• Tegan Moore: Foam Fatigue | YYZ Artists' Outlet

    February 02, 2021

    Congratulations to alumna Tegan Moore (MFA'14), whose exhibition "Foam Fatigue" is installed at YYZ Artists' Outlet from February 12 to March 13, 2021. Image: Tegan Moore, A yellow chunk of spray insulation lays in grass filled with scattered Styrofoam granules from a rasping process of a stucco installation. Image courtesy of the artist.

    Read more


  • Creating Art Full Time with Alayna Hryclik of Soft Flirt

    January 27, 2021

    Do you want to turn your passion for art into something you can do all the time? That's what Alayna Hryclik (BFA '13), did when she created Soft Flirt, a home decor and apparel brand based around Alayna's lifelong passion for creating art. Now a full-time artist, creator, and entrepreneur, Alayna has the freedom to create at her own pace. Join us on February 3rd at 1:00 pm to hear Alayna's engaging and inspiring story and have a chance to ask her questions about her experience!

    Read more


  • Rah Eleh | CBC Arts

    CBC Arts, December 21, 2020

    Alumni Rah Eleh (MFA '18) was recently featured in a CBC Arts: Artist Spotlight titled "How do you reckon with female self-immolation? For Rah Eleh, it meant reimagining how she makes art"

    Read more


  • Brendan Fernandes | Interview on CBC q

    November 09, 2020

    Brendan Fernandes (MFA '05) joined Tom Power to discuss his new digital performance The Left Space commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, and how the role of protest art has changed in the COVID-19 and Trump era.

    Read more


  • The Left Space: Brendan Fernandes | The Art Gallery of Ontario

    By Art Gallery of Ontario, November 02, 2020

    "The Left Space" is a new digital commission by internationally renowned artist and Western University alumnus Brendan Fernandes, created specifically for this moment in time and for the AGO, that considers how we, the global left, have found ourselves in this predicament. Developed and choreographed for webcam and the grid formation of Zoom, custom backdrops by graphic designer Jerome Harris and on-and-off camera sequences will intervene and aesthetically connect a team of dancers from Hit and Run Productions performing from their homes around the world, with a score by DJ Karsten Sollors.

    Read more


  • Niloufar Salimi: 75 Oriole Rd | Support

    October 23, 2020

    Congratulations to Alumna Niloufar Salimi (MFA'15), whose exhibition "75 Oriole Rd" opens Saturday, October 24 at Support. Excerpts from an accompanying essay by E.C. Woodley: Perhaps it is not a surprise that the daily drawing practice that produced this exhibition was occasioned by the loss of Salimi’s collective studio to COVID-19 safety measures. 75 Oriole Rd is an urgent retrieval of concentrated attention and seeing, of encounter with physical appearances.

    Read more


  • Alumna Shani Mootoo Shortlisted for the Giller Prize

    By Giller Prize, October 05, 2020

    Shani Mootoo has been shortlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize. Mootoo's novel Polar Vortex, published by Book*hug Press was nominated for the award, completed a BFA in 1980 in the Department of Visual Arts at Western.

    Read more


  • Alumna Esmaa Mohamoud featured in the Field Trip Residency

    By Field Trips | Art Across Canada, October 04, 2020

    Alumna Esmaa Mohamoud (BFA'14 from Western University) is currently featured in the Field Trip Residency. The Field Trip Artist Residency is an opportunity for arts organizations in Canada to listen, learn, respond and create space in a collaborative manner that is meaningful and relevant while advancing work towards inclusion and equity for marginalized populations.

    Read more


  • Art Now! Presents: Katie Bethune-Leamen

    September 24, 2020

    Join us as the Art Now! Speakers' Series welcomes Katie Bethune-Leamen for an online lecture. The Art Now Speakers’ Series is a component of ongoing academic offerings in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. The Fall 2020 Art Now Speakers' Series will be offered online, via Zoom Webinar.

    Read more


  • Art Now! Panel Discussion: Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

    September 22, 2020

    Join us for an Art Now! panel discussion hosted on Zoom in partnership with McIntosh Gallery. Moderated by Alumna Dr. Helen Gregory, Curator at McIntosh Gallery, Theatre from the Jungle artists Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens and Associate Professor of Geography Tony Weis will discuss the exhibition presented at McIntosh Gallery as it relates to themes of industrial agriculture and socio-economic cross-border labour issues.

    Read more


  • Message from Undergraduate Chair Tricia Johnson

    June 09, 2020

    Congratulations to our Undergraduate Class of 2020 and welcome to the Alumni Western Family! Thank you to everyone who has shared news about where they will be headed next year. Here are a few successes we'd like to highlight, if we've missed you, please email visarts@uwo.ca and we'll include your news.

    Read more


  • BFA Alumni Organize Charity Art Sale to Fundraise for BLM

    June 08, 2020

    Western Visual Arts BFA alumni Sofia Berger and Michael Thompson who run 'Eraser Gallery' are organizing and online art sale with proceeds benefitting the Black Lives Matter Bailout Fund. If you would like to submit an artwork for inclusion for this fundraiser, or would like to purchase an artwork please visit their Facebook page for additional information.

    Read more


  • David Merritt: aweigh | empty gallery

    March 08, 2020

    David Merritt’s ‘aweigh’ opens Friday, March 13 @ 7 pm at 'empty gallery' in Victoria BC. The artist will be in attendance.

    Read more


  • Postponed : James Knott - The Apocalypse In Your Bedroom | Artlab

    Artlab Gallery, March 07, 2020

    Please note that this event has been postponed. We have made this decision to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and campus community.

    Read more


  • Postponed: My Diasporic Family’s Living Room | Satellite Project Space

    Satellite Project Space, March 06, 2020

    Please note that this event has been postponed. We have made this decision to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and campus community.

    Read more


  • Opening Reception: Kelly Greene Accountability | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, February 22, 2020

    Join us Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the McIntosh Gallery for the opening reception of an exhibition titled "Accountability" by Western Visual Arts alumna Kelly Greene (BFA'94) held in conjunction with the opening reception for Johannes Zits: Listening to Trees. This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome!

    Read more


  • Art Now! Presents: Kelly Mark at Museum London

    Museum London, February 10, 2020

    Art Now is heading to Museum London for this week's lecture! Join us for a tour of "Realisms" at 7PM, led by Andrew Kear. Artist talk to follow at 7:45PM. Presented in partnership with Museum London.

    Read more


  • Art Now! Presents: Jamelie Hassan & Ruth Skinner

    January 27, 2020

    Art Now! Presents: Jamelie Hassan & Ruth Skinner; Presented in partnership with SASAH. Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Conron Hall, UC 3110.

    Read more


  • Facilities Renewal: The Digital Creativity Lab – Opening Spring 2020

    January 14, 2020

    In response to increased need for digital production and presentation space, The Department of Visual Arts will be undergoing a renovation in January-March 2020 to create a new “Digital Creativity Lab”. This new flex-space will facilitate student and faculty photo, video, audio, and digital production and presentation.

    Read more