For Immediate Release Vancouver, CAN, December 1, 2011 – Emily Carr University of Art + Design hosts the 5th Annual ELIA (European League of Institutes of Art) Leadership Symposium , W/Here: Contesting Knowledge in the 21st Century from December 7 – 9, 2011. Educators and administrators from more than 20 countries including: Australia, China, the Netherlands, UK and US will gather for an important and timely discussion of the changing role of arts education today and share strategies for addressing the 21st century art and design university. Art and design learning has been transformed, in large part as … Continued

occupy art | ie: gallery

Thursday, December 1, 2011 – 5:00pm – Thursday, December 15, 2011 – 5:00pm Occupy Art is a group exhibition of works by current grad students at Emily Carr. The works all consider the Occupy Movement and wider ideas of protest and civil uprising. Read more…

National Portfolio Day | Saturday, December 3, 2011

National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for prospective undergraduate visual art, media art and design students. Representatives from accredited institutions offering art and design programs will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art and design. Read more…

Takao Tanabe | Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper

Former faculty and Honorary Degree Recipient Takao Tanabe is featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature drawings and watercolours by the artist from 1945 to the present day. The intent of the exhibition is to chronicle the artist’s career through his drawing practice – often the starting point for paintings. The exhibition will examine, critically, how the artist has changed, adapted and/or reflected upon his subjects and the use of media to render … Continued

Landon Mackenzie | Tracing Mobility

Emily Carr Professor Landon Mackenzie opens Wednesday in Tracing Mobility: Cartography and Migration in Networked Space at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. A very ambitious event of exhibition, Open Platform and Symposium, Tracing Mobility sets out to examine how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance. Mackenzie joins fellow Canadians Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, UK’s Simon Faithful and 12 other internationals artists. Two of her very large map-paintings complement a show … Continued

WRAP | A Student/Community Project

WRAP is a collaborative public art project between Emily Carr’s Faculty of Culture + Community, and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. A beautification and graffiti mitigation initiative, WRAP features 12 unique designs that ‘wrap’ around the electrical boxes along the length of downtown Granville Street. Each box is a stand-alone art piece. Together, they’re a collection of public art that can be toured by walking from West Cordova to Drake Street on both the east and west sides of the street. … Continued