The OCAD U community mourns the passing of alumna Martha Robinson

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:45pm

The OCAD U community mourns the passing of alumna Martha Robinson last week, at the age of 56. Martha was an accomplished painter, illustrator, and writer whose rural background informed her remarkable investigations of animal life over her career as an artist and scholar. After graduating from OCA in 1984 with a diploma in Illustration, Martha worked as a studio artist for three decades, having solo exhibitions in public and private galleries and juried shows before returning to formal education as a graduate student. In 2014, she completed her MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD, with a thesis entitled “Sheepish: Posthumanism and the Ovine in Contemporary Art,” which considered the place of sheep in a number of contemporary artists’ works. At the time of her passing, Martha was pursuing a PhD in Art History at Concordia University in Montréal, conducting innovative and interdisciplinary research into avian life, posthumanism, extinction, and the Anthropocene. In recent years, she also contributed catalogue essays for a number of contemporary exhibitions at Art Mûr, and taught in both the undergraduate program in Art History at Concordia and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at OCAD U. A brilliant and dedicated scholar whose curiosity was matched by her warmth of humour and generosity of spirit, Martha will be remembered by those who knew her as the best and kindest of colleagues and friends.

Memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

In accordance with Martha’s wishes, private memorial services have been held.

Martha Robinson
Martha Robinson

City MOGULS is a unique event that celebrates Toronto's entrepreneurs in an unforgettable fashion show to raise money for Canadian charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Covenant House Toronto.  The event is Thursday, November 7th at The Toronto Event Centre and we are looking for volunteers! This will be an amazing opportunity to meet people from all different industries in Toronto, as well as be a part of an amazing charity event. If any students are interested in this opportunity, please fill out THIS google form no later than Monday October 21st. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Victoria Marshman at victoria@citymoguls.com or visit www.citymoguls.com for more information.   
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Please see below for full details. 
Left: Eryn Loughheed illustration. Right: Owen Marshall stop sign work. Images Courtesy of the Artists.
These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.
Artist Luke Parnell working at rooftop studio, Guanajuato, Mexico
Luke Parnell, Assistant Professor at OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, is taking part as a resident artist at the 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino  ̶  one of the largest arts festivals in the world. As this year's guest country at the festival, Canada will feature its vibrant and diverse arts sector on the stages and streets of Guanajuato, Mexico. As a resident artist, Parnell is working in a rooftop studio, with the backdrop of Guanajuato, October 13 to 19, 2019.
Dr. Caroline Langill, Vice-President, Academic & Provost, OCAD University, joined higher education and Indigenous leaders at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held last week at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school.   Jointly hosted by Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Nipissing University, Cape Breton University and the University of Northern British Columbia, the forum brought together more than 250 participants including university and Indigenous community leaders, Elders, residential school survivors, partners and students from across the country.I n advance of the fifth anniversary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the forum offered participants a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices on how to advance reconciliation through higher education and support the healing journey. 
Konstanz Workshop & Lecture
TITLE: ILLOKONSTANZ VOL 01 VENUE: Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany DATES:  October 14 - 19 OCADU Professors Gary Taxali will be exhibiting work and presenting a lecture/workshop along with illustrators Greg Mably (OCADU Professor), Thilo Rothacker, Ellen Weinstein, Marc Burckhardt, and Thomas Fuchs.  
Anson Liaw - Blame It On Me
OCADU Instructor Anson Liaw has been named 1 of 50 winning artists selected by CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW magazine.  His artwork will be featured for publication in print and online for the Fall 2019 issue of CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW.  Three of his illustration images were selected as winning images and will be featured along with a short artist statement sharing his perspectives.  The Titles of  three illustration images (see below) are:  Title: Blame It On Me Title: Slim Pickings Title: Born Evil
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Edited by Patricio Dávila, and designed by Ali Qadeer and Patricia Pastén  
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:45pm

The OCAD U community mourns the passing of alumna Martha Robinson last week, at the age of 56. Martha was an accomplished painter, illustrator, and writer whose rural background informed her remarkable investigations of animal life over her career as an artist and scholar. After graduating from OCA in 1984 with a diploma in Illustration, Martha worked as a studio artist for three decades, having solo exhibitions in public and private galleries and juried shows before returning to formal education as a graduate student. In 2014, she completed her MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD, with a thesis entitled “Sheepish: Posthumanism and the Ovine in Contemporary Art,” which considered the place of sheep in a number of contemporary artists’ works. At the time of her passing, Martha was pursuing a PhD in Art History at Concordia University in Montréal, conducting innovative and interdisciplinary research into avian life, posthumanism, extinction, and the Anthropocene. In recent years, she also contributed catalogue essays for a number of contemporary exhibitions at Art Mûr, and taught in both the undergraduate program in Art History at Concordia and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at OCAD U. A brilliant and dedicated scholar whose curiosity was matched by her warmth of humour and generosity of spirit, Martha will be remembered by those who knew her as the best and kindest of colleagues and friends.

Memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

In accordance with Martha’s wishes, private memorial services have been held.

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