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OCAD U Gallery Crawl 2023

2023 Gallery Crawl poster


Get familiar with OCAD U’s multiple galleries, meet artists and curators, and hear the stories behind their creative process on guided tours of 5 exhibitions across campus.

Join us for the 4th Annual OCAD University Gallery Crawl!
Meet in the 100 McCaul St. lobby
Tours at 12 pm, 12:30 pm, and 1 pm

Hundreds of artworks on display, including painting, sculpture, new-media, and photography.

Over 50 artists, including students and professionals are featured in venues across the OCAD U campus. 

Download a copy of the Gallery Crawl booklet.

The Great Hall - Eclectic Ukrainian Futures
Organized by the OCAD U Ukrainian Student and Alumnus Collective (USAC), this juried exhibition and auction showcases current students, alumni, and faculty. Presented in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, this event aims to showcase and celebrate the resilience and eclecticism of Ukrainian art and design.

Ignite Gallery - Powerhouse 
Powerhouse invites viewers on a journey through contemporary exploration, encouraging reflection on the ever-evolving self and the complexity of contemporary existence. Not simply a dynamic showcase, this exhibition is a powerful testament to art's ability to both mirror and shape our understanding of the modern world.

Ada Slaight Gallery - Defying the Margins
Defying the Margins is an upper-level undergraduate student exhibition. Showcasing visual dialogue and reflections from their two- week artist residency at Alice Yard in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, working with world-renowned Trinidadian artist, writer and curator Christopher Cozier. This project was supported by The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, Global Experience Project, led by faculty member Esery Mondesir.

Graduate Gallery - telling and retelling: acts of iteration
The idea of iteration is indicative of process becoming practice. It is documenting, collecting, compiling. Watching the seed root and grow. Doing the thing, again, doing it differently, learning from it and yourself. Iteration is confrontation, contemplation, and embodiment. This exhibition encourages slow, playful, and deep looking within and outside of the grid to see the patterns of iteration, and the methods employed by each artist towards visual synergy.

Onsite Gallery - Up Front: Tarralik Duffy
In partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation (IAF), Onsite Gallery presents Up Front, a new series of commissioned digital murals by Inuit artists. Fresh Pop is part of Tarralik Duffy’s ongoing examination, which finds her spotlighting the prominence of everyday objects that have become customary to contemporary Inuit culture and iconic in the North. 
Onsite Gallery - On Americanity and Other Experiences of Belonging
Centered around the notion of “Americanity'' and what it stands for today. This concept has been historically and generally used to name a shared cultural belonging to the American continent. Yet, does Americanity imply the same whether a person lives in Bacatá (Bogotá), Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal), or Tsi Tkarón:to (Toronto), and whether they were born in Abya-Yala (America) or on another continent?