- September 23, 2014
Join us at the Central Library (Stevenson & Hunt Room) for this free library lecture series on fascinating topics in medieval studies. All welcome!
Kathryn Brush, from the Department of Visual Arts will discuss Gothic Cathedrals
- September 24, 2014, 7pm
Artist led tour of exhibitions by recent Western University MFA alumni; Barbara Hobot: The Sliced Belly of the Berm and Tegan Moore: A Negentropic Promise. Doors at 7pm, Tour Begins at 7:15
- September 22, 2014
Did you miss the first Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.
- September 5, 2014
Matthew Smith published his essay "Hennessey Youngman and the New Art Criticism" in issue 82 of ESSE: Arts + Opinions, a hybrid memoir / interview essay for ARC Connexion Artist-Run Centre, St. John, New Brunswick, and a short essay on Nicholas Galanin's video Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan in First American Art Magazine.
- November 7, 2013 to September 14, 2014
The exhibition included works by numerous artists: Patrick Bernatchez, Martin Boisseau, Martin Bourdeau, Sylvie Cotton, Robbin Deyo, David Gillanders, Raphaëlle de Groot, Sam Kinsley, Germaine Koh, François Lacasse, Renée Lavaillante, Immony Men, Jocelyn Robert, Western University studio Faculty member Kelly Wood.
- October 4, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Possible Futures: What is to be done?
The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art Participating artists will include Western University Studio Faculty members: Colin Carney Patrick Mahon & Kelly Jazvac; and Alumni Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014) Jenna Faye Powell (BFA 2009)
- September 7, 2014
Louis B. James is pleased to present Recent Landscapes, a solo exhibition of new sculpture, video, and photography by visual artist and Western University faculty, Kelly Jazvac.
- September 12, 2014 6-9 pm
MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm
- September 5, 2014, 7-10pm
"Tell Me What You're Made Of" is a group exhibition on view at Forest City Gallery from Friday, September 5, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014. Scott Chalmers is a London-based multidisciplinary artist, who recently graduated from Western University’s BFA program. Chalmers was the winner of the ArtLab’s Annual Juried Exhibition in 2014.
- August 8 to September 6, 2014
"Just as it should be" is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. Join us on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 P.M. for a public reception with the artists in attendance.
- August 8 to September 6, 2014
"Turning to see otherwise" is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program.Join us on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 P.M. for a public reception with the artists in attendance.
- August 26 - September 13, 2014
Group exhibition curated by Troy Ouellette featuring work by Ron Benner, Amy Creighton, Jamelie Hassan, Rob Nelson, RS Pennee, Marnie Wedlake & Phd candidate Rehab Nazzal.Reception Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
- August 23 - September 27, 2014
Working with specific materials that both consume and mitigate the weather, "A Negentropic Promise" presents new constructions of nullified forms that exercise a logic of consumer products and make visible often unseen technical operations. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
- August 23 - September 27, 2014
"The Sliced Belly of the Berm" is an exhibition of faux wood paintings, hand-cut paper netting, and invisible drawings. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Opening Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
- July 9, 2014
Studio Faculty member Tricia Johnson showed her work at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, as did MFA candidate Matt Tarini. Congratulations to Tricia who was awarded "Best in Printmaking" and Matt won "Best of Exhibition - Student, Honourable Mention".
- July 10 - August 2, 2014
This exhibition includes work by current MFA candidate Barbara Hobot. Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm
- July 19 - September 14, 2014
Current MFA Candidate Barbara Hobot is part pf an exhibition curated by Tarin Hughes at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Opening reception: Saturday, July 19, 2 - 4 pm
- June 2014
The June 2014 edition of Border Crossings features both an exhibition review by Faculty member Patrick Mahon as well as a review of a recent exhibition of his work by Erica Mendritzki.
- July 3, 2014
Controversy over Palestinian-Canadian artist Rehab Nazzal's recent exhibition in Ottawa shows us why art matters, Diana Nemiroff writes. Nazzal is a PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.
- July 3, 2014
Curated by MA candidate Matthew Purvis. July 3rd - August 3rd 2014. Hours by appointment, see their website for more information.
- June 19 to July 19, 2014
Featuring video and photography by Canadian artist Dave Kemp, The things you know but cannot explain explores how different combinations of knowledge can shape our understanding of the world. Kemp is currently working on his PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.
- June 6 - 28, 2014
Michael Gibson Gallery will present work by three MFA students currently studying at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Opening Reception -- Thursday, June 5 from 8-10pm
- 7 Jun — 5 July 2014
Jessica Bradley is pleased to present Visual Arts Studio Faculty Member David Merritt’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring sisal sculpture, work on paper and video. Opening Reception: Saturday 7 June, 2-5pm
- 8 June – 30 August 2014
Oakville Galleries will celebrate the exhibition opening on Sunday 8 June from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm. Featuring work by VA Faculty David Merritt and Kim Moodie.
- June 13 – August 31, 2014
Currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, in this exhibition Farnan presents an engaging survey of the processes he utilizes to explore “dominant Canadian narratives that link relationships to nature and wilderness with ideas of national identity”. Opening Friday, June 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
- June 14, 2014
Nuit Blanche will feature a performance and installation by Artistic collective, EARTHBOUND by Western University Students: Jana Sokolova, Hana Al Jamal, & Randi Aiken. EARTHBOUND aims is to create an installation that illuminates & glorifies plant life.
- June 14, 2014
For Nuit Blanche London, Forest City Gallery will present a long-duration performance by the Arbornauts - an interdisciplinary and collaborative art project by Amanda White, Lydia Burggraaf (Western BFA Alumna), and Meghan Krauss.
- May 2014
Congratulations to Maryse Larivière, PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts who has been awarded a Graduate Student Teaching Award through the Society of Graduate Students.
- May 20, 2014
Part-Time Offerings, Patrick Howlett's current exhibition at Museum London, works its way through a wide range of work from past and present projects including paintings, drawings, collage, as well as associated materials and artworks collected by Howlett.
- May 22, 2014
Prof. Christine Sprengler,recently published a book titled Hitchcock and Contemporary Art, looking looks at modern works of Hitchcock-inspired art to find new insights on Hitchcock’s films and legacy, as well as cinema as a whole.
- May 2014
The current McIntosh Gallery exhibition catalogue for Barbara Astman's "I as artifact" features an essay by Kelly McKenzie, MA candidate, Department of Visual Arts, Western University. Visit the link above to read the pdf.
- May 23 to September 28, 2014
Featuring work by Faculty member: Patrick Mahon; Phd Candidate: Colin Miner; Alumni: Soheila Esfahani & Gautam Garoo. Curated by Stuart Reid. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 pm
- May 3 to August 17, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The Painter: Tour and Conversation with Patrick Howlett: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
- April 24, 2014
Among the most prestigious honours for young artists in the country, the Sobey Art Award could be bestowed this year on one of Western’s own.
- May 1 to May 31, 2014
Nested Stories is a solo exhibition of Wyn Geleynse’s recent multi-media and video work. As part of an ongoing investigation of personality through creative forms of documentation, this body of work comprises several ‘portrait installations.’ OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 1, 6 to 8:30p
- May 2-4, 2014
The 2014 London Artists’ Studio Tour is May 2, 3 and 4. This self-guided tour offers the public an extraordinary opportunity to meet local artists in their working environments and learn more about their creative processes.
- April 15, 2014
Congratulations to Studio Faculty Member Kelly Jazvac and Western University alumnus Jean-Paul Kelly (BFA 2001) who have made the 2014 Sobey Art Award Longlist!
- Saturday May 10, 2014 2-5 pm
Including essays by Anne Brydon and Ihor Holubizky/Patrick Mahon, as well as an artist interview by Robert Enright. The catalogue is a 60 page, full colour document, designed by Rob Gray. Publication Launch: May 10th at Katzman Contemporary
- March 8 - April 28, 2014
In conjunction an exhibition by Daniel Vogel at the Owens Art Gallery, a publication has been produced featuring an essay by guest writer Susan Edelstein.
- May 2 - June 29, 2014
5 OVER 4: Marla Hlady, Eleanor King, Christof Migone, Duncan MacDonald , Ursula Nistrup
May 2 - June 29, 2014. 5 over 4 is a group exhibition featuring five contemporary artists working with sound as part of expanded practices in video, installation, sculpture, drawing and performance.
- Opening reception: April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
"James Kirkpatrick: Secret Base by the Lake"
Curated by James Patten and Matthew Purvis
April 17 to June 7, 2014; Opening reception: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 P.M.
- May 9 to June 22, 2014
PhD Candidate, Rehab Nazzal has an upcoming exhibition in Ottawa May 9 to June 22, 2014. Opening reception: Thursday, May 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Sunday, June 1st at 2 p.m.
- January 2014
Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies 47 (January 2014): 1-29. by: Kirsty Robertson with Sarah Smith, Stephanie Anderson, Elizabeth Diggon and Ahlia Moussa. The research and writing of this essay was supported by a SSHRC Internal Research Grant from UWO. The grant was awarded to support a collaborative writing project between Kirsty Robertson and four graduate students at two different Canadian institutions (Stephanie G. Anderson, Western University; Ahlia Moussa, Western University; Elizabeth Diggon, Queen’s University; Sarah E.K. Smith, Queen’s University).
- April 5, 2014
Prof. Jazvac explains how the "Weldon code" was an art project that came out of a second-year sculpture and installation class she taught in 2012.
- April 2, 2014
50 bike posts designed by MFA Candidate Tegan Moore have been installed across the city of London. (via CTV news)
- April 2014
Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. Available through Palgrave Macmillan.
- April 1, 2014
David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
- April 1, 2014
Terence Dick reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
- March 26, 2014
Read the full article in the Arts & Life section of the Western Gazette covering the MFA, PhD, BFA open studio event that took place March 27th & 28th in the VAC.
- Opening Saturday March 22, from 2 - 5 PM
Display is Studio Faculty member Sky Glabush's third solo exhibition at MKG127, located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. The exhibition continues until April 26th.
- March 18-22 2014, Opening Reception Tuesday March 18, 6-8pm
Western University’s Advanced Fourth Year Seminar class is pleased to present "Said No One Ever", an exhibition featuring an end-of-the-year culmination of studio work. Under the instruction of Professor Kim Moodie, students have been producing a self-directed body of work, exploring and developing concepts while advancing studio practice.
- March 19, 2014
Visual Art Students and Alumni will be exhibiting there work in a fundraiser exhibition and sale at the Great Hall. All proceeds will benefit the Western Heads East Program. Artists include alumni: Conan Masterson, Neil Klassen, Jamie Q & current students: Yara El Sefi and Brenda Fuhrman.
- March 12, 2014
PhD Candidate Colin Miner is the winner of the most recent Barbara Spohr Memorial Award, announced by the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. The award includes a $6,000 prize, as well as a residency at the Banff Centre.
- March 2014
Visual Arts instructors Kathryn Brush,
Colin Carney, Tricia Johnson, & Chris Myhr have been awarded the 2012-2013 USC Honour Roll. The honour roll is used to recognize the exceptional efforts and contributions of Western instructors.
- March 22, 2014
The Lake is an alternative body of research about the lake, including contributions from: phd candidate Maryse Lariviere, MFA candidate Tegan Moore, & PT Faculty Memebers Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows (Parker Branch). Book Launch:
Saturday March 22, 4pm - 7pm, 2014 Art Metropole Toronto
- March 3, 2014
Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's upcoming show “Display” which opens at Gallery MKG127 in Toronto at the end of March.
- February 2014
"Photography and Insecurity: LIFE Magazine and the Emergence of Neoliberalism" was presented at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua, Guatemala by Prof. Sarah Bassnett, Graduate Chair, Department of Visual Arts
- February 15, 2014
Jennifer Orpana's paper, "Turning Canada Inside Out: JR's Global Art Project and the Role of the Photographic Portrait" won the UAAC student essay prize and will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal RACAR.
- January 24 – March 9, 2014
Part-time faculty member Lorenzo Buj has written an essay accompanying Geneviève Chevalier's exhibition "Orford: Insular Territory" curated by Carl Lavoy at the Thames Art Gallery. His essay discusses her work in the context of activist art and global debates about wilderness and climate change.
- March 8 to April 6, 2014
Part-time studio faculty member Colin Carney exhibits at the Elora Centre for the Arts with Linda Risacher Copp, Barry McCarthy and Alex McCleod. Opening reception: March 8, 2pm to 4pm
- March 7 to April 6, 2014
At Malaspina, Patrick Mahon is presenting two new ‘shipwreck’ pieces entitled “Submersible (Hogarth) #1 & 2.” The works continue the project of invoking the historical potential of graphic art, including by artists such as Durer and Hogarth, to mobilize critical rhetoric and overt protest through printed visual language. 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada
- February 14, 2014
Visual Artist Jenna Faye Powell completed her BFA at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in 2009. Read about her current artistic practice and curatorial projects on londonfuse.ca
- February 13, 2014
Professor Corcoran, a geologist and Earth Sciences professor, and Jazvac, an artist and Visual Arts professor, headed to Kamilo Beach to discover what was there. What they found was an array of rock formations, with plastics fused within. (via Western News)
- February 13, 2014
The Art Gallery of York University 2013 Artists' Book of the Moment (ABOTM) has come. Almost. The short list is now available for your viewing pleasure and stay tuned for the 14th, when the next ABotM will be announced.
- February 15, 2014 6-9pm
caps cups carafe carrots comic cactus cones
OPENS SAT FEB 15, from 6-9pm PARKER BRANCH, 99 1/2 STANLEY STREET, LONDON ON CANADA
Co-directors: Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows
- 8 February - 19 April 2014
Opening Reception: 7 February 2014 @ 5-7pm with the artist in attendance. Refreshment provided by Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery. All welcome. Free.
- January 30, 2014
Kirsty Robertson's co-written book (with Laura Murray, Queen's University and Tina Piper, McGill University), Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour and the Everyday, Oxford: Oxford University Press, has recently been released.
- December 20, 2013 to March 1, 2014
Sarah Fortais' (Western University, BFA 2011, Department of Visual Arts) Uniforms for Everyday Rituals presents 8 videos of a single character performing banal tasks in eccentric and cumbersome sculptural garments.
- January 21, 2014
Solo Exhibition "B.I.B.L.E.: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" by PhD candidate Maryse Larivière reviewed on Akimblog
- December 2013
Part-Time Visual Arts Faculty member Anthea Black recently published an artist project in the December 2013 Issue of Fuse Magazine.
- January 1-28, 2014
Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto
- December 2013
“Contested Ideologies of Space in Hispanic American Cartographic Practices: From the Abstract to the Real in Spanish and Indigenous Maps of Yucatán.” RACAR: Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review on Latin American Visual Culture, guest editors, Luis de Moura Sobral and Alena Robin (Fall 2013)
A copy is availible at the Visual Resources Library
- November 22, 2013
MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London
- August 27, 2013 – January 25, 2014
at the the McMaster Museum of Art
August 27, 2013 – January 25, 2014
RECEPTION: September 19, 6 – 8 pm
ARTIST’S TALK by PATRICK MAHON: October 8, 12:30– 1:20 pm