• Visual Arts Launches New Course Numbers, Subject Areas

    February 2019

    We’ve revamped our course numbers and subject names to offer more options to our students. We’re delighted to now offer three areas of study and have new minor and certificate programs as available options for our undergraduate students!

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  • Forms of Narrative + Jaclyn Bruneau

    February 27 - March 14, 2019

    Join us Wednesday, February 27 from 5-7pm in the Cohen Commons for a series of student readings and the opening reception for "Forms of Narrative: An Exploration of Story in Text and Image." This will be followed by keynote speaker Jaclyn Bruneau's presentation entitled "Parafiction and Other Permissible Deceptions," which begins at 6:00pm.

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  • Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings | Artlab

    February 19-27, 2019

    An exhibition of new work by visiting professor Shujuan Liu.There will be a closing reception on Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00-5:00pm.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Tau Lewis

    February 14, 2019

    Join us at 7pm in NCB 117 for an Art Now Talk by Tau Lewis. Lewis' self-taught practice is rooted in healing personal, collective and historical traumas through labour. She employs methods of construction such as hand sewing, carving and assemblage to build portraits.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Ed Pien, Exhibition Tour and Artist Talk at Museum London

    February 7, 2019

    Join us Thursday February 7 at Museum London, for an exhibition tour led by curator Cassandra Getty at 6:30pm, followed by an artist talk by Western Visual Arts alumnus Ed Pien (BFA '82) at 7:30pm. Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He has been making art for over 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven.

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  • Helmut Becker Exhibition | Westland Gallery

    February 5 - February 16, 2019

    A retrospective exhibition by professor emeritus Helmut Becker is opening at Westland Gallery on February 5th 2019. Becker’s wood engravings are generated from the deeply carved hardwood planks, boards and plywood displayed for the first time in substantive numbers. Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th, 2-4 p.m. Artist Talk: Wednesday February 13th, 7-9 p.m.

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  • The Ben Portis Archive Curated by Iraboty Kazi | Weldon Library

    By Iraboty Kazi, Spencer Gallery, Weldon Library, February 1 - February 28, 2019

    Ben Portis was a writer, curator and artist from London, Ontario who made an indelible mark on the contemporary art and music scene in Canada prior to his untimely death in 2017. Selected from his archives, which were recently acquired by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre, this exhibition comprises examples of his writing, ephemera, small works of art, recordings, and other materials amassed by Portis over the past 30 years. Curated by MA Candidate Iraboty Kazi as part of her internship at the McIntosh Gallery. On view on the main level display cases at Weldon Library.

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  • Alumna wins 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

    January 2019

    Congratulations to alumna Anosha Khan (BFA '18) who was the recipient of a 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for painting and Sculpture

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  • Pattern (dis)Placement | Soheila K. Esfahani

    January 30 - March 23, 2019

    Alumna Soheila K. Esfahani, (MFA '10) is featured in an exhibition titled Pattern (dis)Placement, on view January 30 to March 23, 2019 Redeemer University College Gallery. Her work is also featured in "Connections & Contexts" on view until February 10, 2019 at The Museum in Kitchener.

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  • selsun blue: MFA Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    Artlab Gallery, January 31 - February 14, 2019

    The exhibition "selsun blue" features work by current MFA students in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Stemming from a shared interested in the problematics of communicating with clarity, these works question the implications of our capacity to both transmit and receive information. January 31 - February 14, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31 from 5-7pm

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  • Patrick Mahon, Artist-Residence in Print Media | Concordia University

    January 28 - February 1, 2019

    During his visit to Concordia, Mahon will be involved in material production, studio conversations, and public discussion, with an emphasis on collaboration and interactivity. Through his engagements at Concordia, he will be testing the values and strengths – both physical and socio-conceptual – of the forthcoming Messagers’ Forum. Public Talk takes place Wed. Jan. 30, 2:00 p.m., in EV 9.436

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  • Winter Opening Reception | Museum London

    Museum London, January 25, 2019

    Join us at Museum London to celebrate their Winter Opening Receptions, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm to 10:00pm including the exhibitions: "Creative Cloth" featuring work by Prof. Sky Glabush, and alumni Ed Pien and Sharmistha Kar; and the exhibition "The Long and the Short of It: The Tangled Story of Hair" with artwork by alumna Christine Negus.

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  • Broad Topics.07 - Curated by Aliya Pabani | Artlab Gallery

    Artlab, January 24, 2019

    LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with a listening party “Live listen: Broad Domain” curated by Toronto-based artist and podcaster Aliya Pabani. A talk about Pabani’s practice and the program will precede the audio event and a text by the curator will be available for guests. This event is presented in partnership between Artlab and LOMAA. January 24, 6-8pm

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  • In Remembrance of Melanie Townsend

    January 26, 2019

    Melanie Townsend, an adjunct with our Department and Head of Exhibitions and Collections at Museum London passed away December 19, 2018. A memorial will be held on January 26, 2019.

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  • Art Epistemology | Journal for Artistic Research

    By Ido Govrin, Journal for Artistic Research, January 18, 2019

    PhD Candidate Ido Govrin published a short text on “Art Epistemology” following the last annual UAAC conference, where he chaired of one of its panels.

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  • Taking it Seriously: Art, the Environment | Symposium

    January 19, 2019

    Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Cohen Commons. Panelists include: Project Coordinator, Prof. Patrick Mahon Ontario Tornado Project Lead:,Dr. Greg Kopp Guest Artists: Brenda Fuhrman; Ellen Moffat; Eeva Siivonen; Matt Trueman A selection of Third and Forth Year Print Media Artists, Department of Visual Arts

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  • Art Now! Presents: Kari Cwynar

    January 17, 2019

    Join us Thursday January 17, at 7pm in NCB 117 for the first Art Now! lecture of 2019. Kari Cwynar is the Curator at Evergreen Brick Works, where she is developing a program of temporary, site-specific public art projects in Toronto’s Don Valley. Free and open to the public.

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  • Sorry, I'm busy | Support Gallery

    December 22 - January 19, 2019

    Organized by Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore. Closing Reception: Saturday, January 19 from 3 - 5pm. Including work by: Aryen Hoekstra, Maryse Larivière, Anna Madelska, Kim Neudorf, Jonathan Onyschuk, and Niloufar Salimi.

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  • Exhibit features power, beauty of tornadoes

    By Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, January 9, 2019

    Tornadoes carry destructive power and fearsome beauty – and a new exhibit led by Prof. Patrick Mahon at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre attempts to convey both. 'Please – Do Not Take This Lightly' is an amalgam of research and creation influenced by Engineering professor Greg Kopp’s tornado and wind studies and is on display until January 24, 2019.

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  • Please - Do Not Take this Lightly | Artlab Gallery

    Artlab, January 10 - 24, 2019

    Opening January 10, 2019. 5-7pm, this large-scale exhibition organized by Prof. Patrick Mahon will be accompanied by a “Tornado Store,” containing artist’s multiples for sale. The proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist producers and a contribution to be weather-related disaster relief. The expansive artistic undertaking is linked with a major initiative by researchers from Western Engineering. The Ontario Tornado Project is an important multi-year investigation into tornado effects in this province, led by Acting Dean of Engineering, Dr. Greg Kopp.

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