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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How a fine arts student turned into a successful photographer.
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
Ryerson brings a taste of Broadway to the stage with guest director Blair Williams.
Third- and fourth-year students from Ryerson’s school of image arts took over the Gladstone Hotel for the First Edition Photobook Show.
The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominate two fashion design graduates, Hamish Thwaites and Lucian Matis.
The 2016 Collaborative Exercise: Water exhibit studied the human relationship with water and its importance to life on earth.
“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.
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.”
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.
Double OO Spy Academy is a new spy-themed east end after-school and weekend program for kids.
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.’
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.
The Ryersonian talks with curator Gaëlle Morel about iconic NYC tabloid photographer Weegee, whose work is now on display at the RIC
Popular club offers students a space to be free
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
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.
Eight teams of students worked for 36 hours and raised plenty of sawdust, as they competed to build emergency shelters for prize money.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: email@example.com Samantha Sobolewski: firstname.lastname@example.org By Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski
Ryerson’s school of fashion will be hosting STOIC 2014, a student-run event showcasing work by fashion students Thursday evening. STOIC is run by the fashion promotions class, which is made up of mostly third-year fashion communications students. The runway and photo exhibit will explore the philosophy of stoicism, considered a traditional trait of masculinity. Stoic means to be indifferent to […]
Irving Penn’s work has hung there. So has Stephen Shore’s and Eugène Atget. Now it’s a Ryerson student’s turn. Paige Lindsay, a fourth-year photography student, has her work on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario as a part of the 2013 – 2014 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program. Students across Canada submitted portfolios within their universities. Judges at each […]
It’s a super sweet sixteen for the image arts school’s annual publication, as Function magazine held its official launch party last Thursday. Function magazine showcases essays and photos from Ryerson’s film, photography and new media programs. The launch party at Neck of the Woods Nightclub marked the start of the issue, which is published every April. Fourth-year photography student Giordana […]
Innovators, designers and storytellers got together in groups at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday. By the end of the day, each group had to present an innovative idea for the library of the future. Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone, Penguin Random House and the Toronto Reference Library collaborated to hold the very first #YourFry Library Design Challenge. The hashtag #YourFry signifies […]
Reporters Rachel Surman and Rebecka Calderwood are spending the day at the Toronto Reference Library at the #Yourfry Library Design Challenge.
Four tall chalkboards popped up across campus Monday morning. Each tall chalkboard was an art installation with light bulbs activated by nearby movements asking, “Have any bright ideas?” Named the CR3ATE Box, the installations are part of the Ted Rogers Management Conference’s new program calling student entrepreneurs to build on their business ideas. The program invites 10 teams to attend […]
Pinks, oranges and yellows explode from the wooden panel it’s painted on. The linework looks endlessly intricate. Jenesis’ love of ’60s culture is especially prominent in this piece, where the warm colour scheme have flower child written all over them. Go Ask Alice, is the piece’s title. Jenesis is an artistic alias that encompasses much more than a 21-year-old fashion […]
Three artists took their knack for innovation and launched an entrepreneurial start-up called Madeleine Co. The company will be assisting with Ryerson University’s Creative Catalyst conference on art and social innovation, which will take place June 2015. Madeleine Co. is a creative agency that fuses art and design with integrated social marketing strategies. The co-founders collaborate with clients to create artistic […]