OCAD Design Competition - Deadline

Design Competition
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:00pm

Interdisciplinary teams participating in the 2008 OCAD Design Challenge must submit their ideas and presentations by Monday, February 4 at 5 pm!

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Design Competition - Jurying

Design Competition
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 5:00am

The Faculty of Design will announce the challenge for this year's OCAD Design Competition, an intensive 4-day charette, in which interdisciplinary teams respond to a given design challenge. Past challenges included to design and promote a product, service, environment that could/should/will exist in 10 years time; to re-envision McCaul Street; to design ways to effect change in society by addressing excessive consumption; and to develop 'Humanitarian Emergency Life Packages'.

Established in 1990, this year's competition challenge will be announced on Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 am in the Auditorium (Rm 190). Teams will have until 5 pm on Monday, February 4 to develop their concepts and have them ready for presentation. Competition critique sessions with faculty members and guest critics will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 12 to 4 pm.

Jurying takes place on February 5 and 6, and at 10 am on Thursday, February 7, winners will be announced and awards will be presented as part of a closing event.

To save paper, this year's competition brief will be posted here, on this page, when the challenge is announced.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Design Competition - Critique Sessions

Design Competition
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Faculty of Design will announce the challenge for this year's OCAD Design Competition, an intensive 4-day charette, in which interdisciplinary teams respond to a given design challenge. Past challenges included to design and promote a product, service, environment that could/should/will exist in 10 years time; to re-envision McCaul Street; to design ways to effect change in society by addressing excessive consumption; and to develop 'Humanitarian Emergency Life Packages'.
Established in 1990, this year's competition challenge will be announced on Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 am in the Auditorium (Rm 190). Teams will have until 5 pm on Monday, February 4 to develop their concepts and have them ready for presentation. Competition critique sessions with faculty members and guest critics will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 12 to 4 pm.
Jurying takes place on February 5 and 6, and at 10 am on Thursday, February 7, winners will be announced and awards will be presented as part of a closing event.
To save the cost of paper, this year's competition brief will be posted online when the challenge is announced.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

OCAD Design Competition - Announcement of Winners

Design Competition
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 3:00pm

The Faculty of Design is gearing up to announce the annual OCAD Design Competition, an intensive 4-day charette, in which interdisciplinary teams respond to a given design challenge. Past challenges included to design and promote a product, service, environment that could/should/will exist in 10 years time; to re-envision McCaul Street; to design ways to effect change in society by addressing excessive consumption; and to develop 'Humanitarian Emergency Life Packages'.

Established in 1990, this year's competition challenge will be announced on Thursday, January 31 at 9:30 am in the Auditorium (Rm 190). Teams will have until 5 pm on Monday, February 4 to develop their concepts and have them ready for presentation. Competition critique sessions with faculty members and guest critics will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 12 to 4 pm.

Jurying takes place on February 5 and 6, and at 10 am on Thursday, February 7, winners will be announced and awards will be presented as part of a closing event.

To save paper, this year's competition brief will be posted online when the challenge is announced.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Gingerbread House Competition

gingerbread house
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm

It's time to get festive and full of holiday cheer. Teams of three are needed to participate in this construction and decorating competition. Gingerbread kits and decorations will be provided but teams are welcome to "get creative" and bake their own architectural creations if they wish.

Finished houses will be judged and you could win some great prizes!

To sign-up, please e-mail Amelia at orangepop21@hotmail.com

COST: Free, but each member of your team is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Food Bank.

Non-perishable food examples: canned milk or milk powder, canned tuna, mac and cheese, canned stew, canned chili, canned pork and beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit cocktail, peanut butter, jelly, boxed sugar...

Another great student initiative supported by Campus Life & Career Services!

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 4:00am

The ninth annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition launches its nationally touring exhibition of work by competition finalists and winners at the Ontario College of Art & Design. In July,
three members of the OCAD community were named semi-finalists, their works selected from more than 1400 works submitted by 690 artists from across Canada. Anders Oinonen (Drawing & Painting, 2000) of Toronto and former faculty member Kim Dorland were chosen as semi-finalists representing Central Canada, while alumna Aleksandra Rdest of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador (Drawing & Painting, 2002) was selected as an Eastern Canada semi-finalist.

The competition, supported by the Canadian Art Foundation, will announce a national winner and two honourable mentions, selected from the semi-finalists, at the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Tour Dates:
October 3 to 12, 2007:
Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Universit' de Moncton
Pavillon Clement-Cormier
Moncton, New Brunswick

October 17 to 24, 2007:
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario
October 31 to November 11, 2007:
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 24 to December 1, 2007:
Emily Carr Institute Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

IAMD Student wins Film Competition at Martial Arts Studies Conference 2016

picture of Iveta Karpathyova
picture of animation screening in conference room
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:00am

We send congratulations to Iveta Karpathyova, a second-year student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program, who won the Martial Arts Studies Film Competition hosted by the Martial Arts Studies conference in Cardiff University (UK), held from July 19-21, 2016. Her film, which she developed in her first year of study at OCAD U, was screened alongside fellow winner Philip Loy as part of the conference.

Watch her work online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz2W9I4Scvg

Ms. Karpathyova offered insights into her experience at the conference:
“I met scholars and practitioners of various types of martial arts over the course of three days. The most valuable experience was forming new relationships, initiating collaborations and discussing my research on embodiment with authors and experts in this flourishing field. I received a lot of insight into current topics of research within the field of martial arts including pedagogy, gender, identity, film aesthetics, historical records, culture and tradition, health and well-being, spiritual and holistic theory.
Besides gaining insight into current academic discourse on kinetic intelligence, embodied research and movement studies, I was invited to submit my animations to the Martial Arts film festival and interviewed for Dojo TV on my experiences as a practitioner and researcher within the field.”

Organizers described the award as developed “in response to the conference’s interest in moving martial arts studies work into the realms of audiovisual media. In order to stimulate new forms of research, dissemination and communication in the field of martial arts studies, this year we invited students to submit short five minute films on any aspect of martial arts. Here’s what we said: You may want to document an obscure martial arts style for posterity, or give insight into a system, culture or field of practice. You may want to deal with theoretical or practical issues in martial arts studies. You may want to showcase your own research. Your work will be helping to advance the visibility and insights of martial arts.”

The second annual international Martial Arts Studies Conference’s theme was centered on discourses that engage with the relations between two dimensions that are often regarded as opposed, or worlds apart: namely, the relations between media representation and embodied practice.

More about Iveta Karpathyova: http://www.ivetaka.com/

More about the IAMD Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm

OCAD University grad wins regional prize at BMO 1st Art! Competition

Wooden column installation at the Grange
Artist Rouzbeh Akhbari installing his work at the Grange
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:00am

Rouzbeh Akhbari (Sculpture/Installation, 2016) is taking home a $5,000 award for his installation Institutional Stabilizer. Akhbari was one of 248 emerging artists to enter BMO’s 14th annual Invitational Student Art Competition.

From the artist’s statement:

“The Institutional Stabilizer series is the result of a yearlong investigative project on the genealogy of the Greco-Roman column as an imperial signifier of political will and social power on two local sites including the Canadian Heritage site, the Grange, and the art deco façade of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s former headquarters in Toronto’s financial district.”

Akhbari is also the recipient of the 2016 OCAD University Medal for his program.

Presented annually, the BMO 1st Art! Competition recognizes visual arts excellence in post-secondary institutions from across Canada.

Deans and instructors of undergraduate arts programs from colleges and universities across the country were invited to select three outstanding graduating students from each of their studio specialties to make submissions to the competition.

All of the BMO 1st Art! winning works will be displayed at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto, from November 17 to December 17, 2016.

2016 BMO 1st Art! winners

National Winner ($10,000 prize)

  • Nathan Levasseur, University of Alberta

Regional Winners ($5,000 prizes)

  • Alberta: Joel Warkentin, Alberta College of Art & Design
  • British Columbia: Elizabeth Villalva Granda, University of British Columbia
  • Manitoba: Zahra Baseri, University of Manitoba
  • New Brunswick: Jennifer McInnis-Wharton, New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: Lucas Morneau, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia: Jordan Blackburn, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University
  • Nunavut: Alookie Alikatuktuk, Nunavut Arctic College
  • Ontario: Rouzbeh Akhbari, OCAD University
  • Prince Edward Island: Dylan McQuaid, Holland College
  • Quebec: Alexandre Ménard, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Saskatchewan: Kristen Auger, First Nations University of Canada
  • Yukon: Tyler Anderson, Yukon School of Visual Arts

See BMO Financial Group's website to view the winning works.

Graduate Maria Gabrieleva is finalist in the 13th National Jewellery Student Competition

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

Recent MAAD graduate Maria Gabrieleva (Jewellery '16) is one of five finalists in the 13th National Jewellery Student Competition at L.A.Pai Gallery in Ottawa!

About Maria Gabrieleva:

Maria (Masha) Gabrieleva is a Toronto based jewellery designer and maker. She completed her Bachelor of Design at OCAD with a focus on Material Art and Design, majoring in jewellery. Her interest lies in exploring multiple innovative woodworking techniques and wood’s rich properties as a material. She seeks to attain harmony by combining simple, yet dynamic and precise shapes with attention to meticulous textures and craftsmanship.

https://www.lapaigallery.com/collections/13th-student-competition-maria-gabrieleva 

Congratulations!

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:15pm

The work of seven OCAD U students has been selected among 5,304 entrants as semifinalists in the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the global digital media competition for student creators.

- Yisu Yu, La Famille

- Francesca Chan, Twins

- Francesca Chan, Lost In Paradise. Dies In Paradise

- Aqil Raharjo, Invitation: Raising awareness of the mexican wolves through film screening

- Maiam Raya, Remember Me

- Mariam Raya, Remember Them

- Salwa Majoka, Biological Preservation

- Fasai Sivieng, Sleepy

- Aqil Raharjo, Kültür Magazine

Finalists in all categories will be announced in September and selected work is available in the ADAA Live gallery

Congratulations!

 

 

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