Gallery Crawl 2022
On Saturday, April 2 everyone is invited to check out OCAD University’s numerous galleries, during the annual Gallery Crawl. First held in 2017, the free event gives members of the public and OCAD U’s community the opportunity to experience a diverse range of artworks and curatorial projects at venues across campus.
Gallery Crawl attendees can expect to see hundreds of paintings, sculptures, photographs and live performances by over 50 artists across five galleries. Artists and curators will be present at each stop to share the stories behind their creative process.
The full line-up of the 2022 Gallery Crawl can be found here.
“Many may not be aware of all the exhibition venues across the campus. The Gallery Crawl is an exciting opportunity to showcase those spaces activated with amazing exhibitions,” notes Tibi Neuspiel, Programs Coordinator for Galleries Systems at OCAD U.
“Having the artists and curators in attendance to introduce their work to visitors makes this year’s event even more special,” he continues.
Participants are welcome to traverse the galleries on their own or join one of the guided tours, which will depart from the lobby of 100 McCaul St. at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by members of the OCAD U Galleries Systems team including Francisco Alvarez, the Dorene and Peter Miligan Executive Director of OCAD U Galleries, Morgan Mavis, Community Coordinator at Ignite Gallery and Neuspiel.
The tours will guide attendees through the following exhibition spaces:
100 McCaul St.
The Great Hall
This exhibition showcases photogrammetry, the art and science of taking overlapping photographs of an object, structure, or space, and converting them into digital models.
The exhibition Electric Circus features videos, sculpture, text and installation works by recent OCAD U graduates, Khadija Aziz, Brandon Celi, Katie Kotler and Calvin Zhang. The exhibition was curated by Morgan Mavis and Tibi Neuspiel.
Ada Slaight Student Gallery
An exhibition curated by Criticism and Curatorial Practice undergraduate students titled Renouncing Identity: Noticing the Unnoticed. Additional thesis exhibitions will also be on view.
29 McCaul St.
Beaver Hall Gallery
The exhibition 19 Beds is on view from March 30 to April 9 and features the work of Ronald Lam.
205 Richmond St. West
The exhibition Walking Near Water: My Relations Through Land features the work of Mary McIntyre.
Experimental Media Space
The exhibition Fragments of an Inner Child features the work of artist Vridhhi Chaudhry.
The exhibition Black Foliage: The Culture Preservation Process of Botanical Forms Through Textiles features the work of Stephanie Singh.
199 Richmond St. West
Fable for Tomorrow is the first survey of works by former OCAD U faculty member Wendy Coburn and is part of CONTACT Photography Festival. Co-curated by Dr. Caroline Seck Langill, Vice-President, Academic and Provost and Faculty of Art Professor Dr. Andrea Fatona, the show presents four decades of Coburn’s creative output.
Visitors will be required to answer a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to entering campus buildings. A screenshot of completed questionnaires will be required for entry.