Project Information

113Research presents three or four exhibits/projects per academic year. Our fall exhibit is open themed often highlighting work by a researcher/creator from the larger academic/art communities, winter is often focused on OCAD projects that deal with institutional change and pedagogy, and graduate and undergraduate students in the Project Working Team develop a project and curate a student exhibit in the spring or we present a thesis research project. We invite work from students, staff, faculty, and guests. Socially engaged projects are especially welcomed. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Director and the Head Curator and Project Working Team sometimes in consultation with the Advisory Committee. 

All exhibits are facilitated by the Working Team with mentored student curatorial leaders. The Project Working Team may work with artists or groups to provide corollary project outreach events depending on the yearly makeup of the team and their interests and availability. All of us are volunteers. 113Research is a co-curricular project space associated with Art & Design Education Lab (ADEL) a "program" at OCADU that focuses on interpretive planning and pedagogy for museums and galleries. Its intent it to foster community/visitor engagement.

Fall Winter Term Viewing Hours:

Monday- Saturday 9 AM- 8 PM.

Sunday: 12 NOON - 8 PM

2024-2025 Advisory Committee Members: Ana Serrano, Stephen Foster, Ashok Mathur, Cathy Cappon, Lillian Allen, Natalie Waldburger, Dot Tuer, Adrienne Reynolds, Travis Freeman & Shazia Hussain.

2024-2025 Working Team Members: Pam Patterson, Lauchlin MacQuarrie, Mason Smart, Grace MacDonald & Zee Saiz and as below.

Director: Pam Patterson

Lead Curator (2024-2025): Lauchlin MacQuarrie

Associate Curators (2024-2025): Grace MacDonald, Mason Smart & Jack Hawk

Assistant Curator & Installation (2024-2025): Zee Saiz

TAC Project Guest Curator in Residence (2024-2025): Megh Dorward, MA, NSCAD.

TAC Project Artist in Residence (Jan - May 1 2025) : Nancy Viva Davis Halifax, York University.

TAC Project Events Coordinator: TBA

International Researcher-in-Residence (Sept. 1, 2024 - May 1 2025)Matt Hawthorn, University of Derby, UK.

Guest Artist in Residence (Nov 2023 - Feb 2024): Catherine Heard, University of Windsor.

Guest Researcher-in-Residence (August - September 2023): Sarah Shelton recently graduated from Colgate University with a double major in Educational Studies and Psychology. She was awarded a Watson Fellowship, a grant to pursue a project of the fellow's choice. Accordingly, she was pursuing disability justice and disability art-related activities in Toronto.

113 Galleries Descriptions:

Vitrine Gallery:

The Main Vitrine Space is comprised of four glass-covered shallow cabinets on the 5th floor of 113 McCaul Street, at OCAD University. We do not have video or audio capabilities in the vitrine gallery and recommend that the work be two-dimensional. If you wish to share video or sound, you can use online platforms such as YouTube and QR codes or your exhibit may use our permanent video gallery adjacent to the vitrine gallery space. Video and sound work can also be shared on this website.  A didactic is provided beside and to the left of the vitrine gallery for each exhibit.

The  Main Vitrine Gallery is comprised of two window box vitrine spaces. They appear as four separate windows as there is a central opening on each and a wood frame surround. Each window gallery vitrine space (beneath each of the two windows that open) is 64" high and 52" + 52" (104" total). We recommend any individual "didactics" within the windows be no larger than 39.5" wide X 19.5 " high. we can adhere clear labels to the outside of the windows as well. The depth from the back wall to the window is about 5".

The external exhibition didactic usually measures 36" wide to 38" high, up to a maximum of 78" high. It is mounted and attached to the wall to the left of the windows.

Main Vitrine Space Gallery:

Annex Space:

The Annex Space is a lime green-walled lounge area with two facing walls and one central window wall that looks out over the campus. We use this annex area for further display of the work by a Vitrine Gallery artist or for curating a separate show. This area is suited to works on canvas or works on paper. Please note that chairs are used in the space so there might be some concern for damage. Think approximately 3' from floor to mid-wall to accommodate chair height. 

The Annex Space dimensions are approximately the same for both north and south walls (this is measured as useable space from pipe to floor, the window is between)  8' high  X 12' wide. We display small didactics here with artist's name, bio, exhibit title, artist statement, and individual works information.

Annex Space image: 

Video Gallery:

Video by Jordan king, Curated by Lauchlin MacQuarrie

Our single-screen video monitor is permanently mounted to the left of the vitrine Main Gallery space and has a black wall surround. We share the use of this with OCAD University's community information office.


Please be aware that we do not guarantee the safety of the work as this is an unsupervised hallway gallery space. The work in the vitrines is generally safe as the doors close. However, we ask that the artist be responsible for insuring all their work. 

Exhibits in all spaces are on display for about three months. We invite winter term pedagogical projects to consider presenting for the FCDC Teaching Expo, and, if applicable, spring/summer research projects may be shared with the OCAD Summer Institute. 

We do not have the funds to provide artist fees but recommend and will support applications for OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants for those applying from Ontario. Please investigate funding sources from your home communities. We provide gallery install assistance, cover the design, printing and installation costs of didactics, and list exhibit information on the gallery/project blog and through the OCAD website.  

Information & Submissions:

For further inquiries please email:

Exhibition/Project Proposals (one-page research/project proposal, brief bio(s), max five images): Project Director, Pam Patterson

113Research has been sponsored by the Faculty of Art, Office of Research & Innovation, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Sustainably Initiatives, OCADU.

Paint used for Exterior Gallery Walls:

(We cannot change the colour of the external gallery walls but could possibly repaint the interior of the vitrine. The artist would be responsible for the paint cost and the painting and the return of the gallery to its original colour.)

Benjamin Moore Paints:

Vitrine Gallery External (corridor)  wall: CC-10 (colour), Scuff-X, eggshell (off white) 

Lounge Annex Gallery: "Eccentric Lime 2027-30", Scuff-X, semi gloss

Vitrine Interior: CC-10 Ultraspec (off white)

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