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Sheridan Gallery

Work in Progress

Trafalgar Campus | Sheridan Gallery | AA-Wing

July 3 – September 14, 2018     


 Work in progress orange and black logo

How do you imagine a public artwork that connects conceptually to its intended location and communicates shared values of creativity and collaboration both in process and form?
Work in Progress is a response to this question proposed for the second-floor Creativity Commons in Hazel McCallion Campus B-Wing. Led by faculty members Douglas Donald and Claire Ironside, students, faculty and staff from across Sheridan’s campuses worked together to develop and test the concept. The proposed sculpture is made from interconnected acrylic polygons (their number correlating to Sheridan’s programs, degrees, diplomas and certificates) etched with the Sheridan brand. Using projection mapping technology, the sculpture’s surface is illuminated by a dynamic data bank of images that provide insight into creative processes throughout the College. Interdisciplinary team members plan to design, render, fabricate and install Work in Progress using Sheridan community resources.
This exhibition invites you to go behind the scenes of the development of the Work in Progress proposal to learn about the overall concept and the questions, challenges and solutions recommended by its team in response to community feedback. The artwork’s creation is envisioned as a learning and teaching resource that provides hands-on experience for students from concept to installation. You can explore the different stages of models, floor plans and elevations as well as samples of the materials proposed for its fabrication. Interactive tablets provide an in-depth look at the team’s multidimensional development process and a whiteboard is available for visitors to work through ideas, raise questions and offer responses to the project.

Work in Progress was previously installed at the Creative Campus Galleries at HMC Campus in Mississauga




Join us this year for a sensational series of student, alumni and faculty exhibitions and see what makes Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design such a unique artistic environment. Sheridan’s Gallery is an exhibition space that showcases emerging student artists and helps bring to life Sheridan’s innovative and energetic arts community. As well as encouraging cross-disciplinary creativity, the Gallery highlights curriculum-based student work and supports a variety of exhibition related learning experiences to reinforce the relationship between learning institute, industry and community. 
The Gallery mandate is to educate, surprise and expose students and visitors to art and design while reflecting a variety of ideas, cultures and media.
All exhibitions installed and designed by Jamie Owen, Gallery Installation Designer and Thea Haines, Gallery Coordinator.

For information on the Creative Campus Galleries, please visit their website.