The Joy of Laser Cutting

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Laser cutters are powerful and versatile tools that can introduce significant untapped potential to artists. However, currently available learning materials for working with these machines are not designed with artists’ needs or interests in mind. To address this gap, Alda developed the Joy of Laser Cutting, a project based on her own experience as an artist looking to engage with these machines. This project uses recipes, food and visual language from the world of cookery as tools to reframe online DIY tutorials and appeal to the interests and needs of artists while encouraging creative engagement with the material. This show presents the work that was developed for the Joy of Laser Cutting as well as the journey that led Alda to develop it in the first place.

 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery - 205 Richmond St W.
The Joy of Laser Cutting Exhibition Poster

MRP/Thesis Writing Intensive

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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Working on your Masters Thesis or MRP? Deadlines are coming and the Writing & Learning Centre wants to help you get it done! This four-day writing "bootcamp" will help you work through your tough spots, flesh out your ideas and access individual consultations in a supportive group environment and with a minimum of distraction. We'll set daily goals, work on practical tools and strategies to maximize productivity, benefit from peer feedback and fire up your writing engines. Let's commit and sit - together.

For information, or if you are interested but the fee is prohibitive, contact Jessica Wyman, Graduate Writing & Learning Consultant at jwyman@faculty.ocadu.ca

December 18th to December 21st, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

$120 fee, including coffee, snacks, and lunch
Enrollment space is limited

To fill out an application, please click here.

Applications are due by 5 pm, December 1st

Some comments from past participants:

  • "The clear designation of time and space to write were the most important aspects. That, and the provided snacks/lunch!" (December 2016)
  • "The Intensive is exactly what I needed to do the work that I have needed to do. The Intensive provided the structure, environment and access to professionals who expertise in thesis/MRP writing. It was a catalyst in getting the writing well underway and have a plan to finish the project." (December 2016)
  • "The environment was conducive to getting the work done." (December 2016)
Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W.
Website: 
http://bit.ly/2iXUai3
Cost: 
$120, including coffee, snacks, and lunch

Graduate Program Info Nights

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Meet with faculty and students from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Digital Futures: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty, students and alumni from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty, students and alumni from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design for Health: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Criticism & Curatorial Practice: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty, students and alumni from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inclusive Design: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty, students and alumni from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories: Graduate Program Info Night

Meet with faculty, students and alumni from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Status - Space Available

Venue & Address: 
Various locations (see description)
Website: 
ocadu.ca/admissions
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Graduate Program Info Nights

IAMD Alumna Esmaa Mohamoud featured as top 10 artist at ArtToronto via, BlogTO

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:45am

Mohamoud's incredible sculptures (and photos that depict them) challenge conventional conceptions of gender through the lens of professional sports, namely the NBA. You can find her work at ltd los angeles.

Mohamoud's work was also shown at the AGO as part of the gallery's exhibition, Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, which features work from emerging and established artists across Canada. It is an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, photography, soundscapes, dioramas and textile works that attempt to grapple with the questions of Canada's past, present and future possibilities. On to December 10, it opened on the eve of the contentious 150-year celebrations.

For the full Blog TO article visit: http://www.blogto.com/arts/2017/10/art-toronto-2017/

http://esmaamohamoud.com

Congrats to our IAMD MFA Alumni; Omar Badrin, Jason Deary, Esma Mohamoud, and current student; Brad Phillips, for exhibiting their work in this prestigious exhibition.

For more information on the Art Toronto Exhibiton visit: https://www.artsy.net/art-toronto-2017/browse/artists

Poster: 
Mohamoud's incredible sculptures

TRACE

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

TRACE is a graduate exhibition brought together by 6 curators and 14 interdisciplinary artists as they launch into their graduate studies at OCAD University — join us at OCAD University’s Graduate Gallery in a celebration of works by established and emerging artists developing their contemporary art and design practices that challenge the concept of TRACE.

 

On Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m., 205 Richmond’s Graduate Gallery will feature new works in a multimedia exhibition exploring the contingent experience of presence as TRACE, evading the ‘real’ and pointing to its constitutive outside: the unreal. Trace, a sign for everything elusive, has no site, but rather is change of site marked by its erasure, making it disappear in its appearance. International artists Adrienne Matheuszik, Coco Guzman, Dori Vanderheyden, Ellen Snowball, Kirstie McCallum, Kristi Poole-Adler, Lida Shanehchiyan, Lingxiang Wu, Philip Sparks, Randa Reda, Sarah Carlson, Shannon Lee, Tal Sofia, and Vanessa Jackson capture these dynamic themes of TRACE — hinting to the existence of something, a residue we cannot ignore. Light refreshments and appetizers provided.

 

An artist talk will take place at 100 McCaul in Room 187 on Wednesday, November 15 at 12 p.m. featuring artists Sarah Carlson, Lingxiang Wu, and Coco Guzman in a discussion about their individual processes and body of works. Moderated by curator Elizabeth Handley-Derry, the talks will be followed by a question and answer period to encourage insightful engagement. Fellow curators Liz Ikiriko, Panya Clark Espinal, Jeff Tallon, Erica Cristobal and Keiko Hart encourage a dialogue around subverting assumptions and discovering intentions to help identify the investigations taking place in TRACE.

 

The OCAD University Graduate Gallery is home to thesis shows, speaker series, and one of a kind events, making it the primary exhibition space for graduate students and Faculty of OCAD University. The primary gallery space in room 104 is connected by a hallway to the media gallery in room 106 that can be used for projections. In TRACE all spaces will be activated with art, including a live drawing in the grad gallery corridor space by Coco Guzman.

 

For further press inquiries, please contact:

Panya Clark Espinal at 416 951 2120

Or the curatorial team at ccp2017ocadu@gmail.com

Instagram: @traceocadu
Facebook: /traceocadu

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
Email: 
ccp2017ocadu@gmail.com
Phone: 
Panya Clark Espinal 416-951-2120
Cost: 
FREE
TRACE Poster
TRACE Artist Talks

Toronto Arts Council Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Are you curious about or planning to apply for a grant from the Toronto Arts Council? In this workshop, Peter Kingstone (Visual/Media Arts Officer, Toronto Arts Council), will review what grants are available, discuss the application process, provide tips on how to write a successful grant, and answer any questions you may have.

For more information about Toronto Arts Council Grant Programs, please see their website here.

Peter Kingstone is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography. As an independent artist, Peter’s installation pieces have been shown across Canada and internationally, and he was awarded the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of peter K. (1974-2004). Peter holds a degree in Philosophy/Cultural Studies from Trent University in Peterborough and a Masters of Fine Art focussing on video and new media from York University in Toronto. Peter has presented at many conferences on the ideas around storytelling and social engagement. 

Venue & Address: 
Room 115, G Floor, 205 Richmond St. W.
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ARTIST TALK: Siwa Mgoboza: "Once Upon A Time In Africadia" Nov. 9

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Multidisciplinary artist Siwa Mgoboza, known for his signature bold textile and photographic works, joins us from South Africa to talk about his solo exhibition at the Matter Gallery, "Once Upon A Time In Africadia," which runs November 8- January 7th at Matter Gallery 344 Westmoreland Ave N, Toronto.

More about the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/873863476123808/

OCAD U Talk: Thursday, November 9th 6:30PM @ Room 2301 100 McCaul St.

Mgoboza was a finalist in Sasol New Signatures (2015), Barclay’s L’Atelier top 100 (2016), and SA Taxi Awards top 30 finalist at Lizamore & Associates Gallery. He was featured at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA and his work was included in the !Kauru Contemporary African Art Project: Being and Becoming, at the UNISA Art Gallery in Pretoria, South Africa.

Siwa Mgoboza holds a BA Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, where he graduated with a distinction and dean’s list in 2015. He was awarded the Eduard Louis Laden Art Bursary at The Michaelis School of Fine Art and the Cecil Skotnes Award for most promising artist from the school (both 2015). He was named the 2015 Young + African Visual Artist of the Year by Creative Nestlings.

Mgoboza exhibited his first solo project at WHATIFTHWORLD Gallery (Cape Town) in June 2016 and first international solo at Semaphore Gallery in Switzerland. He has exhibited in Istanbul with NoLab Gallery, Lagos Photo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria; the first edition of AKAA (Also Known As Africa) in Paris, France; Nanjing International Arts Festival in Nanking, China in the 2016, the Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town and the first edition of Art Africa Fair 2017.

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 @ 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
Free
Siwa Mgoboza Talk

Dr. M. Prokopow talks Canadian design history @ the VAG: Marking Place Speakers Series

Michael Prokopow VAG talk
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On Oct 24th, the Interim Dean of Graduate Studies; Dr. Michael Prokopow, was invited to speak at the Vancouver Art Gallery about the design history of Canada as it relates to the cultural and material effects of immigration. As part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s ongoing 2017 Marking Place Speaker Series, Dr. Prokopow discussed how design—a category of human made objects under the umbrella of material culture—has long been seen as an effective mechanism in the construction of national identity. He considered how contemporary design practice in Canada presents an opportunity to consider and question the values of nationhood and nationality. Dr. Prokopow co-curated the exhibition, #TrueNordic, opening October 28 at the Gallery. He has written widely about material life and domesticity and is currently a faculty member @ocaduniversity in Toronto, Ontario.- From:https://www.instagram.com/p/BanK2tWjU6N/

Scholarly Writing Panel

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Moderated by Dr. Michael Prokopow, the Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, a panel of Graduate Faculty Members will discuss scholarly writing at the graduate level. The panel will address questions such as:

  • What is "graduate-level" work?
  • How can we define scholarly work and scholarly writing?
  • What are the differences between scholarly writing in the context of coursework assignments and the thesis/MRP?
  • What does scholarly writing look like in the art and design context?
Venue & Address: 
Room 510, 205 Richmond St. W.
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Thesis/MRP Writing Intensive Info Session

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn about the WLC's annual Thesis/MRP Writing Intensive! Offered in the week of December 18, this bootcamp-type program is designed to help graduate students make significant progress on their Masters projects as they move toward completion.

This four-day Intensive will include writing and organization strategies, as-needed support from trained WLC staff, a structure for daily productivity, and coffee, snacks and lunch.

Applications will be taken up until December 1.  A fee applies.

For further information, contact Jessica Wyman, Graduate Writing & Learning Consultant, jwyman@faculty.ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
Room 301, 205 Richmond St. W.
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