• Art Work. Work. Work.

    March 14, 2018

    Recent Western Alumni Share Their Stories about Working in the Arts. Tuesday March 27, 2018 
4:30pm-6:00pm in VAC 100 Free Admission, Snacks & Refreshments Provided.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga at Museum London

    March 12, 2018

    Join us Thursday, March 15 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Museum London for a talk by alumna Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga. Karuhanga will speak about her art practice and inclusion in the current Museum London exhibition of Canadian women’s art "Embodiment", and discuss her work with Colin Carney.

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  • Filtered | Cohen Commons

    March 01, 2018

    Filtered focuses on the ways in which digital technology shapes the way we think, interact with, and experience the world around us. This student exhibition is curated by VASA, with the intention of providing undergraduate students with an opportunity to exhibit their artwork, build professional skills, and expand their portfolios. Opening Recepetion March 1, 5-7pm

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  • 95% Invisible: The Art of Storage Museum and Curatorial Practicum Class Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    February 26, 2018

    On average, more than 95% of objects held by museums and in private collections are in storage rather than on display. "95% Invisible: The Art of Storage" will take visitors behind the scenes, exploring how objects are cared for, maintained, and occasionally warehoused in "deep storage," never to be seen again. March 1-15, 2018 - Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 > 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm

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  • Art Now! Presents: Scott McGovern

    February 12, 2018

    Join us Thursday, March 1, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Scott McGovern is a curator, artist, video maker, and educator.

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  • Art Now! Presents: David Urban

    February 12, 2018

    Join us Thursday, March 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by David Urban, Artist.

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  • Department of Visual Arts Open Studios

    February 01, 2018

    The Department of Visual Arts Graduate Students at Western University invite you to attend the 2018 edition of Open Studios. Held in conjunction with the Inward/Outward Conference and Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery.

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  • Inward Outward | Artlab Gallery

    January 29, 2018

    The ArtLab Gallery is pleased to present Inward Outward, an exhibition of work by graduate students from the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.

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  • Visual Arts Graduate Conference | Inward <-> Outward

    January 29, 2018

    Join us for the Western University Visual Arts Graduate Student Conference and Open Studios! Thursday, February 8, 7pm - 8pm & Friday, February 9, 10am - 5pm.

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  • 10 Artists Who Are Taking Care | Canadian Art

    Canadian Art, January 29, 2018

    Alumna Jessica Karuhanga (BFA’10) works primarily in video and installation, dealing heavily with gesture and choreography and speaking against our societal lust for the Black body as entertainment.

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  • Colin Dorward | Cohen Commons

    January 26, 2018

    Colin Dorward A Proposal for the Incorporation of Synth-DIY and its music  into a Visual Arts Academy Cohen Commons February 8-14  Opening Reception: Thursday, 8th 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm This project examines the feasibility of developing electronic music instruments under the umbrella of a department of Visual Arts. 

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  • Art Now! Presents: Deirdre Logue & Allyson Mitchell

    January 19, 2018

    Join us Thursday January 25, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Deirdre Logue & Allyson Mitchell, Artists.

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  • Art Now! Presents: James Patten

    January 11, 2018

    Join us at the first Art Now lecture of 2018, Thursday January 18, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by James Patten, Director and Chief Curator at McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Winter 2018 Speakers' Series Announced

    January 01, 2018

    The Department of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Art in the Public Sphere Series. Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, events and exhibition.

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  • Visual Arts Scholarship Results

    January 01, 2018

    Congratulations to Our Students Who have been Awarded the Following Scholarships; Ollie and Mark Cameron Scholarship: Erika Ilse Tony and Betsy Little Scholarship in Visual Arts: Reilly Knowles Benjamin Noble Scholarship: Olivia Mossuto The Craig Henshaw Visual Arts Philanthropy Award: Victoria Stopar and Ethan Aquino-Chien Kate and Robert Taylor Scholarship in Visual Arts: Zoe Abbott

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  • Looking Back 50th Anniversary Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    December 07, 2017

    The Department of Visual Arts, Western University, continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Looking Back, an exhibition featuring works from the McIntosh Gallery Permanent Collection. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday January 13 at 7pm at the Artlab.

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  • Christine Negus - Long in the Tooth at the Bookcase Micro-museum and Library

    November 28, 2017

    As Christine Negus BFA'08, remarks,“I like the idea of the persistence of teeth. In true crime shows, for instance, a body is often found, and eventually identified through the dental records. There’s some kind of permanence to these tiny things that require so much care, that need flossing and cleaning every day. But ultimately, they are the last thing standing."

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  • Call for Papers for Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space

    November 24, 2017

    The Graduate Students of Art History and Visual Arts would like to announce a graduate student conference titled Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space.

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  • Photography & Social Change Student Conference

    November 24, 2017

    The Photography and Social Change conference showcases the research of undergraduate and Master’s art history students who have spent the term exploring how photography has figured in modern conflict, social movements, and political upheavals of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #7

    November 20, 2017

    The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us Thursday, November 30, from 7:00pm-9pm for the 7th exciting presentation in the series, with Special Guests Soheila Esfahani, Artist and Educator (MFA, Western) and Rah, Artist (MFA Candidate, Western) Soheila Esfahani and Rah will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Translating Voices”

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  • Ecocreativity: Bringing Art & Biology Together in Conversation

    November 13, 2017

    Dr. Sheila M. Macfie and Dr. Danielle Way, Department of Biology, whose research focuses on plant responses to global change will present their work at the Artlab Gallery. After the talk an organized tour of Western's Biotron will take place.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #6

    November 13, 2017

    Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 6th exciting presentation in the series With Special Guest Robert Fones. Thursday, November 16, from 7:30pm-9pm at the Museum London Lecture Theatre 421 Ridout Street North. Robert Fones began exhibiting in London, Ontario, in 1969, and has shown his work since then at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, S.L. Simpson Gallery and other commercial, parallel and public galleries within Canada.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #5

    November 06, 2017

    Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 5th exciting presentation in the series. Graduate MA holder, Jenifer Papararo, and MFA holder, Kim Simon, will present their work and will speak on their respective practices.

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  • The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo

    October 26, 2017

    The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Nov. 3, 2017, 7pm Hosted by the Artlab Gallery, presented in partnership with LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association) Talk and Screening with Stephen Broomer, Filmmaker, film preservationist and independent scholar The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Ian Hugo’s films, made between 1948 and 1979, betray a fascination with the mystic and exotic, the flow of energy, and like a distorting mirror, they give a vision of a world in flux. From his psychodramas, inspired in part by the writings of his wife, Anais Nin (Bells of Atlantis, Melodic Inversion), to his documentaries (Ay-Yi, Tropical Noah’s Ark), to his experiments with pure abstraction (Aphrodisiac I & II), Hugo’s films are an invitation to the most puzzling and difficult strains of American underground cinema. This program will be introduced by filmmaker and scholar Stephen Broomer, who is presently completing a manuscript on the films of Ian Hugo.

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  • The 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition

    October 24, 2017

    Back for the 16th year, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students from the Visual Arts Department, Western University.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #4

    October 20, 2017

    Jean-Paul Kelly, Artist (BFA, Western; MVS, University of Toronto and Sobey Award Nominee) and Kelly Jazvac, Artist, Visual Arts Professor (BA, Guelph; MFA, U. Victoria and Sobey Award Nominee) will each speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and the Ecology of Found Things.”

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  • Derek Boswell - Vehicle

    October 20, 2017

    In conjunction with Govrin's Artlab Gallery exhibition we will be hosting an exhibit of new photography by Undergraduate student, Derek Boswell in the Cohen Commons area. Boswell is in his third year of study and came to Visual Arts Western from Bealart.

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  • Ido Govrin "Not Quite the Highest Point" Exhibition

    October 18, 2017

    Not Quite the Highest Point continues Govrin's interdisciplinary artistic research in the mediums of sound, installation, printmaking and text.

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  • 100,000,000, curated by Stephanie Anderson

    October 18, 2017

    Please join us October 18, from 2:30-4:30, for the opening of >100,000,000, curated by PhD Candidate Stephanie Anderson. The Bookcase Micromuseum and Lending Library is located in Office 221 of the JLVAC. The Bookcase is typically open Mondays 11:30-2:30, by chance, or by appointment.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #3

    October 10, 2017

    With special guests: Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Anishinaabe Artist-Scholar; past Lecturer: Visual Arts, Western (MFA, Simon Fraser University; MA, CSTC, Western; PhD Candidate, CSTC, Western) and Quinn Smallboy, Anishinaabe Artist (BFA, Western; MFA Candidate, Western) Dolleen Manning and Quinn Smallboy will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and Indigeneity.”

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #2

    October 02, 2017

    Kate Graham and Terry Rice will speak on their respective professional practices, and converse on “Art and Related Professional Careers.”

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  • Kathryn Brush Honoured in Hellmuth Prize Ceremony/Lecture

    September 29, 2017

    Professor Kathryn (Kathy) Brush, Department of Visual Arts, one of the two recipients of this university-wide research prize, will give a talk on Museums and the Medieval.

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  • Sleight of Hands MFA Exhibition

    September 26, 2017

    This exhibition will feature the work of second year MFA candidates; Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Graham Macaulay, Matt Trueman, Rah and Joy Wong who will showcase their sleight of hand; that is, the magic of artists creating something from nothing.

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  • Edit-A-Thon

    September 11, 2017

    Please join us to create and edit Wikipedia articles about female artists, and feminist art movements. Assistance will be provided for beginners. Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.”

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  • Cohen Commons Exhibition

    September 05, 2017

    "Despite a sense of loss, there was an air of optimism" Cohen Commons, guest curated by PhD Candidate Ruth Skinner September 5-29, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 16th > 7-9pm, Remarks: 7:30PM

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  • Quinn Smallboy, Playing a String Game, Exhibition

    August 14, 2017

    Quinn Smallboy’s work explores symbolic images that refer to Indigenous cultures. Through shapes and forms, that make up the iconic symbols that surround (and are within) Indigenous cultures, he approaches art-making by setting up alternate interpretations. By utilizing the mediums of painting and sculpture he translates Indigenous symbols into works of art.

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  • Samantha Noseworthy Midheaven Exhibition

    July 31, 2017

    Midheaven names the tenth house in the natal astrological system. Evoking images of eclipse within in-between realms, it is a point of definition in one’s chart which determines vocation and purpose. Midheaven asks: of what significance is the continuity between contemporary artistic practice and paranormal occurrence?

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  • Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance

    June 13, 2017

    Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance Thesis Exhibition
July 6 to July 29, 2017  
Opening Reception: July 8 McIntosh Gallery at Western University is pleased to present a PhD. thesis exhibition by activist artist Rehab Nazzal. The show is based on Nazzal’s year-long field research in the occupied West Bank and features an array of works that engage gallery-goers through sight, hearing and smell.

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  • Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

    May 11, 2017

    Professor Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) has been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.

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  • The Black and White Exhibition

    May 01, 2017

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the third consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over seventy students from five different schools.

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  • Charles Lee Franklin Harris MFA Exhibition

    April 25, 2017

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Greater than Lesser than Equal to by Charles Lee Franklin Harris. The studio-based research of Charles Harris involves the use of non-traditional woodblock print-structures to explore the borderland where art and design commingle and cross-pollinate.

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  • You Can't Steal A Gift - Exhibition

    April 20, 2017

    You Can’t Steal A Gift - Opening Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:30pm Satellite Project Space 121 Dundas Street Exhibition Runs: Friday, April 28 through Saturday, May 6th The exhibition features work by: Christina Battle, Christie Dreise, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Matthew Trueman and Michelle Wilson

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  • Jason Stovall Wins Plaskett Award

    April 20, 2017

    Jason Stovall, MFA '16, is the 2017 Plaskett Award Winner. This award is used to support a mature Canadian with travel and the time and facilities to create work in Europe for one year. Awards: The artists will receive their awards at the 2017 RCA President’s Party held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Saturday May 6, 2017in Toronto. The event has been organized by Lina Jabra, Executive Director at the RCA. For tickets contact lina.jabra@rca-arc.ca

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  • Past Forward 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    April 19, 2017

    This fall the Department of Visual Arts, Western University celebrates its 50th anniversary. In conjunction with this momentous event the Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Past Forward, an alumni exhibition that includes over 300 images and texts submitted by former students from our studio and art history programs.

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  • Sarah Munro - MFA Thesis Exhibition

    April 18, 2017

    In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts, Western University, SATELLiTE Project Space is proud to present Sarah Munro’s MFA thesis exhibition, The Longest Way Round, is the Shortest Way Home. On display from May 12-20th 2017, this exhibition of new work demonstrates Munro’s unique interdisciplinary approach to art making that includes collage, sculpture and installation.

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  • Art & the City

    April 10, 2017

    Art and the City is organized by Jessica Cappuccitti as part of the adapted project-based stream of her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University. Her current research considers the City of Detroit as a case study for analyzing the complex role that artists and art institutions are playing in the potential re-growth and revitalization of the city. Art and the City will focus on public engagement, outreach programs, and community development strategies in the arts. Some questions to be considered by the panel participants include: what specifically are the arts doing for your communities, and how can art and its institutions instigate concrete positive changes in communities, or potentially even foster the rebuilding of communities?

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  • Paul Chartrand, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Artlab Gallery

    April 04, 2017

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Gardening at Arm's Length by Paul Chartrand. 

Chartrand’s solo exhibit includes a variety of work based on his research into hydroponic growing systems, and the mediated relationship humans have with the environment.

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  • Sarah Bassnett and Kelly Jazvac each Recipients of the SSHRC Insight Grant

    April 04, 2017

    Congratulations to Visual Art Professors Sarah Bassnett and Kelly Jazvac for each receiving an Insight Grant. These grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities by building knowledge and understanding from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or cross-sector perspectives.

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  • roll call | ArtLab | Cohen Commons

    March 17, 2017

    A gathering of ideas, reasons, comforts, unease, humour and resistance in response to community, in the form of visual texts. Guest Curated by Mackenzie Sinclair

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  • Practicum 2017-18 Information Session

    March 17, 2017

    Currently in Year 3 or 4? Interested in Practicum Next Year? Learn what Practicum is all about and 
how to prepare your portfolio application.

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  • VASA Art Sale

    March 17, 2017

    Are you looking to buy art? Then this is the event for you! VASA's annual Art Sale ROUND TWO is Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre! Swing by the VAC from 9am-4pm to check out some sweet work by your very talented and hip visual art and art history students!

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  • Community: A Participatory Art Conference

    March 14, 2017

    Western University Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts invite you to attend the 2017 BFA Practicum/MFA/PhD Open Studios and Graduate Symposium.

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  • Fellow Feeling | ArtLab

    February 22, 2017

    View the practicum graduating exhibition of 10 Western BFA students on March 24, 6:00-8:00, in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.

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  • VSVSVS | Art Now

    February 22, 2017

    VSVSVS, a six-person collective from Toronto, joins us for the Winter 2017 Art Now Speakers' Series 7:00 PM, March 30.

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  • Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon | ArtLab

    February 22, 2017

    Visit this speculative and fictional installation on the moon in the ArtLab on March 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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  • March Break Open House

    February 22, 2017

    Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Peter Flemming | Art Now

    February 22, 2017

    Peter Flemming, an artist whose diverse influences include physics, neurology, and engineering, presents the next Art Now lecture on March 9, at 7:00 PM.

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  • Simone Jones | Art Now

    February 22, 2017

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues with Simone Jones on March 2 at 7:00 PM.

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  • Boomerang | Artlab

    February 22, 2017

    A performance project responding to the "Annual Juried Exhibition", organized by the Artlab Gallery in collaboration with the Department of English and Writing Studies.

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  • Shelley Niro | Art Now

    January 23, 2017

    Shelley Niro (MFA '97) explores the interaction between indigenous culture and postcolonial media in this continuation of the Art Now Speakers' Series. Join us at 7:00 PM on February 16 in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!

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  • Bookcase Booklaunch | Opening The Joy of Atleigh

    January 20, 2017

    Please join The Bookcase, January 25th, 12pm-4pm for the launch of the first catalogue (covering 2014-2016), and the opening of The Joy of Atleigh.

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  • Helen Fielding | Art Now

    January 16, 2017

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on March 23 with Helen Fielding.

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  • Vicky Moufawad-Paul | Art Now

    January 16, 2017

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on February 2 with celebrated curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul.

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  • Cold Front | McIntosh Gallery

    January 02, 2017

    Guest Curated by art history graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts: Beatriz Asfora, Brad Morosan, Kelsey Perreault, Caroline Rabideau, Mackenzie Sinclair, and Ruth Skinner, with Professor Sarah Bassnett. Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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  • Art Now Presents: Artist­-Run Centre Roundtable

    January 01, 2017

    Artist-Run Centre Roundtable: With Jenna Faye Powell (Forest City Gallery), Taylor Doyle and Sophie Quick (Good Sport), Christine Negus (London Ontario Media Arts Association - LOMAA).

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  • Art Talks | Artlab Gallery

    December 21, 2016

    Students from Bealart present a series of short talks related to art production February 1, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Artlab.

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  • 15th Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab

    December 21, 2016

    Come to view this diverse exhibition created by Western Visual Arts Undergraduates at the reception on January 26, 5:00-7:00.

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  • On Coming and Going | Artlab

    December 21, 2016

    Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Graduate Exhibition by Quintin Teszeri, January 12, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kelly Wood

    November 07, 2016

    Join us for an Art Now lecture by Studio Faculty Member Kelly Wood, Thursday November 24th at 7pm in NCB 113. Prof. Wood will discuss her new book and exhibition "The Vancouver Carts" on view at the McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Art Now! Speaker's Series: Patrick Mahon, Gu Xiong & Jenny Jaramillo

    November 01, 2016

    November 17, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 113

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  • Mountains & Rivers Without End | Artlab Gallery

    October 31, 2016

    Exhibition and conference are co-organized by Ulises Unda, Andrés Villar and Patrick Mahon. November 18 - December 9, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Friday November 18th from 7-9pm.

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  • Art Beyond Itself: Mountain & Rivers Without End | Conference

    October 31, 2016

    Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Diane Borsato

    October 24, 2016

    Join us for a lecture by Diane Borsato, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!

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  • Goodbye Heidelberg | Concourse Gallery

    October 18, 2016

    Goodbye Heidelberg is an homage to the Heidelberg Project in Detroit. 39 colourful clocks count down the remaining time of the Project. Opening reception, November 3rd 5pm

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  • Allure of the Digital Humanities in Times of Crisis: Documenting Disruption in the Middle East

    October 04, 2016

    Public Lecture by Dr. Sharon C. Smith, Program Head Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Co-director, archnet.org. Organized by Prof. Cody Barteet. October 12, 5:30pm VAC 100

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Marla Hlady

    October 03, 2016

    October 20, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday October 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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  • Sorry Simone | Satellite Project Space

    September 27, 2016

    The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the students of the Advanced Foundations Course. Please join us for the closing reception from 4-6pm on October 5, 2016.

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  • Lisa Robertson: Poetry Reading | Artlab Gallery

    September 26, 2016

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to announce Canadian Poet and essayist, Lisa Robertson will be joining us Wednesday October 12th when she will be reading from her soon to be launched book, "3 Summers".

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: James Kirkpatrick

    September 19, 2016

    Join us for the Art Now Speakers' Series Thursday October 6th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, in NCB 113 Free and open to the public!

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    September 18, 2016

    Alumna Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree. This year with a second session for studio students.

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  • I Know What You Did Last Summer | Artlab Gallery

    September 12, 2016

    September 29 - October 19, 2016 This Second Year MFA exhibition features work by Paul Chartrand , Charles Harris, Sarah Munro, Sam Noseworthy Quinn Smallboy, Quintin Teszeri. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.

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  • Young is Old: Book Launch | Concourse Gallery

    September 12, 2016

    September 29, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Mark Kasumovic

    August 31, 2016

    Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113 where Kasumovic will discuss his practice, and exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Free and open to the public!

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Paul Walde

    August 29, 2016

    September 15, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 15th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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  • Audio Lodge Performance | Artlab Gallery

    August 29, 2016

    September 16, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us Friday September 16th from 7:30 -9:30 pm.

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  • Mark Kasumovic : Instrumental | Artlab Gallery

    August 15, 2016

    August 30 - September 22, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 15th from 5-7pm.

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  • a line has two sides | Faculty / Staff Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    July 11, 2016

    October 27 -November 10, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday November 3rd from 5-7pm, with a performance by Christof Migone at 6:15pm.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Juanita Lee Garcia: El Paradise | DNA Artspace

    July 04, 2016

    El Paradise is organized by DNA Artspace in collaboration with Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM August 24 – October 1, 2016 at DNA Artspace, located at 123 Dundas St. Reception: Saturday, September 17 from 7-10PM

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Jason Stovall: Thin Skin | McIntosh Gallery

    July 04, 2016

    Thin Skin is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Mina Moosvipour: Emphatic Tension | McIntosh Gallery

    July 04, 2016

    Emphatic Tension is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM

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  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2016

    June 07, 2016

    Department of Visual Arts Summer 2016 Academic Counselling is available during scheduled times on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182. See full schedule for details.

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  • Michael Farnan: Representing Wilderness | McIntosh Gallery

    June 02, 2016

    Michael Farnan is a multidisciplinary artist and doctoral candidate at Western University. His research explores Canadian representational history and discourses surrounding colonialism, wilderness, nature and nationhood. Michael’s work employs humour, parody and collaboration as tools for critical inquiry and reflection on how we think about relationships to nature. Opening reception: June 3rd at 7PM

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  • Water Now, artist’s books | Weldon Library

    June 02, 2016

    Water Now is an exhibition of artist’s books created by students of the Water Now course at the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. On display June 2-30 2016 at the Weldon Library

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  • ARTS&REC: a Nuit Blanche exhibition at Satellite Gallery

    June 01, 2016

    Art has work to do. Come see Western University Sculpture students explore art's role in public space. Is art work, play, recreation, or labour? Or perhaps a combination of all four? Through humour, play, labour, craft, construction and design students explore questions of how art serves a public, and in doing so what roles it might play.

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  • Enroll now in "Art, Visual Culture and Power" with Prof. Christine Sprengler

    April 28, 2016

    This course introduces students to the complex relationships between art and power and the ways in which both have been defined, engaged and mobilized from ancient times to the present. VAH 1041a (May 16 - June 2)

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  • Emily Copeland: The Stacks | Artlab Gallery

    April 27, 2016

    The Artlab Gallery is very pleased to present the work of Visual Arts alumna Emily Copeland who graduated from the Visual Arts Department, Western University with a BFA/Honors Specialization in studio Arts, 2015. Please join us in the Artlab Gallery for afternoon tea as we celebrate Emily Copeland’s many successes. Thursday May 5th from 2-4pm.

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  • PhD Spring Sessions: Josée Drouin-Brisebois | National Gallery of Canada

    April 22, 2016

    Department of Visual Arts at Western University - PhD Spring Sessions presents a lecture by Josée Drouin-Brisebois Contemporary Curator, The National Gallery of Canada. 10:30 am in the Artlab Gallery.

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  • The Black and White Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    April 20, 2016

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the second consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over eighty students from five local Secondary Schools. This diverse outreach exhibit features curated selections from high schools situated within the Thames Valley District School Board including; Sir Fredrick Banting, H.B. Beal, London Central, A.B. Lucas, and Oakridge Secondary Schools.

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  • Imagine Health Design Contest Winner Announced

    April 06, 2016

    The jury of the Imagine Health Contest is pleased to announce that the Image Health Design Contest received a very competitive set of 25 submissions from 21 students. All submissions rose to the challenge of designing a compelling visual marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Congratulations to Mark Kasumovic on his winning design!

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  • MFA Thesis exhibition, Simone Sciascetti: Symbiotic | Artlab Gallery

    April 05, 2016

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present SYMBIOTIC, the MFA Thesis exhibition of Simone Sciascetti. Sciascetti’s sculptural works explore the relationship between forms found in nature, specifically dead or abandoned trees, and figurative sculpture. Closing Reception: April 22, 7-9pm

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  • Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato Screening and Lecture | Artlab Gallery

    April 05, 2016

    Join us Wednesday April 27th in the Artlab 2:30pm Video Screening: Assemblages: Félix Guattari and Machinic Animism by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato. 4:30pm Lecture: Maurizio Lazzarato Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity

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  • Tropical Depression: Sam Noseworthy | Concourse Gallery

    March 29, 2016

    Influenced by the musical mash-up of Vaporwave - a micro-movement considered to be the first global music genre which originated purely online (Reddit, 2010), the works in Tropical Depression combine video, 3D prints and 2D imagery to push the concept of Remix Culture.

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  • Mushroom Festival | The Bookcase Micromuseum

    March 15, 2016

    On March 17, The Bookcase Micromuseum is hosting a Mushroom Festival! Featuring artworks by local, national, and international artists, as well as mushroom treats, and a presentation on local mushrooms by Western fungi experts, the Mushroom Festival is a one day mycology extravaganza.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Ian Doig-Phaneuf

    March 14, 2016

    Join us for a talk by Ian Doig-Phaneuf, a London based musician, DJ, proprietor of the record label A Person Disguised as People, and is both Music Director and a radio host at 94.9 CHRW.

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  • Future Desserts : Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition | Artlab

    March 01, 2016

    The Artlab is pleased to present, "Future Deserts" the Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition. March 18 – April 6, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday March 18, 7-9pm with remarks at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public!

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  • Michael Farnan: "Searching For Grey Owl" Performance | Artlab

    March 01, 2016

    March 11, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Artlab Gallery, Michael Farnan's "Searching for Grey Owl". Farnan's performance focuses on the popular legacy of Grey Owl in this country, and themes related to Canada's settler history, National Parks, nature spirituality, and contemporary representational practices that continue to privilege and empower colonial constructions of space and place.

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  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    February 26, 2016

    This year the Visual Arts Supporters' Association has organized an art sale over two days in two locations. Don't miss your chance to buy original student artwork with proceeds benefiting the student artists! March 2nd in the UCC & March 3rd in the VAC.

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  • Art Now! Presents: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    February 26, 2016

    Join us March 3rd, 7pm for a talk by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the The Kitchen, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Texas, REVERSE in Denmark, Poesiefestival in Berlin and the 2015 Venice Biennale.

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  • Western University Open Studios and Graduate Symposium

    February 24, 2016

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Open Studios at Western University's Department of Visual Arts. Meet students and see artwork by our BFA, MFA & PhD students. March 11th, 2016. This year’s Open Studios (1-8pm) will run in conjunction with the Visual Arts Graduate Symposium, "Upset & Disarray: Re-Presenting the Museum" (10am-5pm).

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  • Tom Sherman Video Screening | Artlab Gallery

    February 24, 2016

    The artist Tom Sherman will present a selection of his video works including the world premiere of an experiment in robotic expressionism.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Tom Sherman

    February 24, 2016

    Join us for a talk by Artist Tom Sherman who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and over five decades his interdisciplinary work has been featured in hundreds of international exhibitions and festivals, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Modern Art, and Ars Electronica.

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  • Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario | Georgiana Uhlyarik

    February 24, 2016

    Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Georgiana Uhlyarik, will discuss collecting practices and the AGO’s recent exhibitions, Picturing the Americas and Introducing Suzy Lake. Organized by Professor Sarah Bassnett. 11:30 - 2:30pm, NCB 117

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  • Deep Lines | Concourse Gallery

    February 24, 2016

    Deep Lines is an exploration of the individualism found within and between the lines that are drawn, carved, etched, and printed. This exhibition displays the experimental work of the third and fourth year students in VAS3330 Advanced Printmaking.

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  • Enroll now in Intersession Sculpture with Prof. Kelly Jazvac

    February 12, 2016

    Need an advanced studio credit in a compressed time frame? Want to learn about contemporary sculpture and installation while gaining experience using new tools and fabricating techniques? Want to participate in an exhibition at Satellite Gallery downtown? Take VAS3322A!

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  • Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals | Artlab

    February 08, 2016

    Cabinet of Shadows looks at the relationship between humans and famous animals, including Jumbo the Elephant, Jonah the embalmed Blue Whale, and Martha the Passenger Pigeon. Opening Reception: Thursday February 25, 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Kim Solga

    February 08, 2016

    Kim Solga is Associate Professor, Theatre Studies, in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western. Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for her lecture, part of the Art Now Speakers' Series.

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  • Imagine Health Design Contest

    February 04, 2016

    Open to undergraduate and graduate Visual Arts Students: An exciting and unique opportunity to use your creative, artistic and technical skills to conceptualize a creative marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Prize for best entry: $5000

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  • Siân Evans | Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons

    February 04, 2016

    Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.” This talk is co-sponsored by Visual Arts and SASAH.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Paola Poletto

    February 02, 2016

    Join us for a talk Thursday February 4th, in NCB 113 by MFA alumna Paola Poletto, the Manager of Adult Learning and Residency Programs at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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  • AJE 14: Award Winners Announced

    February 01, 2016

    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 11th, 2016.

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  • Talkingheads | Concourse Gallery

    January 26, 2016

    One hundred and seventy nine first year students from VAS1020 have created hybrid head masks which combine imagery of contemporary and historical persons juxtaposed with an image of a family relative.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: cheyanne turions

    January 25, 2016

    Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for a talk by cheyanne turions, an independent, Toronto-based curator and writer who holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Free admission, all are welcome!

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  • Apply now to Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    January 25, 2016

    Apply now to the Bess A. Hewitt Scholarship in Visual Arts; Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London, Memorial Prize; Madeline Lennon Essay Award; & Gray Creative Arts Award

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Karin Jones

    January 14, 2016

    Join us for the first Art Now Talk of 2016 with Artist Karin Jones, 7pm in NCB 113. Presented in collaboration with the McIntosh Gallery, the talk will be followed by the opening reception of Jones' exhibition "Worn" at 8pm, at the McIntosh.

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  • Confab | Concourse Gallery

    January 04, 2016

    Join us between January 11th to 19th for Confab: a student exhibition of works created in contemporary media. To celebrate Confab, come to the reception on January 14th, 6-7pm.

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  • Closed System/ Sustainable Growth | Artlab Gallery

    December 16, 2015

    Join us for the first opening reception of 2016, Thursday, January 7th , 5-7pm at the Artlab Gallery. This exhibition features work by Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA students.

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  • Taco Feast | Artlab Gallery

    December 16, 2015

    Taco Feast The Artlab Gallery invites you to be part of an art experience with MFA candidates Juanita Lee-Garcia, Paul Chartrand, and guest artist Eugenio Salas AKA #riceandbeans who will cook-up a Taco Feast.

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  • AJE 14: Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    December 04, 2015

    Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Save the date and join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday January 28 >5-7pm

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  • Call for Submissions : AJE 14 | Artlab Gallery

    December 04, 2015

    Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Students are invited to submit their work, see the Artlab reception desk for an application form.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sandy Plotnikoff

    November 19, 2015

    Join us for the last Art Now Talk of 2015. Plotnikoff’s work has been shown widely including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as in exhibitions in the United States, the Netherlands, and France.

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  • VASA Art Sale | Cash and Carry, One day only!

    November 16, 2015

    Spruce up your office or home with an original work of art, & get an early start on your holiday shopping. VASA is proud to present our first art sale of the school year! Come and support your local student artists on Wednesday, November 25th from 11:00 AM -6:00 PM at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.

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  • Surface Tension | Artlab Gallery

    November 11, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Surface Tension, a large painting exhibition with new works by 19 students in Prof. Sky Glablush's third year Advanced Painting class. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, November 19th at 5pm.

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  • A Whale of a Tale: Mark Engstrom, Senior Curator, ROM

    November 06, 2015

    Join us on November 12th, as Dr. Engstrom tells of his trip to Newfoundland, about the media frenzy around the "exploding whales," and about the important work the ROM does for endangered species and conservation.

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  • Fall Preview Day - VAC Building Tours & Art Displays

    October 30, 2015

    Join us sunday November 15th for fall preview day. The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is pleased to host prospective students and their families for a day of stimulating and informative presentations and displays.

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  • Word Ways | Artlab Gallery

    October 26, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Word Ways. In this exhibition the 19 students, of Professor Kim Moodie’s second year studio class, were tasked with choosing an art criticism text and reconstitute it as collage. Join us for the closing reception, Thursday Nov. 12th 5-7pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Negus

    October 22, 2015

    Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 12th, 7pm in NCB 113.Christine Negus received her MFA from Northwestern University (2010), and her BFA from Western University (2008). She has exhibited her work both national and international venues, including the Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre and Images Festival where, in 2008, she won the National Film Board of Canada's Best Emerging Video/Filmmaker.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Danielle St-Amour

    October 22, 2015

    Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 5th, 7pm in NCB 113. Danielle St. Amour is an artist, writer, and curator based in Toronto. In 2008 she co-founded Palimpsest Magazine and continues to be active in publications and print-based work. In 2013 she was listed as one of ARTINFO’s Top 30 Under 30.

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  • Pressed for Time | Concourse Gallery

    October 21, 2015

    Pressed for Time is an exhibition featuring contemporary work by the (9582A, Contemporary Art and the Archive) class. Co-currated by: Katie Oates, Taylor Davison and Carling Spinney

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  • Art Now Presents: Derek Liddington

    October 09, 2015

    Join us for a talk by alumnus Derek Liddington (MFA 2007), Thursday October 15th, 7pm in NCB113. Liddington has exhibited in numerous public settings, including his intervention at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014), Cambridge Galleries (2013), and Daniel Faria Gallery, (2013). Free and open to the public.

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  • Between Commemoration and Cult: Creating and Recreating Episcopal Memory in the Choir of Cologne Cathedral

    October 08, 2015

    Please join us for an exciting lecture presentation by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts.

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  • You Could Make an Onion Cry | Satellite Project Space

    October 01, 2015

    Organized by VASA, this exhibition features the work of Visual Art Students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Sean T. Cox, Jacob Freeman, Alexis Perlman, Robin Scott and is curated by Lucas Cabral. Opening reception, Friday October 2nd, 7pm.

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  • Second Wind: Second Year MFA Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    September 30, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Second Wind, an exhibition featuring contemporary work by second year, Western University, MFA students. Featuring work by: Juanita Lee Garcia, Mina Moosavipour, Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall. Closing Reception: Thursday, October 22nd > 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Presents: Lili Huston-Herterich & Laurie Kang

    September 28, 2015

    Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, and Laurie Kang have recently wrapped their Power Plant collaboration entitled The Mouth Holds the Tongue. Huston-Herterich and Kang will discuss the project, their collaborative process, and their personal practices.

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  • Art Now Presents: Sandra Meigs

    September 21, 2015

    Join us for the first lecture of the Fall 2015 Art Now Speakers' Series. For over 35 years Sandra Meigs has created vivid, immersive, and enigmatic paintings that combine complex narratives with comic elements. 7pm, NCB 113

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  • Millefeuille and Flipper, by Christof Migone | Bookcase Micro-Museum and Library

    September 15, 2015

    On Wednesday, September 16, from 12-4, The Bookcase will open for the 2015-16 year, with a brand new exhibition and fundraiser. Please come by to borrow books, see the exhibition, or to buy a book ($1-5 donation).* All are welcome.

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  • Stephen Mueller: Missing Person | Artlab

    September 09, 2015

    As part of his PhD requirement, Stephen Mueller will carry out a series of performances on each day, of his exhibition, from September 17th until September 30th.

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  • VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice

    August 24, 2015

    Have you ever wanted to curate an exhibition or work in a museum? If so, VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice is the course for you. In this class you will learn about museums, and will work with other students, museum professionals and others, to design and mount an exhibition.

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  • Enroll now in 2nd & 3rd year Media Courses

    August 19, 2015

    A few spots are still available in our second and third year media courses. Enroll online today!

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    August 17, 2015

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • Niloufar Salimi - I am not I, almost never. | DNA Artspace

    July 22, 2015

    MFA thesis exhibition featuring ink drawings by Niloufar Salimi at DNA Artspace. The exhibition will be on view August 25 - September 24, 2015. A reception will be held, Friday September 11, 7-11pm.

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  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project | 2015

    July 20, 2015

    VAS 1020: Foundation of Visual Arts students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created on their class blog!

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  • Matt Tarini: Liminal Space & Mike Pszczonak: Hand-eye | McIntosh Gallery

    July 15, 2015

    The McIntosh Gallery is please to present the MFA thesis exhibitions of Matt Tarini: "Liminal Space" and Mike Pszczonak: "Hand-eye". Please join us for the closing reception, September 11 at 5:30 P.M.

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  • Sherry Czekus: Crowdsourcing | MFA Thesis Exhibition | Artlab

    June 26, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Crowdsourcing, by painter Sherry Czekus. Join us for the closing reception: Thursday, August 27th, 7-9PM

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  • CEG Presents: Elaine Quehl & Amanda McCavour

    May 25, 2015

    The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild presents a lecture by two Canadian Fibre Artists, Elaine Quehl and Amanda McCavour. Wednesday June 3rd, in VAC 100.

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  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2015

    May 07, 2015

    Visual Arts Department Summer 2015 Academic Counselling is available during scheduled times on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182. See full schedule for details.

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  • An Exhibition in Black and White | Artlab Gallery

    April 23, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present An Exhibition in Black and White, a first-ever collaborative event featuring artworks by seventy-five students from five local Secondary Schools.

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  • #westernuCreates Announced as new Official Hashtag

    April 13, 2015

    Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Western community submitted over 50 innovative hashtag ideas in the Visual Arts Hashtag Contest. The top 5 entries were then open to a vote and by an overwhelming majority, #westernuCreates was selected as the favourite!

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  • WAVE/FORM | A night of Noise at Vibrafusion Lab

    April 06, 2015

    Western University’s Advanced Sound Art Class taught by Christof Migone presents WAVE/FORM at Vibrafusion Lab. 355 Clarence St. April 11th, 5-7pm.

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  • Lynette de Montreuil: From Dust to Dust | Artlab Gallery

    April 02, 2015

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, From Dust to Dust by Lynette de Montreuil. Combining sculpture, installation, and video de Montreuil’s practice reflects on the economy and production of sustainable goods. Closing Reception: Thursday April 23, > 6-8PM

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  • Re: Mediation | Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art

    March 16, 2015

    Join us for a Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art. Speakers: Jessica Field (Ryerson University), Don Sinclair (York University), Christof Migone (Western University) VAC 135 - 2:30-4:30pm

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  • Paper Jam | Satellite Project Space

    March 12, 2015

    Recent independent projects from Western's Advanced Drawing class, selected by Visual Arts Department Graduate Students Sherry Czekus, Niloufar Salimi and Ruth Skinner. Opening Thursday April 9, 5:30 -7:30 pm

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  • core | periphery : Inaugural Exhibition at Satellite Project Space

    March 12, 2015

    Join us for the inaugural exhibition at Satellite Project Space: a collaborative new downtown space between Bealart, Fanshawe College, Western University and Museum London. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2015 7-10pm

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  • VAULT: Practicum Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    March 05, 2015

    VAULT represents the yearlong artistic explorations of the Studio Arts Practicum class of 2014/15. Please join us for the opening Reception: Friday March 20th > 7 - 9PM Remarks: 7:30PM

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  • [un]Bored | Concourse Gallery

    March 05, 2015

    This participatory project invites us to consider boredom and engage in a gesture that performs disengagement itself: the doodle.

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  • Western Open Studio 2015 | JLVisual Arts Centre

    March 03, 2015

    The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present the 2015 MFA/PhD Open Studio. Join us as we open our doors to our graduate studio spaces. In conjunction with the reception for the BFA Practicum graduating exhibition "Vault" at the ArtLab gallery.

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  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    February 27, 2015

    The sale continues March 5, 12pm-7pm & March 6, 10am-4pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash & carry only.

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  • Adventures in Collecting: Deepali Dewan Public Lecture

    February 17, 2015

    Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator of South Asian Arts and Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, discusses the legalities and ethics of collecting cultural objects, including the case of a dealer who sold millions of dollars worth of stolen artifacts to major museums around the world. March 12, 2015, 2:30pm, MC 110

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  • Dr. Adam Stead | The Medieval Church as Gesamtkunstwerk?

    February 11, 2015

    Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts. Wednesday February 25th at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 100, VAC.

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  • AJE 13: Award Winners Announced

    February 03, 2015

    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 13th, 2015.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: David Rokeby

    February 02, 2015

    David Rokeby is an internationally renowned artist and Governor General’s award-winner based in Toronto. Join us for his free artist talk followed by his opening reception at the McIntosh Gallery, Thursday, March 19, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor | Artlab Gallery

    February 01, 2015

    Please join us the Artlab Gallery for the opening reception of "Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor", an exhibition curated by the students in Museum Studies.

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  • Casing the Joint | Concourse Gallery

    February 01, 2015

    Drawing from a personal interest, students will create a sculpture, installation or performance that draws from related in-depth research into this interest. Opening Reception: March 26 > 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: David Balzer

    February 01, 2015

    Join us as critic and writer David Balzer discusses his new book, "Curationism". Thursday, February 26, 7pm, NCB 113

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  • Boredom | Graduate Conference

    January 06, 2015

    Boredom an interdisciplinary conference investigating notions boredom in the arts and humanities and related disciplines.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kitty Scott & Tom McDonough

    January 01, 2015

    Join us for a talk by Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and writer and critic Tom McDonough who will be speaking about their work and research. Thursday, January 29, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • Interrobang | Artlab Gallery

    December 11, 2014

    A curious carnival of collections mounted by students from VAS1025, Advanced Foundation classes in the Department of Visual Arts. Closing Reception: January 22, 5-7pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Bridget Moser

    December 11, 2014

    Performance and artist talk by Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser. Her engaging work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Thursday, January 22, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • AJE 13: Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    November 27, 2014

    Please join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th 5-7PM. People’s Choice Award Voting Takes Place 5-6PM and Opening Remarks/Awards will be at 6:15PM.

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  • AJE 13: Call for Submissions | Artlab Gallery

    November 27, 2014

    Open to all undergraduate students currently registered in a Visual Arts program (Studio or Art History), the AJE will exhibit a diverse selection of artworks in various mediums. Students may enter a maximum of two new works. Recent works should have been completed no later than September 2015.

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  • Artist Talk with Kate Tarini | PhD Candidate, Visual Arts

    November 17, 2014

    Kate Tarini discusses her recent exhibition "(The) Archive" held at the Artlab Gallery in September 2014. The Talk will be held in Rm. 2270c, Lawson Hall.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Nihilist Spasm Band | Artlab Gallery

    November 11, 2014

    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for a performance by Nihilist Spasm Band. Free and open to the public! In conjunction with the Yes/No Exhibition opening reception.

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  • Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference | Concourse Gallery

    November 07, 2014

    Join us in the Artlab Concourse Gallery for Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference. November 21, 2014 > 9:00AM – 6:00PM Organizers: Christof Migone and Kelly Wood

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  • Yes/No Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    November 07, 2014

    Join us for the opening reception of Yes/No: an exhibition of works by students in advanced photography and contemporary media. November 20, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM with performance by the Nihilist Spasm Band at 7pm

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  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    November 01, 2014

    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.

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  • The Times: Graphic Art as Conscious Response | Concourse Gallery

    October 28, 2014

    Third and Fourth Year Printmaking exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. Prof. P. Mahon & Jessica Desparois, Technical Support. Opening Reception

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  • Paint as Material Contingency | Artlab Gallery

    October 17, 2014

    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for the opening Reception: November 6, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM of an exhibition by VAS 3310, our third year advanced painting students.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Swintak

    October 10, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Montreal/Toronto based artist Christine Swintak.Free and open to the public. October 23, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Louise Déry

    October 09, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Louise Déry, Director/Curator of Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal. Free and open to the public. November 6, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

    October 02, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University. 7pm, NCB-113 Free and open to the public. October 16, 2014 > NCB-113 > 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ame Henderson

    September 25, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Toronto based choreographer Ame Henderson. Free and open to the public. October 9, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present - Artlab

    September 22, 2014

    Join Lisa Robertson in the Artlab Gallery for a highly anticipated reading event celebrating the release of 'Cinema of the Present', a non-linear, self-referential book-length poem.

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  • Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman

    September 18, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Vancouver based artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman. Free and open to the public. October 2, 2014, NCB-117 7pm.

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  • Sum of Two and Three, One more than Four - Artlab

    September 12, 2014

    Exhibition featuring recent work by second year MFA candidates Sherry Czekus, Lynette de Montreuil, Mike Pszczonak, Niloufar Salimi, and Matt Tarini. Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Derek Jarman, Tasman Richardson

    September 11, 2014

    Please join us for A screening of a selection of Tasman's video work alongside a screening of Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman Free and open to the public. September 25, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.

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  • The Bookcase: micro-museum and library

    September 05, 2014

    The Bookcase micro-museum and library is a pop-up lending library and cabinet of curiosities housed in office 221 of the Visual Arts Building. It is open Wednesdays, 12-4 from September 2014 until May 2015.

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  • (The) archive: Kate Tarini - Artlab

    September 04, 2014

    Kate Tarini’s exhibition questions the role of the photographer, material production and the future of information storage. Opening Reception: September 18, 2014 > 6 – 8PM

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  • BANANA HANDS Mike Kelley / Kelly Kaczynski - Artlab

    August 28, 2014

    Join us for a video Screening guest Curated by Christine Negus at 7pm in the Artlab featuring Mike Kelley, The Banana Man, 1983 & Kelly Kaczynski, Salty Banana, 2012. Admission is Free. All are Welcome.

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    August 27, 2014

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Erin Sexton

    August 27, 2014

    Please join us for a talk by Montreal based artist Erin Sexton with Respondent: Professor Felix Lee, Department of Chemistry, Western University. Free and open to the public. September 18, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.

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  • VASA ART SPRAWL

    August 26, 2014

    Join VASA for special events featuring a Collage Party, Video Screenings, and Battle of the Brushes! September 9 - 11, 2014 in the Artlab

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  • Recycling Material Culture - UC Gallery

    July 11, 2014

    UC Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist René Vandenbrink who received a BFA in studio from the Department of Visual Arts, Western University in 2010.

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  • Summer 2014 Academic Counselling

    June 11, 2014

    Available on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182 click for more info.

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  • Zines Exhibition at D.B. Weldon Library

    May 26, 2014

    Zines on the themes of ‘the park’ and ‘seasons’ created by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year print media students of the Visual Arts Department are currently on view at the Weldon Library until May 30.

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  • Gabriella Solti: SISYPHUS IS HAPPY - Artlab Gallery

    May 12, 2014

    SISYPHUS IS HAPPY, Solti’s MFA thesis exhibition with Performance: Thursday, May 15th > 5 PM & Closing Reception: Friday, May 23rd > 6- 8 PM

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  • Liquidation

 : Amanda Oppedisano - Artlab Gallery

    April 22, 2014

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present MFA Thesis exhibition, Liquidation, with an Artist Closing Reception on Thursday May 8th from 7- 9PM.



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  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project

    April 17, 2014

    VAS 1020 students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created.

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  • Across Boundaries - Diana Yoo MFA thesis exhibition

    April 07, 2014

    Across Boundaries brings attention to the injustice of the Korean War—revealing that another society’s oppression is also our own. Closing Reception Artlab Gallery - April 25th, 6-8pm

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  • it : event in the Concourse Gallery

    April 07, 2014

    "It" could be the sound and video and performance work produced by students in the Intro to Contemporary Media class, but we are not exactly sure of what "it" is. We only know that "it" will be there.

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  • Turnover: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    March 17, 2014

    March 21st - April 8th 2014, Opening Reception: 7pm-9pm, March 21st 2014 Concourse Gallery.

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  • Insight Visual Arts Forum

    March 17, 2014

    An afternoon of presentations for the sharing of research, work, and ideas between Visual Arts faculty, students, and the public. This second installment features Kelly Jazvak (artist/faculty member), Matthew Purvis (MA Candidate, Art History), Helen Gregory (PhD Candidate), Maryse Lariviere (PhD Candidate) and Gabriella Solti (Studio MFA Candidate).

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  • What Plants Crave - Practicum class of 2014

    March 14, 2014

    What Plants Crave combines works of sensual materiality, acts of protest and activism, the unease and seduction of commodification and investigations of identity. March 21 – April 8th, 2014; Opening Reception: Friday March 21st 7-9pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Duane Linklater

    March 14, 2014

    Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario who has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto.

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  • Visual Arts Open Studios

    March 07, 2014

    The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts at Western University are proud to present the 2014 MFA/PhD Open Studios. Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Gerald McMaster with performance by Moe Clark

    February 27, 2014

    Talk, Book Launch and performance. Conron Hall, University College, 7pm. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, and the Forest City Gallery.

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  • Make it Move

    February 25, 2014

    Join the third and fourth year advanced sculpture students for their kinetic sculpture show, Make It Move at the Concourse Gallery.

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  • Insight: Visual Arts Forum

    February 21, 2014

    Featuring talks by Patrick Mahon, Mark Kasumovic, Jared Peters, Kelly McKenzie & Tom Baynes 3:30pm, VAC 100

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Jamelie Hassan

    February 11, 2014

    Free public artist talk by artist and activist Jamelie Hassan 7pm, VAC 100

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  • IMAGINE: Sustainability, Community, Engagement

    February 11, 2014

    Exhibition curated by Gallery Practices VAS/VAH 3384. February 27 - March 14 2014, Artlab Gallery

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  • Georgiana Uhlyarik Public Lecture

    February 11, 2014

    Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO, will be speaking in VAH2272G 20th-Century Canadian Art this Thursday at 11:30 am in NCB 114.

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  • Call for Participants: Undergraduate Art History Symposium

    February 03, 2014

    Students in art history courses are invited to submit a presentation proposal outlining their topic to Lisa Lawlis at llawlis@uwo.ca

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Francine Savard

    January 31, 2014

    Free public artist talk by Montreal based painter Francine Savard. February 6th 7pm VAC room 100

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  • o.v.e.r.p.a.c.t. at The Arts Project

    January 31, 2014

    Exhibition by Prof. K. Moodie's 3rd year Honours Seminar Class. Opening reception, Feb 4th, 5-7pm

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  • Channels: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    January 27, 2014

    The Third Year Advanced Drawing class Project. Opening Reception: 5pm-7pm January 30th 2014

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ed Pien

    January 17, 2014

    Toronto-based Artist Ed Pien will present an artist talk Thursday, January 30th in Conron Hall. UC 244 Free & open to the public

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  • Maryse Larivière B.I.B.L.E.

    January 06, 2014

    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, exhibition in the Artlab. Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Daniel Barrow

    December 19, 2013

    A Performance at Museum London: “The Face of Everything, Live Animation” January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM.

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  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    November 29, 2013

    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.

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  • VASA Student Art Sale

    November 26, 2013

    Buy artwork from our students, Wednesday November 27th, 4-8pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash and Carry Only.

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  • AJE 12: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition

    November 16, 2013

    The Artlab Gallery Presents: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition January 30 - February 13, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30 > 5:00- 7:00 pm

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  • Lecture by curator Alan C. Elder

    November 15, 2013

    November 20th at 11:30am Elder will discuss Canada's participation in both the 1954 and 1957 Triennale di Milano design exhibitions.

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  • Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition : If You See Me

    November 14, 2013

    Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition at the Artlab. Opening Reception: November 21, 2013 > 5:00 PM.

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  • Free Workshop: Embedded Metadata Explained!

    November 14, 2013

    The Visual Resources Library is offering a workshop on embedded metadata on Friday, November 22 from 12noon to 1:00pm in the Media Lab (VAC134).

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sasha Pierce

    November 14, 2013

    Join us Thursday November 21st in room 100 for a free artist talk. Free and open to the public.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Scott Everingham

    November 07, 2013

    Join us at 7pm, Thursday November 14th in room 100 for a free artist talk by painter Scott Everingham. Free and open to the public!

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  • NEW: one-year MA in Art History

    October 30, 2013

    Starting in fall 2014, we are offering a one-year MA in Art History. This is a research-intensive degree offering training in the histories and theories of art and visual culture.

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  • Dada Cabaret: A Sculpture, Installation and Performance Event

    October 29, 2013

    Presented by the VAS1025 Advanced Foundations Studio Class. Closing Performance: November 13, 2013 > 4:30 PM.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Geoffrey Pugen

    October 25, 2013

    Join us for an Artist Talk by Geoffrey Pugen. October 24th at 8pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!

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  • Back and Forth and Forward Again

    October 24, 2013

    Join us in launching Word Hoard's second issue "The Unrecyclable" in the Concourse Gallery

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  • WindEEE Dome Mural Project: Cityscape with Weather

    October 22, 2013

    A Digitally-generated Linocut Mural for Western's New WindEEE Research Dome.

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  • Split Film Filament

    October 04, 2013

    Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 5:00PM to 8:00PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Lois Andison

    October 04, 2013

    Join us for an Artist Talk by Lois Andison. October 24th at 7pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!

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  • The Usual Notion is Imprecise Just as the Lively Tension of the Element is the Real Result.

    September 30, 2013

    Practicum Response: Concourse Gallery

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ron Shuebrook

    September 25, 2013

    Artist Talk by Ron Shuebrook in VAC 100, Thursday October 17, 7pm. All are welcome!

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  • Clint Burnham Enjoy your Petro-symptom!

    September 16, 2013

    Burtynsky's Oil and the Zizekian Sublime

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    September 13, 2013

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • VASA presents: Movie Scrolls and Rolls

    September 10, 2013

    VASA presents :Movie Scrolls and Rolls, 
at the Concourse Gallery and adjacent patio (weather permitting). 
A night of music, movies and delectable food.

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  • Faculty/Staff Exhibition: SAMPLE

    August 29, 2013

    Exhibition featuring artwork by faculty and staff of the department of Visual Arts at Western University

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  • Thea Yabut: Lines of Necessity / Giles Whitaker: Listening Space at the McIntosh Gallery

    August 16, 2013

    Meet the exhibiting artists and other Department of Visual Arts graduate students at the closing reception, Thursday, September 12th at 8:00 P.M.

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  • Laura Mitrow: Transformation, Transduction and Prolonged Formation

    August 09, 2013

    The Artlab Gallery is Proud to present this MFA Thesis Exhibition with Closing Reception on Thursday August 29th, from 7-9pm

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  • Kyla Brown: Following the Turn

    August 07, 2013

    MFA Thesis Exhibition opening Friday August 9th, 7-9pm at the Artlab

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  • Two NEW First Year Courses

    August 02, 2013

    These exciting courses, open to all and taught by award-winning professors, examine images, ideas, and associations linking the art and architecture of the past (e.g., ancient temples, Gothic cathedrals, the Mona Lisa, Impressionist painting, and the Eiffel Tower) to contemporary visual culture.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Andrew Hunter

    March 15, 2018

    Join us Thursday February 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Andrew Hunter, Curator, Artist and Educator. Hunter is known for his innovative use of collections and for positioning art within a wider social, historical and cultural context. He has consistently blurred the boundaries of artist/curator/educator and has emphasized community engagement, narrative and character-based performance in his work.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Catherine Telford-Keogh

    March 15, 2018

    Join us Thursday, March 22, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Catherine Telford-Keogh, Curator, Artist and Educator.

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  • MA Graduation Celebration

    March 15, 2018

    Congratulations to our newly-minted MAs who were in attendance at a reception to celebrate their latest success on August 28th. From left to right, Shelley Kopp, Kelsey Perreault, Mackenzie Sinclair, Caroline Rabideau, Christina Dreise. (absent Kylie Kelly, Beatriz Asfora). We wish you all the best success.

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  • New Website Launch: Medieval Modern Seminar

    March 15, 2018

    This graduate seminar explored some of the complex and often contradictory ways in which medieval and medieval-inspired forms and philosophies have been employed to articulate the "modern" in avant-garde cultural discourse from the early twentieth century to the present.

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  • Visual Arts Phd Candidate Erin McLeod published in RACAR

    March 15, 2018

    Department of Visual Arts Phd Candidate Erin McLeod, Alumni Leanne Carroll and Amy Wallace published in the current issue of RACAR vol.28 no.1

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  • Andy Patton, PhD awarded the 2013 Governor General's Gold Medal

    March 15, 2018

    This award recognizes academic excellence and acknowledges Andy's outstanding contribution to the field of Art and Visual Culture.

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