TORO

An abstract watercolour monotype print titled Tuna by Donnie Nie
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

This month, the Learning Zone Gallery presents TORO, a solo exhibition by Donny Nie showcasing recent paintings and prints. Donny Nie references the sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody the continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual through the accumulative effect of innocent routine.

Nie’s paintings and prints in Toro underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of the overwhelming possibilities in mundane, with anxious or curious surfaces.

On through March 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Monsters and Clothing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00pm to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Come and see the unique character designs from the imagination of two OCAD illustration students, Eunice Lai and Becky Wu. Enter their world of wonderful monsters and creatures, and an array of extravagant and modern outfits. This exhibition also features a collaborative four piece painting of two giant monsters!

On at the Learnig Zone Gallery until March 2

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext 2529
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of acrylic painting called Portrait of Monsters by Eunice Lai and Becky Wu

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection: Research Wednesdays Presentation

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection with Marta Chudolinska at the Learning Zone  Feb 27, 1-2 pm.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk will explore a variety of issues in cataloguing zines, including choosing a classification system appropriate for zines, cataloguing software options and the challenges of describing items in this unique special collection. 

Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska has been working with the collection since 2009. In 2017, her team achieved their long-term goal of having an online, open and searchable catalog of the collection, hosted on Artstor’s JSTOR Forum.

The OCAD U Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of self-published and handmade publications located in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone. The collection was created to inspire, educate and entertain, to encourage collaboration between OCAD U students and to open the world of zines for readers and creators everywhere. 

All are welcome!

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

Talking Wellness at OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays

Digital promotion for OCAD U Library Research Wednesdays presentation Talking Wellness by students, faculty and staff
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Talking Wellness at OCAD U, is a project and exhibition by Pam Patterson's Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL): Community investigating various concerns around how we might achieve a healthier art and design education community at OCAD U.

Join students, Angie Ma and Nataly Kais with faculty and staff members Pam Patterson, Robyn Shaw, and Marta Chudolinska to learn about the original premise and organization of the Talking Wellness project, an investigation into the wellness experiences of students at OCAD University. This talk will cover the ADEL students research experience and hanging of the exhibition along with OCAD U's Health & Wellness Centre's collaboration, and the Learning Zone's role and participation.

PRESENTERS: Angie Ma and Nataly Kais (ADEL students), Pam Patterson (Lecturer, Faculty of Art), Robyn Shaw (Manager, Health & Wellness Centre), Marta Chudolinska (Learning Zone Librarian)

Discover more about the Talking Wellness project including the participating artists/researchers at the Talking Wellness Libguide.

Free take away text bubbles from the exhibit will be handed out to all attendees (while supplies last).

All are welcome! January 30th from 1 to 2 pm.

Talking Wellness is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

Research Wednesdays: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join designer Cheryl Li and software developer Alan Harnum of OCADU’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to learn about the IDRC’s work, with a focus on two recent projects: the Platform Cooperative Development Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities.

About the IDRC:

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.   The IDRC’s design research encompasses disability and accessibility, economics, social justice and other inclusion-related areas of design. 

Cheryl Li is a designer and user researcher who is passionate about using participatory and inclusive design practices to transform human needs into tangible digital experiences and services. Her practice includes the end-to-end design process, from exploratory user research all the way through to UX/UI design and user testing. 

Alan Harnum is a software developer and design researcher whose interests include accessible technology, multimodal content presentation and inclusive design practice for software development. 

For more info about the IDRC visit: idrc.ocadu.ca/

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Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Interested in presenting about your own research experiences? Contact Daniel Payne at dpayne@ocadu.ca.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free
Introducing the OCADU Inclusive  Design Research Centre (IDRC) with  designer Cheryl Li and software  developer Alan Harnum

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:15pm to Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 5:45pm

Every artist has that work that they've lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It's a sort of ode to the constantly-travelling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned. The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of "finished", and it's finality-how does one decide that? Is an artist's "unfinished" another viewer's "finished"?

Featuring: Petra Alexson, Gregorio, HollyJo, Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez, Salisa Jatuweerapong, Eunice Lai, Par Nair, Moira Ness, Em Ratkovsky, Mikhail SK, Janet Tran, Aghavni Vardanyan, Emilia Wilson, Maryam Zaraimajin.

On until February 2

Reception

January 17, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

The OCAD U Learning Zone is seeking WORKS IN PROGRESS or UNFINISHED WORKS of all mediums from student and emerging artists and/or designers for the group exhibition “[click here to edit]” curated by Salisa Jatuweerapong. This exhibition will run from December 17th to Janurary 21st. 

Every artist has that old work that they've lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It's a sort of ode to the constantly-traveling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned. The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of "finished", and its finality--how does one decide that? Is an artist's "unfinished" another viewer's "finished"?

Priority consideration will be given to artists that identify as Indigenous, Black, people of color, women, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities, and members of other marginalized communities. OCAD students & alumni will also be given priority, though ANY emerging artists can submit. Artists may submit multiple works; if the works are unrelated please submit as separate forms or email. 

There is no submission fee. Unfortunately we cannot cover any transportation costs for works; if you are located outside Toronto you may submit digital work to be displayed on our TV screen. We are sadly unable to pay artists at this time. 

Accepted works will need to be dropped off at the Learning Zone by December 10th. ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED! ALL LEVELS OF PROGRESS!

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 2nd, 11:59PM
SUBMIT ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/gYURizqNY5RpFRoo1

OR: Send an email to salisajat@yahoo(.)com, subject line “click here to edit – [your name]” with your name; Program of Study & Year Level; Title, medium, and size of work(s) to be exhibited; on a scale of 1-10 how finished you consider your work to be; why it's unfinished (optional); and supporting visual (and/or written) documentation.

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your submission please contact Salisa Jatuweerapong at salisajat@yahoo(.)com.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1. also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/177232479859265/
Email: 
salisajat@yahoo.com

Research Wednesdays: The Queer Publishing Project

Research Wednesdays, 1 to 2 pm in the Learning Zone. October 31: The Queer Publishing Project
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Shamina Chherawala and members of the Queer Publishing Project to learn about their process of creating Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art & Design Education, the first student-authored resource book of its kind. The guide draws from anti-oppressive education models to enable faculty to unlearn and critically address oppression on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality, and transform their understanding of how to support queer and transgender students in the studio, classroom, and beyond.

Handbook is a creation of the Queer Publishing Project, a research group of over 100 students, alumni, staff and faculty at OCAD University.

Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our 2019 winter schedule (January to April). Send an email to Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca) and include:

  • brief 250 word description of your talk
  • indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you
  • list of technological needs
  • ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement
  • description of any participatory activities that may be used (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal)
Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

See The Forest Through The Trees

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:15pm to Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00pm

This exhibition showcases illustrations and zines which spans Cleopatria Peterson's creative career.

Cleopatria enjoys storytelling using detailed ink and pen illustrations in her artwork and zines, exploring the complexities of experiencing trauma, and of healing through nature, from a perspective of a marginalized person.

Each meticulously inked piece touches back to nature; and how it can heal you. Pages are stand-alone illustrative works or taken from narratives

Cleopatria is a Toronto based illustrator and comic artist, studying Publications at OCAD University.

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until November 20

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone Gallery, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free
See The Forest Through The Trees, illustrations and zines by Cleopatria Peterson

Research Wednesdays: Artists as Writers Index

Research Wednesdays, 1 to 2pm in the Learning Zone, October 17: The Artist as Writers Index
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Celebrate the recent revisions of the Artists as Writer Index at the OCAD University Library. This resource is designed to explore the many divergent forms of writing artists and designers are engaged in, especially those that are affiliated with OCAD University.

Hear about the production of the database in 2015 with a taped intervew with the creator Farah Friesen, then hear how Reference Intern Lauren Orav revised the research portal using UX principles.

Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our 2019 winter schedule (January to April). Send an email To Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca) and include:

  • brief 250 word description of your talk
  • indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you
  • list of technological needs
  • ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement
  • description of any participatory activites that may used (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal)

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

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