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Month: September 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Indigenous Visual Culture Day

Facing the Camera: Richard Ray Whitman, Santa Fe, NM, 2012 © Rosalie Favell

Join us for Indigenous Visual Culture Day 2016

Tuesday, September 20th from 9:00pm -6:00pm

9:00 -12:00

WARRIORSHIP: Cree Code Talkers and Aboriginal-Métis Contributions During the Second World War

Indigenous Visual Culture’s annual symposium opens with a screening of Cree Code Talker, an important new documentary film on Charles “Checker” Tomkins (Métis) and his contributions during the Second World War. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion on themes of warriorship with panelists Boye Ladd, John Moses, Dr. Candace S. Green and Dr. Gerald McMaster.
Room 512, 113 McCaul St / OCAD U Annex

12:15 – 1:15
Corn Roast in Butterfield Park

1:15 – 1:45
Welcome, Honor Song and Round Dance.
Butterfield Park

1:45 – 2:45
Cris Derkson -POW WOW ORCHESTRA concert
Butterfield Park

3:00 – 5:00
Introducing LandMarks 2017: Panel with Tania Willard, Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner
Room 516, 113 McCaul OCAD / Annex

5:00 – 6:00
LandMarks 2017 reception
Room 187 Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul St OCAD

For more information contact Violet Chum, INVC Recruitment / Outreach Coordinator at vchum@ocadu.ca

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Jennifer Long in International TERRITORY//SPACE Exhibition

long_imminent2013Untitled, 2013, From the Imminent series © Jennifer Long
Created with the support of the Ontario Arts Council

Congratulations to OCAD Cross-Disciplinary Chair Jennifer Long on her inclusion in the international exhibition TERRITORY//SPACE!

Exhibition Dates: September 10-24, 2016
Location: Batumi, Georgia
Exhibition: TERRITORY//SPACE, curated by Dr. Charles Merewether (Curator, Contemporary Art Gallery, Georgian National Museum) and Ana Riaboshenko ( Director of Cultural Popularization Department at the Ministry of Culture and Monument  Protection of Georgia)

Artist bio: Jennifer Long is an artist, curator and educator holding a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and been published in numerous Canadian and European books and magazines. Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts and is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.

For more information:

Noon TODAY in Rm 415: Free Pizza and Chocolate

PHOT Town Hall Poster 2016 New Time for print[1]

Don’t hesitate, just ask!


Artist Calls


Welcome to the Fall semester!  While you add your assignment due dates into your calendar, consider adding these calls for submission:

Photo Kathmandu is pleased to call for submissions of photographic and multimedia work focusing on labour migration in/from/to Asia. Selected works will be featured in a slideshow series on the theme of ‘Moving Asia’ during Photo Kathmandu 2016. Deadline: Sept 15, 2016

Antarctic Biennale_Calls is an international competition that enables young artists to participate in the expedition as part of the 1st Antarctic Biennale. Deadline: Oct 3, 2016 

The Feminist Art Conference residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events. The resulting residency work will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the ten days and pending curatorial acceptance the artwork will be included in a spotlight exhibition at FAC 2017.  Deadline: Oct 15, 2016

Students Needed!


OCAD U is looking for undergraduate students for the following positions: 

3 vacancies on the OCAD University Senate (1  student per faculty) for a one-year term and  2 vacancies on the Board of Governors for two-year terms. If this peaks your interest, please apply before Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30pm 

Nomination forms can be found on the Senate and Board election webpages.

For questions about the Senate nomination process, please contact Natalie Nanton at: nnanton@ocadu.ca

For questions about the Board nomination process, please contact Valerie de Souza at: vdesouza@ocadu.ca


Nicky Huber: Production Catalysts Resident

The Photography Program is pleased to introduce alumni Nicky Huber as one of our 2016-17 Production Catalysts Residents!

The Production Catalyst visiting artist residency aims to animate the darkroom, support all areas of the facilities, and facilitate the transition to the community and independent facilities. For this program, two alumni artists have been selected to act as resources for students in regards to technical digital and analogue skills, research, the process of production, editing, sequencing, presentation, school/community transition, and other related items.

Tearsheet for Dot Dot Dash, photography by Nicky Huber

Tearsheet for Dot Dot Dash, photography by Nicky Huber

BIO: Nicky Huber is an award winning photographer from Toronto, ON. Growing up in a foodie family it was only natural she would love to cook and bake. She has taken her love of culinary arts and her artistic ability and blended them into food photography and styling. She holds a BFA in photography from OCAD University.

Tea cake, photography by Nicky Huber

View more of Nikki’s work here:


Miles Collyer – Rumble

Congratulations to OCAD U Photo Alumni Miles Collyer on his upcoming exhibition with Leigh Bridges at Paul Petro Contemporary Art!

September 9 – October 8, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday September 9, 7-10pm. Artists present.

Miles Collyer Rumble Seven 2016 inkjet print, edition of three 16 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches

Miles Collyer, Rumble Seven 2016 inkjet print, 16 ¼” x 10 ¼ “

The photographic series Rumble is a document of civilian deconstruction, wreckage artefacts, scarred and stirred urban landscapes. The work follows Collyer’s recent solo exhibition at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, how do you surrender to a drone?; an installation of interrelated artworks that included painted metal sculptures, experimental photo–based forms and large photographic murals adhered directly to the gallery walls.

In Rumble, Collyer draws parallels between isolated surface details found in local demolition zones to the static aftermath of warfare and aerial bombardment depicted in satellite and drone photography. He associates the qualities of his captured images to those observed in the media, intending for his photography to act as a proxy in a study of ballistic targeting and depopulated territory. These are landscapes which, possibly only moments prior, experienced the piercing of their condition or some related violation. A connection to a referenced circumstance is drawn through an aesthetic condition shared between surfaces.


Miles Collyer (b. Toronto, 1983) is a visual artist who works with images and sculpture to challenge the traditional boundaries of photographic practice and aesthetics. His work commonly examines socio-political matters and references visual sources located in the media. Most recently he explores specific materials, forms and surfaces and their potential to resonate the condition of contemporary conflict in the absence of an explicit narrative or subject.

Collyer’s work has been published and exhibited across Canada. Selected group exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth); Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney); Open Space (Victoria, BC); and The Power Plant (Toronto, ON). His photographic mural was included in the exhibition Showroom at the University of Toronto Art Museum (2016). Collyer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, and is the Career Development Coordinator at OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Canadian artist Leigh Bridges lives and works in Winnipeg and holds a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Victoria. Bridges was based in Berlin from 2005 to 2007. While in Germany, her exploration of collage vis a vis painting developed in dialogue with the “Leipzig School”, with a particular emphasis on aspects of the sublime in landscape depictions. Bridges’ most recent work both expands and complicates these established directions, intersecting modernist forms, schema for do-it-yourself sustainable technology, and landscape.

Additional information about Leigh’s practice and work on display




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