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 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 make up 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 focusses 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 - 8PM

2023-2024 Advisory Committee Members: Ana Serrano, Stephen Foster, Ashok Mathur, Cathy Cappon, Lillian Allen, Natalie Waldburger, Dot Tuer, Adrienne Reynolds, Travis Freeman & Shazia Hussain.

2023-2024 Working Team Members: Pam Patterson, Vicky Talwar, Lauchlin MacQuarrie, Alejandra Mendoza, Rhi Hopperton, Mason Smart, Grace MacDonald.

Director: Pam Patterson

Lead Curator: Lauchlin MacQuarrie

Associate CuratorsAlejandra Mendoza & Rhi Hopperton 

Assistant CuratorsMason Smart & Grace MacDonald

Artist/Educator/Researcher: Vicky Talwar

Artist/Designer-in-Residence (Jan - May 1, 2025): Roman Romanov

Guest Artist in Residence (Nov 2023 - Feb 2024): Catherine Heard

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 which is a grant to pursue a project of the fellow's choice. Accordingly, she is 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  we recommend that work be two-dimensional. If you wish to share video or sound, you can make use of online platforms such as YouTube and QR codes or your proposal can indicate that you want your exhibit to include use of our permanent video screen adjacent in the small video galley space. Video and sound work can also be shared on this website.  A didactic is provided beside and to the left of the vitrines for each exhibit.

The  Main Vitrine Space Gallery is comprised of two window box vitrine spaces. They appear as four with a central opening  on each and a wood frame. 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" for use within the windows be 39.5" wide X 19.5 " high. The depth from the back wall to the window is about 5".

The external exhibition didactic usually measures at 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 images:

Annex Space:

The Annex Space is a lime green-walled lounge area that has 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 Main Space 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 one small didactic here with artist's name, bio, exhibit title, artist statement, and individual works information.

Annex Space image: 

Video Gallery:

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 use of this with OCAD University's community information office.


Please be aware that we do not guarantee 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 do 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) to: Project Director, Pam Patterson

113Research is 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 are usable to change the colour of the external gallery walls but repainting the interior of the vitrine is possible.)

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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