Post Tagged with: "Image Arts"

(Courtesy of The Stairs)

The Stairs: A raw look at drug use

Harm reduction and opioid addiction were the focus of an award-winning documentary shown at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts last week.

The Stairs tells the life stories of Marty Thompson, Greg Bell and Roxanne Smith, who have all survived years of street involvement and drug use in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood.

by Kiki Cekota· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Dylan Woodley, 22, has been making stop-motion animation videos since he was 12-years-old. (@dylanwoodley via Instagram)

Former image arts student builds a life out of lego

The tiny Lego bricks that coloured most people’s childhoods are designed to make virtually anything. In the case of a former School of Image Arts student, they made his career.                  

Dylan Woodley’s game is stop-motion animation: making seamless movement out of Lego bricks one frame at a time. The 22-year-old has made videos seen by millions of people, including the official Lego remake of Ed Sheeran’s hit song Lego House, as well as his versions of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida and Foster the People’s Houdini.

Aidan Shipley (front) and Grayson Moore (back) are Ryerson image arts alumni and the co-directors of Cardinals, a movie premiering this month at TIFF. (Photo courtesy of Aidan Shipley)

Ryerson alumni bring new feature film to the big screen at TIFF

As the excitement of the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city, a group of Ryerson Image Arts alumni are getting ready to celebrate the world première of their new movie Cardinals. Cardinals is the directorial debut from film studies grads Aidan Shipley and Grayson Moore. The pair previously worked together on Shipley’s fourth-year thesis film, the 2014 short […]

by Angela McLean· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Theatre
Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

  Fourth-year photography student Aleia Robinson-Ada showcased her photo series called Untitled Portraits of Black Women at the Girls By Girls gallery held at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Robinson-Ada’s photos of relatives and close friends tell a story about the significance and the alteration of African last names during colonial times in the U.S. Girls By Girls […]

by Lara Onayak· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
Burn With Desire and Anti Glamour will show at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 5 (Jessica Murray/Ryersonian Staff)

New exhibits bring glamour to Ryerson Image Centre

Against the colourful walls hang black-and-white photographs of celebrities from decades past. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Lucille Ball smile in candid shots and posed portraits. These photographs are part of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour, a new exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Ryerson Image Centre. Many of the photographs included in the exhibition are shots from […]

by Elizabeth Glassen· · News, On Campus
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