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations and video. Mirrored changerooms are repurposed into 360 degree displays to view works from every angle. Elsewhere, a traditional-looking portrait of two lounging nude figures in a forest turns out to be an ironic commentary on modern life: the figures each grasp a mobile device and are looking intently at these, not each other. 

Some of the work was shown previously at the university’s 99th Annual Graduate Exhibition and at the 2014 Alumni Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel. All the works explore notions of renovation, adaptation and location to match the major redevelopment underway at Hazelton Lanes. 

The festival opened with a reception on May 7, and continues with a panel on public art and the future of the city moderated by Spicanovic, a hands-on gesture lab workshop led by Kyle Duffield, a terrarium design workshop with LIFE and grOCAD artists, narrative and poetry workshops with OCAD U professor and dub poet Lillian Allen and artist talks by Fatimah Tuggar and Derek Liddington.

Find out more

Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival 

Background on the festival

OCAD presents medals to its top students

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:00am

(Toronto—May 5, 2010) This generation of young talent hopes to make the world around us a better place. With art and design that tackles tough issues — sustainability, diversity, cultural policy, socio-political concerns, spirituality and morality, 12 Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) graduates have been honoured with the university’s top accolades this week. In addition to being celebrated at a special gala dinner tonight, this year’s medal winners will showcase their thesis works alongside that of more than 500 of their peers as part of Enter OCAD, the 95th annual Graduate Exhibition, which opens to the public on Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

“Our annual graduate exhibition is a time when OCAD gives back to the community that has supported our students and our university. This is a power-packed show that reveals our newly minted art and design talent to the world,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD President. “Please, Enter OCAD!

The 2010 medal winners are:

Faculty of Art:
James Gauvreau (Printmaking)
Marissa Neave (Criticism & Curatorial Practice)
Vanessa Maltese (Drawing & Painting)
Tim Manalo (Sculpture/Installation)
Meryl McMaster (Photography)
Reena Katz (Integrated Media)

Faculty of Design:
Lauren Dynes (Environmental Design)
Adrian Forrow (Illustration)
Catalina Navarro (Industrial Design)
Patrice Pollack (Advertising)
Setsuko Sanagawa (Material Art & Design)
Markus Uran (Graphic Design)

Enter OCAD, the 95th annual Graduate Exhibition, runs Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 9. For details, visit www.ocad.ca.

The 12 winners will receive their medals at OCAD’s Convocation Ceremony on Friday, June 4 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Background Information: 2010 OCAD Medal Winners

Faculty of Art:

James Gauvreau (Printmaking)
Working across disciplines, James Gauvreau’s thesis work Really Long Lake is an installation representative of a temple, covered with digital photographs of the textures and shapes of large bodies of water. Gauvreau calls Really Long Lake the “remains of a ruined temple from a religion that has yet to be formed. It has been buried for centuries under glacial ice and was recently revealed to archeologists as the ice flow receded.” Playing off “Long Lake,” a common name given to many bodies of water in North America, the work explores the notion of “the great escape” while attacking the indoctrination of the spirituality of nature.

Marissa Neave (Criticism & Curatorial Practice)
For her undergraduate thesis work, Neave put into motion an experimental microfunding model in order to explore the relationships between cultural policy and cultural production. In December 2009, tinygrants distributed four small grants to Toronto-based artists for their creative intervention projects. While facilitating participatory, collaborative and playful artworks that were visible in public and non-traditional spaces, this experimental microgranting model concurrently addressed issues of cultural policy and arts funding in Canada by asking the questions: What if an artist has a $300 project but does not have $300? What kinds of $300 projects can be conceived if an opportunity for funding arises? tinygrants considers the current state of arts funding in Canada and highlights the diversity of creative intervention practice. Neave will pursue her Masters in Art History at Concordia University in the fall, and will continue her research into the relationships between art, space and audience.

Vanessa Maltese (Drawing & Painting)
Vanessa Maltese’s series In Limbo investigates the “curious state of the in-between” through explorations of materials and abstract visual language. “I’m interested in the dialogue between the concrete nature of sculpture and the illusory space of painting,” explains Maltese. Her works emanate a sense of displacement, where unknown objects float in vacant grounds, or are anchored to fabricated spaces referencing landscapes. Her works also challenge the act of seeing, subverting simplicity with highly complex “Modernist alien playgrounds.”

Tim Manalo (Sculpture/Installation)
Tim Manalo is interested in the hidden concepts and ideas communicated by objects, which he likens to the way symbols and signs have meaning in language. His sculptural works attempt to re-present objects in a neutral state, creating conflicting or opposing readings to change the way viewers experience them. With his work High Praise, Manalo shares his fascination with the terrible beauty of mushroom clouds, while with his work Shift and Sniff, he envisions a dog’s snout as a security scanner.

Meryl McMaster (Photography)
Meryl McMaster’s series In-Between Worlds is an expression of her bicultural heritage —Aboriginal/European — as a strategic way of thinking and an examination of the connections between the two. In the development of the series, McMaster delved into the ancient practice of the vision quest, a search for meaning. The resulting portrait works, in which McMaster uses talismans as extensions of her body, suggest a collaging of cultural and personal identities and a state of suspended belief.

Reena Katz (Integrated Media)
For her thesis work, Reena Katz has created a wood, electronics and audio installation that plays off the poetics and physicality of walls: exile, separation, dispossession, enemies and reconciliation. With w2w, Katz inverts architectures of repression into structures of promise, empowerment, return, and unification. Using OCAD as a microcosm to discuss opportunities for political transformation in the world outside the university, Katz highlights the “humanness” of the diverse people who work there by involving them in the process of art production. w2w is comprised of three “anti‐walls,” which trigger sounds as viewers approach. Two of the walls play chants of resistance and songs of liberation, recorded from OCAD staff, administrators and security personnel. The third wall acts as a proposal to members of the public, inviting them to erect it using the instructions provided.

Faculty of Design:

Lauren Dynes (Environmental Design)
Lauren Dynes has designed a concept to revitalize Pier 4 of Toronto’s waterfront, located at 245 Queens Quay West, into a health and wellness centre, featuring a community market. The centre is designed to accommodate farmers, nutrition classes, spaces for social interaction, bathing facilities and massage therapy and treatment rooms. The project explores the balance between program spaces, public and private spaces and new versus old building structures.

Adrian Forrow (Illustration)
Adrian Forrow’s thesis illustrations are allegorical images about moral behaviour. His imagery speaks not only to adolescents, but also as “a refresher for those who have forgotten.”

Catalina Navarro (Industrial Design)
In exploring ways to reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in landfills, Catalina Navarro has designed cosmetics packaging that in and of itself has a use, and entirely bypasses the waste stream. Second Life Zero Waste is a packaging system that becomes a clean-burning candle in its “second life.” Instead of petroleum-based paraffin, Navarro’s packaging uses beeswax, with no artificial colours or damaging inks. Navarro studied several brands in the development of her design, such as Dove, Olay, United Colors of Benetton and The Body Shop, and incorporated the emotional and core values of the companies into the packaging system.

Patrice Pollack (Advertising)
As an aspiring copywriter, Patrice Pollack uses copy and type as the main elements in most of her work. “I believe that, when used properly, type can be more provocative and more powerful than any photo.” Pollack’s thesis uses type to educate the public on the dangers of commercial dog foods and the benefits of feeding raw.

Setsuko Sanagawa (Material Art & Design)
In her jewellery designs, collectively titled Venerable Spirit, Setsuko Sanagawa explores the Japanese folklore and traditional literature that has shaped her identity and sense of values. Her narrative pieces, created in silver and other precious materials, are wearable moral life lessons, some joyful, some tragic, and some entertaining flights of fantasy.

Markus Uran (Graphic Design)
A clothing designer before coming to OCAD, Markus Uran created the Metsa brand (www.metsadesign.com), a men’s clothing line constructed from carefully considered materials and practices. Uran’s goal is to deepen the attachment to — and longevity of — a garment by enhancing the client’s overall experience. By drawing on the rituals of gifting and taking advantage of the ubiquitous use of online shopping, Uran has developed packaging that creates an emotional attachment for its recipient. Wrapped to conceal its contents, each package is like a surprise self-gift, strengthening the user’s relationship with the object and enhancing the product’s sustainability. Metsa has already experienced market success, and is available through Nomad, at 431 Richmond St. West in Toronto.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.
 

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For more information or to request images, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

OCADU announces dates for the 9th annual Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:00am

(Toronto — September 2, 2010) Art collectors: mark your calendars! OCAD University (OCADU) will hold its famous “Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale” on Saturday, November 20, with public previews taking place from November 17 to 19. Works will be available for online previews starting November 17 at www.ocad.ca.

One of Toronto’s most anticipated annual art events, the Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale presents work by OCADU students, faculty, alumni, acclaimed artists and designers and creative celebrities — all the same size (5½” x 7½”) and all the same price ($75) — with proceeds supporting OCADU’s unique creative environment.

All artworks — ranging from paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, textiles or jewellery, to graphic works, illustrations, prototypes and mock-ups — are exhibited anonymously. Art enthusiasts can shop relieved of the pressure of needing to know who the artists are, or they can take pleasure in the guessing game! The artist behind the work is only revealed after it’s purchased.

Since it began in 2001, Whodunit? has raised more than $900,000 to support creativity and learning for students at OCAD University. Help us reach the $1 million mark in 2010!

Art works are sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 20, starting at 10 a.m.

Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the display in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 17, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 17

Preview Gala:
Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Savour cocktails while bidding on mystery art chosen exclusively for sale in the Gala Preview’s Silent Auction (featuring small-scale work) and the exciting Emerging Artists Live Auction (featuring full-scale work from a select group of new talent). Get a sneak peek at the hundreds of pieces of mystery art to be sold in the Whodunit? Public Art Sale.
Tickets: $150
Dress: Art School Chic
Auctioneer: Stephen Ranger
Music: DJ Aural (Grapefruit)

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information or to request images, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Much-anticipated Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale kicks off with Gala Preview

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 4:00am

(Toronto — November 2, 2010) OCAD University (OCADU) kicks off its 9th annual Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale with a Gala Preview on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.

While previewing the hundreds of pieces of mystery art for public sale (on November 20), guests at this year’s Gala can place their silent bids on a special collection of dozens of framed mystery art works, and try their hand at winning works by the city’s hottest young artists, including Amanda Clyne, Matt Bahen, Tristram Lansdowne, Vanessa Maltese, Megan McCabe, Meryl McMaster, Ian McMurrich, Katie Pretti and Winnie Truong, in the Emerging Artists Live Auction.

“The Whodunit? Gala Preview is a rare opportunity to pick up incredible works by highly sought-after emerging artists,” explains Curatorial Committee Chair Wil Kucey, Director of LE Gallery in Toronto. “Those looking to start collecting art, or those looking to expand their collections with works by artists about to explode internationally should not miss this event.”

What is Whodunit?
One of Toronto’s most anticipated annual art events, the Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale presents work by OCAD students, faculty, alumni, acclaimed artists and designers and creative celebrities — all the same size (5½” x 7½”) and all the same price ($75). The mystery comes into play with the artist’s identity hidden from view. Once an artwork is purchased it is turned over to reveal the artist’s name. Since it began in 2001, Whodunit? has raised more than $900,000 to support creativity and learning for students at OCAD University. Help us reach the $1 million mark in 2010! Previews of the artworks begin in person and online on November 17 at noon and continue until November 19 at 8 p.m. Work is sold on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, November 20, starting at 10 a.m. Admission is free. The Whodunit Gala Preview event takes place on November 17. Tickets for the Gala Preview are on sale for $150, and include a charitable receipt.

Whodunit? OCADU Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 17, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 17

Preview Gala:
Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Savour cocktails while bidding on mystery art chosen exclusively for sale in the Gala Preview’s Silent Auction (featuring small-scale work) and the exciting Emerging Artists Live Auction (featuring full-scale work from a select group of new talent). Get a sneak peek at the hundreds of pieces of mystery art to be sold in the Whodunit? Public Art Sale.

Tickets: $150 (purchase online at whodunit.ocad.ca)
Dress: Art School Chic
Auctioneer: Stephen Ranger
Music: DJ Aural (Grapefruit)

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Save the date for OCAD U’s Project 31 art auction

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:00am

(Toronto—January 24, 2012) OCAD University will launch Toronto's art auction season with its third annual Project 31 fundraiser in support of art and design students and programs.

One of the city's most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction, held on Thursday, March 29, offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD U's talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests.

What makes the event unique is how Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the university.

"We have faculty members who donate the proceeds from the sale of their work toward program-specific scholarships, awards or bursaries for students," says OCAD U Vice-President, Academic and Acting President Sarah McKinnon. "Others choose to direct proceeds toward our library and Learning Zone, our Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, live model hours, or investments of new equipment for specific programs." Since its inception, Project 31 has raised more than $150,000 to support areas of need at the university. "We're very grateful for our community's incredible generosity, and to be able to direct the proceeds from their donations to areas close to their hearts."

The auction a great place for budding art collectors to score great buys, with works selling very affordably anywhere from a few hundred dollars to under $10,000. Through the auction, patrons are able to access work by OCAD U's award-winning faculty members - a pool of creative talent found nowhere else in Canada - while enriching the learning experience for the next generation of artists and designers.

This year's auction includes work by Sandra Altwerger, Catherine Beaudette, Rudolf Bikkers, Philippe Blanchard, George Boileau, Robyn Cumming, Judith Doyle, Gary Gray, Lee Henderson, April Hickox, Natalka Husar, Chung-Im Kim, Anda Kubis, Anita Kunz, Surendra Lawoti, JJ Lee, Ginette Legarè, Jennifer Long, Laura Millard, Iza Mokrosz, Sarah Nind, Luke Painter, Nicholas and Sheila Pye, Jon Rafman, John Scott, Pete Smith, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Jon Todd and Sylvia Whitton.

This year's auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington's.

OCAD University's Project 31 Art Auction
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $95 (purchase tickets at www.ocadu.ca/project31)

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000  |  http://www.ocadu.ca/

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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