As part of a new series of Progressive Window Displays dedicated towards generating social awareness through visual communication, the current installation has been created to inform and engage the Sheridan community about The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – an initiative focused on cross-cultural education to support healing, recovery, and fostering new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. Read More
Sheridan Visual Merchandising Arts Students Featured at Square One Simons for their Blue Trees Display
Have you seen the blue trees around Hazel McCallion Campus? This fall, Sheridan College’s Student Union and Visual Merchandising Arts Program partnered with the City of Mississauga’s Blue Trees project to create a story about environmental sustainability. Read More
A new mural has just been unveiled in the Illustration Wing of Trafalgar Campus. Crossing Paths is the collaborative effort of illustration students Jude Labuca, Sadie Marfisi, Natalie Nehlawi Kimberlyn Porter, and Bailie Rosenlund under the supervision and guidance of Illustration faculty Joe Morse and Ted Zourntos. Read More
The Embarrassment Show workshop is an approach to creative thinking developed by Dutch creative director, curator and artist Erik Kessels. Originally conducted with a group of 2nd year photography students in Switzerland, the Embarrassment Show has developed into a travelling exhibition. Earlier in May, the project was brought to Sheridan College’s Trafalgar campus for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Illustration students. Kessels led a three-day workshop and oversaw the production of the final exhibition with Sheridan Illustration Professor/Coordinator Joe Morse. Read More
Last week, Sheridan College unveiled ‘Woven Stories’, a colourful, two-storey public art mural, on the western façade of the Rob Turner Building at its Davis Campus, visible from McLaughlin Road, south of Steeles Avenue.
The project was Sheridan’s first large scale foray into experiential design, which concerns how you experience your environment and interact with space. It also created a reverse internship/co-op learning opportunity for students. On a functional level, it contributes to energy conservation, rehabilitates an unpleasant space, and adds a visually rich and freely accessible artistic experience to Brampton. Read More
Last year, Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, in collaboration with Sheridan’s Institute for Creativity, put out a call for students to propose projects and installations that would enhance outdoor spaces on campus. “Livestreaming” is a reference to the streams that flow through the Trafalgar Campus. Students were invited to work individually or in teams and to collaborate across programs or Faculties in order to develop installation concepts for this project. Read More
The glass-fronted case that is part of this year’s Temporary Contemporary art project was installed today at Sheridan College. Titled “Museum of Broken Watches,” the art installation by artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky will feature a unique public clock containing 720 donated analog watches each stopped at a different time with all possible hour and minute combinations shown. The watches are currently being collected from the Sheridan community and will eventually be displayed in individually-lit compartments. The lights will be controlled to highlight only the watch showing the current time.
Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design teams up with Mohawk College for unique Aboriginal skateboard project
In collaboration with Mohawk college, the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design just concluded their latest Aboriginal Pathfinder Project. The Project Pathfinder program is intended to provide aboriginal high school students an opportunity to experience college life. During the first week in July, our Faculty ran a skateboard project in the Furniture studio led by faculty member Connie Chisholm. The inspiration behind making the skateboards came from aboriginal teenagers who helped raise over $200,000 for their own Six Nations skate park. You can read more about it here.
Annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation
In 2012 we launched what has now become an annual temporary installation of a contemporary artwork on Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus. The inaugural installation was Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk 2012; in 2013 we sponsored a vitrine installation, Dopplekopf, by Roula Partheniou. This past year, Jon Sasaki installed A Clock Set Twenty-four Hours into the Future, (seen above.)