Onsite Gallery Grand Opening & Street Party
Saturday, September 16: noon to 6 p.m
Richmond St. W. between Duncan & Simcoe
On September 16, 2017 (noon to 6 p.m.), OCAD University will be holding a public Grand Opening of its newly expanded art gallery, Onsite Gallery. Onsite is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. To launch this new cultural space, we have a week of events culminating in a gallery grand opening and celebration on Richmond St. W. The street party will feature live performances and presentations by well-known Indigenous artists and remarks by political and community leaders (MP Adam Vaughan and Councilor Joe Cressy).
Acclaimed CBC host and arts reporter, Amanda Parris, will lead the afternoon’s events, which include onstage presentations and performances by:
- DJ Classic Roots
- Duke Redbird
- Janet Rogers
- Long Branch
- Charlena Russell
- Red Sky
- Logan Staats
Save the date and join the celebration of the new Onsite Gallery
About Onsite Gallery
The new 8,000 square-foot location at 199 Richmond St. W. will house a state-of-the-art exhibition space and will reactivate the OCAD U collection. It will be a community hub serving the university and the general public, with the goal of fostering social and cultural transformations. Follow our photo blog to get a sneak peek of our progress!
We are excited to inaugurate the new Onsite Gallery with the following major exhibitions:
raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U
Featuring: Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.
For This Land: Inside Elemental
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Featuring: 2Ro Media: Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers
Onsite Gallery's Grand Opening & Street Party is produced with the support of Our Children's Medicine program and HigherMe.
Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes.
Photo of DJ Classic Roots by Ogichidaa Arts.