(Toronto—April 11, 2012) The class of 2012 invites the public to join them at OCAD University's 97th annual Graduate Exhibition, featuring work from more than 550 graduating students. The exhibition gets underway with Toronto's biggest exhibition opening party and cultural industry night — with more than 5,000 guests — on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
New this year, the exhibition features Alumni Day, with special family-friendly programming, a barbeque and exhibition tours on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alumni and their families are invited to reconnect with friends, old and new.
OCAD U's annual Graduate Exhibition presents the work of graduating students working in 12 undergraduate programs ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art, to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the university's Faculty of Design. Each year, the exhibition transforms the university's main building, including the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design, into the city's biggest exhibition of the year.
The Graduate Exhibition continues until Sunday, May 6 at 5 p.m.
OCAD University's 97th annual Graduate Exhibition
May 3 to 6, 2012
Opening Night — Thursday, May 3, 6:30 to 11 p.m. (remarks at 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Alumni Day events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OCAD University - 135 Years of Imagination
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocadu.ca/gradex
OCAD University's Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) graduate students are holding exhibitions across the city in conjunction with our Graduate Exhibition:
Ben Edelberg: Its Teeth in His Body, Out of 60 Dogs
April 27 to May 4
163 Sterling Rd., Unit 29, Toronto
Julian Higuerey Núñez: The Promise of Making
April 24 to May 6
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
1086 Queen Street West, Toronto
Susan Campbell: Site Lines: An Exploration of Physical Mapping Practices
April 24 to May 6
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Projects
1082 Queen Street West, Toronto
Britt Wray: The DIY Body Project
Until August 12
The !dea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada's "university of imagination." The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.
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For more information contact:
Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)