Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: Come up To My Room 2019

The Gladstone Hotel and OCAD U Career Development are excited to announce the Come Up To My Room Career Launcher. Successful applicant(s) will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. In addition to the exhibition opportunity, the Career Launcher recipient will also receive a production grant from the CEAD.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Assistant Professor Ted Hunter of the Industrial Design Program's company Roarrockit is supporting the Oasis Skateboard Factory Alternative High School Design Program, April 4 to 12.


Closing Party and Live Auction April 12 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Everyone is welcome!


Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Roarrockit presents Skateboard Art Show and Auction
Digital Screen: 

Come Up To My Room - The Gladstone Hotel

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Congratulations to our current Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design MDes student Katrina Tompkins, IAMD alumni Ashley Snook (MFA 2016) and Digital Futures alumni Jordan Shaw (MFA 2017) who will be showcasing their work at the Gladstone Hotel's upcoming event "Come Up To My Room".

"Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. The exhibition challenges participants to push their everyday practice by offering a blank canvas upon which to explore new themes and ways of working. Framed within the backdrop of the historic 128-year-old Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike."

For full description and more information please visit:


CUTMR will be taking place on January 18-21, 2018

January 20, 7-10PM - Opening Reception & Party

January 20, 10PM-late - LOVE DESIGN Party (Opening After Party)

January 21, 1-3PM - TSA Ideas Forum (TO DO)



Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel
2018 CUTMR Poster

Geoffrey Shea and Johanna Householder, Faculty of Art, participating in New Toronto Works 2016

NTW letters/logo on black background
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30pm to Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00am

A favourite Pleasure Dome ritual now in its 23rd year, the 2016 edition of New Toronto Works is upon us. A submission-based program curated from local works, this year’s edition features artists exploring a variety of formal methods, challenging the different ways we communicate across time-based media, and investigating different spatial and media-based practices. NTW 2016 is a collection of 14 media artworks that stretch between screen and space to reveal how we live as humans and navigate our path forward.

From interrogating the land we stand on and the pixels that stand in our place, to challenging conventions of “civilization” and what it means in a borderless space, to exploring how we constrain our emot...ions to recover space for ourselves, NTW 2016 showcases the ever-changing ways artists in Toronto consider and respond to the world around us – at home and abroad. Featuring two installations and a program of moving image work, join Pleasure Dome at the Gladstone Hotel and celebrate some amazing media artists from one of the most vibrant cities around.
Daniel McIntyre and Katrina Orlowski, curators of NTW 2016.

Substratae (4:30) Margie Kelk
In the Net (5:00), Rachel Crummey
A Drownful Brilliance of Wings (8:00), Sofia Bohdanowicz and Gillian Sze
Pitching Tents in Terra Nullius (5:00), Matt Macintosh & Keesic Douglas
Temple Drone 3, (5:00), David Jones
The Dead Never Go Back To Europe (5:00), Maximilian Suillerot
Mutter (7:30), Mikel Guillen
3 Minutes of Attention (3:45), Geoffrey Shea & Tony Massett
We did everything that adults would do. What went wrong? (9:00), Frances Leeming and Johanna Householder
Antenna (5:25), Vlad Lunin
Stretto (6:45), Serena Le
Field (2:00), Dan Browne
Lalbagh, Meera Margaret Singh
Ritual of the Moon, Kara Stone

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6

Garnet Willis exhibits at Gladstone for Nuit Blanche

Gaia's Banjo installation, wooden platform with child walking on it
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am

The Gladstone Hotel has chosen an installation by OCAD U alumnus Garnet Willis (MFA, IAMD, 2016) as its “signature installation” in the Fly By Night show on Nuit Blanche.

Willis explains Gaia’s Banjo in the Gladstone’s blog:

“In the second floor lobby is a large circular platform. Attached to this via tensioned cables are clusters of sound-producing objects, strung together on springs tensioned in space. The public can interact with the installation at any time, by standing on the platform, which tips it under the distribution of weight and changes the diverse plucking sounds that it produces. This vibrant cascade of sound is intended to sonically map the internal architecture and bodies within the space.”

Other artists in the exhibition include Valerie Carew (MFA, IAMD, 2016), Naomi Dodds, Julie Gemuend, Anna Kovler, Sean Lewis & Galen Milne-Hines, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Apollonia Vanova.

Hard Twist

Hard Twist
Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 5:00am

The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto presents its 3rd Annual Juried Textile Arts Exhibition including work by OCAD alumnus Gareth Bate, Amlie Brisson-Darveau, Nadia Li Chai, Laura Endacott, Caitlin Erskine-Smith, Ann Marie Hadcock, Peter Harris, Susan Harris, Tricia Johnson, Lisa Keophila, Vanessa Li, Lesley Loksi Chan, Emily Martin, Amanda McCavour, Bev McNaughton, Gordana Olujic Dosic, Tammy Osler, Ingrid Paulson, Meghan Price, Laura Smith, Ilona Staples, Casey Ann Wasniewski and Bonnie Whitehall. Curators: Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell.

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St W Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


Chung Im Kim, "Blue Seeds"
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:00am

OBJECToronto: art exposition of contemporary craft + design is Toronto's annual urban arts event for the promotion of unique artist-made objects. The three day event gives exposure to Canadian designer-makers who create work that reflects a convergence between craft, art and design. The artists and galleries participating work in a range of media including metal, clay, textiles, jewellery, wood, paper, plastics, glass, and mixed media. At OBJECToronto the public has an opportunity to meet artists, discover galleries and view or purchase works that are a growing and vital component of the Toronto arts community. Now in its third year, OBJECToronto 07 once again takes place at the Gladstone Hotel. This year the event includes a number of satellite exhibition venues situated around Queen Street West's gallery district.
Artists include OCAD Faculty member/Technician Chung-Im Kim, as well as Ying-Yueh Chuang, Brad Copping, Marina Dempster, Domestic Collective, Jerry Drozdowsky, duerst, Ken Gangbar, Graeme Marrs, Shanna Miller, Ken Nicol, Susie Osler, Susan Rankin, Clare Scott-Taggart and Steven Heinemann. Presenting galleries include
Harbinger Gallery, McClure & Egan Contemporary Jewellery and Objects, and Galerie Noel Guyomarch.
The exhibition takes place at the Gladstone Hotel, and other Queen West satellite galleries: David Kaye Gallery, Material Matters Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, *new* Gallery and XEXE Gallery.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario