"It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with Julia Winckler and her students at the University of Brighton on what seems to be becoming an annual event our Brighton/Ryerson File Exchange exhibition. I know our students have really enjoyed and appreciated what is for many of them, the first international exposure of their work in a more professionally-structured context. This year our students went beyond just viewing the impressive Brighton students' work in the classroom and, using two 60" flat screen monitors, produced a week-long public exhibition at Ryerson University of both their own and the Brighton students' work. This was shown on our campus and received an excellent amount of attention while giving the students the opportunity to gain experience working on the nuts and bolts of exhibition production. As happened last year, the Canadian and British students connected via social media and, hopefully, have made relationships that will last beyond this event. In the long run, my hope is that we continue to develop this already rich exchange between our universities further!"
-Vid Ingelevics, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
There are some tangible differences as well as strong crossovers within the bodies of work. Overall, the Canadians' work is lighter, more playful and often commercial. The Brighton students' work is infused by a strong narrative element and tends to be a bit darker.