Visual Arts & Design

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 […]

(Courtesy of CUCU)

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.