Top Visual Arts News Stories of 2017-2018

Top Stories of 2017-2018


Student Stories

  • Visual Arts MFA candidate Joy Wong shortlisted for RBC national painting competition - via Western News
  • Visual Arts student Brenda Fuhrman has brought the stories of London’s transit riders to life with the creation of comic strips, among the featured works of @SENDERS Practicum Class Exhibition via Western News | via CBC

Faculty Stories

  • Adjunct Professor Wyn Geleynse wins Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. - via London Free Press
  • Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon has been named the new director of Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities, a unique-to-Canada program offering an elite liberal arts education. via Western News Professor Mahon was also named to the Royal Society of Canada this year via Western News and was named a Distinguished University Professor via Western News
  • Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson’s upcoming book, Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums, traces the history and aftermath of Indigenous communities’ protests, sit-ins and demonstrations in Canadian museums since the 1900s. - via Western News
  • Visual Arts Professor Sarah Bassnett was named a Faculty Scholar. Western selects 15 Faculty Scholars to recognize their significant achievements in teaching or research. The recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title of Faculty Scholar for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities. - via Western News
  • Visual Arts Chair and professor John Hatch published Paterson Ewen: Life & Work through the Art Canada Institute. Ewen, who taught at Western for more than a decade, is one of Canada’s best-known artists. via Western News

Alumni Stories

  • Alumna Shelley Niro wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award - via Canadian Art
  • Helen Gregory, PhD’16 (Art and Visual Culture), has been named the new curator of Western’s McIntosh Gallery - via Western News
  • Julia Beltrano, Technical Specialist Manager in the Department of Visual Arts and BFA alumna, named new president of Western’s Professional & Managerial Association - via Western News