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Vote for Alumna Lisa Fraser in the SXSW PanelPicker

Lisa Fraser, Founder/Designer, Snug Vest
Posted: Wed, 2014-08-27 15:18

Snug Vest Founder/Designer Lisa Fraser ('10), and co-presenter Pamela Rollins, U of Texas-Dallas, have applied to present a panel -- The Importance of Design in Special Needs Tools at the upcoming South by Southwest Festival, within the theme of Cognitive Process & Design Thinking.

Alexander Farah's "Sahar" Makes TIFF 2014 Official Selection

Posted: Thu, 2014-08-21 13:03

We're thrilled to announce that Alexander Farah's ('14) short film, Sahar, has been officially selected to have its World Premiere at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September! The film will be featured in the Short Cuts Canada Programme 4.

Alexander graduated from the Film, Video and Integrated Media Program this past May, and received the Sophie Burnett Memorial Award for Highest Academic Standing (Undergraduate Level) in his program. Sahar is his directorial debut.

Devon Knowles | Publication Launch at Western Front

Devon Knowles, Quilt, 2014
Posted: Thu, 2014-08-21 09:56

Join the Western Front Thursday, August 21 (7-9pm), to celebrate the launch of a new publication by Vancouver artist and sessional faculty member, Devon Knowles.

Maia Rowan's KIDS + FOOD Receives Core77 Student Notable Design Award

Maia Rowan | KIDS+FOOD
Posted: Fri, 2014-08-08 05:44

Alumna Maia Rowan's ('13) KIDS + FOOD is a children's meal planning tray that encourages healthy eating and nutrition. And it's just been named a Student Notable by the Core 77 Design Awards!

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core 77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners. Both the Professional and Student Winners of each category will receive the C77DA trophy, and all Honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery and on Core77, making this the most inclusive and celebratory design awards platform of the digital age.

Cedric Bomford | DEADHEAD

Posted: Fri, 2014-08-08 05:43

Dead­head is a large-scale sculp­tural instal­la­tion mounted to a barge and towed by tug to dif­fer­ent loca­tions along Vancouver’s water­ways. Cre­ated by alumnus Cedric Bom­ford ('03), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his father Jim Bom­ford (retired engi­neer), and brother Nathan Bom­ford (artist/builder), the sculp­ture is con­structed pri­mar­ily from sal­vaged mate­ri­als, with some sec­tions wrapped in pho­to­graphic murals.

Isaac Thomas | BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition Regional Winner

Isaac Thomas | Alleyway Landscapes, Archival pigment prints, Edition 1 of 3
Posted: Wed, 2014-07-30 09:29

BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.

Holger Kalberg | The Family

Holger Kalberg | The Family
Posted: Tue, 2014-07-29 14:03

Holger Kalberg’s ('01) latest exhibition, THE FAMILY, explores the legacy of high Modernism and its related utopian models of thinking, presenting new paintings and sculptures that examine and critique modes of Modernist vocabulary.
Kalberg describes his own relationship with Modernism as “conflicted appreciation,” often engaging with the aesthetics of the mode while at the same time critiquing the model. The works presented in this exhibition follow Kalberg’s desire for a renewed reflection of Modernist formalism through an investigation into the artist's own studio practice, motivation, and early influences, especially Joseph Beuys and his socialist/utopian agenda.

John Belisle | Wayward Arts Magazine

The Bearded Lady | John Belisle
Posted: Fri, 2014-07-25 16:35

Wayward Arts is a home for the creative. A unique magazine, each issue is produced by a different leading-edge Canadian design studio. And, with the exception of the theme, there are no boundaries -- each studio is given full creative control.

Click to enlarge Alumnus John Belisle ('94), Creative Director for Signals Design Group is at the helm of the latest issue. John and the creative team at Signals were invited to participate in the project when paper sponsor, Unisource Papers, suggested they'd be an ideal fit.

Emily Carr's Design Research Journal | Current Issue 05

Posted: Tue, 2014-07-22 10:37

Current, Emily Carr’s design research journal is an annual multi-platform publication that seeks to showcase the richness and texture of creative practice and research within our institution.

Vjeko Sager | Featured Artist - Your Kontinent: Film and Media Arts Festival

Posted: Mon, 2014-07-21 10:38

Sessional faculty member Vjeko Sager is the featured artist for this year's Your Kontinent: Film and Media Arts Festival.

In exploration of the connections between human, art and technology, Sager will build a diviNation Tower in Minoru Plaza as the centrepiece of the festival.

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