Posts Tagged ‘events’

The Materials Trading Post Event: Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm!

The Indigenous Visual Culture Program and the Library’s Learning Zone collaborates once more to bring you The Materials Trading Post!

The Materials Trading Post Is Back. Wednesday November 18, 1- 4 pm. INVC and Learning Zone joint event. Donations

It’s a swap and trade event in which you can share your knowledge, ideas and materials. This event invites us to embrace the idea of sharing over waste.

Donate or exchange any unused or lightly used art and design materials from paints, pastels to protractors and inks. We will be accepting a broad range of art supplies.

Sorry, we will not accept books, clothing or any other unrelated items.

Unable to attend the day of the event but you want to contribute? Donations can be brought to:

The Indigenous Visual Culture Office, Room 410, 4th floor at 113 McCaul Street or The Learning Zone, Room 110, 1st floor, 113 McCaul during regular hours.

Join us in the Learning Zone Wednesday November 18 between 1 – 4 pm for refreshments, to share ideas, inspiration and the exchange of materials.

All are welcome!

 

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First Generation presents Movie Night! Thursday October 15th at 7:30 pm

Movie Night in the Learning Zone. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World;October 15th, 7:30 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out to First Generation’s Reading Week movie night! What a better way to spend a rainy night — fun cult classic film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, delicious snacks, and great company.

Audience from Movie Night presented by First Generation in the Learning Zone

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OCADU Zine Fair 2015

Last week (Thursday, March 12) was the 7th annual OCADU Zine Fair. A mixture of students and Toronto-based zine makers gathered to share their work with the OCADU community.

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For the uninitiated, zines are self published creations that take many different forms: small magazines, art books, comics, journals, how-to guides… the list continues to infinity. The Learning Zone houses a zine collection and is the meeting place for OCADU’s Zine Collective. The annual zine fair is but one of the Learning Zone’s zine initiatives, and it is the best opportunity to meet other creators face-to-face.

Meet some of the vendors at this year’s zine fair:

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Jay Chau is a photography student at OCADU.

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Jay (who was sharing a table with fellow student Grace Brooks) was displaying work such as these embroidered genitalia journals, and some prints. Grace was showing t-shirts (featuring Billy Balogna from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse!) and sculptures of two-headed animals.

 

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Worn and The Wheelhouse were neighbours this year. The aim of The Wheelhouse (left) is to bring together a community of people who are facing barriers to accessibility. Through intersectional activities — including a zine distro — The Wheelhouse provides resources, learning opportunities and safe spaces for marginalized people.

Before it closed up shop at the end of 2014, Worn was a progressive fashion journal that looked deeper into fashion, covering questions like what is behind our relationship with accessories, what is the relationship between religious identity and underwear and what connections are there between clothing and activism. Though there will be no more new issues of Worn, back issues from its 10 years of feminist fashion insight are still available online.

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Whitney French is a Toronto-based zine maker and one of the editors behind the zine series From The Root. The series documents stories, images and testimonies from women of colour in Canada. The first issue’s focus was hair, and the newest issue — which had its Toronto debut at the zine fair — focuses on stories and experiences around the theme of the body. The body issue has its official launch March 22 at Beit Zatoun on Markham Street (4-6pm).

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Kimberley Dewing was representing the work of a group of 4th year illustration students. Much of the work was themed around goblins. They have plans for a next venture which will focus on witches.

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OCADU alumna Emily Waknine was here representing the artist collective Carrier. To raise funds for future exhibitions, Carrier was selling work such as collage zines, prints, jewellery and cassette tapes.

If you missed the zine fair, you may yet have a chance to see the work of these artists. Many of these zines will be added to the OCAD Zine Library so stop by the Learning Zone to check out our collection. And follow the links above to find some of these zines for sale online.

 

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Black History Month at OCAD U: Books and Zines Display + Black Future Month 3015

Black History Month Canada, Library display 2015

What’s happening at OCAD U for Black History Month?

Books, zines on display at OCAD U’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library and OCAD Zine Library located in Library Services Learning Zone and the 3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition – 3015.

OCAD U’s Library brings forth a collection of books for fascinating and thought provoking reads exploring the African and Carribean diaspora in Canada—discovering the past and present history of racism, civil rights movement in small Canadian towns, recovered CBC lectures including Martin Luther King Jr., and stories from personal experiences of being black in Canada. To learn more about these books and others in the Black History Month: A Canadian Perspective display, visit: http://ocad.libguides.com/blackhistory

Black History Month, OCAD Zine Library display

OCAD Zine Library Black History Month display features a collection of zines including autobiographical comics, war and racism, Butch Dykes during the Jazz Age of Harlem, queer politics, the discourse of hair by Canadian women of colour—personal, reflective and engaging zines to discover and enjoy.

Black Future Month 3015

The 3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition – 3015 curated by OCAD U alumnus Danilo McCallum. A multi-media art exhibition featuring works from OCAD U faculty and students as well as international and local artists who identify as black.

Opening reception will take place February 22nd, 6- 10 pm in the main lobby of 100 McCaul St. The celebration continues February 27th with Afrofuturism Discussion Panel & Performance, held in the Auditorium, Rm. 230,  5 – 6:30 pm., followed by a informal reception. Panel discussion ‘Women in Afrofuturism’ will be moderated by Camille Issacs featuring Camille Turner, Futuristic Artist and Author, Asia Clarke, Innovative Fashion & Jeweller, Saidah Baba Talibah, Avantgarde Music Artist and Nalo Hopskinson, Futuristic Author via Skype from California. Performance Art by Faduma Mohamed Ohm and Sharrae Lyon. http://bit.ly/1ClHYec

February 22 until March 6 in the Lobby and 2nd floor Transit Space at 100 McCaul St.

 

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Come and Celebrate Learning Zone’s 5th Anniversary & the Launch of ReUse Depot February 3rd

LZ celebrates 5th anniversary with the launch of ReUse Depot, February 3, 2015The Learning Zone invites you to join us February 3rd to celebrate our 5th Anniversary with the exciting launch of the ReUse Depot, a new permanent art and design material swap space.

One artist’s trash is another designer’s treasure has been the guiding foundation behind a series of successful events held at OCAD U over the past several years—Materials Trading Post, the Green Exchange and OCAD U Recycles.

The ReUse Depot is an important and great opportunity for artists and designers to up-cycle, re-purpose or reuse materials that can inspire, explore creativity, or reduce students financial burden while redirecting the material from landfill. It’s a location for donating used but usable art & design materials and/or finding used items that will be useful to your creative practice.

ReUse Depot is a collaborative partnership between these departments: the Indigenous Visual Culture program (INVC), the Library’s Learning Zone, the Office for Diversity, Equity & Sustainability (ODESI), Facilities Planning & Management and Student Management. The development of this project is also supported by the First Generations program, IT Services & AV Loans.

ReUse Depot, Tuesday February 3rd, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Learning Zone

OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is a studio-base library space that provides an experimental and collaborative workspace to members of the OCAD U community. In 5 years the Learning Zone has grown, and will continue to grow as a collaborative environment. Check out our gallery below as we share some of the highlights from past events with faculty, students and members of Toronto arts community.

Celebrate with us on Tuesday February 3rd—with fresh cooked and healthy treats from the Student Union’s Hot Lunch program, treats from the Student Union’s cafe and LZ birthday cake!

Learn more about the LZ  ReUse Depot and other recycling programs across the campus during Green Winter event, a month of sustainable programming organized by the Student Union. http://bit.ly/1K04RXZ

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