OCAD U Photography Program

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Month: August 2016


L: Artist Pins by Jennifer Long, 2016 R: Blanket Forts by Crazy Dames, 2016

L: Artist Pins by Jennifer Long, 2016 R: Blanket Forts by Crazy Dames, 2016

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, 7-11pm
Giardino Dell’ArteCultura, Florence

An evening of art, installation, video and performance
Curated by Crazy Dames and Creative People in Florence

PLACE MAKING // FARE SPAZIO invites artists and performers to reflect on the role of public space, seeking to develop new ideas for the ways in which we design, interact, and play with our city.   The evening will include participatory art works, installation, video projection and performance by diverse artists selected through an open call, as well as a workshop lead by the Canadian artist duo Crazy Dames. 

ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jessica Russo ScherrRmogrl OttantunoventiMartino Di Napoli RampollaVictoria DeBlassieMehrnaz RohbakhshSaba Giani (OCAD U Alumni)Cat Bluemke (OCAD U Alumni)David HartonoSpasic SanjaAnna Rose, Alex McLeod (OCAD U Alumni), Luke Painter (OCAD U Faculty), Jamie McMillan (OCAD U Alumni), Jennifer Long (OCAD U Photo Faculty), Mike McDonnell, Trudy Perks, Ursula Handleigh (OCAD U Photo Alumni), Jennie Suddick (OCAD U Faculty) and Sara Udow

International Artists Series: Wolfgang Tillmans in Toronto


The Canadian Art Foundation presents critically acclaimed German artist Wolfgang Tillmans in Toronto.

Tillmans has radically redefined how photographic images are made, exhibited and encountered. This talk, along with a talk in Vancouver in October, marks Tillmans’s first visit to Canada in more than 20 years.

Tillmans will be joined in conversation by New York– and Toronto-based writer and critic Tom McDonough, a lead contributor to the recently published monograph “Wolfgang Tillmans: What’s wrong with redistribution?” (Walther König).

Based in Berlin and London, Wolfgang Tillmans was the recipient of the 2015 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. He has had numerous prestigious appointments, including artist trustee at Tate Britain, a professorship at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and membership in the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2000, Tillmans was the first photographer, and non-British artist, to receive the Turner Prize.

Presented by BMO Financial Group
Sponsored by Goethe-Institut

November 11th 2016, 7pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre

Tickets available: http://canadianart.ca/talks/wolfgang-tillmans/


SAVE The Date: Sept 14


SPOTLIGHT on Photosequence

April Hickox, from the series Echo, 2010

April Hickox, from the series Echo, 2010

If you are looking for a Fall 1.0 credit studio-based Photo course, look here:  PHOT 3017 – Photosequence: Multiples & Text with April Hickox

This course is for intermediate students interested in combining photographs. Students will be exposed to the history, concepts and practice of image sequencing. A wide variety of approaches to image making are covered. Including, the visual narrative, image formatting, text/image relationships, book and film works. Assignments are varied and student driven. Areas that have been explored in the past include Stop animation, book binding, installation and 3 dimensional works, fiber base printing, historical practices, collage, and the intersections of digital and analogue technologies.

Prerequisites: PHOT-2002 or PHOT-2008 and 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements

For more information contact:  ahickox@faculty.ocadu.ca

At the conclusion of this course students will:

  • become familiar with current and historical trends in narrative, sequenced and text-based photographic works
  • explore step animation
  • master skills needed to do multiple printing, masking and black border printing
  • become familiar with different printing styles and other formal concerns
  • gain a general understanding of the history and contemporary practice and skills necessary to incorporate text with image in both digital and analogy systems
  • gain a general understanding of the use of the process camera, copy stands and 8×10 enlarger
  • gain an awareness of the book work as a format
  • develop skills and an understanding of the potential of combining analogy and digital applications


FREE Grant Writing Workshop


Tuesday, August 30 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Xpace Cultural Centre
2-303 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2W5

Xpace is pleased to present a FREE workshop and discussion with Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts Officer at Toronto Arts Council. He will lead an informal discussion on what is needed for a grant, and will address specific questions on difficulties with translating work for a jury. There will also be tips on how a grant should be written, highlighting things like storytelling, audience, history, and documentation.

The workshop will be followed by one-on-one meetings with Xpace staff who can consult on grant-writing strategies for projects specific to attendees.

RSVP at xpace.eventbrite.com to attend.

About Peter Kingstone:
Peter Kingstone is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography. As an independent artist, Peter’s installation pieces have been shown across Canada and internationally, and he was awarded the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of peter K. (1974-2004). Peter holds a degree in Philosophy/Cultural Studies from Trent University in Peterborough and a Masters of Fine Art focusing on video and new media from York University in Toronto. Peter has presented at many conferences on the ideas around storytelling and social engagement.

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