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Indigenous Toronto Orientation
Presented by Indigenous Student Centre as part of Fall 2021 Orientation
Audience: All Indigenous students, faculty, staff, family and friends!
Session being recorded: No

Thursday September 16 12 to 4 p.m. ET
Indigenous Student Centre (OCAD University)
113 McCaul Street, Level 4, Room 410

Indigenous OCAD U students are invited to an in-person tour of the Indigenous Student Centre! Come meet the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) team and enjoy a catered meal from Pow Wow Café! New students will receive an orientation kit, including ISC swag and a grocery card.  

At 2:30 p.m., students are then invited to travel to the Native Youth Resource Centre for a tour and free Tribal Lands swag! The group will also stop by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The groups will be travelling on Toronto Transit (TTC)—fare provided—and accompanied by the Indigenous Student Success Coordinator. Families and friends are welcome to attend!

Tour group will depart from the OCAD U Indigenous Student Centre.
If you require transportation accommodations, please contact rkennedy@ocadu.ca.

Artwork created by Mariah Meawasige

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Indigenous Student Centre (OCAD University), 113 McCaul Street, Level 4, Room 410
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Free
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rkennedy@ocadu.ca
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Onsite Gallery, OCAD University is happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras.

What is the family kit?

The family kit is a self-guided tour designed for families or younger visitors. It contains questions and activities to help younger audiences engage with the artwork within the exhibition.

The family kit has:

  1. Activity cards that includes questions and activities organized by artwork. It consists of three parts:
     
    1. Something to think about…
      This section has questions that encourages viewers to have a closer look at the artwork in order to help them engage with the main ideas proposed by the artwork. Great for any age 3 years+.
       
    2. Activity (each has its own name)
      These are didactic activities thought to stimulate the use of diverse senses as well as the imagination of the young visitors and their companions.
       
    3. Let’s continue the discussion!
      Questions with a higher level of complexity. They are meant for a teen audience and those that are critical-thinking oriented.
       
  2. Family kit (the box) with diverse materials that are provided for the activities.

 

Intended audiences

  • Children from 3 years +, but toddlers may also join the fun
  • Teenagers
  • Their companions and/or caregivers


How to access the family kit
Simply visit Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West) and ask for the family kit at the front desk.

The family kit was created by Karina Roman Justo and activity cards designed by Ghislan Timm.

 

Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem ‘My Home Is in My Heart’ by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence. Artists from throughout the circumpolar north share kinship with each other and their ancestors, love for their homelands, and respect for the land and its inhabitants. Yet they also share histories of colonialism and experience its ongoing legacies and are united in their desire to protect northern ecologies, languages, peoples and knowledge from the nefarious effects of climate change, encroaching industry and competition. These resistance efforts do not merely express, they give shape to a collective ecology of care, a “decolonial love” (in the words of Leanne Simpson and others) that is both generous and generative. These works invite viewers to contemplate relationships between textual and embodied Indigenous knowledges, innovation and sustainability, humour and resilience, and our collective responsibility to northern life and land. The exhibition publication is available online here.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays to Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

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Onsite Gallery, OCAD University is happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.

What is the family kit?

The family kit is a self-guided tour designed for families or younger visitors. It contains questions and activities to help younger audiences engage with the artwork within the exhibition.

The family kit has:

  1. A printed guide that includes questions and activities organized by artwork. It consists of three parts:
     
    1. Something to think about…
      This section has questions that encourages viewers to have a closer look at the artwork in order to help them engage with the main ideas proposed by the artwork. Great for any age 3 years+.
       
    2. Activity (each has its own name)
      These are didactic activities thought to stimulate the use of diverse senses as well as the imagination of the young visitors and their companions.
       
    3. Let’s continue the discussion!
      Questions with a higher level of complexity. They are meant for a teen audience and those that are critical-thinking oriented.
       
  2. Activity cards that have the same information in the guide, but are easy to handle and carry along in the gallery.
     
  3. Family kit (the box) with diverse materials that are provided for the activities.

 

Intended audiences

  • Children from 3 years +, but toddlers may also join the fun
  • Teenagers
  • Their companions and/or caregivers


How to access the family kit
Simply visit Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West) and ask for the family kit at the front desk.

 

The family kit was created and designed by Karina Roman Justo.

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils. The exhibition brochure is available online here.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

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This workshop is focuing on youth in Scarborough. Through shared stories and collaborative discussion and brainstorming this workshop/forum intends to connect youth and help them discover ways to make change for themselves within their communities.

Story tellers include: Sylvie Stojanovski from Art Side Out and Melissa James Wellness Coach and Smile Promoter

 

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Free
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Venue & Address
HW 305 Market Place Upper Cafeteria
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