Archive for October, 2012

External Space Opening Night


It was a beige kind of evening at the Learning Zone on Wednesday 3 October, complete with beige-coloured food, drinks, decorations, and dress. It was opening night for External Space – LZ’s latest exhibition space, hosted in collaboration with XPACE Cultural Centre – and things kicked off with a bang (thankfully not a pop!) to showcase Vikki Dziuma’s beige and balloon-themed photographs and videos.


After the ribbon cutting (with beige ribbon, of course), Dziuma graced her audience with a presentation of her recent works, and talked about her inspiration (including the timely intersection of an assignment to “do something with colour,” and a vacation to an overwhelmingly beige locale) as well as her methods (such as stuffing brown balloons inside gold ones – for, as she discovered after deciding to feature them in her work, there is no such thing as beige balloons!).

Dziuma’s video, Celebration of Existence (As It Currently Exists), will be on exhibit for the rest of the month. Visit XPACE’s website to learn more, and look forward to next month’s exhibit, “Huffing and Puffing” – with more balloons!


10 2012

COLLAGE THIS WALL: Interactive Installation

A Big Thank You to all of the creative minds who participated in this summer’s interactive installation experiment, Collage This Wall, installed by the Learning Zone.



10 2012

My Skateboard – My Voice

Shweta Sharma

Shweta Sharma
(not on exhibit)

My Skateboard – My Voice is the latest exhibition at the Learning Zone, exhibiting over sixty skateboard designs from the first year Graphic Design students of Linda Montgomery’s Drawing Translation Class.

Working in collaboration with Moguls in Mocean, a sporting goods store, the students were given the freedom to use the company’s name and logo, designed by Canadian Typography designer Paul Sych, to express their voice through a graphic and visual design.

Awards were presented on October 1st for best design, runners-up and honourable mentions by Moguls in Motion owner, Evangeline Merkley and Manager Jacob Allen-Jordon both of whom selected the winning design.

Winner of best design belongs to Patrick Santos. Runner-ups are Alex Gebhardt, Shiva Tadayoni, Lauren Stewart and Shweta Sharma with Honourable Mentions to : Danyl Ahmed, Keeley Whitehead, Braden Loi, Evelynne Malangyaon and Dawa Bokhang.

My Skateboard – My Voice is on until October 31st.

Click to enlarge.


10 2012

XPACE Cultural Centre at the Learning Zone

XPACE External Space @ The Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is currently hosting External Space, an off-site exhibition organized by XPACE Cultural Centre. External Space provides a video monitor showcasing students’ and emerging artists’ media-based artworks. New artwork will be screened monthly at the Learning Zone.

XPACE Cultural Centre is a non-profit artist-run centre supported by its membership and the OCADU Student Union. XPACE programming focuses on contemporary practice and reflects the work created by its membership.

Currently on exhibition, a video by Vikki Dziuma called Celebration of Existence (As It Currently Exists). Dziuma’s video celebrates time, motion and space using a still frame image of three beige balloons in motion fastened to a metal signpost.

To learn more about XPACE Cultural Centre, to become involved, or to showcase your artwork, visit their website.





10 2012

Learning Zone Fall Semester Hours

LZ_loungeWelcome to the Learning Zone!

Our new fall semester hours will be effective October 1st through December 15th 2012:

Monday to Thursday 9 am – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm


10 2012

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