Take a look at some of our past exhibits with our Photo Flashbacks. In this installment check out 2018 Festival exhibits: Nubo Light, OFF COURSE, Outside the Box and Making Faces 2.

Don’t forget to register your exhibition or event for the 2019 Festival by Friday, October 5, 2018. Click here to learn more.

Nubo Light

What can we yield from a curve – in a structure, on a lover, in the stock market, in the path of a particle, on a bell?

Svima collective explores curvature through Nubo Lamp, an iridescent light that is outlandishly bulbous. Nubo is a shapely, sloshing undulating, and pulsing object. The dreamy contours of the lamp allow it to project ever-changing lights and shadows. The lantern channels light into a myriad of hues that change when viewed from various angles. When these rays of light and colour are projected, they transform spaces into shiny dreamlands.

To achieve its sublime shape, Nubo is carefully sculpted through digital software. The elaborate geometry is refined using parametric methods to create a series of smooth triangulations. This way, a lively, anthropomorphic shape emerges from stark linear components.

By Anamarija Korolj, Leon Lai, Irene Liu, Maggie Cheng


Students from the Industrial Design and Graphic Design programs at OCAD University are featuring their self-authored work in progress through print, prototypes, and full scale models. The projects raise questions and respond to global issues through visual, physical, and interactive outcomes.

By Karin von Ompteda, Koby Barhad, Angelika Seeschaaf Veres

Outside the Box

This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’ features responses on the theme “matter.” This theme encompasses material transformation and change, and the essence of material. It looks at how materials are created, reused, or recycled. Correspondents are invited to explore “matter” in any way.

By Marilyn Zapf, Kelly Harris Smith, Alexandra McIntosh, Tara Farsky Milroy, Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design, Studio Gorm, Geof Ramsay, Melanie Abrantes, Crystal Bueckert | Storefront, Darin Montgomery, SOUVENIR | Danielle Suppa, Riley McFerrin

Making Faces 2

A sculptural project consisting of a series of wooden hockey goalie masks representing the 1967 NHL expansion teams.

By Lubo Brezina