2015 Grad Shows celebrate creative work of emerging designers across Canada

Support young designers across the country by attending the upcoming events / exhibitions showcasing the work of students graduating from Canadian design programs: 



The Show at Emily Carr University

May 3-17 

Opening reception: Saturday May 2, 5:00pm to 10:00pm 

M-F 10am-8pm | S-Su 10am-6pm

1399 & 4000 Johnston St., Granville Island, Vancouver BC



NSCAD 2015 Graduation Exhibition

May 5-16

Opening Reception: May 4, 5:30pm to 7:00pm 

Catalogue Launch / Family Night: May 15, 5:30pm to 7:00pm 

NSCAD Graduation Exhibition

The Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street, Halifax NS 



Seneca Coalesce

May 11-13

Industry Reception: May 11, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Grad Party: May 12, 6:00pm to 10:00pm 

Seneca College Grad Show

Arta Gallery, 14 Distillery Lane, Toronto ON 



Past Grad Shows: 



March 13, 6:30 to 9:30pm

Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa ON

RSVP: via Eventbrite



School of Media Design and Dramatic Arts: Student Showcase

March 19, 2:00pm to 9:00pm 

Canadore College 

Capitol Centre, 150 Main Street East, North Bay ON 



Third Year Graphic Design Exhibition

March 17-20, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Loyalist College

Link Lounge, 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd., Belleville ON



'Running with Scissors'

March 31-April 11

Opening Reception: April 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm

University of Alberta Grad Show

FAB Gallery (1-1 Fine Arts Building), Edmonton AB



From Here

April 2-9, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening Reception: April 2, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Durham College Grad Show

The Foundery, 376 Bathurst Street, Unit 101, Toronto ON 



Dissolve 2015

April 9, 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Cambrian College Grad Show

The Open Studio, 93 Cedar Street, Sudbury ON 

RSVP: via Facebook


'Collide-O-Scope' 2015

April 11, 7:00pm to 11:00pm 

Lethbridge College 

Garden Court Dining Room, Lethbridge College, 3000 College Drive South, Lethbridge AB 

Tickets: $10 




The IDEA Distillery

April 13-17

Opening Gala: April 13, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Industry Preview 6:00pm
Capilano University

Harbour Centre

555 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC



'Info Design Portfolio Showcase'

April 15, 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

Mount Royal University Portfolio Showcase

The Festival Hall (Inglewood): 1215 -10 Ave SE, Calgary AB

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2015 Grad Show 

April 15, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Georgian College Grad Show

Georgian College Dining Room, 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie ON 

RSVP to 



April 15 - 21 

Opening Reception: April 15, 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Centennial College Grad Show

Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

RSVP: on Facebook


'Colour War'

Sheridan College Illustration Grad Show

April 16, 7:00pm to 12:00am 

Public Viewing: April 17, 2:00pm to 9:00pm 

99 Sudbury Street, Toronto 


Niagara College Graphic Design Grad Show 2015

Opening Night: Thursday, April 16, 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday, April 17, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, April 18, 10:00am to 5:00pm

TAG Art Gallery, 214 King Street, St. Catharines ON



Synapse - VIU Graphic Design Grad Show 

April 17, 5:00 to 8:00pm 

Keynote Speaker: 5:15pm to 6:00pm

Vancouver Island University Grad Show

Nanaimo Conference Center, 101 Gordon St., Nanaimo, BC - V0R 5J8



April 17, 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Sault College Graphic Design Graduate Exhibit 

Willow Restaurant, 443 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON



April 17

3:00pm to 6:00pm - Industry Guests

7:00pm on - Friends and Family 

Conestoga College Showcase

The Tannery, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener ON  




Pinned: Making Our Mark

Interdisciplinary Design Exhibition

April 16 (Professional)

April 17 (Friends and Family) 

NSCAD Design Exhibition

NSCAD Port Campus, 1107 Marginal Road, Halifax NS

RSVP: via Facebook




April 19, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Friends & Family)

April 20, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Industry Night)

April 21, External Assessment (Closed to the Public) 

Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto ON 



April 17-24

Opening Reception: April 17, 7:00pm

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 10:00pm 

Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

St. Lawrence College Grad Show

Davies Hall, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON 



April 22, 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm 

Collège: La Cité Expo

Building E, collège La Cité Ottawa ON  



ACAD Photography Portfolio Show

April 22, 5:00pm 

Jason Stang's Studio, 104 6A
Street N.E., Calgary AB 



April 23, 3:00pm to 9:00pm (Industry invited from 3:00pm to 6:00pm)

Humber College Grad Show

The Spoke Club, 600 King Street W, Toronto ON 



4th Year Portfolio Show

April 23, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

ACAD Portfolio Show

The Bow, 54th Floor, 500 Centre Street SE, Calgary AB 



April 23-24

Opening Reception: April 23, 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Click here to RSVP)

Industry Meet & Greet: April 24, 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Click here to RSVP)

School of Design, George Brown College

230 Richmond Street East, Toronto ON



April 28

5:00pm to 7:00pm - Industry Only

7:00pm to 9:00pm - Public Viewing

MacEwan University Grad Show 

Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University, City Centre, 10910-104 Ave., Edmonton AB 



VALLEY DESIGN: New Frontiers

April 28 

4:00pm to 6:00pm Valley Design Gala & Exhibition (Presented by UFV Graphic + Digital Design, Exhibit will be up until May 1, 2015)

6:00pm to 9:00pm PechaKucha: New Frontiers (Event partners: UFV Graphic Design, Jelly Marketing and The Reach)

University of the Fraser Valley Grad Show 

HighStreet Abbotsford, J150 (West side of the centre plaza), 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford BC 


OCAD U's 100th Graduate Exhibition 

April 29 - May 3

Opening Night: April 29, 6:30pm to 11:00pm 

OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., 60 McCaul St., 52 McCaul St., 49 McCaul St., Toronto ON 

Click here for more info 



Sheridan College Web Design Grad Show

Industry Night

April 29, 4:00pm to 8:00pm 

Hosted by SapientNitro, 129 Spadina Ave, Suite 500

Click here for more info



Sheridan College Photography Grad Show 2015

Opening Night: April 30, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friends & Family Reception: May 1, 6:00pm to 10:00pm 

Public Viewing: May 1-6 

Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto




May 7, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Red River College Grad Show

Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg MB



If your grad show does not appear above, email  to add it to the list.