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Artworks is an Exhibition of OCADU Alumni Art for sale organized by the Alumni Association for the purpose of showcasing alumni work and supporting Student Scholarships and Bursaries which allow current OCADU students to thrive and create.

EXHIBITION will be held at OCAD University in The Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario.

OCAD U Dignitaries, Artists & Gallery Owners Saturday Nov. 9th – 5:30 – 8pm

OPEN to the PUBLIC Sunday Nov. 10th through to Saturday Nov. 16th – 10am-5pm

Exhibition Closes: Saturday Nov. 16th at 5pm

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Congratulations Anson 

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Solidarity for New Zealand

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: 

  1. Title: Blame It On Me
  2. Title: Slim Pickings
  3. Title: Born Evil

 Please see the links below for more information.   

The CIRCLE Foundation publishes magazines online and in print. Their magazines are distributed internationally reaching a wide audience. They currently circulate two titles, Circle Quarterly Art Review, and Spotlight Magazine. Each new issue introduces 50 handpicked fine artists providing an exploration of current trends and original practices in all visual arts fields. 

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Congratulations Anson!

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Anson Liaw - Blame It On Me

Left image title: "Solidarity for New Zealand" (version 1)

The first submitted illustration entry is a personal non-commissioned illustration I created in response to the two consecutive Christchurch mosque terrorist shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019. 

Right image title: "Silent No More" (version 1)

The second submitted illustration entry is a non-commissioned illustration created to remember, honour and pay homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots during June 28th to July 1st, 1969 which had the first brave freedom fighters stand up for their rights that widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. 

The brave people at the Stonewall Riots changed the course of LGBTQ+ rights in America forever and started a world-changing movement.

This illustration is created to help celebrate the New York City 2019 WorldPride festivities for the month of June as well as Toronto, Canada's 2019 Pride Festival June 21st to 23rd Weekend with the theme being the idea of "Freedom" with the spotlight being on the first freedom fighters of the Stonewall Riots.

In 2019, NYC Pride welcomed WorldPride as they marked the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBTQIA+ liberation.

One of these illustration Images will be posted and showcased on the Creative Quarterly Online Gallery in winter 2020.

The Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design is an international journal focusing on promoting the best work in graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art. Their competitions are open to all artists, designers and photographers at all levels- professional, students, amateurs-in all countries.

Winners and Runner-ups are featured online with winners advancing to their 100 Best of Show. 

Thank you very much to all the judges and Publisher and Design Director, Charles Hively of Creative Quarterly.

Link to Creative Quarterly 57 Winners List:

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Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 673 works have been chosen to enter the second round, 241 works have been chosen to enter the third round, including 54 works from the Commercial group, and 187 works from the Noncommercial group. The Organizing Committee will announce the winner lists in August 2019. (TBD)


The following Hiii Illustration 2018 competition award categories listed below will be completed by the judges and will be completed as a finalized list of winners from the remaining 241 works selected.


The finalized list of winning works for the following list of competition categories below will be announced some time during August 2019 after the 3rd & final round of judging is completed are:


Grand Prix

Jury Award

Best of the Best (Commercial)

Best of the Best (Nocommerical)

Merit (Commercial)

Merit (Nocommericial)

Most Popular Award

Nominations (Commercial)

Nominations (Nocommercial)


Anson Liaw's illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created during the 2017 and was donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.


This illustration and many others were collected by illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists from around the world were auctioned off.

All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.


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Congratulations to Instructor Anson Liaw (Graphic Design Program at OCAD U) for being invited as 1 of only 100 Graphic Designers to create a poster commemorating 49 years of diplomatic relations between China and Italy 

and celebrating the two leaning towers: Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhou China, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Province of Pisa is located in the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy.


Two Leaning Towers 2019 International Poster Exhibition


The Tiger Hill Pagoda is a dazzling gem of the traditional Chinese art, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is a wonder of the world's cultural heritage. Both of them are unique representatives of the Eastern and Western cultures. In 2019, in coincidence with the 49th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy, in order to ignite different coloured sparks between the Eastern and Western cultures, the Suzhou Tiger Hill Management Office is hosting the International Invitational Poster Exhibition: Two Leaning Towers as a joint contribution to creating an urban culture between China and Italy.


Theme: Two leaning towers


Form: Flat poster



Suzhou Tiger Hill Management Office



Suzhou Graphic Designers Association, Italian-Chinese International School (Italy)


Chief Curator:

Mo Junhua


Joint Curators:

Zhang Dalu Jiang Yuntao

Xu Li, Sha Feng, Li Zhenyu


100 posters will be on exhibition for the Two Leaning Towers 2019 International's Poster Exhibition created by invited and selected 100 graphic designers and illustrators from around the world.





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Two Leaning Towers by Anson Liaw

Illustrations to be featured and published in print and online for the 2019 Drawn Volume.3 | Leaders In Contemporary Illustration book from left to right are:


World Cup Fever 2018 (version 3)


Life, Camera, Reflection! (option 2, version 2)


Peace on Earth (version 1)


Drawn Volume.3 will be released in July 23, 2019.


Capsules Books’ Drawn Volume.3 is an inspirational exploration into the work, lives and creative practices from established industry practitioners to some of the hottest emerging talents from today's illustration and design scene from around the globe.

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