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An OCAD Art-Making Oasis: The Yellow Pages Project

Reblog from my Yellow Pages Project partner, Paul Byron!

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On Saturday September 27th, with help of Student Union reps Simran and James, we set up at OCAD’s Student Gallery with yellow pages aplenty lining several group art tables, ready for drawings.  OCAD’s first ever event created exclusively for Culture Days, The Yellow Pages Project – brainchild of curatorial talent, Vicki Clough – reached out to the surrounding community, repurposing books that in today’s cell phone culture are sadly underused.  James, a DJ, brought with him his musical talents and an eclectic soundtrack that permeated the space over its run time of 12:00-5:30.

I chalk a lot of the curious heads that popped in up to that.  “Come for the music, stay for the art” turned out to be the motto of the day: with a few having RSVP’ed in advance we had an incredible number of sheer pedestrians swing in.  What surprised me most was the average length of…

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Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, an ongoing research and curatorial project that aims to address the various forms of sustainable practice. She has been the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto since 2014 and has also co-curated exhibitions including Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014) and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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