Dear Friend of TOAF,
There is something very special about feeling the pulse of emerging talents and new perspectives at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. We also know that one of the things that brings you back every year is the magical allure of our Student Zone.
The great news is that TOAF is once again filled with dynamic and bold new talents who are giving us a glimpse of up-and-coming ideas and themes. You will also find the recipients of OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launchers prize.
We are equally thrilled about the OCAD University GradEx pop-up at TOAF with an exciting new layer. This year’s pop-up of GradEx 108 features five thought-provoking young artists in a curated exhibition. The showcase has come to life through a collaboration with a curatorial collective of OCAD U students who were engaged in an experiential learning initiative under the mentorship of TOAF and OCAD U’s CEAD.
We hope you are looking forward to your face-to-face encounters at the Fair with much delight.
Lavender & TOAF Team
OCAD University GradEx 108
Participating artists: Chris Canales-Cisneros, Rachel Del Bono, Prachi Dhase, Kiki Hamazaki & Emma Martin
Left to right: Happy Core, Kiki Hamazaki, 2023, Digital; Artificial Future (Installation image),
Emma Martin, 2023, Ambrotypes, tintypes & salt prints.