CBC’s new digital series This Art Works! features OCAD U artists

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

A new digital CBC series, This Art Works! airing on the CBC Arts online platform, profiles many OCAD U students and recent alumni whose work deals with art and social change. The 10-episode series, described as “a gleeful mix of ‘90s nostalgia, comedy and contemporary art practice,” is co-produced by Madeleine Co., CBC Arts, and OCAD University. 

A launch event for This Art Works! will take place on July 13th at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Arts' Exhibitionists), the launch will feature an exclusive screening of two episodes and a chance to hear from the show's creators and producers.

You can also visit Works for Change, an exhibition that runs from July 4 to 13, 2017 at the Gardiner Museum featuring workshops by This Art Works! artists and an interactive installation on how to make art work for change. The exhibition recreates the film set of This Art Works! which will serve as the backdrop to a program of how-to workshops and performances led by the artists about their creative practices. Spanning one of the walls of the space, the audience can also join in the collective creation of a large-scale artwork.

 

 

Image of plant in front of sun in distance
Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park.
Art by Stephanie Comilang, winner of the Sobey Art Award (Leroy Schulz)
OCAD U congratulates artist and OCAD U alum Stephanie Comilang on winning the prestigious 2019 Sobey Art Award. The announcement was recently made by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton.The 39-year-old artist, representing the Ontario region, has been awarded Canada's most prestigious contemporary art prize worth $100,000 CAD.
l-r: Luis Jacob, Councillor Crawford, Dr. Diamond, Mayor Tory, Dr. Nagam.
Today, City of Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed 2021 as the Year of Public Art, a year-long celebration of art and community. The announcement was made at OCAD University, Canada's largest and most comprehensive Canadian university of art, design and media. Working in partnership with artists, arts organizations and communities city-wide, the City will engage residents and visitors in a city-wide recognition of public art. 
Glenn McArthur, assistant professor, OCAD University, has been awarded first place in the poster competition at The International Colour Association (AIC) conference held in Buenos Aires in October. The poster highlighted the work of OCAD U first-year Colour and Two-Dimensional design students Alacia Karishma Jiwanand (Lisa), Brendan Callan and Carrie Ma.
OCAD U Instructor Anson Liaw's two illustrations have been selected to be a part of this year's OCAD University “ArtWorks 2019” art exhibition. The two illustrations selected for exhibition are: 1) Title: "Solidarity for New Zealand" .  The first submitted illustration entry is a personal non-commissioned illustration created in response to the two consecutive Christchurch mosque terrorist shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019. 2) Title: "Pray for Amazonia" .     
The Canada School of Public Service has announced its new Digital Fellows -- among them, Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University and Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre.
Important news updates from the Research Ethics Board
Professor Saskia van Kampen (San Francisco State U) and Associate Professor Cheryl Giraudy (OCAD U) have received almost $25,000 under the Canada SSHRC Partner Engage Grant (PEG) for their Toronto-based research project Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020.
Title slide of Video This Art Works!
Friday, July 7, 2017

A new digital CBC series, This Art Works! airing on the CBC Arts online platform, profiles many OCAD U students and recent alumni whose work deals with art and social change. The 10-episode series, described as “a gleeful mix of ‘90s nostalgia, comedy and contemporary art practice,” is co-produced by Madeleine Co., CBC Arts, and OCAD University. 

A launch event for This Art Works! will take place on July 13th at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Arts' Exhibitionists), the launch will feature an exclusive screening of two episodes and a chance to hear from the show's creators and producers.

You can also visit Works for Change, an exhibition that runs from July 4 to 13, 2017 at the Gardiner Museum featuring workshops by This Art Works! artists and an interactive installation on how to make art work for change. The exhibition recreates the film set of This Art Works! which will serve as the backdrop to a program of how-to workshops and performances led by the artists about their creative practices. Spanning one of the walls of the space, the audience can also join in the collective creation of a large-scale artwork.