Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Colours for Conservation

The Learning Zone is hosting a new exhibition of environmental activism posters, Colours for Conservation by Linda Montgomery’s first year students Colour in Context graphic design class.

Patagonia, a leading outdoor and sportswear apparel designer, collaborated with OCAD University first year design students last fall to create artwork inspired by the environmental concerns of local organizations.

The students brought forward their colour theory, graphic design and inter-personal skills to create original posters representing the voice of their chosen environmental organization. A few of the organizations represented were Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Not Far From The Tree, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

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The posters were exhibited at Patagonia’s King Street location, and a public poll selected the winning design. Patagonia donated a $1000 grant to Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) in recognition of Avery Kua’s winning design representing their environmental message. For Avery, Patagonia awarded a new winter coat.

The runners-up of the contest were as follows: 2nd place Rachel Hurst (Greenbelt Foundation); 3rd place Jinhee Kang (Project Canoe) and Carmen Chan (Fresh City Farms); 4th place Seraphima Zibnitskaya (Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront); 5th place Michele Choong (Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy), Pei Ying Cheung (LEAF) and Katrina Mitchell (The PINE Project); 6th place Kaitlin Martin (Blue W), Vanessa Lira (Friends of the Rouge Watershed), James Pacitto (LEAF) and Brandon Meunier (The PINE Project).

This kind of collaborative project helps broaden horizons for young designers and gives their work greater meaning and foundation in their community,” said Faculty of Design Instructor Linda Montgomery.

The exhibition is on until March 7th. We hope that everyone will take this opportunity to see this wonderful collection of posters.

Visit Snap Toronto and Mountain Life to read more about this successful collaboration.




02 2013

The Great Grange Event

Great Grange Event

Great Grange Event

Great Grange Event: March 12 – 23, 2012

It’s that time again, the annual Great Grange Event showcasing the talents of the first year Faculty of Art students’ artwork.

This exhibition highlights a diverse collection of students’ artwork from the wide variety of electives and core courses offered at OCADU. You will find performance/installation, printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, digital media works, sculpture and colour works.

Exhibits can be found in the Learning Zone and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of 113 McCaul St. as well as 100 McCaul St. in the 2nd floor display cabinets (next to room 240) and the Digital Signage in the Lobby.



Come out to the Opening Reception and Curatorial Process: Wearable Art Showing within a collaborative set installation by Nature and Culture: Curatorial Practice next Tuesday March 20th between 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Learning Zone.


03 2012

Developing a Sense of Regional Colour Exhibition Ends


Developing a Sense of Regional Colour Exhibition ends this week, so this is your last chance to come to the Learning Zone and catch this dynamic collection of student artwork from Linda Montgomery’s Colour in Context classes.


03 2012

Developing a Sense of Regional Colour


The Learning Zone exhibited work from Linda Montgomery’s Fall 2011 “Colour in Context” classes at OCAD University. The concept for this project was to explore the meaning of “regional colour” using colour, shape, collage and texture.

“Even though we many recognize regional cuisines or customs, we often fail to take into account the importance of the local colours that characterize a particular area…determining regional colours and designing cities and products using colour and image should be viewed as one of the professional colourist’s most important jobs.”  -Kobayshi


02 2012

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