OCAD U launches online repository of art from Black cultural producers

OCAD University’s Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora has launched an online resource that will allow people to access a repository of art from Black cultural producers. The repository will include artwork from the last 35 years that has been identified by researchers in consultation with arts organizations, galleries, museums, libraries, and archives. The site will include writing and oral histories of artists and curators and provide links to other resources. “This vital research will raise the visibility of Black creators and their incredible output,” said OCAD U Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation and Dean of Graduate Studies Dr Ashok Mathur. “It also acts as a necessary tool for scholars and creative professionals to build deeper understandings of Black culture and aesthetics in Canada.” OCAD U Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.