Georgian College and OCAD Printmaking Exchange Exhibition

Eric Euler, The Silence Between Us
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:00am to Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 5:00am

This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of traditional and contemporary print methods and media. In 2006 both schools exhibited a print exhibition at The Campus Gallery in The Helen & Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts at Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Art.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Lyn Carter & Julie Voyce

Lyn Carter, Knit 1 (detail), 2003, fabric, fabricated & found objects,  H 57" x W 8.5" x D 5.7"
Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, December 21, 2007 - 5:00am

Toronto artist Julie Voyce has been developing her current series of abstract screen prints since 2000. Her challenge was to produce an entire body of work using the same three colours (transparent cyan / orange / black). Each abstract print was resolved using only two or three colours. Pre-computer paste-up drawings and repeatedly photo copied images are used to construct the images which are then printed. With precise orchestration Voyce deploys her deliberately limited pallette to read as rich, complex and varied compositions.
Lyn Carter's work disguises commonly found objects with carefully selected textiles that act as skins to create new forms with delicate surfaces. Pattern-object relationships suggest a codified language allowing for varied interpretations far from the original object's intended function.
Consistent within each artists practice is the disguising of self imposed limitations in the creation of the work. Where Voyce confines her palette to a maximum of three colours and a specific process of production, Carter transforms everyday objects into fanciful forms that defy recognizable functionality.

Venue & Address: 
Kenderdine Art Gallery 51 Campus DriveUniversity of Saskatchewan, Toronto, Ontario

Post – Print

Post & Print poster, blue wireframe text on black background
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:00am

This exhibition brings together the work of 13 Print and Publications students graduating from OCAD University in 2016. Their work stems from a variety of media including print processes, papermaking, bookarts, and photography. Moving beyond traditional 2-dimensional works on paper, this exhibition showcases the innovative integration of installation and performance within print and publishing.

Friday, 22 April 2016—7PM to 10 PM

As this is an RSVP event, to be added the Guest List, please select 'going’ on the Facebook Event Page:

Exhibition Dates: 22 April - 25 April 2016 – 10 AM to 8 PM

Featuring works by:
Keith Eager
Matt Fielding
Lisa Elaine Frost
Jarrett Heckbert
Tetyana Herych
Aaron Markiewicz
Ramona Maung
Annunziata Morant
Kaitlyn Page
Simone Sparenberg
Tania Stepanova
Marisa Torres
Alex Wood
Joanna Yetter

You can also follow the Print & Publications Program on:

Typeface Sponsor:
Benjamin Critton Art Department


Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery 29 McCaul St Toronto, ON
abstract geometric image
portrait of a female
Printmaking & Publications poster, pink text on black background

OCAD U Zine Fair

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

The OCAD U Zine Fair is back for its 8th year! Come meet creators from the OCAD U zine community and check out zines, prints, comics and more for sale. This year, for the first time, the Zine Fair will be on for two days and include more vendors than ever before. 

March 9th & 10th
11am - 6pm 

The Zine Library will be hosting button making at the event. Make your first button for free! After that you can make four for $1. All proceeds from button making will go to growing the OCAD Zine Library collection, particularly in under-represented areas.

The OCAD U Zine Collective's Self Care for Artists & Deigners zine, featuring submissions from the OCAD U community and funded by the Student Union, will debut at the fair.

Poster design by Alexander Bailey.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, First Floor Lobby
8th Annual Zine Fair 2016 poster with event info

30th Annual Book Arts Fair

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

OCAD University’s printmaking department presents the 30th annual Book Arts Fair. Come and browse the uniquely handmade and crafted works by many book artists, printmakers, artists, small publishers, students, professional artists, papermakers and printmaking suppliers.

This is a fundraiser! The money raised by donation and raffle tickets goes to the upcoming year’s students awards and initiatives in the OCAD Printmaking Department. Suggested donation of $5.00 (or more!) 

Many thanks to ABOVEGROUND, for their support of this event.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Great Hall 100 McCaul St.
Event Poster

Q: Are you an undertaker? A: No Q: Are you a service provider? A: Yes

Image of carved human forms in relief
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 5:00am

Work by OCAD U alumna Amanda Nedham

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6 to 9 p.m.

Primarily concerned with the various taxonomic functions of history, Nedham’s works on paper exhibit a technical proficiency and enamoured exploration of natural history’s complex and overlapping structures. Through a process of abstraction based on the collaging of drawings, largely from television and internet sources, she attempts to focus on those moments that create tension as they challenge the governing voice of history. Nedham is the winner of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Printmaking Medal. Her work has been ehibited in Toronto, Florence, and New York.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 to 6 p.m.


Venue & Address: 
LE Gallery 1183 Dundas St. W.  

sMarch- Estisol Demonstration in Printmaking Studios

sMarch Event Poster
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

sMarch- Estisol Demonstration in Printmaking Studios

Visit the Printmaking Studios(Room 384)for a demonstration of Estisol. Estisol is a vegetable-coconut oil based solvent used to replace toxic solvents in the Printmaking Studios. This event is part of sMarch.

Venue & Address: 
Room 384 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Material Innovation Centre - Lunch & Learn

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

Guest Speaker: Rick Pauptit, President Flash Reproductions

What distinguishes print from all others is the tactile and physical quality it brings.

Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Lunch & Learn on March 3rd in Room 530
Come and see a renaissance of appreciation for fine print techniques, substrates and finishes.

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario


Alex Thompson at Grad Ex 2013. Photo by Christina Gapic.
Part of Alex Thompson's project, Self-Portrait. Image by Alex Thompson.

Alex Thompson’s medal award-winning project, Self-Portrait, took architectural renderings and made them personal. Here’s how he describes it:

My body of thesis work was entitled Self-Portrait, and consisted of architectural renderings of institutions that I felt had a significant impact on my personal development. These were laser engraved onto layers of transparent acrylic, which were suspended from cable to create floating structures. The works drew heavily on my personal memory of the sites, critiquing the generic nature of Modernist structures while drawing upon their aesthetic to communicate the idea of the institution.

What inspired you and motivated you to do this project?

My work has, over the last few years, been moving into a very industrial, architectural territory, and going into my thesis year it really struck home that for the entirety of my life I had existed within educational institutions. The realization was paired with an awareness of the continuous relationship that we as a culture share with some form of institutional environment, and that really got my brain going and motivated me to pursue the idea for my thesis.

What part of the process of creating this project did you learn the most from?

The entire process was a learning curve for me. This was the first time I had focused so much time and energy into a single project for such an extended period, and it was incredibly rewarding. The technical requirements of the project required a lot of trial and error, and I had an excellent support network in the form of the printmaking technicians and my thesis advisors who were on deck to answer questions and lend opinions.

What part of the process of creating this project are you the most proud of?

Working in three dimensions with plastic and cable was new for me, and I am very proud of the final aesthetic the project took on. I had a good idea of what I wanted the piece to look like, and had done many, many tests, but wasn’t exactly sure how the final product would actually look. I got the final components back from rapid prototyping the day before installation at the gallery.

How did you react to the news that you won a medal for your work? 

I had dropped in to the Faculty of Art Office to drop off a form, and Winston Tulloch informed me I had won. I was pretty shocked because I didn’t think I was going to win. It took awhile for it to sink in.

What’s your fondest memory from your studies at OCAD U, and what will you miss the most?

It’s hard to pinpoint a single memory. The studio environment is a great atmosphere, and has a really collective, collaborative feel. There are tons of great, creative, helpful people in the printmaking studios at OCAD U, and they helped make the studio a home as well as a workplace. I’m definitely going to miss that element of OCAD U.

What are you planning to do next? 

I’m currently working as a drama instructor at Theatre Ancaster, and have a number of ideas for upcoming projects simmering on the backburners. I want to try to get into an assistant position at a gallery in Toronto, and maintain my personal artistic practice. Further schooling may happen, but I need to get out into the “real world” first and get an idea what I want to do with my life.

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Alumnus Terry Ryan honoured with the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

Photo: Martin Lipman, Canada Council for the Arts.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 5:00am

(Toronto — March 10, 2010) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is proud to announce that alumnus and Honorary Fellow Terry Ryan has been awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for Outstanding Contribution. Canada’s foremost distinction recognizing career achievement in the arts, the award honours Ryan for his role in the development of Kinngait Studios, the renowned printmaking centre in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Kinngait Studios celebrated its 50th anniversary this past October.

“For 45 years, Terry Ryan worked to provide Cape Dorset artists with the tools — and the inspiration —to help define the North and its people. As manager of West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative (now Kinngait Studios), he was a jack of all trades: arts advisor, justice of the peace, coroner and occasional powder monkey, blasting overburden to expose stone for sculpture. He initially distributed pencils and paper, engaged master printmakers, initiated visiting artists programs and fine craft projects, and developed a domestic and international marketing network.

Ryan brought to his work his own sensibility as an artist, his practical know-how, an innovative spirit and a great love and respect for the North and its people.” — Canada Council for the Arts

The other winners of the Governor General’s Awards for Visual & Media Arts are: Haida sculptor Robert Davidson, filmmaker André Forcier, painter Rita Letendre, video artist Tom Sherman, photographer Gabor Szilasi and painter Claude Tousignant. Glass sculptor Ione Thorkelsson won the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine crafts. For their biographies, images and video interviews, visit the Canada Council website.

“I salute these artists who, through their unique vision and immense talent, open our eyes wide to all those things, in us and around us, that we look at without really seeing,” said her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.

The Governor General of Canada will present the 2010 Awards at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. In addition to a $25,000 prize, the winners will each receive a work created by Tony Urquhart, winner of a 2009 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

The Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media arts has also been awarded to OCAD alumni Michael Snow (2000), David Rokeby (2002) and Garry Neill Kennedy (2004), professors John Scott (2000) and Ian Carr-Harris (2007), and retired faculty member Nobuo Kubota (2009). Alumnus Kevin Lockau was awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award in 2009.

An article profiling Terry Ryan’s contributions appears in the Winter 2010 edition of Sketch magazine, the biannual magazine of the Ontario College of Art & Design.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design ( is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD 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 and images please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)