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OCF WAFFLE NIGHTS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Homemade waffles with a variety of toppings at a stressful time of year! Free from student group, OCAD U Christian Fellowship!

Wednesday, March, 22, 2017
8PM - 9:30PM
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
and
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8PM - 9:30PM
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street

ABOUT OCF:
Affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the OCF cultivates spiritual growth and fosters community through prayer meetings, community meals, and art discussion groups. An affiliation with the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada allows members to participate in events such as retreats, seminars and conferences. Christian and non-Christian students, faculty and staff interested in participating amongst an OCAD U community of believers are welcome.

Find out more about this and other OCAD U student groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUCF/
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free!
Snug in a Mug waffle night poster

OCF WAFFLE NIGHTS

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Homemade waffles with a variety of toppings at a stressful time of year! Free from student group, OCAD U Christian Fellowship!

Wednesday, March, 22, 2017
8PM - 9:30PM
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
and
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8PM - 9:30PM
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street

ABOUT OCF:
Affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the OCF cultivates spiritual growth and fosters community through prayer meetings, community meals, and art discussion groups. An affiliation with the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada allows members to participate in events such as retreats, seminars and conferences. Christian and non-Christian students, faculty and staff interested in participating amongst an OCAD U community of believers are welcome.

Find out more about this and other OCAD U student groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

 

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Rm 187), 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUCF
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free!
Snug in a Mug waffle night poster

SURGICAL TRAINING FETUS

Medical surgeons need to hone their skills prior to performing high-risk surgical procedures on fetuses in utero and on newborns. To date, highly representational 3-dimensional fetal models, that have life-like physical properties, do not exist. The goal of our research project is to create a series of accurate and responsive fetal models to help surgeons visualize the complex physiology of a newly developing fetus and their associated pathologies. These models will provide surgeons with the visual and tactile information necessary to confidently implement highly complicated fetal surgical procedures.

image of the Fetus model
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lab Member: 
Francis LeBouthillier
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Adam David Brown Participating in 'Lunar Attraction'

Image of a moon framed by an arched window
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00am to Monday, September 4, 2017 - 4:00am

Lunar Attraction - On view October 15, 2016 to September 4, 2017

As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.

Lunar Attraction features works by Michael Benson, Adam David Brown, Craig Dorety, Fred Espenak, Foster + Partners, Sharon Harper, Beth Hoeckel, Mike Libby, Scott Listfield, Vera Lutter, Greg Mort, Takashi Murakami, Young Sook Park, Adrien Segal, Reel Water Productions, Sputniko!, Peter C. Stone, Brian Thomas, Philip Weber and Joseph Wheelwright. 

Susan and Appy Chandler, the East India Marine Associates and the Art & Nature Committee of the Peabody Essex Museum provided support for this exhibition.  

Adam David Brown is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Canada. His work is guided by the principle of –less is more–, and is frequently generated by his interest in science, language and the passage of time.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Guelph in 2007.

Adam David Brown has exhibited work in Canada, Europe, Central America and the United States. His solo exhibition at MKG127 in 2009 was reviewed by Artforum and Canadian Art and brought his work to the attention of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts who awarded him their 2009 Artist Prize.

He was recently awarded an Artist Grant by the Ontario Arts Council and a Project Grant by the Canada Council For the Arts. His work is held in various private, public and corporate collections, including The Art Gallery of Ontario.

Adam David Brown is represented by MKG127:

http://www.mkg127.com

Venue & Address: 
Peabody Essex Museum (P.E.M.), The Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA
Website: 
http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/195-lunar_attraction
Phone: 
978-745-9500, 866-745-1876

10: Sharp Centre for Design Anniversary Exhibition

Janie Reed, Feet First, 2003. Digital print, 7 x 9 in. (18 x 23 cm).
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 5:00am to Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 4:00am

It’s been called “courageous, bold and just a little insane”. 10 years, later, the Sharp Centre for Design continues to make a bold statement. This exhibition celebrates the Sharp Centre for Design’s first decade with works inspired by its bold and lively presence.

Curated by Janna Eggebeen.

Special thanks to Will Alsop Design and ALL Design, Scott Hillis, Hadley Obodiac, and Caroline Robble.

 

Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD University, design and construction 2000 to 2004

 

People:

  • Alsop Architects with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc.
  • Carruthers & Wallace Ltd. and MCW Consultants Ltd., structural engineers
  • Peter Caldwell, Executive Vice President, OCAD U Project Steering Committee
  • Rosalie and Isadore Sharp, benefactors

Building Facts:

  • centerpiece of a $42.5 million campus redevelopment project
  • 6,215m2 of new studio, workshop, office and classroom space
  • tabletop is 80 metres long by 30 metres wide, 10 metres high, and 26 metres above ground
  • structural system is an intersecting grid of steel Vierendeel trusses
  • cladding is white aluminum tiles with a random pattern of black tiles
  • concrete core contains elevators and 15 flights of stairs
  • 12 tapered rainbow-hued steel columns, each 28 metres long by 0.914 metres in diameter
  • each pair of columns is bolted to three caissons buried 18 metres below ground

Awards:

  • Worldwide Award, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2004
  • Engineering Award of Excellence, Ontario Region Steel Design Awards, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, 2004
  • Award of Excellence, Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards, 2005
  • Most Technically Innovative Project, Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards, 2005
  • HUE Award (to Will Alsop), Benjamin Moore, 2006

Play

Architect Will Alsop unorthodox design process begins with abstract paintings and community workshops that encourage a blue-sky conceptualization of the project. At OCAD U, this non-linear, collaborative and ad hoc approach was by turns contentious and serendipitous. By March 2001, the three towers concept represented in the model had morphed into the tabletop, which maintained the neighbors view of Grange Park, opened up stunning panoramas from the studio windows, and provided a new space for play: Butterfield Park.

The playful transformation of ordinary materials into lively objects shows a similar irreverent and experimental spirit.

  1. Alastair MacLeod, workshop drawing, January 2001. Gouache on newsprint. OCAD U Archives.
    Alastair MacLeod is a visual artist and OCAD U Director of Information Technology Services.
  2. John Kissick, workshop drawing, January 2001. Gouache and pencil on newsprint. OCAD U Archives.
    John Kissick was Dean of the university Faculty of Art from 2000 to 2003. He is now Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.
  3. Greg Woods, workshop drawing, January 2001. Gouache and pencil on newsprint. OCAD U Archives.
    Greg Woods was an architect at Robbie/Young + Wright and the lead project architect for the Sharp Centre for Design.
  4. Will Alsop, early tower model, January 2001. Perspex and plywood.
  5. Will Alsop, Really Almost There + Sex study, January 2001. Digital print.
  6. Lorraine Kwan, The Pencil Box, mixed media.
    Lorraine Kwan is an OCAD U alumna and mixed media artist in Vancouver.
  7. Rob Shostak, Sharp costume, 2004. Mixed media.
    Rob Shostack is an architect with Quadrangle Architects, Toronto.
  8. Sarah L. Mulholland, Squishy Sharp Centre, 2009. Knit object.
    Collection of Peter Caldwell.
    Sarah L. Mulholland is an OCAD U alumna and the university Social Media Officer.

Structure

The construction of the Sharp Centre for Design was very condensed in time and space. It was a feat of controlled chaos and technical innovation that took place over an 18-month period while classes were in session on a dense urban site. For first-hand observers, the building process and the bold animal-mechanical structure that took shape became a source of inspiration.

  1. ALL Design (Will Alsop), Sharp Centre for Design model, 2011. Metal.
  2. Terri Meyer Boake, Sharp Centre for Design construction time-lapse video, 2002 to 2004.
    Terri Boake is a Professor of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo whose specialty is steel construction.
  3. Janie Reed, Look Up! triptych, 2003. Digital print.
  4. Janie Reed, Feet First, 2003. Digital print.
    Janie Reed is an OCAD U alumna and mixed media artist in Toronto.
  5. Gregory P. McRoberts, Lego Sharp Centre for Design, 2009. Lego.
    Greg McRoberts is an OCAD U alumnus and mixed media artist in Toronto.

Pattern

The Sharp Centre for Design unique pixelated cladding was the outcome of an intense endgame between OCAD U and Will Alsop. The cladding was especially important to the building impact as it would be visible not only on the building exterior walls but also its underside. The architect advocated for a colorful patterned surface of lighted glass panels a decorative tablecloth for the tabletop that would camouflage the building large mass and enliven the streetscape both night and day. The university argued for a more economic and pragmatic choice, and, after Alsop threatened to paint the entire exterior black, a successful compromise was reached with syncopated black spots that added to the completed structure animated character.

  1. Will Alsop, Void of Opportunity study, 2001. Digital print.
  2. Edmond Rampen, OCAD Uke, 2013. Wood. Collection of Christine L. Bovis-Cnossen.
    Edmond Rampen is a professor of Fabrication Studies at OCAD U.
  3. Otino Corsano, Oeuvre, 2006. Enamel on Plexiglas.
  4. Otino Corsano, Big Crossword, 2006. Enamel on Plexiglas.
    Otino Corsano is an OCAD U alumnus and visual artist in Toronto.
  5. Pearlamina Cheung, Fly High, 2014. Silver ring, earrings, and pendant.
    Pearlamina Cheung is an OCAD U alumna, a jewelry designer and Assistant Art Director for the Director Guild of Canada in Toronto.
  6. Christopher Hutsul, OCAD University, 2004. Serigraph.
    OCAD U Collection.
    Christopher Hutsul is an OCAD U alumnus and an artist and filmmaker in Toronto.
Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, 100 McCaul St.
Janie Reed, Look Up! Triptych, 2003. Digital print, 10 x 32 in. (25.4 x 81.3 cm).
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Faculty of Art faculty represented in Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989

Black and White image showing a woman inside a chest of drawers
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:00am

PUBLIC OPENING: Wednesday, September 28  6 – 9 pm  Walker Court/AGO

Exploring the experimental energy of an era, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 brings together more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives to highlight an innovative period in Toronto art history. Amidst the social and political upheavals of their time, the generation of artists that emerged in Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s pushed the boundaries of conventional painting, sculpture and photography, exploring new ways of art making including video, installation and performance. Drawing heavily from the AGO collection Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on September 29, 2016, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower. The exhibition, which runs until May, 2017, will be accompanied by a live performance series, a film and video festival, as well as satellite installations throughout the Gallery.

Organized thematically and punctuated by references to Toronto and its cityscape, the exhibition highlights the era’s preoccupation with ideas of performance, the body, the image, self portraiture, storytelling, and representation. Featured artists include Michael Snow, Joanne Tod, the Clichettes, Duke Redbird, Barbara Astman, Robin Collyer, Robert Houle, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, as well as highly influential artists like photographer June Clarke, illustrator Ato Seitu, and dub poet Lillian Allen. This is the first time since the AGO’s reopening in 2008 that many of these seminal works have been on display.

Curated by Wanda Nanibush, assistant curator of Canadian and Indigenous art, the title of the exhibition—a reference to the city’s many buried waterways—serves as a visual metaphor for the diversity of the cities art scene and its similarly buried histories. Intended as an evolving display, many of the works in the exhibition are scheduled to be rotated in January 2017.

Toronto:Tributes + Tributaries List of Artists

Rhonda Abrams, Shelagh Alexander, Lillian Allen, Stephen Andrews, Barbara Astman, Rebecca Belmore, Raphael Bendahan,Ron Benner, Karl Beveridge + Carol Condé, David Bolduc, Susan Britton, Brian Burnett, Colin Campbell, Ian Carr-Harris, Elizabeth Chitty, June Clark, The Clichettes, Robin Collyer, Keith Cole, Stephen Cruise, Greg Curnoe, Dennis Day, Martha Davis, Tom Dean, Lily Eng, Bruce Elder, Andy Fabo, FASTWÜRMS, Murray Favro, Robert Flack, Robert Fones, Vera Frenkel, Richard Fung, General Idea, Ron Giii, Oliver Girling, Will Gorlitz, K.M. Graham, John Greyson, Janice Gurney, Noel Harding, Jamelie Hassan, Ame Henderson & Evan Webber, Phil Hoffman, Robert Houle, Johanna Householder, Hummer Sisters, Tim Jocelyn, Nancy Johnson, Brian Kipping, Nobuo Kubota, Suzy Lake, Glace W. Lawrence, Rita Letendre, Louise Liliefeldt, Jorge Lozano, Catharine MacTavish, Arnaud Maggs, Annette Mangaard, Robert Nelson Markle, Tanya Mars, John Massey, Derek May, John McEwen, Deepa Mehta, Kim Moodie, Norval Morrisseau, Kazuo Nakamura, Shelley Niro, Louise Noguchi, Midi Onodera, Susan Oxtoby, Andy Patton, Randy & Berenicci, David Rasmus, Gordon Rayner, Duke Redbird, Clive Robertson, Patricia Rozema, Su Rynard, Jayce Salloum, Ato Seitu, Arthur Shilling, Tom Sherman, Walter Scott, John Scott, Michael Snow, Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak, Joanne Tod, Jeff Thomas, Tony Urquhart, Carol Wainio, Douglas Walker, Rodney Werden, Shirley Wiitasalo, Winsom Winsom, Colette Whiten, Tim Whiten, Joyce Wieland, David Zapparolli

EXHIBITION DATES:  September 29, 2016 – May 2017 

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: 
http://www.ago.net/toronto-tributes-tributaries-1971-1989

Barbara Astman, in "Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989"

photo of a woman with text overlay
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:00am

New AGO exhibition explores the experimental energy of the Toronto art scene in the 70s and 80s

Groundbreaking exhibition comes to life with film festival and experimental performance series featuring Rebecca Belmore, Jérôme Havre, Lillian Allen, Walter Scott, Louise Liliefeldt and many more

TORONTO — Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s was a city growing into its international status. Along with the city’s boom came the social and political upheavals of the era; the Spadina Expressway protests, bath house raids and fights over pay equity, multiculturalism and social housing dominated the headlines. In the midst of this, a new generation of Toronto artists emerged, pushing the boundaries of sculpture, painting and photography and exploring new ways of art making including video, installation and performance. This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), revisits that complicated era with a wide-ranging display of artists and artwork. Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on Sept. 29, 2016 and runs until May 2017, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.

Initiated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Frederik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 is curated by Wanda Nanibush, Assistant Curator of Canadian and Indigenous Art. The title of the exhibition—a reference to the city’s many buried waterways—serves as a visual metaphor for the diversity of the art scene and its similarly buried histories.

Drawing heavily from the AGO collection and featuring more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives, the exhibition will be accompanied by a live performance series, a film and video festival, as well as satellite installations throughout the Gallery. Organized thematically, the exhibition is bookended by two significant works from the AGO’s collection, General Idea’s The Miss General Idea Pageant (1971) and Rebecca Belmore’s sculpture Rising to the Occasion (1987-1991).

“In the tension between these two works—one a critique of the art world’s star system, and the other a deeply personal, politicized performance—we see how substantially things changed in only two decades,” says Wanda Nanibush. “Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, issues of democracy, race, gender, sexuality, and colonialism made real headway in exploding the traditional art historical categories. In this period we see not only a plurality of voices emerging but the very definition of artistic practice expanding, encompassing publishing, theatre, performance and identity politics.”

Punctuated by references to Toronto and its cityscape, the exhibition highlights the era’s preoccupation with ideas of performance, the body, the image, self portraiture, storytelling, and representation. The artists featured came from a range of backgrounds and generations, drawing on personal anecdote, humour, critique as well as familiar images of people and places to inform their work. 

Artists and collectives featured in the exhibition include Michael Snow, Joanne Tod, the Clichettes, Duke Redbird, Barbara Astman, Robin Collyer, Robert Houle, Carol Conde and Carl Beveridge, June Clarke, Ato Seitu, and Lillian Allen. This is the first time since the AGO’s reopening in 2008 that many of these seminal works have been on display. Exhibition panels will include texts in both English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway), acknowledging Toronto as the traditional territory of the Mississauga people.

Intended as an evolving display, many of the works in the exhibition are scheduled to be rotated in January 2017, inviting visitors to rediscover even more artists including Vera Frenkel, Jayce Salloum and FASTWÜRMS. Satellite exhibitions will be installed in the J.S. McLean Centre for Canadian Art and the Marvin Gelber Prints & Drawings Treasury. These evolving installations will draw connections between the exhibition on the fourth floor and other collections within the Gallery.

PROGRAMMING
To mark the opening of the exhibition, the AGO hosts a free public opening on Sept. 28, 2016 in Walker Court from 6 to 9 p.m. Partygoers will have a special sneak peek of the exhibition that evening following remarks at 7 p.m.

In tandem with the exhibition, the AGO presents a dynamic six week-long series of free live performances, entitled Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries in Performance. A mix of new commissions and revivals, the series features artists Rebecca Belmore, Jérôme Havre, Walter Scott, Lillian Allen, Louise Liliefeldt, Keith Cole, Johanna Householder, Ame Henderson and Evan Webber. Rebecca Belmore and Jérôme Havre will create installations for Nuit Blanche on Oct. 1, 2016 and Lillian Allen will guest-program AGO Friday Nights in October, culminating in a performance in Walker Court by Allen and her collaborators on October 28. All other performances will take place inside Signy Eaton Gallery. More details, including a schedule of performances, will be posted on www.ago.net in the weeks to come. 

A film and video festival dedicated to Toronto’s pioneering video artists from 1970s and 1980s, coordinated in partnership with V-Tape and CFMDC, will run in Jackman Hall from March 9 to 12, 2017. More details, including a full schedule, will be announced in the coming months.

The exhibition is accompanied by the 128 page soft cover publication, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries. Written by Nanibush, this richly illustrated essay is the second in the new AGO Toronto series, published by the AGO and dedicated to telling the story of Toronto and its artists. The book will be available exclusively in shopAGO as of Sept. 26, 2016 and is priced at $9.95.

ADMISSION
Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 is included with the price of general admission and is free to AGO members. More information on the benefits of AGO membership can be found at www.ago.net/general-membership.

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: 
http://www.ago.net/new-ago-exhibition-explores-the-experimental-energy-of-the-toronto-art-scene-in-the-70s-and-80s
Phone: 
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

Dr. Gillian Siddall appointed Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Portrait of Dr. Gillian Siddall
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University has appointed Dr. Gillian Siddall as Vice-President, Academic and Provost, effective July 1, 2016. Reporting to and working closely with the President as a member of the executive team, Siddall is responsible for the overall academic enterprise of the university, including academic planning and the academic priorities of the university’s strategic plan. She is actively providing direction for academic relations, leading the revision of the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) and serving as Vice-Chair of Senate.

Siddall holds an Honours BA and MA from the University of Guelph in English, as well as a PhD from the University of Western Ontario, with a dissertation titled “‘Two Kinds of Geography’: Complicity and Resistance in Canadian Pioneer Literature.” Prior to joining OCAD U as Interim Vice-President, Academic, she was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University, following prior roles as founding Director of Lakehead’s Instructional Development Centre and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in English. With a significant record of publication and research grants, she has extensive undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at Lakehead University, where she was appointed as a member of the English Department in 1998. Siddall is also a jazz vocalist and has published extensively on the topic of musical improvisation, both within and outside a literary context. Her latest book, co-edited with Dr. Ellen Waterman and published this spring by Duke University Press, is entitled Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity.

“Gillian’s outstanding commitment to the arts and arts education, together with her deeply collaborative approach, will advance the academic planning process she is leading at OCAD U, nurturing and developing faculty and academic leaders,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. “I am delighted to have Gillian as OCAD University’s Vice-President, Academic and Provost.”

In her role, Siddall will provide direction and support to the faculties of Art, Design, and Liberal Arts & Sciences, as well as Graduate Studies, the OCAD University Senate and its standing committees, the Centre for Innovation in Art & Design Education, and the departmental areas of Library Services and Student Affairs. She will oversee OCAD University’s initiatives in experiential and online learning.

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