Visual Arts & Design

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

RTA student and stick n' poke artist Fion Liu gives a client a tattoo in her studio. (Kelsey Adams)

RTA stick ‘n’ poke artist stabbing her way into the industry

Fourth-year new media student Fion Liu gave her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo in 2014 on a Tinder date. Her date asked her to poke a Chinese character on him and he supplied her with sewing needles, a vodka cap bottle and India ink. For decades this has been how most stick ‘n’ poke tattoos occur: in the spur of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
RUBIX showcases top creative work

RUBIX showcases top creative work

In only its second year, the RUBIX showcase is helping to inspire collaboration between faculty members. The second annual RUBIX event took place at the Image Arts building Monday, showcasing projects from the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). “It’s accomplished what it’s meant to do, which is peer-to-peer support and celebration,” said FCAD dean Charles Falzon. At last year’s […]

The DFZ gets space to grow

The DFZ gets space to grow

What’s new? The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) is expanding its number of members, projects and recently, in location. The DFZ is going from being cramped into a few rooms on the third floor of the Victoria Building to stewarding a new “future lab” that will be located on the main level of the Church Street development. “These changes are very […]

(Courtesy Hana Shafi)

‘Sexual Assault: The Roadshow’ paves way to self-healing

Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is coming to Ryerson University for Social Justice Week. The touring art installation, made out of a repurposed shipping container, spotlights artwork that empowers survivors of sexual assault. The gallery introduces new work at every stop it makes, and the Ryerson edition will feature pieces produced and curated by illustrator, journalist, and Ryerson alumna, Hana Shafi. […]

Students to bring big ‘ideas’ to Rye’s design competition

Students to bring big ‘ideas’ to Rye’s design competition

Engineering and design students will come together to tackle real-world problems at the Interior Design & Engineering Affiliation (I.D.E.A) competition this weekend. On Oct. 8, about 145 students will combine their skills to create a solution to a health care problem in the form of a floorplan and virtual prototype. The exact problem will be kept under wraps until the […]

(Courtesy Stephania Stefanakou)

3D printing: the future of fashion

A recent Ryerson fashion communication graduate, Stephania Stefanakou, is creating an affordable 3D and wearable technology clothing line. The young designer described her creative wearable 3D clothing as “actually functional to wear every day.” Stefanakou is designing a six-piece collection that combines 3D printing and tactile fabric as a part of the Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) incubator. She will use […]

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MAP: Where to quench your thirst during Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto kicks off tomorrow at sunset and ends Sunday at 7 a.m. The free annual contemporary art exhibition gives those in the city a full night of interaction with art in public spaces. If you plan on drinking your way through the festival’s city-produced exhibitions and partner projects, check out the map below as your resource for student-friendly bars […]

Ryerson Image Centre explores climate change through art

Ryerson Image Centre explores climate change through art

If you’ve ever wondered what climate change looks, feels and sounds like, then step into the Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) exhibit, The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video. You might feel it through the urgent singing of activists, or through the creaking of oil rigs, and see it in the form of smoke fumes emerging from […]

Collections Curator at Ryerson Image Centre, Aug 2016.

Meet the new collections curator at Ryerson Image Centre

Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) new collections curator and research centre manager started her first day on Sept. 12.   Denise Birkhofer drove from Oberlin, Ohio to Toronto on Friday. This marks a big move for Birkhofer, as she goes from overseeing collections of post-1900 artworks at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, to now managing the RIC’s reputable […]

Tumult Arts Festival on Sept. 8, 2016.

6 artists who took over Gould Street at the Tumult Arts Festival

Tumult Arts Festival hit Gould Street on Thursday, bringing performance art, poetry, graffiti and installation art to Ryerson. As the sun set over Ryerson campus, students walking through were greeted by DJs spinning old school hip hop and reggae, an outdoor café and a competition by Art Battle Toronto. Brodie Metcalfe, the RSU event co-ordinator, created the event because he […]

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Startup CUCU takes home $25,000 prize

A team of Ryerson graduates is bringing its credit-card customization idea to market after winning $25,000 in the Slaight New Venture competition last week. Their startup, CUCU, offers a patented sticker design that allows people to customize their debit and credit cards that won over the judges, beating two other finalists. “We went in there with patents ready to go, pretty much […]

Ryerson students win $2,000 for O’Keefe Lane design

Ryerson students win $2,000 for O’Keefe Lane design

  Adam Harrison, Arash Oturkar and Michael Uttley step onto the curb of O’Keefe Lane as a delivery truck squeezes between them and a row of filled dumpsters. The driver shakes his head as if he’s annoyed to see people travelling through the narrow laneway by foot. “A lot of people right now think (that O’Keefe Lane) is just a […]

Q-and-A: Ryerson grad, Stephanie Noritz

Q-and-A: Ryerson grad, Stephanie Noritz

How a fine arts student turned into a successful photographer.

The O’Keefe Lane Revitalization project is an initiative to transform the campus walkway into a more inviting space. (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff)

Students to transform O’Keefe Lane

O’Keefe Lane is tainted with tagged walls and overflowing dumpsters, but that will soon change. On Monday, Ryerson announced the winners of the Reimagining O’Keefe Lane design competition. The contest was put forward as part of the O’Keefe Lane Revitalization project, an initiative to transform the campus walkway into a more inviting space. Fourth-year urban planning students Paolo Brindley-Pantalone, Adam […]

Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection (installation view), 2012 © (Eugen Sakhnenko/Ryerson Image Centre)

Ryerson Image Centre talk stresses importance of art curation

A good art curator can expose the hidden meaning behind even the most complicated photo, painting or sculpture. He or she is able to ascertain the unseen significance of a piece of art in ways an average observer would miss completely. That was the focus of Thursday’s Noon Time Collection Talk at Ryerson University. The talk, which was held in […]

Media production students experiment with 3D printing and Canadian music

Media production students experiment with 3D printing and Canadian music

“Murmurs” will feature 28 installations using light, film projection, 3D printing and virtual reality. They are all inspired by five songs from up-and-coming Canadian musicians.

Theatre production students steal the spotlight in ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Theatre production students steal the spotlight in ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Ryerson brings a taste of Broadway to the stage with guest director Blair Williams.

Ryerson Artspace photobook show presents the art of mapping

Ryerson Artspace photobook show presents the art of mapping

Third- and fourth-year students from Ryerson’s school of image arts took over the Gladstone Hotel for the First Edition Photobook Show.

Two Ryerson grads nominated for national fashion awards

Two Ryerson grads nominated for national fashion awards

The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominate two fashion design graduates, Hamish Thwaites and Lucian Matis.

Architecture students create, host design festival exhibit

Architecture students create, host design festival exhibit

The 2016 Collaborative Exercise: Water exhibit studied the human relationship with water and its importance to life on earth.

by Kiera Spronk· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

“Wear Your Label” was one of eight start-ups accepted into The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University in September. Their mental health conscious designs have been recognized internationally and showcased at New York Fashion Week.

Ryerson’s Image Centre captures 40 years of photographic history with new exhibit

Ryerson’s Image Centre captures 40 years of photographic history with new exhibit

Hosted by students in the film and photography preservation and collections management program, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) kicks off its first exhibition of the year, “Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection.”

FIXATE Fashion Show: Meet designer Lex Brown who tackles gender norms

FIXATE Fashion Show: Meet designer Lex Brown who tackles gender norms

You see fashion art as womenswear or menswear, which is kind of weird because when you think about art you don’t think about that.

Ryerson grad launches Double OO Spy Academy, an after-school kids program

Ryerson grad launches Double OO Spy Academy, an after-school kids program

Double OO Spy Academy is a new spy-themed east end after-school and weekend program for kids.

(Left to right) Sarah De Vries and Stephanie Steriotis in the newly painted part of O’Keefe Lane (Courtesy 3B Photography)

O’Keefe Lane gets a much needed makeover

Group of students want to improve the school’s O’Keefe Lane — the sketchy service alley just off Gerrard Street that’s currently lined with dilapidated fire escapes and dumpsters.

FCAD hosts first-ever RUBIX event at Image Arts Building

FCAD hosts first-ever RUBIX event at Image Arts Building

The nine schools that make up FCAD were represented, and 26 exhibitors displayed the latest developments of their work — including an intricate paper shoe collection and a ‘Global Campus Network.’

The first issue of Broke magazine

No money, no problem: mag created for ‘Broke’ students

What do you get when you take a couple of strangers and force them to work together in a magazine editing class? You get Broke — a new twice-a-year zine highlighting young Toronto artists.

Photographer made his name shooting murders, car crashes and tenement fires

Photographer made his name shooting murders, car crashes and tenement fires

The Ryersonian talks with curator Gaëlle Morel about iconic NYC tabloid photographer Weegee, whose work is now on display at the RIC

by Steven Goetz· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
Ryerson Anime Club offers students a safe space to experience art

Ryerson Anime Club offers students a safe space to experience art

Popular club offers students a space to be free

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students and professors lit up Ryerson’s Artspace as part of Nuit Blanche this Saturday with screenings of their short films. The films are the result of a 10-day workshop, where 12 students from across programs and two professors travelled around Iceland

Ryerson architects launch Ripple at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson architects launch Ripple at Nuit Blanche

Recent graduates and students of Ryerson’s architecture program are lighting up the night at Nuit Blanche with an interactive installation, Ripple. The project will feature multiple blue-lit raindrops that will be suspended at a high level to create an interactive atmosphere through sight and sound.

Ryerson engineering and architecture students catch TimberFever

Ryerson engineering and architecture students catch TimberFever

Eight teams of students worked for 36 hours and raised plenty of sawdust, as they competed to build emergency shelters for prize money.

Ryerson Image Centre receives large Berenice Abbott collection

Ryerson Image Centre receives large Berenice Abbott collection

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is the recipient of a new collection by Berenice Abbott, a pioneer of female photography. The centre announced last Wednesday that an unnamed group of Canadian philanthropists purchased the archive from the Abbott Estate to donate it to the RIC. The archive consists of 6,000 photographs and 7,000 negatives from the mid-’20s through to the […]

PHOTOS: Ryerson’s Snowcone winter station brings colour to Kew Beach

PHOTOS: Ryerson’s Snowcone winter station brings colour to Kew Beach

Ryerson architecture students’ winter station is a burst of colour on an icy beach landscape. Last month, Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy gave Lily Jeon and Diana Koncan $15,000 to fund their design for Toronto’s first Winter Stations competition. Their design, called Snowcone was constructed around a lifeguard station on Kew Beach in February. Jeon and Koncan’s design was one of […]

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Interning in the U.S. of Eh

So you’re thinking about moving to the United States, eh? Perhaps it’s for an internship or to launch your career right after graduation. It’s no secret that many young Canadian media and performance professionals cross the border to get experience. Industry capitals New York and Los Angeles attract dozens of students from Ryerson every year. But what is it really […]

Courtesy of Chloe Wise

Montreal artist schools Ryerson students

Canadian artist Chloe Wise is not much older than many of the students she spoke to in the packed audience at Ryerson’s Image Arts building Tuesday night. Yet, attendees had much to learn from the 24-year-old Concordia University graduate who has captivated the international art world with her sculptures, paintings and videos. Wise’s art is a commentary on social media, […]

by Edward Wilson· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
Three rules to cartoon by: Canadian cartoonists talk about guiding principles

Three rules to cartoon by: Canadian cartoonists talk about guiding principles

In the aftermath of the massacre of 12 members of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, political cartoonists have had to defend their craft. But leading Canadian cartoonists were united on one front: It’s their job to be defiant. But is there a line between acts of defiance and being just plain offensive? Cartoonists interviewed by The Ryersonian found three […]

Waterfront warming station funded by Sheldon Levy

Waterfront warming station funded by Sheldon Levy

It started out as a class assignment for two Ryerson architecture students and turned into an opportunity to showcase their design for all of Toronto — with some help from Sheldon Levy. Levy gave the department of architectural science $15,000 to fund the construction of the winter warming hut design of fourth-year students Lily Jeon and Diana Koncan. Organizers of […]

Art gallery’s new home proves to be a smart decision

Art gallery’s new home proves to be a smart decision

Ryerson Artspace’s recent move to the Gladstone Hotel has proven to be a smart decision – they have had more programming opportunities and seen an increase in gallery attendance. “It’s definitely more than we’ve had before. It’s a bustling place, so I think just the location and the association with the Gladstone Hotel has really helped amp that up,” says […]

Ryerson Artspace gallery to host print sale, fundraiser

Ryerson Artspace gallery to host print sale, fundraiser

Ryerson Artspace, a student- and faculty-run gallery, will be holding its annual fundraising event, Full Frame, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. The print sale and fundraiser will include work produced by image arts students, as well as faculty and alumni who have been successful within the art community. Artists featured in the gallery include Max Dean, an image arts […]

Photo Gallery: Fashion students explore the philosophy of Stoicism at STOIC

Photo Gallery: Fashion students explore the philosophy of Stoicism at STOIC

On Nov. 13, third-year fashion communication students hosted STOIC 2014. The show, held in the school of interior design, was a runway show and photo exhibit showing fashion student’s work. The runway show was an exploration of the philosophy of stoicism, which featured designs made by students in the fashion design program, styled by the STOIC team. The photo gallery […]

Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition is getting a Ryerson twist while it spends the next month at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The retrospective exhibit looks back at the famed director’s film career and background in photography through props and memorabilia. It will feature 12 screenings of Kubrick films introduced by a variety of Kubrick experts–actors from his films, critics, and even […]

Ryerson photography student shares her inspiration behind AGO exhibit

Ryerson photography student shares her inspiration behind AGO exhibit

By Natalie Marynowski and Pema Tsering Paige Lindsay studied science at the University of Victoria for a year, but she quickly found out science wasn’t her real love. She took two years off school and traveled overseas. It was then she discovered her love for photography with a point-and-shoot camera. Lindsay traveled to Tunisia to visit her mother. “While I […]

Film slates from Stanley Kubrick's films throughout his career. (Samantha Sobolewski/The Ryersonian)

Interactive: Tour TIFF’s Stanley Kubrick exhibit

Writer-director Stanley Kubrick’s work is being celebrated over the next month with the biggest exhibition to date the TIFF Bell Lightbox has ever hosted. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which runs now until Jan. 25, features nearly 1,000 pieces of film memrobilia, handwritten correspondances, scripts and props from throughout Kubrick’s career, pulled together in partnership with Kubrick’s estate and Frankfurt’s Deutsches […]

This week's Friday Five talks Chris Hemsworth, Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British shows. (Alexis Allison/The Ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – November 14, 2014

In this week’s show, we look at State of Affairs and the trend of women in political roles on TV; Winnie the Pooh at Ryerson; terrible movie sequels; Wahlburgers in Toronto; and Spotify.   Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email. Alexis Allison: alexis.allison@ryerson.ca Samantha Sobolewski: samantha.sobolewski@ryerson.ca By Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski