OCAD U Student bridges gap between young & old

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

Environmental Design graduating student Vihn Le made the Metro News with his thesis project -- a plan to transform an under-enrolled elementary school into an intergenerational community centre.

 

http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/05/03/ocad-student-bridging-generation-gap.html

 

 

Relaunch of ocadillustration.com

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:30pm

I am delighted to announce the relaunch of ocaduillustration.com, showcasing thesis portfolios of the Illustration Program's 2016 Graduating Class!

Congratulations to student representatives and designer Garry Ing (OCADU 2009 ) on the beautiful redesign of this site and for carrying on a program initiative that began in 2009. 

In addition to this year’s crop of talented artists, visitors can view archived work from previous graduates, as well as connect to their most current sites.

I encourage you to take a look. It is a wonderful collection of images to mark OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition!

PAUL DALLAS

CHAIR, ILLUSTRATION

OCAD UNIVERSITY

Congratulations Audrey Hudson

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:30am

Please join me in congratulating Audrey Hudson, our colleague in the Faculty of Design, on her recent successful defense of her doctoral thesis entitled, "Decolonizing Indigenous Youth Studies: Photography and Hip Hop as Sites of Resilience". Audrey completed her research at University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UT/OISE), in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.  Audrey holds a BFA from OCAD University, and an MEd from York University. She has been teaching at OCADU for the past four years, teaching in our Design colour courses, Think Tank and recently a course she developed and taught a course on the influence of hip hop on design. Audrey has also recently taught in ADEL, a cross appointed education-based course with OCADU and the AGO.

Congratulations Audrey!

Dr. Gayle Nicoll, Dean, Faculty of Design

Mary Baumstark - OCAD U's 3MT Winner

Mary Baumstark
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00am

Mary Baumstark, graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories program will join twenty doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to present his/her research at the provincial finals of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT Ontario) on April 14 in Waterloo. 

The 3MT is a communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes. This is not an easy task considering a full graduate thesis can be 80,000 words in length.

The 20 competitors in the provincial competition are all winners of local competitions hosted by every university in Ontario.

Sitting across from the competitors will be a panel of judges with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Invoking images of “American Idol,” the 3MT Ontario judges will score the quality of the presentations and the presenters’ ability to engage the audience. The judges for the 3MT Ontario are:

  • Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip
  • David Meyers, chief executive officer of Iceberg Vodka
  • Susan Anzolin, chief financial officer for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
  • Ken Steele, chief futurist at Eduvation
  • Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University

The judges will select winners of the 3MT Ontario, who will receive $2,000 in total prize money. As well, the top five presenters will move onto the national level, an online competition coordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools.

The 3MT is hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and is open to the public. More information can be found at wlu.ca/3MT.

The event will be livestreamed, starting at 10:00 AM, on Thursday, April 14 - https://livestream.com/cigionline/events/5142325

 

More about the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/contemporary-art-design-a...

 

Garnet Willis: SO LATE SO SOON

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:00pm

SO LATE SO SOON by Garnet Willis

An Interdisciplinary Art and Media Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition Hours

April 12, 7-10pm

April 13-16, 12-7pm 

(Closed Thursday April 14)

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Email: 
gw14la@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000
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2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Ramona Amante & more

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:00am

Opening: Thursday, April 14, 7 – 10 pm

Featuring: RAMONA AMANTE, OLA JACOBCHUK, GRACE KIM, AYA MEHRA, CONRAD RICHTER

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

 

 

Venue & Address: 
GALLERY 1313 1313 Queen Street West Wed to Sun, 1 pm to 6 pm G1313.org
Website: 
http://webspace.ocad.ca/allatonce/
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2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Deshaun Price

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 4:00am

ALL AT ONCE, 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series presents: Deshaun Price

Opening: Thursday April 14, 6 – 9 pm

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Venue & Address: 
BIRCH CONTEMPORARY 129 Tecumseth Street Wed to Fri, 10 am – 6 pm Sat, 11am – 5pm birchcontemporary.com
Website: 
http://webspace.ocad.ca/allatonce/
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2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Provisional Affinities

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 4:00am

Opening: Thursday April 7th, 2016, 6-9pm          

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

inherent likenesses or agreements, close resemblances or connections accepted or adopted tentatively; conditional; probationary.

as when the residue of the pre-existing slips along-side, and tucks into; as when desperation leads to formation of temporal assemblages. 

mis-taking reliance, re-calling barrier. disparate concurrence, injudiciously offset with neologism... we do as we do until we can do differently, and even so, we don’t. 

Provisional Affinities is a group show featuring four graduating thesis students, including work from Tomas Camilo Acevedo, Moira Campbell, Amanda Arantes, and Mickey Mackenna from OCADU’s Sculpture and Installation program at Braver Hall Gallery (29 McCaul St).

 

Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street Toronto, ON beaverhallgallery.blogspot.ca
Website: 
http://webspace.ocad.ca/allatonce/
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Valerie Carew: Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment

Body Coiling
Gall Bodies
Cocooning (Headpiece)
I Am A Wooly Aphid (Headpiece)
Moth Balls
In Private
Media Room Installation View
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm
Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/
Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment  Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition

Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Marina Fathalla: Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
March 28 - April 3
Opening Reception: Thursday March 31, 8-11pm

Un-registered Affects is an experimental project in search of alternative modalities of siting practices. It examines the un-registered, marginalized and ephemeral (flowering vs dormant vegetation, feelings, the passage of water) in the landscape. This meta-methodology views the land as an archive and archeological material.

Taking two peri-urban sites in Mississauga linked together by the Credit River, I engage in processes of archival mining and haptic history/geography. The Credit Indian Reserve (CIR) property line cuts through the site of my work titled "CIRiver." Merging distant and proximal histories, CIRiver places Aboriginal and ‘newcomer’ narratives into relation. Prior to development, the sites are under impending threat of erasure. The installation counters architectural clearing of place as a tabula rasa. I retain what escapes archival preservation via records of vegetation and topography to reconnect the body to the layered histories of land and location. 

Venue & Address: 
Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St. West
Website: 
http://www.whippersnapper.ca/exhibitions/three-theses/
Email: 
mf13rm@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
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