Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in design to join us for a dinner as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food.

Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Good w/ Food | Creative Women* Entrepreneurs in Design
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is inviting all students who identify as creative women* entrepreneurs in design to join us for a dinner as part of our Good w/ Food dinner series, which brings together OCAD students, alumni, and broader professional communities over food. The event will encourage participants to engage in conversation and photo documentation throughout the evening to share knowledge and learn from one another. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by replying to Alexandra Hong, ahong@ocadu.ca by Mon. Jan. 13, 2019 and let us know if there are any dietary restrictions or any access needs.

*Our use of the term “women” is inclusive, including cis women, trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer, gender fluid, and non-binary folks.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
N/A

Craft Futures

Craft Futures will connect a group of artists from the Textile Museum of Canada’s WILD exhibition with OCAD University students and recent graduates to participate in one-on-one conversations and on-campus studio visits, offering an platform for direct engagement, relationship building, mentorship and focused conversation.

OCAD Design Students Collaborate on DesignTO's 10 Year Anniversary Look

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Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:00am

This year, DesignTO partnered with OCAD University’s Design4 program to create look and feel of the festival’s 10th Anniversary. Working closely with DesignTO and visual communications agency aftermodern.lab, this year’s refreshed look and feel builds on the existing DesignTO aesthetic, but with a fresh point of view. Design4 introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for Faculty of Design Undergraduate students in their third of fourth year of study, or students at the Master’s level. Three students, Edwina Mui, Minju Roh, and Tanveer Sobnack were selected to participate in this project.  

With a general understanding of the DesignTO identity, the design process began with research, pulling inspiration from the existing DesignTO logo, the city of Toronto, and the work of other artists. After completing their research, the team began brainstorming and mood boarding design ideas and mapping out the purpose of the design.

Learn more about this collaboration at DesignTO’s blog.

DesignTO is Canada’s largest annual celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week, January 17–26, 2020.

 

Craft Futures

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Craft Futures will connect a group of artists from the Textile Museum of Canada’s WILD exhibition with OCAD University students and recent graduates to participate in one-on-one conversations and on-campus studio visits, offering an platform for direct engagement, relationship building, mentorship and focused conversation.

This two-day event will present opportunities for Carrie Allison, Omar Badrin and Emily Jan to share their practices, highlighting their unique approaches as critically engaged craft practitioners and investing in the next generation of the craft-based artists. During the day, the artists will be available for one-on-one conversations at the CEAD. In the evening, all three artists will present a free public talk at the OCAD U Rosalie Sharp Pavilion (115 McCaul St.), each sharing their journey as an emerging craft practitioner and how their practice developed during and after art school. They will consider topics such as studio residencies, grants and awards, advanced education, apprenticeships, collaboration, exhibition opportunities and other aspects of their professional practice.

This program is generously supported by the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts.

Day 1
January 22, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 PM | Panel discusson 
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave
$20; members $15, $10 students
Register: www.textilemuseum.ca/programs/programs/craft-futures

Day 2
January 23, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 PM | One-on-one with artists | Registration required*
5:00 – 6:00 PM | Free Public talk | Open to all
OCAD University Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD), Level 3, 115 McCaul St.
Free
*Registration will open in January 2020 on the OCAD U Talent Network (under "Events & Advising", "Workshops & Advising") . Spots are reserved for current OCAD U students and recent grads (up to 5 years out).

 

ARTISTS

Carrie Allison is an Indigenous mixed-race visual artist born and raised in unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Using beadwork, Allison reclaims and reconnects with her maternal Cree and Metis ancestry. Her work recreates and honours elements of her environment and culture, creating spaces to consider intergenerational cultural loss and acts of resilience. Residencies include Eyelevel's Y'Level in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History and NSCAD Community Residency. Allison was also the recipient of the 2018 Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship and a 2017 SSH RC Graduate Scholarship.

www.carrie-allison.com/

Omar Badrin is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his identity through crocheting sculptural portraits with fishing twine and flagging tape. Badrin was born in Malaysia, but grew up in Newfoundland where he was a visual minority. The techniques and materials he uses to explore cultural identity refer to traditional crafts of Newfoundland. Badrin has received numerous grants from the Toronto, Ontario, and Canada Arts Councils and was the Medal and President Graduate Award Winner in the OCAD U Interdisciplinary Masters in Art Media and Design program (2015).

www.omarbadrin.com/

Emily Jan uses wool, reed, cloth, silicone and resin to craft hyper-realistic installations inhabited by handmade and found flora and fauna. The craftsmanship and detail in Jan's textile and sculptural installations helps tb inspire audiences to consider their relationship to nature in this age of mass extinctions and climate change. Jan is a 2017 Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers Awardee and a 2016 Fiberarts International Triennial People's Choice Award winner, and was an invited artist at the Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency.

www.emilyjan.com

 

ACCESS INFO

115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. All levels of the building can be accessed via elevator or stairs. The building is wheelchair accessible. There are electronic height adjustable tables on level 3. There are gendered washrooms on level 3 and gender-neutral private washrooms on levels 1 & 2.

 

Venue & Address: 
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul St

Call For Emerging Artist Facilitators | 2020 Chinatown Lantern Installation

In partnership with the Chinatown BIA and OCAD University, The STEPS Initiative is seeking emerging artists interested in gaining hands-on facilitation skills and supporting the production of a large-scale community lantern installation, part of Chinatown’s 2020 Chinese New Year celebration.

Call For Emerging Artist Facilitators | 2020 Chinatown Lantern Installation

Call For Emerging Artist Facilitators 2020 Chinatown Lantern Installation
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Call For Emerging Artist Facilitators | 2020 Chinatown Lantern Installation
Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2019 at 5pm

Are you currently an OCADU student? Do you have an interest in community engagement and artist facilitation? Does your artistic practice involve mixed media, interdisciplinary sculpture, or site-specific installation?

In partnership with the Chinatown BIA and OCAD University, The STEPS Initiative is seeking emerging artists interested in gaining hands-on facilitation skills and supporting the production of a large-scale community lantern installation, part of Chinatown’s 2020 Chinese New Year celebration.

The selected artist(s) will:

  • Attend a project training session on Thursday, January 9 from 5-7pm.
  • Work closely with the Lead Artist and STEPS team to actively support the facilitation of three (3) intergenerational and family-friendly workshops at which community participants will create lanterns to be incorporated into a lantern installation.
  • Greet participants, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for co-creation.
  • Lead set-up and clean-up activities at each workshop venue.
  • Assist Lead Artist and STEPS on production and installation activities, as needed.
  • Be available January 4 through February 10, 2020 (including January 11, 18 and 25) to fully-participate in this opportunity.
  • Support outreach for this project, sharing information through individual networks.
  • There are two (2) Emerging Artist Facilitator positions available. Each will receive an honourarium of $500 for their role in this collaborative project at the conclusion of the project.
  • To qualify for this opportunity, all applicants must be current students OCAD University.

Application Instructions:

Interested artists must provide the following no later than Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5pm.

  • Artistic Statement outlining interest in the project, public art, community engagement, and facilitation experience. Please also include any connection that you may have to the Chinatown community in this statement (PDF max 500 words).
  • Artistic CV outlining education, exhibition, related work experience (PDF max 2 pages)
  • 3 Artistic Support Images (max 1024px x 768px) of past work that you feel are most relevant to the opportunity described in this call (JPG format).
  • Please send all applications by email to info@stepsinitiative.com, with subject heading, Last Name, First Name - Emerging Artist Facilitator Application.

 

STEPS will be hosting an info session for this opportunity on Wednesday, December 18th from 2pm-3pm at the OCADU Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 115 McCaul Street.

If you are unable to attend the session and have questions related to this call, please reach out to renee@stepsinitiaitive.com prior to Thursday, December 19th and we will be happy to field your inquiries.

We thank all applicants, but only those shortlisted for this opportunity will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Email: 
renee@stepsinitiaitive.com

Dallas Fellini Announced as Inaugural Roselie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher Recipient

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 2:15pm

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce Dallas Fellini as the recipient of the inaugural Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Career Launcher.

Refurbished in 2018, the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion reimagines the use of the space to encompass many forms of experiential learning. Located on the 3rd floor of the Pavilion, the CEAD connects school, work, creativity and professional development to establish a dynamic community and environment. Recent OCAD U graduates were invited to apply for this opportunity for a private office/studio space in the Centre from November 2019 to April 2020.

Dallas is an arts facilitator, writer, and artist working interdisciplinarily in Tkaronto/Toronto. Their research and writing as of late centres on topics spanning anonymity, graffiti, popular culture, queer identities, and dance. Dallas holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from OCAD University and is the 2019 recipient of the Medal in Visual and Critical Studies. They have published or forthcoming work in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies, Acta Victoriana, and Canadian Art.

Over the course of their time here, Dallas will be incubating a new contemporary art magazine for emerging art writers and artists in Toronto.

I hope to create meaningful connections and interactions between artists and art writers in Toronto, and to lay the foundations for further collaborations.

Dallas Fellini

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Illustration Grad Jinke Wang unveils Food Themed Mural at New Liberty Village Longo’s

Mural of food illustrations
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:30am

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) are thrilled to announce a new large-scale mural by artist Jinke Wang (Illustration 18’) in the dining hall of the newly opened Longo’s in Liberty Village.

Created as a gathering space for people to come together, celebrate food, grab a drink at the bar, or a cup of coffee at the coffee truck, the dining hall space is part of a new concept store format that has been designed by Ampersand Studio for Longo’s, and features a wide selection of globally inspired locally sourced meals. 

A request for proposals was announced in July 2019. Featuring a combination of traditional and pop cultural references, Jinke Wang’s fantastical illustrations were selected for their whimsical depictions of everyday urban life and its connections with food.

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk
Ada Slaight Gallery, Room: 225
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Dec. 3 - 7, 2019
Gallery hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park. This series of images capture the connections we develop towards nature, with each other and with ourselves, which are inspired by the natural, cultural and agricultural history of the area. Margaret is a recent graduate of OCAD University and the recipient of the 2019 Parks Canada Career Launcher.

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