The Laxgiik Convocation Robe: Luke Parnell & Selected Prints by Working Title Press

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Laxgiik Convocation Robe: Luke Parnell & Selected Prints by Working Title Press

Curated by Erica Crisobal

The Laxgiik Convocation Robe is an installation created in the style of a Northwest coast Indigenous Chilkat blanket. This project is capturing the spirit in which these prestigious blankets are given: the spirit of reciprocity. Prints will be sold and removed from the installation one by one; the Robe will be ever changing until the last print is sold. 

Proceeds will be donated to Printmaking, Publications, Sculpture/Installation & Indigenous Visual Culture programs at OCAD U. 

Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University

100 McCaul Street, 2nd floor

Opening: 5:00-9:00pm Friday, October 26

Artist talk: 6:00pm Friday, October 26

Ongoing performance and sale: Friday, October 26 5pm-9pm; Saturday, October 27th, Noon-5pm


Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University 100 McCaul St. 2nd Floor
Right: "The Laxgiik Convocation Robe" black text on white background. Left: orange, yellow and pink Northwest coast style image


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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wandering Ground: Finding Paths

The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project

OCAD University

Monday, January 22 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

OCAD University, Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul St., second floor, Toronto, ON.

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, January 24, 8 p.m.

Panel discussion: Friday, January 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wandering Ground is a multi-disciplinary exhibition exploring social identity through anecdotal histories, diaspora and metaphor. From hysterical modernization to pop culture activism, the works within the exhibition look closely at coping mechanisms and the dream worlds that mirror dangerous power structures. 

The works in this exhibition were created by student artists in the inaugural Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project  ̶  a trailblazing initiative designed to explore and build Canada’s prominence in global communities of art and culture. Launched in 2016, the project was established to bring leading international artists to OCAD U while providing a unique opportunity for OCAD U students to travel abroad over the next five years. Each four-to-six-week artist residency at OCAD U is followed by a reciprocal visit by selected students to the artist’s home community. In 2017, during the inaugural year, OCAD U hosted the renowned artist Isaac Julien, culminating in experiences in Toronto, Buffalo, New York, and London, England. 

Artists: Aaron Moore, Yuling Chen, Justyna Werbel & leaf jerlefia

This exhibition is presented with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Friday, January 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Artists: Aaron Moore, Yuling Chen, Justyna Werbel & leaf jerlifa

Monday, January 22 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

Generously supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.



Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Ada Slaight Gallery 100 McCaul St., Second floor, Toronto, ON


Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:15am

“Brilliant’’ showcases the diverse work of first year students from Colour in Context and Colour and 2 Dimensional Design courses in the Faculty of Design.


Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery (Transit Space) 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor

$3-million gift to OCAD University honours Ada Slaight

Photo of Exterior of OCAD University
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

OCAD University is proud to announce an historic gift of $3 million from Ada Slaight to fund scholarships, improve studios and student gallery space, and create The Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media, the first named chair in the school’s 138 years.

“This investment is a fitting tribute to my mother Ada Slaight in recognition of her 25 years of volunteering, leadership and advocacy in support of OCAD University. This will continue her commitment to enabling students to excel in their studies and push the boundaries of imagination,” said Gary Slaight, President of The Slaight Family Foundation.

Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University, thanked the Slaight family for “a transformative and generous donation that will provide opportunities for students and expand the resources of the university in its traditional strength of studio-based learning in a meaningful and lasting way. These scholarship funds will attract the best and brightest students from across Canada for a generation, creating a legacy of innovation in the name of Ada Slaight.” 

The Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media will focus on drawing and painting, printmaking, and digital painting and animation, combining the oldest and celebrated programs at the university with new streams of study. Chairs are the leaders of programs who provide new curriculum and direct student support. Funds can be used for visiting artists, student academic travel, teaching and research.

The scholarship fund will provide full tuition for 36 students, renewable for four years. It will also increase funding for 15 currently funded scholarships established in 2012. The Ada Slaight Entrance Scholarships represent the university’s largest and most prestigious scholarship program.

This support will also improve studios for painting, drawing and printmaking at 100 McCaul St., which together will be named the Ada Slaight Studios.

In a second refurbishment, the newly named Ada Slaight Student Transit and Critique Galleries will provide improved space for students to create and exhibit their work.