Collaborations between PSE art students and communities results in artwork displays, products

September 24, 2021
Art students at postsecondary institutions across Canada are getting a chance to display and promote their artwork, thanks to collaborations with local organizations and communities. Emily Carr University of Art + Design and WALRUS boutique collaborated as part of a course called Design + Make to allow students to create products that fit the WALRUS aesthetic. Students designed a variety of projects including a candleholder, decorative lighting element, a transformable lunch bag, and coasters. In Toronto, the BigArtTO initiative has resumed, and OCAD University students will have their art projected on local buildings during the event. OCAD U is also presenting additional activations during the fall, with art projected on different areas of the city. Meanwhile, in Saskatoon, Shared Spaces – a project of the University of Saskatchewan’s Art Galleries and Collection – is helping to host the Nuit Blanche Eve event. The event will feature 16 augmented reality artworks that have been created by USask students. ECUAD | OCAD U | CTV News (USask) (BC | SK | ON)