Nuit Blanche draws more than 8,000 visitors to OCAD U’s Onsite Gallery

Visitors at OCAD U's Onsite Gallery during Nuit Blanche
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 4:45pm

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional and public gallery drew a record crowd of more than 8,000 visitors during Nuit Blanche 2019. Toronto’s nightlong celebration of art included nearly 90 art projects by more than 300 artists. Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ Among All These Tundras, on now until December 7, 2019,

is an international group exhibition that features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. The exhibition is curated by Heather Igloliorte, University Research Chair in Indigenous Circumpolar Arts at Concordia University, Amy Dickson, emerging curator and doctoral student in the Art History program at Concordia University and Charissa von Harringa, a PhD Researcher in Art History at Concordia University. A series of free public events are taking place during the duration of the exhibition including: Exhibition Tour with Ryan RiceimagineNATIVE Art Crawl and The Fifth Region Film Screening and Conversation.



Former OCADU ED Grads Mimi Vaughan and Alexandra Desplanque Installation at Nuit Blanche!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 7:00am

The Project

“CONSTRUCTION AHEAD” will be a multisensory installation about Toronto’s history with development—past, present and future. It’s inspired by Toronto’s seemingly constant state of construction. This construction brings short-lived sights and sounds to streetscapes while making permanent changes to the city’s skyline. When participants enter an alleyway off Sterling Road, their physical presence will trigger this audio-visual installation. A combination of ambient noises from construction sites around the city will sound, and corresponding audio graphs will be projected onto brick walls. In this way, “CONSTRUCTION AHEAD” will create an immersive and multi-layered experience that breaks down barriers surrounding private construction and development. Sterling Road and the Junction Triangle are an example of how Toronto is continuing to develop in all directions. “CONSTRUCTION AHEAD” hopes to start a conversation about individual and community power and responsibility in the shaping of our city.

Venue & Address: 
Drake Commissary - located at 129 Sterling Rd. (enter via Sterling Rd.)

Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced

Recipient of 2019 Nuit Blanche Independent Project Career Launcher Announced
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce Crutch CAC as the recipient of the 2019 Independent Project Career Launcher. Co-founded by OCADU graduate Veronika Ivanova (CRCP 2018), Crutch CAC will present An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza - an architectural installation and durational video work by Sophia Oppel. Audiences will be immersed into a landscape that blurs the boundaries between the digital and the embodied. The work will be shown on Oct 5 for Nuit Blanche 2019 at Crutch CAC, located at Unit G of 13 Mansfield Ave (In the laneway behind Mansfield Avenue).

Crutch CAC organizes seven exhibition projects annually in conjunction with 14 smaller public programs (panels, performances, film and video screenings, literary events, and live music events.)

Sophia Oppel’s work addresses the power embedded in digital networks, and their manifestations in real-life experiences. Oppel’s art is based in digital media and interactive installations. She uses algorithms, web applications and software presets as subject matter, and tries to examine the assumptions imposed on users of these tools.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.