Meet TOAF60 Jurors
At the tender age of nine, Toronto-based illustrator Adrian Hayles discovered the expressive nature of the visual arts. With his continued artistic development, illustration became his deepest passion and talent. His desire to learn and absorb from his surroundings led him on a personal creative journey. As a graduate of the Graphic Design program at Humber College with over 10 years of working experience behind him, Adrian has established his place in Toronto’s modern art community. His style is provocative and inspiring and defies categorization. Blurring the lines between graffiti and ultra-realism, Adrian’s voice and vision are instantly identifiable. His works include countless portraits and illustrations for various magazines and collaborations with the City of Toronto to develop murals for vacant community spaces. In the past, Adrian has painted complete buildings and city blocks, designed award-winning video games and animated television shows. Adrian has painted the second largest body of work by an individual artist, the Yonge Love Murals, covering 4,088 square meters.
W.W. Hung is a sculptor and installation artist based in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. Exploring the human condition through contemporary figurative sculpture, W.W. Hung creates works which establish poignant narratives in cast bronze and resin, using the human form as a threshold of identification. W.W. Hung was the recipient of an Al and Malka Green Sculpture Award (presented by the SSC), and his works are held in private collections in Canada, France, and the US. W.W. Hung is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada, and he exhibits his works widely in galleries, as well as in the public realm.
Joanne Tod ( A.O.C.A., R.C.A.) is a Toronto artist and lecturer who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the past 40 years. Evolving from Tod’s early interest in Pop art and political satire, the subject of her oeuvre is best described as social critique.
Joanne Tod is Professor Emeritus, having taught for 20 years in the Visual Studies Department, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at University of Toronto. She sits on the board of MOCA and is presently working on a music video.
Annie Tung received her Bachelors in Design from OCADU in her hometown of Toronto, Canada, where she also went on to complete a three-year artist residency at the Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Studio. In pursuit of a new creative experience, Annie travelled abroad to receive her MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2015. She has been the recipient of 21 industry awards and grants and has exhibited in Canada, USA, UK, South Korea, Germany, Scotland, and Italy. Annie is currently a full-time Lecturer at OCADU, focusing on jewellery, small objects and digital design.