The Ontario College of Art Design in Toronto has really pumped up its presence on the institutional scene (that kind of makes me laugh — "institutional scene".) It could have something to do with the AMAZING Sharp Centre for Design at 100 McCaul Street (Alsop Architects), but not entirely.
The building was designed as a creative space to inspire more creativity, and that is what OCAD does every day.
Well starting tonight at 6:30pm, and all through the weekend, you can get a glimpse of what their students have been up to at the Discover OCAD 94th Annual Graduate Exhibition (main campus.)
Photos from last year’s exhibition.
Amidst traditional and applied artwork, you can get a good fix of industrial (including furniture) design of the likes of these two OCAD students, with whom I caught up at this year’s IDSO9;
While I can’t say who’ll be exhibiting, I’m sure there’ll be plenty to kick start the old noggin on exploring new ideas about design.
If you do go, let us know what you thought!