The Sunshine Eaters Tour to OCAD U Community

The Sunshine Eaters
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Please join OCAD University in celebrating the launch of The Sunshine Eaters, Onsite Gallery’s second exhibition in its new location!

We're happy to invite the OCAD U community to a special introductory tour by the exhibition's curator, Lisa Deanne Smith.

The Sunshine Eaters is an 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.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

The Sunshine Eaters launches to the public with an early evening artist’s conversation and a party as detailed below. All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018:

  • Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    OCAD University
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Room 190

    ASL interpretation provided
    No RSVPs are required, however, we recommend you arrive early as seating will be limited.
     

  • The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception: 8 to 10 p.m.
    Onsite Gallery
    199 Richmond St. W.

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.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

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.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery: 199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
The Sunshine Eaters

Look Inside: OCAD University’s Open House

OCAD U Sharp Building
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Main Building - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://join.ocadu.ca/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=4f40f971-2776-e711-803b-0050569735d6
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Take a tour of OCAD U with student Oscar Fletcher

Student Oscar Fletcher takes you on a tour of what you missed at OCAD U's recent Open House. Learn more about OCAD U or how to take a tour on your own

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On the Road Artist Residency

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 4:00pm

On the Road
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara & Catherine Sicot

Curated by Catherine Sicot

Organized and produced by Elegoa Cultural Productions

In partnership with Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

With the participation of:

  • Plug In Institute of Canadian Art (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • Columbia College (Chicago, USA)
  • Dept. of Art, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, USA)
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre (Buffalo, USA)
  • Wanda Nanibush (Curator)
  • Nicholas Quiring (Architect)
  • Thank you to Michael and Amira Dan for their multi-layered support to the project

An experimental framework for an emerging Cuban artist in residence

On the Road offers an experimental model of an artist residency tailored to respond to the needs of an emerging Cuban artist – Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara - coming for his first experience in Canada and the United States. For this residence, artist and curator - Catherine Sicot - will travel throughout a portion of North America on both the Canadian and American sides of the Great Lakes. This journey will be punctuated by:

  • Meeting curators, architects, artists and locals;
  • Taking part in conversations, studio visits and networking meetings in diverse arts institutions and universities;
  • Leading research including two up-coming art projects described below;
  • Keeping an ongoing travel log: Mimi Joh-Carnella, Cultural Advocate, and Lisa Deanne Smith will pilot an OCAD/Onsite website platform for On the Road, providing tools and support to an online travel log throughout the residency.

Designed in consideration with the artist’s practice focused on politics, society and human rights, the residency will explore the layers of history and politics that resulted in the actual borders in North America and the current state of life within and amongst nations on both sides. It will also facilitate encounters with artists and curators that share these interests.

While On the Road evokes Jack Kerouac’s mythical initiatory American Beat journey, Anishinaabe artist Bonnie Devine’s work Battle for the Woodlands has also inspired this project and its itinerary. Devine’s installation, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014), expanded an early 19th century map of Upper and Lower Canada, claiming the Great Lakes as an integral part of the Anishinaabe land and culture. This work serves as a second historical and contemporary land mark to On the Road.

Collaborations / Itinerary:

AUGUST

  • Winnipeg (Manitoba): Luis and Catherine will conduct site visits and participate in a 2-day workshop at the Plug-In Summer Institute lead by First Nations artist Duane Linklater and curator Jaimie Issac as part of their project Wood Land School: Thunderbird Woman.
  • Christian Island, Georgian Bay (Ontario): Curator Wanda Nanibush will host a visit at Beausoleil First Nation reserve and of the surrounding area: the Huronia.
  • Montréal (Québec): Curator Wanda Nanibush will organize a studio visit with artist Rebecca Belmore (Anishinaabe-Canadian) and Osvald Yero (Cuban). Luis Manuel and Catherine will conduct other studio and site visits.
  • Detroit (Michigan): Independent architect Nicholas Quiring will host site and studio visits and meetings with activists, architects and artists. Curator Lisa Deanne Smith, Onsite Gallery (OCAD U) will participate in the Detroit visit.

SEPTEMBER

  • Traverse City (Michigan): Visit of the farming area with independent architect Nicholas Quiring and encounter with a Mexican community of seasonal migrant workers, local activists and social workers. Artist and professor Min Sook Lee (OCAD U) will take part in the Traverse City visit.
  • Toronto (Ontario): Onsite Gallery/Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD U): Curator Lisa Deanne Smith, in collaboration with artists/professors Johanna Householder and Min Sook Lee, will host a 2-week residency including an artist and curator public talk, performance/installation, site visits, conversations with students and professors, studio visits and networking meetings.

OCTOBER 

  • Buffalo (Upstate New York): Artist/professor Millie Chen from the Dept. of Art, University at Buffalo in collaboration with the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre will organize a 1-week residency including a public talk and performance, site visits, conversations, studio visits and networking meetings.
  • Chicago (Illinois): Artist/professor Matt Rappaport (Columbia College) will host a 8 to 15 day visit in Chicago including site visits, conversations, studio visits and networking meetings at Columbia College. Art writer/professor (School of the Art Institute) Rachel Weiss will also host Luis Manuel and Catherine in her residence near Chicago.
Luis Manuel Otero's Vehicule

Guided Tour: Design for the Other 90%

Design for the Other 90%
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:30pm

The OCAD Professional Gallery presents a series free of 20-30 minute discussions of the works on view in the Smithsonian's touring exhibition Design for the Other 90%.
January 15, 2009: Eric Nay is an architect, design history and theory scholar and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Professional Gallery 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Guided Tour: Design for the Other 90%

Design for the Other 90%
Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 11:30pm

The OCAD Professional Gallery presents a series free of 20-30 minute discussions of the works on view in the Smithsonian's touring exhibition Design for the Other 90%.

November 27: Ananda Shankar Chakrabarty is an art historian with a strong interest in music, and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

January 15, 2009: Eric Nay is an architect, design history and theory scholar and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Professional Gallery 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Look Inside: OCAD's 4th annual Open House

Look Inside
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Look inside the behind-the-scenes world of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo, talk with faculty and staff, or explore the possibilities of our new graduate studies offerings. We’ll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and where art and design practice is making new connections.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Fall Studio Tour

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD is the hub for gathering and taking a tour of some of Toronto's hottest design studios! Students, don't miss this opportunity! Register now (link below).

Check out the following studios:
Blast Radius: Angela Chow
Henderson Bas: Norma Penner
Sapient: Sonia Janovjak
Teehan + Lax: Dave Stubbs
Organic: Diane Pelligrino, Layla Jazrawy
Critical Mass: Tyler Lockyer
Grip: Jon Finkelstein
Fjord/Cossette: Jason Nussbaum
Oddly Studios: Camas Winsor
Echo Mobile: James Eberhardt
Liquid: Byron Bignell
LifeCapture: Geoff Whitlock
RMI/Pixel Gallery: Dave Giromlami, Jackie Brown
SociMedia: Sean Ramsey

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Registration required

Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future

Karim Rashid
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, October 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Domoteka in Warsaw, Poland, hosts “Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future” by internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid, an exhibition originating at the OCAD Professional Gallery and curated by Charles Reeve.

Venue & Address: 
Domoteka CWW DOMOTEKA03-286, Warsaw, Poland

XPACE Lead Gallery Walk

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:00pm

An open invitation to all OCAD students to walk around with XPACE and discover the Queen West gallery scene. We will visit all types of galleries for mini presentation on how you, them, and us fit into the Toronto Art and Design community.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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