10th Annual OCAD Zine Fair

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the OCAD Zine Fair. What started as a one day event in 2008 morphed into a two-day affair that celebrates the work of OCADU students and alumni as well as members of the local zine community. This year’s event was a lot of fun, and featured a combination of familiar faces and new vendors.

If you missed a day, or need a reminder of who was there so you can pick up a zine you missed, here’s a list of tablers by day:



  • Vincy Lim
  • Cleo Peterson
  • Julia Pereira
  • Danielle-Leigh
  • Lauren Gamble
  • Rabeea Syed
  • Clara Lynas
  • Heidi Ku
  • Kai Lumbang
  • Becca Michie
  • Caerina Abrenica
  • Emily Kryz
  • Jercy Dee & Christina Castellano
  • Alyssa Pisciotto
  • OCADU Zine Collective
  • Toronto Zine Library
  • Ace Zine Archive
  • Jisu Lee
  • Sunday Night Bombers


  • Emily Fay Fin
  • Christopher Morro
  • Wandy Cheng
  • Tami Poliwoda
  • Natalie Mark
  • Rachel McCormick
  • Casey Helm
  • Lina Wu
  • Stefanie Chow
  • OCADU Zine Collective
  • OCADU Student Press
  • Kai Lumbang
  • Pauline Aksay
  • Bad Cat Collective
  • Laura Watson
  • Leanna Bleakney
  • Collective TBD
  • Hannah Zbitnew


03 2018

Perspectives Exhibition

Perspectives Exhibition, 2018

The Learning Zone Gallery presents a group exhibition called Perspectives.

This exhibition was organized by International Eyes, a student group which represents a community of students from culturally diverse backgrounds. It includes work in a variety of mediums, from painting to photography.

Contributors: Kalore Jingmei Cao, Raquel Gouvea Jose Felicia da Costa, Tim Hu, Nataly Kais, Ji Woo Lim, Kaylee Meyer, Tony Mulo, Ehiko Odeh, Michelle Scholz, Zhiyi Qian and Chenjun Zhu.


‘Perspectives’ is an exhibition showcasing the work of international students at OCAD U. While being international means different things to each student, it is oftentimes a big part of one’s identity. This is a small insight into the diverse body of work that international students are creating that highlights their abilities, personalities and passions.

Chenjun Zhu. Perspectives Exhibition, 2018





03 2018

Notes From the Wind Exhibition


This month starts with a new exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery called Notes From the Wind.

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation student, Kenny Tran and Drawing & Painting student, Emily Zou curated this exhibition, highlighting artworks of 19 OCAD U students from the Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Futures, and Environmental Design programs.

A collection of artworks using mixed media and techniques, ranging from digital photography, sculptural installations to illustrations rendered in graphite pencil or ink are on display.


A unifying theme of this exhibition is nature in greyscale or minimal colour. Using a palette of black and white or greyscale excluding aspects of colour offers collectively an exploration of nature in terms of visual form and tone.

This exhibition aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour). The de-emphasis of colour as the primary artistic medium promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature, while interpreting the perpetuity of black and white imagery in relation to current developments of the world within a collective context …Kenny Tran & Emily Zou

Samaa Ahmed, Bahrain (series) 2017, digital photography

Participants: Samaa Ahmed, Alyssa Mae Bernardo, Shelby Doerfler, Sara Dubé, Melissa Eaton, Dave Foster, Sohae Jeong, Reyhane Khonsari, Shannon Leigh, Karen Joyce Li, Vincy Lim, Donny Nie, Cleopatria Peterson, Michelle Rosen, Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman, Ron Siu, Prateek Verma, Xulin Wang and Yina Wang.




02 2018

Call for submissions: Dream Zine!

dreams_callThe OCADU Zine Collective is producing a collaborative zine about dreams, and they want your submissions!

Submit art based on your dreams at night, stories on your aspirations for the future, reflections on dreams, or your own interpretation of the theme “dreams.”

We will accept images, fiction and non-fiction writing, comics, poems and more!

Submission guidelines:
Each page of the zine will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches in size. Please format your submission to fit this size. Each page of your submission should be submitted as a separate file. Please leave at least a 1/2 inch border on every page, meaning images and text should be centered on the page and no larger than 7.5″ x 10.” Please provide us with high quality files, with at least 300dpi/ppi resolution.

The zine will be printed in two colours on the risograph. This means that each colour will need to be printed separately, one after the other with time to dry in between. If you would like to use both colours in your submissions, you can do one of the following: 1) submit each page as a Photoshop file, with each colour on a separate layer (max. two colours/layers). 2) Submit each colour as a separate PDF file. All of your files should be submitted in grayscale. Please title your files/layers as “lighter colour” and “darker colour” so that we know how you would like the contrast of the image to work.

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about formatting your submission(s) before the deadline.

Deadline: Feb 16th, 2018

Send submissions to: sjazul@hotmail.com and ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
The OCADU Zine Collective thanks the OCADU Student Union for funding for this project.


01 2018

History of Textiles since 1800s Exhibition

History of Textiles since 1800s Exhibition on at the Learning Zone Gallery until January 26.


This exhibit features research based textile works created by students of Lynne Heller’s third year Materials Art and Design course called Textile History Since 1800s. Each of the textile pieces respond to historical processes, techniques, materials and fabrics or iconic fashion styles from the 19th to 21st centuries while

addressing the traditional and contemporary role of textiles in culture.

Using stitchwork, beading, dyeing, quilting and sewing techniques, the students were able to examine and incorporate ideas on language, grief, identity or social conditions and cultural movements from the punk movement of the 70s to Abstract Expressionism movement after World War II.

Stephanie Cloutier


Ayesha Babar, Molly Fletcher Berman, Stephanie Cloutier, Emma Enright, Elliot Grover, Shiemara Hogarth, Akash Inbakumar, Nomi Juhasz, Rajetha Kalatharan, Kendra Martyn, Rida Rajani, Saman Salman, Jenn Wingfield, Kye-Cha Yang and Ruitong Zhu.





01 2018

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