2014 Temporary Contemporary finalist announced– Jon Sasaki

Now for the third year, the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is sponsoring “Temporary Contemporary,” a public art installation at Sheridan. As stated in the Request for Proposal to the wider artistic community of Toronto, our objective is fivefold: To bring innovative and original artwork by high profile artists into the Sheridan community. To enrich the experience of students, faculty and staff at the Sheridan Trafalgar campus with stimulating and challenging artwork. To animate and elevate the quality of our public spaces with engaging artwork. To integrate this artwork into curriculum through an artist’s talk, workshops and projects related to the installed artwork. To link the Sheridan Community to the broader cultural and artistic milieu. We are delighted to announce that our jury—composed of Sheridan and community members—unanimously selected the work of Jon Sasaki. Jon is increasingly emerging as a Canadian artist of note, whose work is described in… Read More

Request for Proposals for Temporary Contemporary Art Installation

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is seeking proposals for our annual Temporary Contemporary Art Installation on our Oakville campus. In 2012, our inaugural installation was Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk. The following year, we sponsored a vitrine installation, Dopplekopf, by Roula Partheniou, pictured here as it was being installed by the artist. This project is meant to invigorate our public spaces with innovative and enriching art work that will stimulate discussion within our campus community. Artists are invited to respond to one of five identified sites. A six-member selection  committee  made up of representatives from Sheridan and from the larger arts community will assess all proposals. Three proposals will be shortlisted. Each of the three finalists will be awarded $500 and invited to tour the campus and to present their proposal. The final candidate selected will receive $7,000 plus a shipping expense allowance. The deadline for submission of proposals… Read More