OCAD University explores partnership opportunity in Hamilton

King George School
Thursday, November 8, 2018

OCAD University is exploring offering classes at a new Hamilton-based community and culture hub. At a recent Hamilton City Council meeting, councillors unanimously approved Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green’s motion to transform the former King George School into a community hub.

The re-development plan aims to transform King George by establishing a new partnership between OCAD University, the Hamilton Public Library, Early Years Learning Centres, and grassroots arts and culture groups. Councillor Green has committed $1 million to fund a study of the location and to provide an initial investment in the hub. The 106-year-old school closed to students in 2012 and was originally slated to be demolished in favour of a new building. 

“We are excited by the potential of OCAD University’s participation in this hub, providing continuing studies and workshops to support Hamilton’s creative cultural industries, inspiring youth and providing continuing education opportunities,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University.  “Our vision is to engage OCAD U’s students, faculty and alumni who are part of the Hamilton community to deliver learning opportunities to youth and adult learners. OCAD U has a fantastic partnership with Hamilton Youth Poets in support of its Black Youth Design initiative (BYDI) and OCAD U’s co-location in Hamilton at the KGS Hub would deepen this relationship.”

Auguries and Dreams, paintings and drawings by Christina Sealey

Suspension, 2016. Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:30pm to Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 1:30am

The Red Head Gallery will present the exhibition Auguries and Dreams by artist and OCAD U Illustration, Assistant Professor Christina Sealey.


From The Red Head Gallery:

Christina Sealey’s practice is based primarily in drawing, painting, and sound. Through her work she has been examining the relationship between identity and environment: the intimate connections between people and the places they inhabit. Auguries and dreams is a collection of new paintings that explore the intangible and mysterious qualities of "night" or "darkness”, a dominant theme in Christina's recent work. These paintings play with the symbolism associated with “night” – in particular the association with the unconscious, transformation, and absence / presence. She is particularly interested in how these ideas influence and intersect with the physical experience of night and darkness. Moments of tension, indecision, transition, and mystery are recurring themes. The play between representation and abstraction emphasizes the themes of mystery and ambiguity, blurring the distinction between the real and the imaginary.  

Christina Sealey is an artist and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Edinburgh College of Art. Christina has exhibited throughout Canada and the UK in public and commercial galleries, and she has performed her music in many countries around the world. Her work is represented in private, corporate, and public collections. She has been awarded grants for her painting and audio work from both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and from private foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Christina is an assistant professor at OCAD University.


Venue & Address: 
The Red Head Gallery 401 Richmond Street, Toronto, ON
Suspension, 2016. Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24 inches

Deadline: Applications for Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 4:00am

Deadline for full-time students from the Hamilton region to submit applications for the Chaney-Ensign Bursary Fund (fall semester) to the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Kelly Faller, Financial Aid Assistant (Scholarships)

DRPT Thesis welcomes Hamilton-based painter Jane Corrigan

painting of a woman braiding another woman's hair
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

DRPT Thesis welcomes Hamilton-based painter Jane Corrigan. She has had solo exhibitions at White Columns, Kerry Schuss, Retrospective and Feuer/Mesler, New York. Her paintings have appeared in group shows at White Columns, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 247365, and Wilkinson Gallery, among others. She was a 2012-13 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a 2013-14 resident at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, as well as a 2013 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.



Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., 190 Auditorium
painting of a woman braiding another woman's hair