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The final talk in our series is coming up on April 2nd!

Free pizza and refreshments for students in room 187 at 5:45 before the talk. 

HOW WE PAINT Steve Driscoll

April 2nd, 7:00 PM 

OCAD U, 100 McCaul, Room 190 Toronto, ON

Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered ‘how did they do that?’

“How WePaint” is a unique artist speakers series presented by the programme of Contemporary Drawing and Painting at OCAD University. Unlike a traditional artist talk, this event invites esteemed local Toronto artists to share their materials and processes with the arts community at large. This dynamic programming will pull back the curtain on the artist studio and instigate conversations around our creative decision-making processes.

"Steve Driscoll is a modern alchemist. He transforms the base materials of urethane and pigment into ecstatic visions of the Canadian wilderness. Like his historical forefathers, the Group of Seven, Driscoll heads to the forest for inspiration. But rather than re-enacting the plein air sketching method practiced by Canada’s archetypal landscape painters, Driscoll instead mentally banks the images he sees — lakes and trees, sunsets and sunrises, moons and stars, cabins and campfires — creating a storehouse of visual memories that he brings back to his Toronto studio. There he sets about finding ways to make his unorthodox materials suggest those aspects of the wilderness experience that loom large in his mind."– Barbara Isherwood

 

Website
http://www.stevedriscoll.com/
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Venue & Address
OCAD U,
100 McCaul, Room 190
Toronto, ON

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CECILY NICHOLSON AND JULIANE OKOT BITEK WITH LILLIAN ALLEN:FORGETTING, REMEMBERING

Saturday April 6, 2019, 2 pm

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

West Coast-based poets and friends, Cecily Nicholson and Juliane Okot Bitek will be joined by Toronto’s Lillian Allen (OCADU) in a conversation about cross-cultural memory and collective amnesia. The authors, whose work has contemplated these themes, will think through the poem as a document of memory: considering what poetry can add to existing narrow histories, and the role of memory in building resilient futures.

Juliane Okot Bitek ’s work has been published widely online, in print and in literary magazines. Her work has been recently anthologized in New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent; Transition: Writing Black Canadas; Great Black North; Contemporary African Canadian Poetry; and Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them. Juliane’s 100 Days (University of Alberta 201) is a poetic response to the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Inspired by the photographs of Wangechi Mutu, Juliane wrote a poem a day for a hundred days and posted them on her website and on social media. The book won the 2017 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Poetry and the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. Other recent poetry awards include the 2017 National Magazine Awards for which Migrations: Salt Stories was shortlisted and the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize for which Gauntlet was longlisted.

On Musqueam-, Squamish-, and Tsleil-Waututh- land, Cecily Nicholson has worked in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver since 2000 — most recently as Administrator of the artist-run centre, Gallery Gachet. A part of the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Cecily is the newly appointed Interpretive Programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery. She is the author of TriageFrom the Poplars, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Wayside Sang, 2018 winner of the Governor General's award for poetry.

Lillian Allen is a Jamaican-Canadian professor of creative writing at OCAD University, Toronto. Multi-disciplinary and experimental, Allen’s creativity crosses many genres including radio, theatre, music and film. As a two-time JUNO Award winner (Revolutionary Tea Party, a Ms. Magazine Landmark Album Conditions Critical) and trailblazer in the field of spoken word and dub poetry, Allen artistically explores the aesthetics of old and new sounds in music to create her distinctive brand of Canadian reggae. Allen’s debut book of poetry, Rhythm An’ Hardtimes became a Canadian bestseller, and she has held the post of Writer-in-Residence at Canada’s Queen’s University and University of Windsor. Founder of the Toronto International Dub Poetry Festival and a variety of cultural organizations such as Fresh Arts that empower youth, Allen has spent over three decades writing, publishing, performing and doing workshop presentations of her work to audiences around the globe.

This event is organized in-part by the first-year Criticism and Curatorial masters students of OCAD U.

Jackman Hall is accessible.

Cost
FREE
Email
ecadotte@faculty.ocadu.ca
Website
http://ago.ca/events/cecily-nicholson-and-juliane-okot-bitek-lillian-allen-forgetting-remembering
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Jackman Hall
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W, Toronto
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Womxn Paint at OCADU 

Wednesday, April 3th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Facebook Event 

Womxn Paint aims to create a supportive community of female identified street artists and to inspire young women to build meaningful careers through murals and community engagement. Womxn Paint brings together professional artists and community members and hold spaces where they feel empowered through art. Join us and Bareket Kezwer, Founder of Womxn Paint to learn more about how to get involved in the 3rd annual Womxn Paint mural jam. To learn more about Womxn Paint and to see past projects, visit their website.

 

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Venue & Address
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
Level 3, 115 McCaul, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion
OCADU
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National Canadian Film Day Screening

Culture Shifts presents Six Miles Deep

April 17, 2019

3:00pm – 5:00pm

OCAD University, room 258 (George Reid House), 100 McCaul St. Toronto

Screening followed by a Q&A with director Sara Roque

 

Six Miles Deep

2009, 43 min 22 s

On February 28, 2006, members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the People of the Longhouse) blockade a highway near Caledonia, Ontario to prevent a housing development on land that falls within their traditional territories.   The ensuing confrontation makes national headlines for months. But less well known is the crucial role played by the clan mothers of the community – the traditional source of power in the Haudenosaunee Nation. With grace and honour, they rally the community on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve – with a population of 20,000, the largest reserve in Canada. It is the clan mothers who set the rules for conduct. And when the community's chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who over-rule them. Six Miles Deep is an inspiring and compelling portrait of a group of women whose actions have led a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community.

http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=56523

 

About the Director

Sara Roque is a creator, leader and activist who has worked on many arts and community arts initiatives and projects in Canada and abroad.  She is the former Indigenous Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council where she worked for ten years mentoring artists and building innovative programs, policies and protocols with Indigenous peoples in the province. She is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the O’Kaadenigan Weengashk Arts Collective (Peterborough) and The Good Medicine Collective (Toronto). Her education includes Indigenous Studies from Trent University and Dechinta Bush University’s summer program. Sara is a mixed blood Anishinaabekwe from Shebahonaning (colonially known as Killarney, Ontario) and currently residing in Toronto.

In partnership with Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD - CULTURE SHIFTS is a documentary series at OCAD University. Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.

Cost
FREE
Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/353182182212113/
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Venue & Address
OCAD University, room 258 (George Reid House), 100 McCaul St. Toronto
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OCAD U Sculpture/Installation student wins First Capital Realty Public Art competition 

Suzanne Simoni, a fourth year student in OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation program, is the winner of the 2019 First Capital Realty (FCR) Public Art Competition.

Simoni's sculpture, ThreeSidesOneGesture, is a sculptural drawing in tubular steel that will be installed at Parkway Mall at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Ave. in Toronto. This landmark piece will be unveiled in the fall of 2019.

Eleven proposals were received from students in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as well as submissions from recent OCAD U graduates. All of the shortlisted submissions will be on display during OCAD U’s 104th Annual Graduate Exhibition (May 1 to 5, 2019).

First Capital Realty, Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and drugstore-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, has made a substantial commitment to sponsoring this public sculpture competition, which is open to third-year and fourth-year OCAD U students, current OCAD U graduate students, as well as recent graduates. As this year’s winner, Simoni will receive a $5000 prize and First Capital Realty will cover the cost of fabrication, site preparation, transportation and installation of her sculpture. In addition, each of the shortlisted finalists are awarded $350 for the production of a model, plus assistance from an OCAD U digital technician to create a professional 3D rendering of their models in situ for presentation. This year’s competition is co-ordinated by Derek Sullivan, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Faculty of Art, Sculpture/Installation.

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Special Announcement! 

Drawing and Painting now have our own DRPT RE-USE DEPOT placed in room 475 in 100 McCaul. 

This new initiative is part of our mission to change the culture of waste in our department and work on the goals outlined Principle #3 Sustainability of the Academic Plan 

What we need from you.... 

Please strongly encourage your students to use it when:

  • when they are experimenting and trying new ideas/processes
  • when you want them to be creative and problem solve in new ways
  • when you are teaching about sustainability and upcycling in art practices  
  • when they have come to class and have forgotten their materials 
  • when they are out of money and need materials  

Please add to the shelf as you are spring cleaning or Kondo-ing! 

The following items can be dropped at the RE-USE DEPOT for all to use for free! 

  • Artist materials that you bought but never used 
  • Canvases / Panels and substrates that people can re-gesso or restretch for their next work of art 
  • Lightly used art materials that are not quite finished but would be a treasure for someone else in the community 
  • Collage materials: old magazines, old books, fabrics, textured papers and plastics 
  • Half used sketchbooks, notebooks, and loose paper 
  • Anything else that you think our students can be creative and make art with! 

NOTE

1) If your students abandon artist materials in a classroom; when DRPT monitors clean classrooms they will take it to the Re-use Depot for upcycling 

2) Encourage students at end of the year locker cleanouts or end of class material purges to take their items to the Re-use Depot!!

 

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Join Max Rothschild, Associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP and Mansa Chintoh, Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Entertainment One for a discussion of how copyright law and fair dealing provisions affect your creative practice.

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

ALAS will be collecting PWYC donations (with a suggestion of $10) to support their free services to the arts community.

 

Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a nonprofit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

Cost
Free.
ALAS will be collecting PWYC donations (with a suggestion of $10) to support their free services to the arts community.
Website
http://bit.ly/LegalIntersectionsCopyright
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Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Seminar Room 1, Concourse level, Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
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Division Complex

Courtney Thompson explores the complexities and limitations of human interconnectivity through sculptural and performative works. The suspended nylon forms strive for closeness within a constricting architecture, illustrating the invisible spaces between us which cannot be traversed or erased. Thompson's performative work further investigates a sensation of loneliness, and making a space for one's self in solitude.

April 4 - April 13, 2019

Opening: Thursday, April 4th, 6-8 pm

Abbozzo Gallery 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128 Toronto, ON

THIS EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE 2019 SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION THESIS EXHIBITIONS SERIES

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Abbozzo Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Gallery 1313 and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2019 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled For External Use Only, taking place from February 28 to April 13, 2019. This series of seven exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation Program and the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Website
https://webspace.ocad.ca/forexternaluseonly/
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Abbozzo Gallery
401 Richmond Street West,
Suite 128
Toronto, ON
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Graduating this year? Attend this essential info forum!

The GradEx information forum for graduating students is taking place Thursday, March 26 from 2 to 3pm.  

Learn what the 105th Annual Graduate Exhibition is all about and how you benefit from 40,000+ people coming to see your work. The forum will cover the schedule of events, how to book equipment, safety and security rules and other essential things you need to know. An info package will be sent to you soon via your student email.

Website
www.ocadu.ca/gradex
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Venue & Address
Auditorium, Room 190, 100 McCaul Street
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HANDBOOK: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education* 

HANDBOOK is a collaborative intervention in art and design pedagogy. It offers faculty a radical rethink on how to work with queer and transgender students on their path to becoming artists and designers – from the first day of school through to seminars, studio classes, and critiques. HANDBOOK draws directly from student experiences to help faculty of all orientations bring equitable teaching practices and queer curricula into art and design classes. Queer Publishing Project is a working group of over 100 students, alumni, staff and faculty at OCAD University and beyond who identify as queer and/or transgender.

Copies of HANDBOOK are available to Faculty and Staff at OCAD U through the Faculty offices (Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design, FOLASSIS and Grad Studies). Copies can also be accessed at the OCAD U Library, the Faculty Curriculum Development Centre, and the OCADFA office. 

Students can obtain copies at ODESI and OCADSU (Student Union); copies can also be accessed at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

*This 112-page publication, edited by Anthea Black and Shamina Chherawala, is produced in a limited edition of 1200 with a gatefold letterpress cover, printed by Nick Shick and Queer Publishing Project, on Vandercook Universal and No. 4 presses. HANDBOOK is designed by Cecilia Berkovic, with illustrations by Morgan Sea, and published by Queer Publishing Project and OCAD University Publications Program.

 

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