Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries

OCAD University

Media Projection, Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Long-Duration Performance

Mountain Glitchery, 2015
Photo: Carrie Gates

Explore Indigenous survivance, urbanization and environmental concerns in OCAD University’s Nuit Blanche program with projects on McCaul St. (between Dundas/Queen) and at the corner of Richmond St. W./Duncan St. Curated by Jason Baerg and Tak Pham.

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Indigenous survivance, urbanization and so much more are on the menu at OCAD University’s 2017 Nuit Blanche Toronto program titled, Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries. Curated by Cree Métis artist and curator Jason Baerg and historian, curator and OCAD U alumnus Tak Pham.

Tonight's Special draws inspiration from a range of cultural culinary pleasures – from the complex richness of a French mille-feuille pastry, to a hearty Indigenous buffalo stew. The program conjures complex discussions of Toronto’s varied cultures and histories reflected in our multicultural community.

Through new media experimentation and interactive engagements, the exhibiting artists aestheticize excessive synthetic materials to question our relationship to the surrounding environment. While the artworks are socio/enviro/political in nature, they are also colourful, pulsing and engaging.

This year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto program at OCAD University sprawls across the university’s expanded campus. Discover projects down the McCaul Street corridor, starting at Butterfield Park by the main building at 100 McCaul, and then head south towards the south campus on Richmond Street West alongside the university’s newly launched professional gallery.


Last entry: 6:45 am

Suitable for all ages

OCAD U offsite locations:

100 McCaul Street (Butterfield Park)

49 McCaul Street

205 Richmond Street West

199 Richmond Street West

This project is both indoors and outdoors.