Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Footprints of the Rouge | Margaret Cornell Kirk
Ada Slaight Gallery, Room: 225
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Dec. 3 - 7, 2019
Gallery hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Footprints of the Rouge depicts the important connections experienced during Margaret Cornell Kirk's time as Photographer-in-Residence at Rouge National Urban Park. This series of images capture the connections we develop towards nature, with each other and with ourselves, which are inspired by the natural, cultural and agricultural history of the area. Margaret is a recent graduate of OCAD University and the recipient of the 2019 Parks Canada Career Launcher.

LandMarks2017 Repères2017: The Book

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Monday, July 9, 2018

LandMarks2017/Repères2017 was a Canada 150 Signature Project of large-scale, participation-oriented art and activities of national scope. OCAD U was a founding partner of the project and was among 16 universities that took part. To commemorate the project, Partners in Art (PIA) has collaborated with Magenta Publishing to create a limited-edition book for members, sponsors, and participating artists that may also be accessed online.

LandMarks2017/Repères2017: The Book includes work by faculty and students across Canada alongside the work of 12 artists and several essays. Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCAD U’s Faculty of Art, contributed an essay titled Pedagogies of the Land.

Funded by the Government of Canada in partnership with PIA, Landmarks 2017 invited Canadians to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects across the country in national parks and historic sites.

In the winter 2017 semester, Min Sook Lee and Laura Millard led a cross-disciplinary course that resulted in an exhibition for the project at Rouge Beach. Students engaged with diverse issues including concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood and narratives of identity, community and citizenship.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Tuesday April 18 
9:30 – 11:30 LandMarks students’ Presentations (Room 284, 100 McCaul)
11:30 – 1PM Reception & Exhibition (Ada Slaight Gallery, 100 McCaul) 

LandMarks students present their exhibition plans for Rouge National Park.  LandMarks is a National public art project that reimagines Land+Art+Cultural Identities. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Room 284 & the Ada Slaight Gallery 100 McCaul St., Toronto, ON
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