Current Exhibitions

Achy Awfulness 
Rylee Rumble, MFA Thesis Exhibition

September 8 – 28, 2023 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8 from 4-6PM

Achy Awfulness looks at how MFA Candidate, Rylee Rumble, uses colour in her painting practice to archive her raw and vulnerable experiences with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Having colour be the signifier for memories, feelings, emotions, and objects that pertain to Rumble’s mental health while painting has allowed for her to project her experiences onto the canvas essentially creating a physical archive; one that allows for the artist to shed the weight she is carrying and working through.

if numb was a colour this is what it would be
Acrylic on canvas
36” x 36”

Cohen Commons
Presented in partnership with Western Sustainability

Confluency is an interactive art exhibit linking Canada, South Africa, and broader Africa, while inviting visitors to respond and build on the works as co-creators of knowledge towards water justice. The exhibit showcases creative translations of key themes from the 2023 Confluency conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. 

This fall the exhibit is coming to Riverfest 2023! Local community members can submit pieces that will supplement the Confluency Colloquium and speak to water justice. The goal of this collaborative exhibition is to raise awareness, spark discussion, and inspire positive change within London and the broader community.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 5:00 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of poetry, spoken word, music and other artistic expressions, as the campus community comes together to honor Deshkan Ziibi and the significance of water itself in a warm and inviting atmosphere. This event will take place in the Cohen Commons area of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.  

No registration required to attend. Open to all members of the campus community (students, staff, faculty). 

Performance submissions are being accepted on a rolling basis beginning August 1, 2023. SUBMIT YOUR PERFORMANCE HERE.