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Congratulations to Students Mara Gajic and Petar Boskovic, Winners of the Flash Forward Competition!!!

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Congratulations to  third year photo student Mara Gajic and fourth year photo student Petar Boskovic for being Winners of The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward competition.

The OCAD U photo community was well represented on the list of winners this year with both current students and recent alumni.  Congratulations to all!!!!

Flash Forward winners, Current Students:

  • Mara Gajic
  • Petar Boskovic

Flash Forward winners, Recent Alumni:

  • Nathan Cyprys
  • Shirin Fathi
  • Matin Zad

For more info check out the Magenta website, follow the link below.

http://www.magentafoundation.org/flash-forward/

Meryl McMaster at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria +The Dunlop Art Gallery

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Congratulations to Meryl McMaster (2010 OCAD U graduate)

on being included in two recent group exhibitions!

In Another Place, And Here
January 24, 2015 – May 31, 2015
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St, Victoria, British Columbia
http://aggv.ca/

Material Girls
January 30, 2015 – April 5, 2015
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
12th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan
http://www.dunlopartgallery.org/

This exhibition is also featured in Canadian Art’s “15 Shows We Want to See in 2015“!

 

 

Tech Talk: DIY Lighting

Many students, if not all, struggle with finances. Photography is not a cheap profession and more often than not a student can find themselves lacking the equipment they need to make great images. Check out this list of DIY lighting projects for some great ideas on making your own equipment with little to no budget required – including a personal favourite: Diffusing light with a trash bag.

The Strobist is a world renowned blog for off camera flash and other lighting tips and tricks. Be sure to check out the rest of the site and learn some great new things! Your wallet will be thanking you later, and the images you’ll get will be well worth it!

Instagram Call: Due Feb 2

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OCAD U Photography Students,

The Instagram account for the Photography Department is doing very well.  We are steadily gaining followers since it’s launch just over two weeks ago.  Many of these follower have been art galleries and magazines which is great exposure for you!  The concept for this account is to showcase the works of our students and department in an on-line portfolio.  It will act as a tool to help promote our students outside the university while also representing the strength of our program.  We need your submissions!  If we want to keep this account going past February we ask that you submit works!!!  

Call for submission:

Open to all students in the Photography Department regardless of year or stream.  Please submit works!!!  (Note: at least one image from every submission will be selected.)

What We Need:

-send us 5 images to select from

-file size 10 by 10 inches at 100 dpi

-file type .jpg

-please caption your images as follows:

Artist Name, Title of work, Year of work, Year of study, @insta username
example: Joe Brown, Untitled, 2015, 4th year photo, @joebrown

-if your images are landscape or portrait format please adjust the canvas size and include a white border.

-Images should be colour corrected and sized appropriately.  We will not make any aesthetic decisions on your behalf.


When Do We Need It?

Deadline for the second round of submissions is Mon, Feb 2nd at 5pm.  Sooner is better!

Please send submissions to Nicholas Pye:  npye@faculty.ocadu.ca

Note: we do not send confirmation emails.

 

 

Darren Rigo at Harbourfront

Deep Woods: Visual Arts Exhibitions Winter/Spring 2015
Opening: Friday, January 23, 6-10 pm (Free)
Show runs: January 24-June 14, 2015

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Darren Rigo. selfie (detail), 2014. C-print.

Over 30 artists look to the woods to negotiate how the great Canadian landscape continues to inspire art in a contemporary context. From surprising selfies and artistic shenanigans in the Photo Gallery to installations addressing carefully manufactured wilderness in the Architecture Gallery, this series of exhibitions will take you beyond the Group of Seven to explore and redefine how the deep woods might currently inform our national identity.

Also on display, for one night only, in the west bays of the Bill Boyle Artport, isTexting Syria, a photographic exhibition by Liam Maloney.

As part of this event, OCAD U alumni Darren Rigo presents a funny thing, Curated by Patrick Macaulay

Bio: Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who spends his time creating images inspired by the ways we connect with natural environments. His practice is built upon his experiences with the rural landscape growing up, his return to the land, and his collaborations with the natural elements in these surroundings. He received a BFA from OCAD University where he majored in photography.

These exhibitions are part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015.

The Power Plant – Sunday Scene

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Installation view of Spectres by Sven Augustijnen

Please join Marvin Luvualu Antonio, 4th year OCAD U Photography Thesis Student, as he leads a discussion inspired by the new exhibition The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding at the Power Plant for Sunday Scene.  Congratulations Marvin!

*Free Admission 

About Sunday Scene:  Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.

When: Sunday February 1st at 2:00pm

Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto, On., M5J2G8

Sunday Scene Link:  http://www.thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Sunday-Scene/Marvin-Luvualu-Antonio.aspx

Exhibition Link:  http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2015/Winter-Spring/The-Unfinished-Conversation–Encoding-Decoding.aspx

Every Object Has a Story

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Every Object Has a Story is a partnership publication between the Royal Ontario Museum and The Walrus Foundation in celebration of the ROM’s 100th anniversary.  An exciting part of this book is the inclusion of student photographers from Humber College, OCAD University, Ryerson University & Sheridan College who were selected to create works of art in response to artifacts from the ROM’s collection.  From the Photography Department, I’d like to congratulate: Marvin AntonioSebastian BenitezGenevieve Blais, David Clark, Christine Mclean, & Raymond Salaber on their contributions to this book.

Pick up your copy of this beautiful publication at the ROM, through the Walrus Foundation’s web store, and in other major bookstores.

Call for submissions

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OCAD U Photography Students,

We are starting an Instagram account for the Photography Department at OCAD U  this year.  The concept for this account is to showcase the works of our students and department in an on-line portfolio.  It will act as a tool to help promote our students outside the university while also representing the strength of our program.

The account will go live sometime next week.

Please follow and tag us @ocadu_photo

Call for submission:

Open to all students in the Photography Department regardless of year or stream. Please submit your works!

What We Need:

-We are requesting you send us 5 images for us to select from.

-file size 10 by 10 inches at 100 dpi

-file type .jpg

please caption your images as follows:

Artist Name, Title of work, Year of work, Year of study, @insta user name      

example: Joe Brown, Untitled, 2015, 4th year photo, @joebrown

-if your images are landscape or portrait format please adjust the canvas size and include a white border.

-Images should be colour corrected and sized appropriately.  We will not make any aesthetic decisions on your behalf.

When Do We Need It?

Deadline for the first round of submissions is Thursday January the 15th at 5pm.  Sooner is better!

please send submissions to npye@faculty.ocadu.ca

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