100th OCAD U Graduation Exhibition Award Winning Poster

Poster for the 100th GradEx
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Gary Taxali's poster for the 100th OCADU Graduation Exhibition was accepted into the Communication Arts Illustration Annual! 

It's the professional illustration annual competition that gets the most entries (as it's international and has the most reach), and so being selected by the jury is a very nice honour.  It will be published in July of this year. For more information:


Hadley+Maxwell & IAMD students at Artcast

Students watch workers pour liquid bronze
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:00am

On November 9th, students from the IAMD (Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media and Design) program travelled to Artcast Foundry in Halton Hills, Ontario, to meet the Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell. Hadley+Maxwell and staff at the foundry are hard at work completing Garden of Future Follies, a major public artwork commissioned by Waterfront Toronto, scheduled for installation in Spring 2016 at Front Street East and Bayview Avenue. Students were able to learn about the multi-year process involved in realizing a project of this scope, and also saw a live bronze pour while at the foundry.


GradEx Student Monitor Paid Positions

Gary Taxali Poster
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:00am to Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:00am

GradEx 100 Needs You!

Student Monitor Paid Positions

Response Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015

Attention First, Second and Third-year Students!*

The Marketing & Communications department at OCAD University is hiring a team of student monitors to work during the 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx), which is open to the public from Wednesday, April 29 to Sunday, May 3

Student monitor shifts are available starting Tuesday, April 28 and continuing through to Monday, May 4. Work includes hanging signage, setting up displays, counting, greeting and directing visitors, collecting surveys, selling bar tickets, taking down displays and more.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate 100 years of talent and to experience GradEx behind the scenes — to see what you’ll be preparing for when you reach your final year!

Smart Serve: Certification, while not required for all positions, is an asset for specific shifts.

Training: Students are required to complete a mandatory training session on Tuesday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided. This training session will be paid to all monitors who arrive to their GradEx shifts on time and work their full shifts

Student Monitor Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour 

Contact: Kanyika Yorke, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, kyorke@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000 x 427 

In your response, please include:

  • Availability
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Year of study
  • Indicate if you are Smart Serve certified

Fourth-year students who have work in the Graduate Exhibition are expected to be with their displays throughout the event.

Poster artwork and design © Gary Taxali, 2015. All rights reserved

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
416-977-6000 x 427

OCAD University's 100th Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

Poster with characters illustrated by Gary Taxali
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30pm to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

For Information about the 2016 Graduate Exhibition, GradEx 101, please visit http://ocadu.ca/gradex


More than 900 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever -- OCAD University's 100th! This year, GradEx expands to a five-day exhibition spread across four buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2015.

Students from undergraduate and graduate programs will show their final thesis work to an audience of more than 25,000 guests, some of whom attend the show to recruit new talent for their own galleries and firms.

Undergraduate programs represented in this year's GradEx are: Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Drawing & Painting, Integrated Media, Digital Painting and Expanded Animation, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Installation and the specialization Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications in the Faculty of Art; Advertising, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design and Material Art & Design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies will present work from the Digital Futures and Indigenous Visual Culture programs.

OCAD U's graduate programs are: Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, Digital Futures, Inclusive Design, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Feature sales provide the opportunity to purchase work from emerging talent at reasonable prices:
Graphic Design - Room 636, 100 McCaul St.
Material Art & Design (MAAD) - Room 253, 100 McCaul St.

Printmaking - Room 387, 100 McCaul St..
Publications - Room 384, 100 McCaul St.

GradEx Schedule:
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary school visits can be booked on both Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Book your high school visit to GradEx now!

TTC Directions: Get off at St. Patrick Subway Station and walk west on Dundas to McCaul (south of Dundas).

OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Other sponsors include: C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., First Capital Realty, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, CP24 (Media Sponsor), NOW (Media Sponsor) and Steam Whistle (Event Sponsor). Cultural partners include the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Chealsea Hotel, Toronto.

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Poster artwork and design by OCAD U alumnus Gary Taxali

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. 60 McCaul St. 52 McCaul St. 49 McCaul St.