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OCAD University announces dates of

96th annual Graduate Exhibition, The Show Off

(Toronto — April 5, 2011) The 2011 graduating class at OCAD University (OCAD U) invites you to The Show Off, the university’s 96th annual Graduate Exhibition, to take place May 5 to 8, 2011.

The Show Off presents the work of the class of 2011, an eclectic mix of more than 500 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art, to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the university’s Faculty of Design. Each year, the annual Graduate Exhibition transforms the university’s main building and the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design into the biggest exhibition of the year.

The Show Off
OCAD University’s 96th annual Graduate Exhibition
May 5 to 8, 2011

The Show Off schedule:
Opening Night — Thursday, May 5, 6:30 to 10 p.m. (remarks at 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Pay-what-you-can. All are welcome.

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca


Additional events happening in conjunction with The Show Off:

The Next Big Thing
Exhibition and Student Art Sale

April 27 to May 21
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6 to 8 p.m.

The Next Big Thing, sponsored by Aboveground Art Supplies and presented by the OCAD University Student Gallery, matches collectors, new and old, with the hottest emerging artists and designers. This exhibition and sale is located right around the corner from OCAD U’s main building on McCaul Street, at 285 Dundas Street West.

OCAD Student Gallery
285 Dundas Street West, Toronto
416-977-6000, Ext. 262 | www.ocad.ca/studentgallery
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.


Something More Concrete
An exhibition by fourth-year Sculpture/Installation students
35 works by 36 emerging artists

April 23 to May 8
Reception: April 21, 7 to 10 p.m.

e Brinks Building
60 McCaul Street, Toronto (south of OCAD U’s main building)
Exhibition hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily


Making a Spectacle of One's Self - Barr Gilmore
April 21 to May 15

An OCAD University Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design Thesis Exhibition

867 Dundas St. West, Toronto
416-607-6384 | www.madedesign.ca


About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) 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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For more information contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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