Integrated Design diploma program students from Haliburton School of Art + Design host exhibit at Design TO Festival

Haliburton ON – (January 16, 2019) – Fleming College students, alumni and faculty from the Integrated Design diploma program will participate in real-world design culture and experiential learning while hosting an exhibit in conjunction with this year’s Design TO Festival. The student exhibition will be featured as part of the Come Up To My Room 2019 event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

The student exhibit, titled Human/Nature: Meditations on Material Culture will demonstrate the complexities and challenges of a new Digital Age. Ever since the paradigm shift that was the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens have struggled to reconnect with Mother Nature. The exhibit w ill demonstrate the relationship to consumption and material waste, and connections to other beings and far-off galaxies.

“My hope is that this exhibition shows the breadth of work and subject matter that we continue to explore in the Integrated Design program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Barr Gilmore, Professor of Integrated Design. “Our ultimate goal as designers and artists should be to make the world a better, more aesthetically-pleasing place for all creatures great and small. But first, we must learn to re-centre ourselves as individuals in the spectacle that is life.”

The Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design is the only design foundation program of its kind in Canada. The accelerated, three-semester diploma program offers students a unique opportunity to implement their design skills in state-of-the-art fine art and craft studios, which provides an enhanced understanding of materials and production techniques.

The student exhibit will be on the fourth floor of the historic Gladstone hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, January 17 to 20, 2019, with opening reception occurring Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Come Up To My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. For more information or for tickets, please visit:

For more information about the Integrated Design program, please contact Professor and Coordinator of Integrated Design, Barr Gilmore:

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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