Save the date for OCAD U’s Project 31 art auction

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:00am

(Toronto—January 24, 2012) OCAD University will launch Toronto's art auction season with its third annual Project 31 fundraiser in support of art and design students and programs.

One of the city's most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction, held on Thursday, March 29, offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD U's talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests.

What makes the event unique is how Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the university.

"We have faculty members who donate the proceeds from the sale of their work toward program-specific scholarships, awards or bursaries for students," says OCAD U Vice-President, Academic and Acting President Sarah McKinnon. "Others choose to direct proceeds toward our library and Learning Zone, our Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, live model hours, or investments of new equipment for specific programs." Since its inception, Project 31 has raised more than $150,000 to support areas of need at the university. "We're very grateful for our community's incredible generosity, and to be able to direct the proceeds from their donations to areas close to their hearts."

The auction a great place for budding art collectors to score great buys, with works selling very affordably anywhere from a few hundred dollars to under $10,000. Through the auction, patrons are able to access work by OCAD U's award-winning faculty members - a pool of creative talent found nowhere else in Canada - while enriching the learning experience for the next generation of artists and designers.

This year's auction includes work by Sandra Altwerger, Catherine Beaudette, Rudolf Bikkers, Philippe Blanchard, George Boileau, Robyn Cumming, Judith Doyle, Gary Gray, Lee Henderson, April Hickox, Natalka Husar, Chung-Im Kim, Anda Kubis, Anita Kunz, Surendra Lawoti, JJ Lee, Ginette Legarè, Jennifer Long, Laura Millard, Iza Mokrosz, Sarah Nind, Luke Painter, Nicholas and Sheila Pye, Jon Rafman, John Scott, Pete Smith, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Jon Todd and Sylvia Whitton.

This year's auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington's.

OCAD University's Project 31 Art Auction
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $95 (purchase tickets at

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000  |

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University ( is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University 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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Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Semblance: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Semblance: Even Better Than The Real Thing
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 4:00am to Monday, August 12, 2013 - 4:00am

Opeining Night: Thursday, Aug.1, 6 to 9 p.m.

Presented by Woman King Collective with OCAD U students and alumni

This multi-disciplinary exhibition looks at what hides beneath the surface & the stories that are told when a hidden truth is revealed.

Featured Artists:
Stella Cade
Marta Chudolinska
Betti Cott
Bev Hisey
Marianne Jette
Josie MacLachlan
Erin Mccutcheon
Elija Montgomery
Lauren Reed
Suharu Ogawa


Woman King Collective
Megan A. Skyvington
Ange-line Tetrault
Tara Lee Towers

Gallery Hours:
Weekday Hours: 5:30pm-9:00pm
Weekend Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm




Venue & Address: 
Bev Hisey Studio 1066 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario

Artists Teaching Artists

image credit: Hudson Christie
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:30am to Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:00pm

An exhibition of reflections on the art of teaching by OCAD U students and alumni

In speaking to art and design education, one tends to reference curriculum, the students taught, the educational contexts, and teachers’ pedagogy; but what about our own unique experiences of, and affective, experiential and aesthetic responses to teaching and learning? Our process as artists inextricably intertwines art making and multileveled learning. We are responsive to and responsible for our own personal and project development and their realization. As art and design educators we reflect on our teaching moments and in doing so inform our art practice; this is a reciprocal and complex relationship.

Two concurrent exhibitions at OCAD University and at OISE, University of Toronto strategically and evocatively map artist-teachers learning as process, as evocation and as provocation.

Artists Teaching
Learning Zone, 122 St Patrick Street, OCAD University
Opening Oct 30th 12:00-2.30pm. Artist talk at 1:00pm
Runs Oct 30-Nov 29.

Students and graduates of OCADU’s Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL) present visual and new media work that reveals and explores the anxieties, pleasures and challenges they have encountered as emerging educators in their art and design learning and teaching.

Artists: Hudson Christie, Megan D’Angelo, Nazli Nahidi, , Hareem Qureshy, Peter Rahul, Julia Sardinha, Angelina Stoilkova, Cassidy Tam.

Curatorial Advisors: Marta Chudolinska, Pam Patterson, Daniel Payne, Leena Raudvee.

Teaching Artists
CWSE Hallway Gallery, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West 2nd floor, University of Toronto
Opening: Oct 28th 5.30-7pm.
Informal Artist Talk: 6pm, Oct 28th.
Runs Oct 28-Nov 29.

OCADU faculty and visual artists JJ Lee, Mei Lee Ogden, Amy Swartz and Natalie Waldburger present work in paint and scripto-visual drawing that addresses both the playfulness and complex nature of the art and learning relationship. Lee’s life-sized works on paper, painted collaboratively with her young daughter Mei, speak to the nature of risk, trust, care, creativity and mutuality found in this unique art making and learning relationship. Swartz’s and Waldburger’s intertwined texts draw and map a process of joint discussion, negotiation and mutual reflection.

Curatorial Collective: Pam Patterson, Peter Rahul, Leena Raudvee, Jay Smith.

image credit: Hudson Christie



Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

CONDOMAXIUM™: Another Project by Tough Guy Mountain

CONDOMAXIUM™: Another Project by Tough Guy Mountain
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 5:00am

Opening party November 7, 7-10pm

Student Exhibition

This exhibition project by Tough Guy Mountain appropriates the performance of corporate culture to comment on the professionalization of the art world. There will be unpaid interns, office parties, product launch events and MORE.

Are you looking for the total Tough Guy Mountain™ brand integration experience?...
When are you looking at buying a condo? How did you find out about CONDOMAXIUM™? What type of condo are you looking for? What is your price range? Are you an agent? Are you thinking of Condos to move-up? How many bathrooms do you need? What features are you looking for? What amount of square footage interests you? Do you currently live with family? Are you a current TOUGH GUY MOUNTAIN resident? Are you committed to progressive thinking? Are you looking for a condo or a loft? Are you a Broker? What is your message? How old are you?



416-977-6000 x 263



Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 52 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
CONDOMAXIUM poster with event info and neon pink mountain with glitchy rectangles against blue grid background.