• DAYS | Artlab Gallery

    Artlab Gallery, September 13, 2018

    Join us for the opening reception of DAYS, Thursday, September 13th from 5-7pm at the Artlab, an exhibition by Sofia Berger, Liam Creed, Olivia Mossuto and Michael Thompson. Followed by the first Art Now lecture by Zin Taylor in NCB 117 at 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Zin Taylor

    NCB 117, September 13, 2018

    Join us Thursday at 7pm in NCB 117 for the first fall lecture from out 'Art Now! Speakers' Series', with artist Zin Taylor! All 'Art Now!' lectures are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited!

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | skim : Joy Wong

    By Joy Wong, McIntosh Gallery, August 10 - September 8, 2018

    Joy Wong’s skim considers the dirt surrounding us, the inbetweenness of skin, boundaries, and thresholds, and what it means to have and be a body. To skim is to discard "impurities", to take the top off, to reveal below. August 10 - September 8, 2018 at the McIntosh Gallery. Closing Reception: Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter, Sharmistha Kar

    By Sharmistha Kar, McIntosh Gallery, August 10 - September 8, 2018

    Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter, Sharmistha Kar August 10 – September 8, 2018 Closing Reception: Friday September 7, 5-7pm

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  • Top Visual Arts News Stories of 2017-2018

    September 2018

    Read some of our top stories from the past academic year including highlights from faculty, alumni, staff, and our current students!

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  • Sky Glabush | The Valley of Love

    By Sky Glabush, Clint Roenisch Gallery, 7 September - 20 October, 2018

    New paintings by Studio Faculty member Sky Glabush. Opening reception Friday, September 7th from 6-9pm at Clint Roenisch Gallery 190 Saint Helens Ave Toronto, Ontario

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  • Researcher looking to re-frame Detroit images

    By Ani Hoque, Western News, August 3, 2018

    Earlier this summer, Visual Arts graduate student Jessica Cappuccitti curated an exhibition, Welcome to Detroit: Suzy Lake and Orlando Ford, at the McIntosh Gallery. The exhibition offered viewers an opportunity to understand how these images – some of Detroit’s decay and others that capture people with smiling faces and open arms – shape ideas about the city.

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  • Silenced Memories: Ulises Unda, PhD Thesis Exhibition | Satellite Project Space

    By Ulises Unda, Satellite Project Space, August 6-12, 2018

    A Thesis Project Exhibition, at Satellite Project Space by PhD candidate Ulises Unda. August 6-12, with reception August 9, 7-9pm.

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  • Read. Watch. Listen. with ­­­­­­­Tricia Johnson

    By Tricia Johnson, Western News, July 11, 2018

    Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits. Tricia Johnson is a Visual Arts professor. Today, she takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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  • Visual Arts student shortlisted for national painting competition

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, July 4, 2018

    Joy Wong, a Visual Arts MFA candidate at Western, has been named a finalist for the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The winner, to be announced Sept. 18, will receive $25,000 and a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Tyler Durbano | and where is the body? | Artlab

    June 7, 2018

    Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition Tyler Durbano "and where is the body?" at the Artlab Gallery June 7th - 20th , 2018 
Opening Reception: Friday June 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

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  • Embracing a love of reading without end

    By Jason Winders, Western News, May 30, 2018

    Bookmarks spotlights the personalities and published books of faculty, staff and alumni.Today, Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson, author of Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums, answers questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Matthew Trueman : Slower Than Time Itself | Artlab

    By Matthew Trueman, Artlab Gallery, May 17-30, 2018

    Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Matthew Trueman : Slower Than Time Itself at the Artlab Gallery May 17th - 30th , 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday May 17th from 6-8:00 pm
 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition - Rah: SuperNova | Artlab

    Please join us at the Artlab Gallery for the opening reception Thursday, April 26th of the MFA thesis exhibition SuperNova, a new video installation by Iranian-Canadian digital and performance artist Rah. The exhibition continues until May 9th, 2018.

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  • This Is A Show | Cohen Commons

    This Is a Show, is an art exhibition created by the Third Year BFA studio seminar students. The art work exhibited is a showcasing of their ambitious final projects for the end of the school year. The show will include a diverse range of mediums and approaches See them all at the opening reception, Friday the 23rd in the Visual Arts Centre at the Cohen Commons. Held in conjunction with the opening receptions for @Senders in the Artlab Gallery.

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  • @Senders | Artlab Gallery

    @SENDERS brings together 16 graduating BFA students from Visual Arts Western. Working in mediums such as sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and digital media, the artists will communicate their experiences, opinions, and ideas through their practices.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Catherine Telford-Keogh

    Join us Thursday, March 22, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Catherine Telford-Keogh, Curator, Artist and Educator.

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  • Art Work. Work. Work.

    Recent Western Alumni Share Their Stories about Working in the Arts. Tuesday March 27, 2018 
4:30pm-6:00pm in VAC 100 Free Admission, Snacks & Refreshments Provided.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga at Museum London

    Join us Thursday, March 15 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Museum London for a talk by alumna Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga. Karuhanga will speak about her art practice and inclusion in the current Museum London exhibition of Canadian women’s art "Embodiment", and discuss her work with Colin Carney.

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  • Un-histories: art and the unconcluded

    OCAD University, March 10, 2018

    PhD Candidate Ido Govrin will be presenting a paper at the Un-histories: art and the unconcluded - Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference at OCAD University - March 10, 2018

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  • Reverberations of a Topological Daydream - Santiago Tavera | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, March 2, 2018

    Reverberations of a Topological Daydream, by BFA alumnus Santiago Tavera presents a suspended state of mixed realities, triggering in the viewers virtual narratives of dislocation, accompanied by fictions of self re-presentation. Friday, March 2, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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  • The Bookcase Micro-Museum | Business London Magazine

    By Wayne Newton, Busniess London Magazine, March 2018

    The Bookcase, founded by Dr. Kirsty Robertson is featured in Business London Magazine (see p.46 of the digital edition)

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  • Book celebrates legacy of artist Paterson Ewen

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, March 2, 2018

    Visual Arts Chair and professor John Hatch will publish 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.

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  • Colin Muir Dorward & Gavin Lynch: Crossfaded | Michael Gibson Gallery

    MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY, March 1, 2018

    PhD candidate Colin Muir Dorward is included in a two person exhibition opening Thursday March 1st at Michael Gibson Gallery.Dorward explores early medieval culture and myth while Lynch’s work is rooted in the landscape genre. Though the subject matter is different, both artists create representations of imagined places, rooted in their love and knowledge of the history of painting.

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  • Student finds inspiration sitting all around her

    By Paul Mayne, Western News, March 1, 2018

    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, which begins March 23 at the Artlab Gallery in the Department of Visual Arts.

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  • Filtered | Cohen Commons

    Filtered focuses on the ways in which digital technology shapes the way we think, interact with, and experience the world around us. This student exhibition is curated by VASA, with the intention of providing undergraduate students with an opportunity to exhibit their artwork, build professional skills, and expand their portfolios. Opening Recepetion March 1, 5-7pm

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  • 95% Invisible: The Art of Storage Museum and Curatorial Practicum Class Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    On average, more than 95% of objects held by museums and in private collections are in storage rather than on display. "95% Invisible: The Art of Storage" will take visitors behind the scenes, exploring how objects are cared for, maintained, and occasionally warehoused in "deep storage," never to be seen again. March 1-15, 2018 - Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 > 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm

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  • Art and Ecology at the Palmer Art Museum | Penn State

    Palmer Museum of Art, February 13 - June 17, 2018

    Kelly Wood and the Synthetic Collective (along with former faculty Kelly Jazvac) will be included in this important international exhibition on Art and Ecology at the Palmer Art Museum at Penn State University. Kirsty Robertson will also be participating in tours, talks and events.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Scott McGovern

    Join us Thursday, March 1, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Scott McGovern is a curator, artist, video maker, and educator.

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  • Art Now! Presents: David Urban

    Join us Thursday, March 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by David Urban, Artist.

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  • 02-Hatch-Read.Watch.Listen

    By John Hatch, Western News, February 9,2018

    John Hatch, Chair of Visual Arts, explores 20th-century European and American art and theory, with a special focus on the influence of the physical sciences on modern art.

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  • Visual Arts Adjunct professor wins Governor General’s Award

    Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2018

    Wyn Geleynse’s practice is one of a restless tinkerer, someone who is endlessly experimenting with techniques both ancient and on the leading edge of the latest technology.

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  • Department of Visual Arts Open Studios

    The Department of Visual Arts Graduate Students at Western University invite you to attend the 2018 edition of Open Studios. Held in conjunction with the Inward/Outward Conference and Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery.

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  • Kim Neudorf's exhibition reviewed by Patrick Mahon | Bordercrossings

    By Patrick Mahon, Bordercrossings magazine, December 2017

    In December 2017 – Volume 36, Number 4, Issue 144 of Bordercrossings magazine, Patrick Mahon recently reviewed Kim Neudorf's exhibition at DNA Artspace.

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  • Inward Outward | Artlab Gallery

    The ArtLab Gallery is pleased to present Inward Outward, an exhibition of work by graduate students from the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.

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  • Visual Arts Graduate Conference | Inward <-> Outward

    Join us for the Western University Visual Arts Graduate Student Conference and Open Studios! Thursday, February 8, 7pm - 8pm & Friday, February 9, 10am - 5pm.

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  • 10 Artists Who Are Taking Care | Canadian Art

    Canadian Art,

    Alumna Jessica Karuhanga (BFA’10) works primarily in video and installation, dealing heavily with gesture and choreography and speaking against our societal lust for the Black body as entertainment.

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  • Colin Dorward | Cohen Commons

    Colin Dorward A Proposal for the Incorporation of Synth-DIY and its music  into a Visual Arts Academy Cohen Commons February 8-14  Opening Reception: Thursday, 8th 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm This project examines the feasibility of developing electronic music instruments under the umbrella of a department of Visual Arts. 

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  • Mark Kasumovic: Instrumental II | DHP

    Double Happiness Projects, January 26 - February 15, 2018

    New exhibition by PhD candidate Mark Kasumovic at the Double Happiness Project in Toronto, Ontario. Opening Reception: January 25, 2018 (6 - 9 PM) - Artist in Attendance. Exhibition: January 26 - February 15, 2018

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  • Art Now! Presents: Deirdre Logue & Allyson Mitchell

    Join us Thursday January 25, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Deirdre Logue & Allyson Mitchell, Artists.

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  • Tegan Moore: Variations | Zalucky Contemporary

    Zalucky Contemporary, January 12, 2018

    Alumna Tegan Moore's exhibition "Variations" will be on display January 12 - February 10, 2018 at Zalucky Contemporary. Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6 - 8PM

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  • My Planet and Me | Aeolian Hall

    Aeolian Hall, January 12, 2018

    EmergentSeas (theatre), Timothy Glasgow (music), Public Displays of Art (dance), and Matthew Trueman (MFA candidate Visual Arts) are set to collaborate for a very special cross disciplinary one night only presentation of "My Planet and Me", a one act play written and performed by Damon Muma, followed by an analog synthesizer performance by Timothy Glasgow.

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  • Art Now! Presents: James Patten

    Join us at the first Art Now lecture of 2018, Thursday January 18, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by James Patten, Director and Chief Curator at McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Winter 2018 Speakers' Series Announced

    The Department of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Art in the Public Sphere Series. Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, events and exhibition.

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  • Visual Arts Scholarship Results

    Congratulations to Our Students Who have been Awarded the Following Scholarships; Ollie and Mark Cameron Scholarship: Erika Ilse Tony and Betsy Little Scholarship in Visual Arts: Reilly Knowles Benjamin Noble Scholarship: Olivia Mossuto The Craig Henshaw Visual Arts Philanthropy Award: Victoria Stopar and Ethan Aquino-Chien Kate and Robert Taylor Scholarship in Visual Arts: Zoe Abbott

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  • Looking Back 50th Anniversary Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    The Department of Visual Arts, Western University, continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Looking Back, an exhibition featuring works from the McIntosh Gallery Permanent Collection. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday January 13 at 7pm at the Artlab.

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  • Christine Negus - Long in the Tooth at the Bookcase Micro-museum and Library

    As Christine Negus BFA'08, remarks,“I like the idea of the persistence of teeth. In true crime shows, for instance, a body is often found, and eventually identified through the dental records. There’s some kind of permanence to these tiny things that require so much care, that need flossing and cleaning every day. But ultimately, they are the last thing standing."

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  • David Merritt in Group Exhibition at Carl Louie

    Carl Louie, November 26, 2017

    Rutherford Chang, Allison Katz, David Merritt, Adriana Lara November 26 - December 19, 2017 Carl Louie, 733 Elias Street, London, Ontario David Merritt’s practice operates in the diminishing space between human and natural systems. His drawing, sculptural and multimedia works have been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada and TENT CBK, Rotterdam.

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  • Call for Papers for Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space

    The Graduate Students of Art History and Visual Arts would like to announce a graduate student conference titled Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space.

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  • Photography & Social Change Student Conference

    The Photography and Social Change conference showcases the research of undergraduate and Master’s art history students who have spent the term exploring how photography has figured in modern conflict, social movements, and political upheavals of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #7

    The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us Thursday, November 30, from 7:00pm-9pm for the 7th exciting presentation in the series, with Special Guests Soheila Esfahani, Artist and Educator (MFA, Western) and Rah, Artist (MFA Candidate, Western) Soheila Esfahani and Rah will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Translating Voices”

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  • Ecocreativity: Bringing Art & Biology Together in Conversation

    Dr. Sheila M. Macfie and Dr. Danielle Way, Department of Biology, whose research focuses on plant responses to global change will present their work at the Artlab Gallery. After the talk an organized tour of Western's Biotron will take place.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #6

    Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 6th exciting presentation in the series With Special Guest Robert Fones. Thursday, November 16, from 7:30pm-9pm at the Museum London Lecture Theatre 421 Ridout Street North. Robert Fones began exhibiting in London, Ontario, in 1969, and has shown his work since then at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, S.L. Simpson Gallery and other commercial, parallel and public galleries within Canada.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #5

    Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 5th exciting presentation in the series. Graduate MA holder, Jenifer Papararo, and MFA holder, Kim Simon, will present their work and will speak on their respective practices.

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  • The last to go will see the first three go before


    SATELLiTE Project Space, October 27,2018

    The last to go will see the first three go before
. Opening reception: Friday, October 27th, 6-8PM Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St, London 
Satellite Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by second year MFA students from Western University.
 Four artists want to sort out what it means to be a body, a self, a persona in public or private. If we choose to tell ourselves stories to get by; which get to stay and which get in the way? Let’s navigate with heart, smarts and courage! Exhibiting artists: Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Graham Macaulay, Joy Wong

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  • The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo

    The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Nov. 3, 2017, 7pm Hosted by the Artlab Gallery, presented in partnership with LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association) Talk and Screening with Stephen Broomer, Filmmaker, film preservationist and independent scholar The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Ian Hugo’s films, made between 1948 and 1979, betray a fascination with the mystic and exotic, the flow of energy, and like a distorting mirror, they give a vision of a world in flux. From his psychodramas, inspired in part by the writings of his wife, Anais Nin (Bells of Atlantis, Melodic Inversion), to his documentaries (Ay-Yi, Tropical Noah’s Ark), to his experiments with pure abstraction (Aphrodisiac I & II), Hugo’s films are an invitation to the most puzzling and difficult strains of American underground cinema. This program will be introduced by filmmaker and scholar Stephen Broomer, who is presently completing a manuscript on the films of Ian Hugo.

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  • The 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition

    Back for the 16th year, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students from the Visual Arts Department, Western University.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #4

    Jean-Paul Kelly, Artist (BFA, Western; MVS, University of Toronto and Sobey Award Nominee) and Kelly Jazvac, Artist, Visual Arts Professor (BA, Guelph; MFA, U. Victoria and Sobey Award Nominee) will each speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and the Ecology of Found Things.”

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  • Derek Boswell - Vehicle

    In conjunction with Govrin's Artlab Gallery exhibition we will be hosting an exhibit of new photography by Undergraduate student, Derek Boswell in the Cohen Commons area. Boswell is in his third year of study and came to Visual Arts Western from Bealart.

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  • Ido Govrin "Not Quite the Highest Point" Exhibition

    Not Quite the Highest Point continues Govrin's interdisciplinary artistic research in the mediums of sound, installation, printmaking and text.

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  • 100,000,000, curated by Stephanie Anderson

    Please join us October 18, from 2:30-4:30, for the opening of >100,000,000, curated by PhD Candidate Stephanie Anderson. The Bookcase Micromuseum and Lending Library is located in Office 221 of the JLVAC. The Bookcase is typically open Mondays 11:30-2:30, by chance, or by appointment.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #3

    With special guests: Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Anishinaabe Artist-Scholar; past Lecturer: Visual Arts, Western (MFA, Simon Fraser University; MA, CSTC, Western; PhD Candidate, CSTC, Western) and Quinn Smallboy, Anishinaabe Artist (BFA, Western; MFA Candidate, Western) Dolleen Manning and Quinn Smallboy will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and Indigeneity.”

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  • PhD ’16 Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract selected by Leonardo MIT as a top-rated art-science abstract for 2016

    By Helen Gregory, The MIT Press, October 3, 2017

    Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract “Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art” is selected in as top-rated abstract in a special section of Leonardo, Volume 50, Number 5, 2017.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #2

    Kate Graham and Terry Rice will speak on their respective professional practices, and converse on “Art and Related Professional Careers.”

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  • Kathryn Brush Honoured in Hellmuth Prize Ceremony/Lecture

    Professor Kathryn (Kathy) Brush, Department of Visual Arts, one of the two recipients of this university-wide research prize, will give a talk on Museums and the Medieval.

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  • Sleight of Hands MFA Exhibition

    This exhibition will feature the work of second year MFA candidates; Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Graham Macaulay, Matt Trueman, Rah and Joy Wong who will showcase their sleight of hand; that is, the magic of artists creating something from nothing.

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  • Edit-A-Thon

    Please join us to create and edit Wikipedia articles about female artists, and feminist art movements. Assistance will be provided for beginners. Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.”

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  • David Merritt Exhibition (swrv)

    Christie Contemporary, September 6, 2017

    (swrv) is at Christie Contemporary from September 6 - October 14, 2017 David Merritt has exhibited nationally and internationally, including More Than Two (Let it Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2013; Volume, Hear, Here, curated by Christof Migone, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, 2013; Builders: 2012 Canadian Biennial, curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2012; shim/sham/shimmy, survey exhibition, Museum London, London, ON (touring, Art Gallery of Hamilton, MacLaren Art Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor), 2010.

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  • Cohen Commons Exhibition

    "Despite a sense of loss, there was an air of optimism" Cohen Commons, guest curated by PhD Candidate Ruth Skinner September 5-29, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 16th > 7-9pm, Remarks: 7:30PM

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  • Quinn Smallboy, Playing a String Game, Exhibition

    Quinn Smallboy’s work explores symbolic images that refer to Indigenous cultures. Through shapes and forms, that make up the iconic symbols that surround (and are within) Indigenous cultures, he approaches art-making by setting up alternate interpretations. By utilizing the mediums of painting and sculpture he translates Indigenous symbols into works of art.

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  • Samantha Noseworthy Midheaven Exhibition

    Midheaven names the tenth house in the natal astrological system. Evoking images of eclipse within in-between realms, it is a point of definition in one’s chart which determines vocation and purpose. Midheaven asks: of what significance is the continuity between contemporary artistic practice and paranormal occurrence?

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  • Turn the cameras on the architecture of exclusion in Calais

    By Dr. Sarah Bassnett, Witness, July 27, 2017

    This essay by Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Bassnett focuses on the boarder crisis in Calais, France. As she states in this recent article in World Press Photo Magazine "Of the thousands of images depicting the crisis in Calais, most focus on the refugees. And while their experiences are a crucial part of the story, this has circumscribed how we understand the crisis. There are broader issues at stake."

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  • Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance

    Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance Thesis Exhibition
July 6 to July 29, 2017  
Opening Reception: July 8 McIntosh Gallery at Western University is pleased to present a PhD. thesis exhibition by activist artist Rehab Nazzal. The show is based on Nazzal’s year-long field research in the occupied West Bank and features an array of works that engage gallery-goers through sight, hearing and smell.

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  • Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

    Professor Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) has been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.

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  • Alumni Shelley Niro Wins $50K Scotiabank Photography Award

    Canadian Art, May 9, 2017

    Shelley Niro has won the seventh annual Scotiabank Photography Award in a ceremony at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Shelley Niro was born in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1954 and currently lives in Brantford, Ontario. She is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan.

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  • The Black and White Exhibition

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the third consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over seventy students from five different schools.

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  • David Merritt Artist Talk

    Thames Art Gallery, April 27, 2017

    Meet us at the Thames Art Gallery, Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM to hear artist and Western University arts instructor, David Merritt, discuss his current body of work: SWRV. This exhibit is on now until Sunday, April 30, 2017. David will tour attendees around the exhibition, explaining his methods and the concepts behind the work.

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  • Charles Lee Franklin Harris MFA Exhibition

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Greater than Lesser than Equal to by Charles Lee Franklin Harris. The studio-based research of Charles Harris involves the use of non-traditional woodblock print-structures to explore the borderland where art and design commingle and cross-pollinate.

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  • You Can't Steal A Gift - Exhibition

    You Can’t Steal A Gift - Opening Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:30pm Satellite Project Space 121 Dundas Street Exhibition Runs: Friday, April 28 through Saturday, May 6th The exhibition features work by: Christina Battle, Christie Dreise, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Matthew Trueman and Michelle Wilson

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  • Jason Stovall Wins Plaskett Award

    Jason Stovall, MFA '16, is the 2017 Plaskett Award Winner. This award is used to support a mature Canadian with travel and the time and facilities to create work in Europe for one year. Awards: The artists will receive their awards at the 2017 RCA President’s Party held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Saturday May 6, 2017in Toronto. The event has been organized by Lina Jabra, Executive Director at the RCA. For tickets contact lina.jabra@rca-arc.ca

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  • Past Forward 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    This fall the Department of Visual Arts, Western University celebrates its 50th anniversary. In conjunction with this momentous event the Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Past Forward, an alumni exhibition that includes over 300 images and texts submitted by former students from our studio and art history programs.

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  • Sarah Munro - MFA Thesis Exhibition

    In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts, Western University, SATELLiTE Project Space is proud to present Sarah Munro’s MFA thesis exhibition, The Longest Way Round, is the Shortest Way Home. On display from May 12-20th 2017, this exhibition of new work demonstrates Munro’s unique interdisciplinary approach to art making that includes collage, sculpture and installation.

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  • Art & the City

    Art and the City is organized by Jessica Cappuccitti as part of the adapted project-based stream of her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University. Her current research considers the City of Detroit as a case study for analyzing the complex role that artists and art institutions are playing in the potential re-growth and revitalization of the city. Art and the City will focus on public engagement, outreach programs, and community development strategies in the arts. Some questions to be considered by the panel participants include: what specifically are the arts doing for your communities, and how can art and its institutions instigate concrete positive changes in communities, or potentially even foster the rebuilding of communities?

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  • Paul Chartrand, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Gardening at Arm's Length by Paul Chartrand. 

Chartrand’s solo exhibit includes a variety of work based on his research into hydroponic growing systems, and the mediated relationship humans have with the environment.

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  • Bassnett recieves J.J. Talman Award

    Ontario Historical Society, April 2017

    Sarah Bassnett is the recipient of the 2016 J.J. Talman Award for Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press

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  • roll call | ArtLab | Cohen Commons

    A gathering of ideas, reasons, comforts, unease, humour and resistance in response to community, in the form of visual texts. Guest Curated by Mackenzie Sinclair

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  • Practicum 2017-18 Information Session

    Currently in Year 3 or 4? Interested in Practicum Next Year? Learn what Practicum is all about and 
how to prepare your portfolio application.

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  • VASA Art Sale

    Are you looking to buy art? Then this is the event for you! VASA's annual Art Sale ROUND TWO is Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre! Swing by the VAC from 9am-4pm to check out some sweet work by your very talented and hip visual art and art history students!

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  • Choreographies of Resistance

    McIntosh Gallery, March 15, 2017

    Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased.

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  • Community: A Participatory Art Conference

    Western University Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts invite you to attend the 2017 BFA Practicum/MFA/PhD Open Studios and Graduate Symposium.

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  • Immune Nations

    <Immune Nations>,

    The exhibition <Immune Nations>, featuring Western University Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon, involves 8 interdisciplinary art projects, created in collaboration with artists, vaccine scholars, journalists, health policy makers and advocates over a 3.5 year period. The exhibition is hosted at 2 venues. Download the full poster and brochure in the blue link above.

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  • The Living River Project

    Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW), March 4, 2017

    This symposium, co-curated by Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid, considers the cultural, environmental and historical significance of water in the Windsor-Detroit corridor.

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  • Fellow Feeling | ArtLab

    View the practicum graduating exhibition of 10 Western BFA students on March 24, 6:00-8:00, in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.

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  • VSVSVS | Art Now

    VSVSVS, a six-person collective from Toronto, joins us for the Winter 2017 Art Now Speakers' Series 7:00 PM, March 30.

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  • Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon | ArtLab

    Visit this speculative and fictional installation on the moon in the ArtLab on March 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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  • March Break Open House

    Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Peter Flemming | Art Now

    Peter Flemming, an artist whose diverse influences include physics, neurology, and engineering, presents the next Art Now lecture on March 9, at 7:00 PM.

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  • Simone Jones | Art Now

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues with Simone Jones on March 2 at 7:00 PM.

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  • Boomerang | Artlab

    A performance project responding to the "Annual Juried Exhibition", organized by the Artlab Gallery in collaboration with the Department of English and Writing Studies.

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  • With Mexico, From Love

    Idea Exchange Art + Design , February 8 , 2017

    Featuring (MFA, 2015) alumni Juanita Lee-Garcia, With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico.

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  • 15th Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab

    Come to view this diverse exhibition created by Western Visual Arts Undergraduates at the reception on January 26, 5:00-7:00.

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  • If You've Got it Flaunt it | McIntosh Gallery

    Mcintosh Gallery, January 25, 2018

    New exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, featuring work by alumnus Danny Welsh, and curated by alumnus Lucas Cabral. January 25 - March 24, 2018. Join us for the opening Reception: Thursday January 25, 7-9 PM

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  • Shelley Niro | Art Now

    Shelley Niro (MFA '97) explores the interaction between indigenous culture and postcolonial media in this continuation of the Art Now Speakers' Series. Join us at 7:00 PM on February 16 in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!

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  • Bookcase Booklaunch | Opening The Joy of Atleigh

    Please join The Bookcase, January 25th, 12pm-4pm for the launch of the first catalogue (covering 2014-2016), and the opening of The Joy of Atleigh.

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  • Helen Fielding | Art Now

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on March 23 with Helen Fielding.

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  • Vicky Moufawad-Paul | Art Now

    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on February 2 with celebrated curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul.

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  • YONDER

    University of Waterloo Art Gallery, January 12-March 14, 2017

    Two Western alumni, Brendan Fernandes and Diana Yoo, continue their explorations of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:00–8:00 PM

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  • Kim Neudorf Exhibition

    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, January 6, 2017

    Kim Neudorf the Digital Technician and Visual Resource Librarian, at Western Visual Arts, is part of the exhibition “UNTITLED 2011” at Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

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  • Cold Front | McIntosh Gallery

    Guest Curated by art history graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts: Beatriz Asfora, Brad Morosan, Kelsey Perreault, Caroline Rabideau, Mackenzie Sinclair, and Ruth Skinner, with Professor Sarah Bassnett. Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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  • Art Now Presents: Artist­-Run Centre Roundtable

    Artist-Run Centre Roundtable: With Jenna Faye Powell (Forest City Gallery), Taylor Doyle and Sophie Quick (Good Sport), Christine Negus (London Ontario Media Arts Association - LOMAA).

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  • Alumna named as one of the 14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017

    By Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, December 21, 2016

    Esmaa Mohamoud completed her BFA in 2015 at Western University Before the age of 24 she had her first solo exhibition at YYZ Gallery. See the full list on Artnet news.

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  • Art Talks | Artlab Gallery

    Students from Bealart present a series of short talks related to art production February 1, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Artlab.

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  • On Coming and Going | Artlab

    Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Graduate Exhibition by Quintin Teszeri, January 12, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

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  • Plastiglomerate | e-flux

    By Kirsty Robertson, e-flux, December 2016

    New article by Professor Kirsty Robertson referencing Kelly Jazvac's readymades. Plastiglomerate clearly demonstrates the permanence of the disposable. It is evidence of death that cannot decay, or that decays so slowly as to have removed itself from a natural lifecycle.

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  • Christof Migone: Press Play | Zalucky Contemporary

    Zalucky Contemporary, November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017

    Studio Faculty member Christof Migone's exhibition "Press Play" will be on view at Zalucky Contemporary November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017. The Gallery is located at 3044 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kelly Wood

    Join us for an Art Now lecture by Studio Faculty Member Kelly Wood, Thursday November 24th at 7pm in NCB 113. Prof. Wood will discuss her new book and exhibition "The Vancouver Carts" on view at the McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Dogs Don't Go To School Book Launch | Stephanie Amatori

    By Stephanie Amatori, November 19, 2016

    Saturday, November 19, 2016. Children’s book launch illustrated by Western Visual Arts student Stephanie Amatori. All proceeds will be donated to ANIMALERT. Help save the lives of dogs and cats while supporting a local author. The launch will take place at Pet Value Masonville, located at 109 Franshawe Park Road East.

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  • War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay by Rehab Nazzal | Beit Zatoun

    By Rehab Nazzal, Beit Zatoun, November 4, 2016

    PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal presents “War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay” at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto, ON. Exhibition: Friday, Nov-4 to Wednesday, Nov-17 Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood | McIntosh Gallery

    By Kelly Wood, Macintosh Gallery, November 3 - December 10, 2016

    Please join us for the opening receptions for "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" and "Below The Belt: Film/Video from the Great Lakes Region" curated by alumna Christine Negus. "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" is also a book, which expands upon the exhibition, reproducing over 100 images selected by the artist and featuring essays by Clint Burnham, Max Haiven and Kirsty Robertson. Reception: November 3, 7-9pm

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  • Art Now! Speaker's Series: Patrick Mahon, Gu Xiong & Jenny Jaramillo

    November 17, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 113

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  • Mountains & Rivers Without End | Artlab Gallery

    Exhibition and conference are co-organized by Ulises Unda, Andrés Villar and Patrick Mahon. November 18 - December 9, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Friday November 18th from 7-9pm.

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  • Art Beyond Itself: Mountain & Rivers Without End | Conference

    Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.

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  • Mind Mouth: Jenine Marsh and Kim Neudorf | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, October 27, 2016

    Forest City Gallery is proud to present mind mouth, a collaborative exhibition by Jenine Marsh (Toronto, ON) and Kim Neudorf (London, ON). Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27th from 7 - 9 PM; Drawing Workshop: Saturday, November 12th from 1 - 3 PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Diane Borsato

    Join us for a lecture by Diane Borsato, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!

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  • I'm Really a Witch.* | Satellite Project Space

    October 22, 2016

    A screening curated by Christina Battle for LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program Saturday October 22, 2016 / Screening from 8-9 PM / Doors open @ 7:30 Presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space [121 Dundas Street, London]Including work by alumna Nicole Rayburn, and PhD candidate Christina Battle.

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  • David Merritt | Christie Contemporary

    By David Merritt, Christie Contemporary, October 21, 2016

    Christie Contemporary is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition opening Friday October 21, from 6-9pm featuring the work of Therese Bolliger, Marla Hlady, Samuel de Lange and David Merritt. 64 Miler St. Toronton, Ontario.

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  • Kelly Jazvac, Jesse Chapman, Ben Bloomstein | Carl Louie Gallery

    By Kelly Jazvac, Carl Louie, October 20, 2016

    Studio Faculty Member Kelly Jazvac is included in an upcoming exhibition, October 20 - November 15, 2016 at the new Carl Louie Gallery, located at 260 Clarence St. in London Ontario. Opening reception Thursday, October 20 from 6pm - 9pm.

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  • Engaging Our Communities: Museums, Galleries, and the Humanities | McIntosh Gallery

    The Public Humanities at Western, October 18-19, 2016

    Join us for a public dialogue featuring Steven Lubar, Michelle Hamilton, Brian Meehan, and Patrick Mahon. Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:30pm at the McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Seeing through the Skiascope | Steven Lubar

    The Public Humanities at Western, October 18-19, 2016

    Public Humanities at Western presents a lecture by Steven Lubar (Brown University), "Seeing through the Skiascope." October 18th VAC Room 100, 5:30 pm followed by a catered reception at McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Goodbye Heidelberg | Concourse Gallery

    Goodbye Heidelberg is an homage to the Heidelberg Project in Detroit. 39 colourful clocks count down the remaining time of the Project. Opening reception, November 3rd 5pm

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  • Allure of the Digital Humanities in Times of Crisis: Documenting Disruption in the Middle East

    Public Lecture by Dr. Sharon C. Smith, Program Head Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Co-director, archnet.org. Organized by Prof. Cody Barteet. October 12, 5:30pm VAC 100

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Marla Hlady

    October 20, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday October 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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  • Prof. Kelly Jazvac’s “Browsing” included in Canadian Art’s Nuit Blanche Must See List

    By Aaditya Aggarwal, Canadianart, September 29, 2016

    “Artist Kelly Jazvac used to work [at Mirvish Books], an education in and of itself, and for Nuit Blanche returns to present her clever signage sculptures, animated by industrial fans. Some of the best Nuit Blanche projects of late have commented on gentrification; here, art makes a poetic, haunting return to where it seems to belong.”—David Balzer, editor-in-chief

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  • Sorry Simone | Satellite Project Space

    The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the students of the Advanced Foundations Course. Please join us for the closing reception from 4-6pm on October 5, 2016.

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  • Lisa Robertson: Poetry Reading | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to announce Canadian Poet and essayist, Lisa Robertson will be joining us Wednesday October 12th when she will be reading from her soon to be launched book, "3 Summers".

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  • McIntosh Gallery Re-Imagines the Selfie | Western Gazette

    By Amy Skodak, Western Gazette, September 25, 2016

    This exhibition explores the relationship between portraiture and our society's obsession with representation through media ranging from paintings to sound installations. Featuring work by Western University Faculty, Students and Alumni. Read the full review on the Western Gazette website.

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  • Sky Glabush: The Window is Also a Door | Prosjektrom Normanns

    Prosjektrom Normanns, September 24, 2016

    Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's exhibition "The Window is Also a Door" opens September. 24th at Prosjektrom Normanns in Norway. The exhibition remains on view until October 16th.

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  • Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance | YYZ Books

    By Christof Migone, YYZ, September 24, 2016

    New Publication by Prof. Christof Migone | Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance, essay commissioned by YYZ Books for More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, eds. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars. Launch September 24 at YYZ in Toronto, 2-4pm. Facebook event here

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  • Rehab Nazzal | Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel | TIFF

    The Toronto Palestine Film Festival, September 24, 2016

    PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal will be included in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel. Artists discuss questions related to boycotts, censorship and the role of art in activism.

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  • Sky Glabush, Floating Carpets | Contemporary Art Stavanger

    Prosjektrom Normanns, September 24 - October 16, 2016

    Sky Glabush presents A Window is Also a Door, on view at Prosjektrom Normanns from September 24 – October 16, 2016. The exhibition consists solely of a series of hand-woven objects that function somewhere between tapestry, painting and woven rugs. CAS Editor Astrid Helen Windingstad provides personal notations on the artworks.

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  • Forest City Gallery | Interested in others

    Forest City Gallery, September 16 - October 20, 2016

    A group show with new-media works by Michelle Bunton (Western BFA 2016), Lucas Cabral (Western BFA 2016), Jamie Campbell, Christopher Lacroix Christopher Lacroix & afallenhorse, and Anna Eyler. This exhibition will be presented concurrently with an exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery that also considers contemporary portraiture.

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  • Yonder | Koffler Gallery

    Koffler Gallery, September 21 - November 27, 2016

    Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, twenty Canadian artists of diverse cultural backgrounds examine the immigrant condition through recent and new works in a variety of media. September 21 to November 27, 2016 with works by alumni Brendan Fernandes & Diana Yoo. Artist-Led Tour: Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 2 PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: James Kirkpatrick

    Join us for the Art Now Speakers' Series Thursday October 6th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, in NCB 113 Free and open to the public!

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Alumna Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree. This year with a second session for studio students.

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  • Stephen Mueller Two Weeks Last Spring | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, September 17, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's exhibition is on view August 24-October 1 2016 at DNA Artspace. The reception for this exhibition will be held Saturday, September 17, 7-10pm in conjunction with the reception for Juanita Lee Garcia's MFA thesis exhibition "El Paradise".

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  • Ido Govrin | Critical Ethics | Trinity Square Video

    Trinity Square Video, September 17, 2016

    About the work: Tears, Fears and Flashes (mixed media installation) considers the relationship between interpersonal understanding and propagandist rhetoric with respect to an audio-visual aesthetic experience. It speculates on the ethical implications of this difficult but often present relationship.

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  • I Know What You Did Last Summer | Artlab Gallery

    September 29 - October 19, 2016 This Second Year MFA exhibition features work by Paul Chartrand , Charles Harris, Sarah Munro, Sam Noseworthy Quinn Smallboy, Quintin Teszeri. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.

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  • Young is Old: Book Launch | Concourse Gallery

    September 29, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.

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  • Satellite Award Exhibition | Satellite Project Space

    SATELLiTE Project Space, September 9, 2016

    The first Satellite Award Exhibition celebrates London’s most promising emerging artistic talents. The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday, September 1st and will run through Thursday, September 15th. A reception will be held Friday, September 9 7-10PM with the artists present. Artists in the exhibition include: Michelle Bunton, (BFA 2016) & Jason Stovall, (MFA 2016)

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  • Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture | Co-edited by Prof. Kirsty Robertson

    Taylor & Francis Online, September 2016

    Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture co-edited by Prof. Robertson with Lisa Vinebaum (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is open access for the month of September. It also includes an article by PhD candidate Stephanie Anderson. "Stitching Through Silence: Walking With Our Sisters: Honoring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada."

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  • On the Colors of Writing | Review by Quintin Teszeri

    By Quintin Teszeri, Taylor & Francis, September 2016

    In the latest issue of The Senses and Society, Quintin Teszeri reviews Barbara Balfour's practice-based literary criticism of the encyclopedic novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

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  • Cosmic Stutters: Anselm Kiefer’s Search for Redemption in the Stars | Heavenly Discourses

    Sophia Centre Press, September 2016

    John Hatch’s article “Cosmic Stutters: Anselm Kiefer’s Search for Redemption in the Stars” has just been published in Nicholas Campion (ed.), Heavenly Discourses: Proceedings of the “Heavenly Discourses” Conference, Bristol, 2011 (Ceredigion, Wales: University of Wales, Sophie Centre Press, 2016), pp. 263-270.

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  • Greg Curnoe: Life and Work | Judith Rodger

    By Judith Rodger, Art Canada Institute, September 2016

    Art Canada Institute publication "Greg Curnoe: Life & Work", by Dr. Judith Rodger, presents the story of a patriotic artist from London, ON. Available online via free e-book.

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  • Evolution of Self Reflected in Portraits | Western News

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, September 28, 2016

    Contemporary artists, including Western University students, alumni, and faculty, respond to modern portraiture conventions in social media. Read the full review on the Western News website.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Mark Kasumovic

    Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113 where Kasumovic will discuss his practice, and exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Free and open to the public!

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Paul Walde

    September 15, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 15th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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  • Audio Lodge Performance | Artlab Gallery

    September 16, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us Friday September 16th from 7:30 -9:30 pm.

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  • Mark Kasumovic : Instrumental | Artlab Gallery

    August 30 - September 22, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 15th from 5-7pm.

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  • Mark-Making | Olga Korper Gallery

    The Olga Korper Gallery, July 16 - August 22, 2015

    Mark-Making’ will include a selection of works by Olga Korper Gallery artists Paterson Ewen, Gerald Ferguson, Robert Fones, Angela Grauerholz, Ken Nicol, Ron Shuebrook, Denyse Thomasos, Tim Whiten and Western University MFA alumna Barb Hobot. Opening July 16th, 6-9pm.

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  • a line has two sides | Faculty / Staff Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    October 27 -November 10, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday November 3rd from 5-7pm, with a performance by Christof Migone at 6:15pm.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Juanita Lee Garcia: El Paradise | DNA Artspace

    El Paradise is organized by DNA Artspace in collaboration with Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM August 24 – October 1, 2016 at DNA Artspace, located at 123 Dundas St. Reception: Saturday, September 17 from 7-10PM

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Jason Stovall: Thin Skin | McIntosh Gallery

    Thin Skin is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Mina Moosvipour: Emphatic Tension | McIntosh Gallery

    Emphatic Tension is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM

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  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2016

    Department of Visual Arts Summer 2016 Academic Counselling is available during scheduled times on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182. See full schedule for details.

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  • Sarah Munro Nuit Blanche Collage Project | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, June 4, 2016

    DNA Artspace and Forest City Gallery are pleased to present a pop-up exhibition and collage project by London-based artist Sarah Munro for London's Nuit Blanche. Taking place on the second floor of DNA Artspace (123 Dundas Street), Sarah Munro's project will include a participatory collage project in which the public is invited to help create three large scale collaged-murals on drywall panels.

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  • New exhibitions by MFA alumna Soheila Esfahani

    Equinox Gallery, June 4 - July 16, 2016

    Alumna Soheila Esfahani is included in 3 upcoming exhibitions: "where|between" at Equinox Gallery, "Material Girls" at Contemporary Calgary and "Connect 2016" at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. More information is available on her website.

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  • Michael Farnan: Representing Wilderness | McIntosh Gallery

    Michael Farnan is a multidisciplinary artist and doctoral candidate at Western University. His research explores Canadian representational history and discourses surrounding colonialism, wilderness, nature and nationhood. Michael’s work employs humour, parody and collaboration as tools for critical inquiry and reflection on how we think about relationships to nature. Opening reception: June 3rd at 7PM

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  • Water Now, artist’s books | Weldon Library

    Water Now is an exhibition of artist’s books created by students of the Water Now course at the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. On display June 2-30 2016 at the Weldon Library

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  • ARTS&REC: a Nuit Blanche exhibition at Satellite Gallery

    Art has work to do. Come see Western University Sculpture students explore art's role in public space. Is art work, play, recreation, or labour? Or perhaps a combination of all four? Through humour, play, labour, craft, construction and design students explore questions of how art serves a public, and in doing so what roles it might play.

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  • Book Launch: Sarah Bassnett | Stephen Bulger Gallery

    Stephen Bulger Gallery, May 28, 2016

    Please join Sarah Bassnett for the launch of her new book "Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City". The launch will be held Saturday May 28th 2-5pm at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.

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  • CAFKA.16: Contemporary Art in Public Space

    CAFKA, May 28 - June 26, 2016

    CAFKA.16: What we do together that we can’t do alone, features 14 new projects commissioned by CAFKA. This year CAFKA featured installations and projects by MFA candidate Paul Chartrand, alumni Ed Pien as well as Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner.

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  • Prof. Kirsty Robertson | Manifold Speaers Series: Subtle Technologies

    Textile Museum of Canada, May 14, 2016

    Kirsty Robertson presented a talk "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" at the Manifold Speakers series at the Textile Museum of Canada, part of the Subtle Technologies program.

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  • Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore: Semiopaque | G Gallery

    G Gallery, May 12 - June 25, 2016

    MFA alumni Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore's exhibit Semiopaque will be on display at G Gallery, Toronto, May 12 - June 25, 2016. OPENING: Thursday, May 12th 2016, 6-8pm

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  • Chronologues | Museum London

    Museum London, May 7 - August 14, 2016

    This group exhibition examines issues of memory and time, through personal narratives and larger, shared histories. It includes works by Barbara Astman, Michael Bidner, Colin Carney, Stan Denniston, Amy Friend, Wyn Geleynse, Maggie Groat, Natalie Hunter, Cyndra MacDowall, Myfanwy MacLeod, Charlotte Moth, Allison Rossiter, Susan Schüppli & Parker Branch (Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows). Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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  • Christof Migone Artist Talk | Université Paris 8

    Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016

    Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone will be giving an Artist talk at Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016.

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  • Words & [ ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought | Darling Foundry

    The Darling Foundry, May 6 - 8, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's project Archives Communautaires will be part of The School of Making Thinking’s Words & [ ]: a Durational Conference of Art and Thought at The Darling Foundry, Montreal (May 6–8).

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  • #shortvideo | HighEdWeb Michigan

    HighEdWeb Michigan, May 5 - 6, 2016

    Western Visual Arts Technical Specialist Manager Julia Beltrano will be presenting a lecture on the use of short videos and animated gifs in higher education web strategies at the HighEdWeb conference in Michigan, May 5-6, 2016.

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  • MARK KASUMOVIC: INSTRUMENTAL | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    Art Gallery of Mississauga, May 5 - June 12, 2016

    Mark Kasumovic's photographs of scientific instruments and facilities offer an investigation of how advances in technology have altered the previously symbiotic relationship of photography to the material world. Opening: May 5th - 6-9pm Artist Talk: Sunday, June 12, 1 pm

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  • Christof Migone Performances | vs. Interpretation & Cave 12

    Cave 12, May 4, 2016

    Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone has a Solo Performance at the vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague, May 1st. In addition, he will be performing at Cave 12 in Geneva May 4th.

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  • Simone Sciascetti | Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature | MFA Thesis

    By Simone Sciascetti, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 2016

    Congratulations to Simone Sciascetti! Her thesis "Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Helen Gregory | Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art | PhD Thesis

    By Helen Gregory, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 2016

    Congratulations to Helen Gregory! Her thesis "Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Annette Kolodny prize for environment and culture | American Studies Association

    American Studies Association, May 2016

    Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the 2016 Annette Kolodny prize for environment and culture from the American Studies Association for her work on petrotextiles.

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  • Making Strange | Magenta Magazine, Spring 2016

    By Jamie Faye Ryan, Magenta Magazine,

    MFA alumna Liza Eurich’s exhibition at G Gallery is reviewed by Jamie Faye Ryan in the Spring issue in Magenta Magazine. The exhibition which also features work by alumna Teagan Moore continues until June 25th.

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  • Hard Science | Magenta Magazine, Spring 2016

    By Matthew Ryan Smith, Magenta Magazine, May 2016

    PhD alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Plastiglomerates and the implication of the Anthropocene era with Prof. Kelly Jazvac in the Spring issue of Magenta Magazine.

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  • Hard Science | Magenta Magazine, Spring 2016

    By Matthew Ryan Smith, Magenta Magazine, May 2016

    PhD alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Plastiglomerates and the implication of the Anthropocene era with Prof. Kelly Jazvac in the Spring issue of Magenta Magazine.

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  • WORK/S | Undergraduate Awards | Featuring "The Stacks" at Artlab Gallery

    The Undergraduate Awards/Artlab Gallery, April 29 - June 30, 2016

    WORK/S is a series of art exhibitions taking place over the course of 7 weeks, across 8 higher education institutions of art and design in 5 countries: Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, USA, and Canada. The institutions are displaying the work of their past and current students who were either Winners or Highly Commended Entrants in The Undergraduate Awards 2015 program. Alumna Emily Copeland's work currently on display in the Artlab is included in this online exhibition.

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  • International Conference on Artistic Research | Hague

    International Conference on Artistic Research, April 28 - 29, 2016

    Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone is a contributor to the Writing and Sound Art Workshop at the International Conference on Artistic Research in The Hague, April 28-29.

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  • Enroll now in "Art, Visual Culture and Power" with Prof. Christine Sprengler

    This course introduces students to the complex relationships between art and power and the ways in which both have been defined, engaged and mobilized from ancient times to the present. VAH 1041a (May 16 - June 2)

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  • Emily Copeland: The Stacks | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is very pleased to present the work of Visual Arts alumna Emily Copeland who graduated from the Visual Arts Department, Western University with a BFA/Honors Specialization in studio Arts, 2015. Please join us in the Artlab Gallery for afternoon tea as we celebrate Emily Copeland’s many successes. Thursday May 5th from 2-4pm.

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  • PhD Spring Sessions: Josée Drouin-Brisebois | National Gallery of Canada

    Department of Visual Arts at Western University - PhD Spring Sessions presents a lecture by Josée Drouin-Brisebois Contemporary Curator, The National Gallery of Canada. 10:30 am in the Artlab Gallery.

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  • The Black and White Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the second consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over eighty students from five local Secondary Schools. This diverse outreach exhibit features curated selections from high schools situated within the Thames Valley District School Board including; Sir Fredrick Banting, H.B. Beal, London Central, A.B. Lucas, and Oakridge Secondary Schools.

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  • Prof. Kelly Jazvac on the 2016 Sobey Award Longlist

    the National Gallery of Canada, April 13, 2016

    Congratulations to Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac on her inclusion in the 2016 Sobey Longlist. The Sobey Art Award is the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Presented annually, the award celebrates some of our country’s most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition.

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  • Artist-led tour of Kim Moodie: Any Dream Will Do | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, April 7, 2016

    Join us Thursday, April 7th, 4pm at the McIntosh Gallery for an artist-led tour of by Studio Faculty member Kim Moodie of his exhibition: Any Dream Will Do.

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  • Teen Dream: Matthew Ryan Smith & Licorice Whip | The BookCase

    The Bookcasemicro-museum and library, April 7, 2016

    Teen Dream: Matthew Ryan Smith & Licorice Whip, opens this Thursday, April 7th at The BookCase Micro Museum and Library. This is an ongoing project by Prof. Kirsty Robertson located in VAC 221.

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  • Imagine Health Design Contest Winner Announced

    The jury of the Imagine Health Contest is pleased to announce that the Image Health Design Contest received a very competitive set of 25 submissions from 21 students. All submissions rose to the challenge of designing a compelling visual marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Congratulations to Mark Kasumovic on his winning design!

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  • Geordie Shepherd: Manifest | London Clay Art Centre

    London Clay Art Centre, April 5 - 29, 2016

    April 5th-29th, 2016. Opening reception, Thursday April 7th, 6-9pm, London Clay Arts Centre, 644 Dundas St.

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  • Tough As Nails: Transgressive Queer Glamour | Younger Than Beyonce Gallery

    YTB Gallery, April 5 - 23, 2016

    Curator: MA candidate Genevieve Flavelle; Artwork By: Maddie Alexander, Kim Ninkuru, Beck Gilmer Osborne, BFA candidate Danny Welsh, Shellie Zhang, Tuesday, April 5th - Saturday, April 23rd Opening reception, Friday April 8, 7 - 11 pm

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  • MFA Thesis exhibition, Simone Sciascetti: Symbiotic | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present SYMBIOTIC, the MFA Thesis exhibition of Simone Sciascetti. Sciascetti’s sculptural works explore the relationship between forms found in nature, specifically dead or abandoned trees, and figurative sculpture. Closing Reception: April 22, 7-9pm

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  • Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato Screening and Lecture | Artlab Gallery

    Join us Wednesday April 27th in the Artlab 2:30pm Video Screening: Assemblages: Félix Guattari and Machinic Animism by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato. 4:30pm Lecture: Maurizio Lazzarato Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity

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  • Michael Farnan named top 25 finalist in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge

    SSHRC, April 4, 2016

    Congratulations to Western Visual Art and Culture PhD candidate Micheal Farnan who is one of the Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge. Click the link to watch his work "Representing Wilderness: Community, Collaboration, & Artistic Practice"

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  • Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City | Sarah Bassnett

    By Sarah Bassnett, McGill-Queen's University Press, April 2016

    Sarah Bassnett's new book, Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, looks at photography's role in the liberal reform of early twentieth-century Toronto.

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  • New Article and Conference Paper by Prof. Kathryn Brush

    the Medieval Academy of America, April, 2016

    Professor Kathryn Brush delivered a paper at the conference of the Medieval Academy of America in Boston. The topic of her paper was “Imagin(in)g the Middle Ages in Ruins: Arthur Kingsley Porter and Lucy Wallace Porter in the régions dévastées, 1918-19.” She has also published an article: Kathryn Brush, “Adolph Goldschmidt und Arthur Kingsley Porter. Vergleichende Corpuswerkforschung in Deutschland und Amerika vor 1933,” Atlanten des Wissens. Adolph Goldschmidts Corpuswerke 1914 bis heute, ed. Kai Kappel, Claudia Rückert and Stefan Trinks (Berlin and Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2016), pp. 62-83.

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  • Tropical Depression: Sam Noseworthy | Concourse Gallery

    Influenced by the musical mash-up of Vaporwave - a micro-movement considered to be the first global music genre which originated purely online (Reddit, 2010), the works in Tropical Depression combine video, 3D prints and 2D imagery to push the concept of Remix Culture.

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  • Where Have All the Poets Gone? | CBC Books Documentary

    By Sook-Yin Lee, CBC Radio, March 25, 2016

    In her new documentary, Where Have All the Poets Gone?, CBC Radio host Sook-Yin Lee tracks down reclusive Canadian poet and former broadcaster Phyllis Webb. Lee's search leads her to question CanLit cultural myths and turn her attention to a new generation of Canadian poets. The documentary will be live on cbcbooks.ca as of 4pm, March 25th and features a performance by Western BFA student Ronnie Clarke.

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  • Who said fungi cannot be fun? | Western News

    By Heather Hughes, Western News, March 24, 2016

    The unique event featured artwork, mushroom treats, music and a presentation by fungi expert and Biology professor R. Greg Thorn. The event was organized by Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson.

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  • The Terror of Knowing, Curated by Player 2 | LOMAA

    LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association, March 19, 2016

    LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program is excited to host the first of three curated exhibitions. Player 2, the curating duo of Western University Alumni Diana Poulsen (MA 2010) and Matt Sparling (MFA 2008), will present an evening of video game art where viewers are encouraged to play and interact, while additionally facilitating a game-making workshop.

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  • Western Student Research Conference | Western University

    Student Success Centre, March 19, 2016

    Western Student Research Conference (WSRC) is Western’s university-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference, held on March 19th. Dr. John Hatch will be a panelist at the WSRC.

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  • Kim Moodie: Any Dream Will Do | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, March 18 - May 14, 2016

    Long recognized for his incredibly detailed, densely-packed imagery, London-based artist Kim Moodie has recently made unexpected forays into photography and video that, as he puts it, “breathe through time”. This exhibition will be the first time audiences will see these startling new perspectives on themes he has explored previously only in painting and drawing. Opening reception: March 18th at 7:00 P.M.

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  • SolTerre: Advanced Studio Foundations Exhibition | SATELLiTE

    SATELLiTE Project Space, March 16 - 18, 2016

    The Crew from Western University’s Visual Arts Advanced Studio Foundations class launches their multimedia project SolTerre at the Satellite Space Wednesday March 16th 5:30 - 7:30pm. Gallery Hours: Friday, March18 & Saturday March, 19, 12-3pm

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  • Trap Card | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, March 15 - 26, 2016

    TRAP CARD reveals new works in painting, illustration, drawing, print, photography and performance. Works in this exhibition demonstrate independent explorations into image, narrative, feminist stance, memory, and personal history.Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30–8:30pm

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  • Mushroom Festival | The Bookcase Micromuseum

    On March 17, The Bookcase Micromuseum is hosting a Mushroom Festival! Featuring artworks by local, national, and international artists, as well as mushroom treats, and a presentation on local mushrooms by Western fungi experts, the Mushroom Festival is a one day mycology extravaganza.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Ian Doig-Phaneuf

    Join us for a talk by Ian Doig-Phaneuf, a London based musician, DJ, proprietor of the record label A Person Disguised as People, and is both Music Director and a radio host at 94.9 CHRW.

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  • Students Push Art in New Directions | London Free Press

    By Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 7, 2016

    Joe Belanger of the London Free Press interviews graduate chair Patrick Mahon about the Western University Open Studios.

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  • Ido Govrin: Silent Maps | Redhead Gallery

    The Redhead Gallery, MArch 2, 2016

    Phd candidate Ido Govrin's solo exhibition "Silent Maps" is on view at the Red Head Gallery. Opening reception is March 2nd, 18:00 at the Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond, Toronto).

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  • Prof. Cody Barteet: Through Colonial Eyes | Carleton University

    The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, March 2, 2016

    Professor Barteet will discuss Sixteenth Century Maya Nobleman Gaspar Antonio Chi on the Urban Fabric of Mayapan. Wednesday March 2nd, 2:30pm Dunton 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa.

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  • WATCH: Western Gazette Video on the Cabinet of Shadows

    By Samah Ali, Western Gazette | ArtLab, March 1 - 11, 2016

    Watch a video tour & read the exhibition review for the Cabinet of Shadows exhibition on view until March 11 at the Artlab Gallery.

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  • Future Desserts : Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition | Artlab

    The Artlab is pleased to present, "Future Deserts" the Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition. March 18 – April 6, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday March 18, 7-9pm with remarks at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public!

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  • Michael Farnan: "Searching For Grey Owl" Performance | Artlab

    March 11, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Artlab Gallery, Michael Farnan's "Searching for Grey Owl". Farnan's performance focuses on the popular legacy of Grey Owl in this country, and themes related to Canada's settler history, National Parks, nature spirituality, and contemporary representational practices that continue to privilege and empower colonial constructions of space and place.

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  • Conference on Advanced and Emerging Topics for Career Paths

    University Community Centre (UCC),

    Prof. Patrick Mahon will be speaking at this conference and will be part of a panel presenting their experience and thoughts on advanced and emerging topics for career paths, how to get into these fields, graduate studies, career prospects, and future trends.Sunday, February 28, 2016, 9:40 am - 2:30 pm in UCC

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  • LOMAA's presents "Life of a Craphead's" Bugs with LIVE performance

    LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association, February 26, 2016

    Bugs -- the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead -- is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, the story presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. Western University Students Lucas Cabral(BFA) and Sam Noseworthy (MFA) will open the Bugs screening with video works. 7:45pm, 355 Clarence St.

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  • P. Corcoran & K. Jazvac | Anthropocene Epoch Markers

    Biological & Geological Sciences RM: 0153, February 26, 2016

    The proposed Anthropocene epoch is a period of time marked by human interaction with Earth’s natural systems. Examples of anthropogenic stratigraphic markers include artificial radionuclides, aluminum metal, fly ash particles, and persistent organic pollutants. Attend this lecture featuring Visual Arts faculty member Kelly Jazvac to learn more. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Biological & Geological Sciences RM: 0153

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  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    This year the Visual Arts Supporters' Association has organized an art sale over two days in two locations. Don't miss your chance to buy original student artwork with proceeds benefiting the student artists! March 2nd in the UCC & March 3rd in the VAC.

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  • Art Now! Presents: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Join us March 3rd, 7pm for a talk by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the The Kitchen, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Texas, REVERSE in Denmark, Poesiefestival in Berlin and the 2015 Venice Biennale.

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  • Western University Open Studios and Graduate Symposium

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Open Studios at Western University's Department of Visual Arts. Meet students and see artwork by our BFA, MFA & PhD students. March 11th, 2016. This year’s Open Studios (1-8pm) will run in conjunction with the Visual Arts Graduate Symposium, "Upset & Disarray: Re-Presenting the Museum" (10am-5pm).

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  • Tom Sherman Video Screening | Artlab Gallery

    The artist Tom Sherman will present a selection of his video works including the world premiere of an experiment in robotic expressionism.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Tom Sherman

    Join us for a talk by Artist Tom Sherman who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and over five decades his interdisciplinary work has been featured in hundreds of international exhibitions and festivals, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Modern Art, and Ars Electronica.

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  • Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario | Georgiana Uhlyarik

    Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Georgiana Uhlyarik, will discuss collecting practices and the AGO’s recent exhibitions, Picturing the Americas and Introducing Suzy Lake. Organized by Professor Sarah Bassnett. 11:30 - 2:30pm, NCB 117

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  • Deep Lines | Concourse Gallery

    Deep Lines is an exploration of the individualism found within and between the lines that are drawn, carved, etched, and printed. This exhibition displays the experimental work of the third and fourth year students in VAS3330 Advanced Printmaking.

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  • Finishing Lines: One-Day Performance Festival | Forest City Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, February 18, 2016

    This performance art festival will feature works by BFA alumna Jessica Karuhanga and current PhD candidate Stephen Mueller. Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00-9:30pm. Co-presented with the McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Enroll now in Intersession Sculpture with Prof. Kelly Jazvac

    Need an advanced studio credit in a compressed time frame? Want to learn about contemporary sculpture and installation while gaining experience using new tools and fabricating techniques? Want to participate in an exhibition at Satellite Gallery downtown? Take VAS3322A!

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  • The River is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism | Satellite Project Space

    SATELLiTE Project Space, February 9 - 12, 2016

    On display February 9-12 Satellite Project Space. Opening Reception February 10 from 4:30 to 6 pm. This is a celebratory event showcasing the creative investigations of a class entitled "Water Now," through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students.

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  • Drawing 2016: 17th Annual Juried Exhibition | John B. Aird Gallery

    John B. Aird Gallery, February 9 - March 4, 2016

    Alumna Nilou Salimi has work included in the Drawing 2016 exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery. Exhibition dates: February 9 to March 4, 2016Opening Reception: Thursday February 11th, 6 to 8 p.m.

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  • Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals | Artlab

    Cabinet of Shadows looks at the relationship between humans and famous animals, including Jumbo the Elephant, Jonah the embalmed Blue Whale, and Martha the Passenger Pigeon. Opening Reception: Thursday February 25, 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Kim Solga

    Kim Solga is Associate Professor, Theatre Studies, in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western. Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for her lecture, part of the Art Now Speakers' Series.

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  • Ronnie Clarke: Video Fever | Trinity Square Video

    Trinity Square Video, February 5, 2016

    Congratulations to Western University student Ronnie Clarke on being selected for Trinity Square Video's fourth annual fourth annual showcase of emerging video artists from undergraduate program in the Toronto and surrounding area. February 5th, 7pm at TSV.

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  • Imagine Health Design Contest

    Open to undergraduate and graduate Visual Arts Students: An exciting and unique opportunity to use your creative, artistic and technical skills to conceptualize a creative marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Prize for best entry: $5000

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  • Siân Evans | Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons

    Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.” This talk is co-sponsored by Visual Arts and SASAH.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Paola Poletto

    Join us for a talk Thursday February 4th, in NCB 113 by MFA alumna Paola Poletto, the Manager of Adult Learning and Residency Programs at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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  • Matthew Ryan Smith Announced as New Curator at Glenhyrst Art Gallery

    Glenhyrst Art Gallery,

    Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith has accepted the position of Curator at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, ON. He has also recently published the articles "Hip to be Square: The Pixel Revolution in Art and Visual Culture" in Blackflash Magazine and "March of the Land Writers: Indigenous Graffiti Art Interventions" in First American Art Magazine, as well as a feature interview in Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism titled "Climbing "Internet Mountains": A Conversation with Clive Holden."

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  • AJE 14: Award Winners Announced

    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 11th, 2016.

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  • Duration and Dialogue Performance Art Festival and Symposium

    Katzman Contemporary, January 30-31, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller will be taking part in a 22-hour live durational performance of his work "A Twenty Two Hour Hug" Saturday, January 30 10pm to Sunday, January 31, 10pm at Katzman Contemporary.

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  • Curatorial Incubator v.13: On Shoulders | Vtape

    Curatorial Incubator, January 29 - February 18, 2016

    This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 – The Job of Life asked emerging curators to consider the changing environment we call “work”. This screening will feature PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Night at Home" (2009).

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  • Talkingheads | Concourse Gallery

    One hundred and seventy nine first year students from VAS1020 have created hybrid head masks which combine imagery of contemporary and historical persons juxtaposed with an image of a family relative.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: cheyanne turions

    Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for a talk by cheyanne turions, an independent, Toronto-based curator and writer who holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Free admission, all are welcome!

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  • Apply now to Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    Apply now to the Bess A. Hewitt Scholarship in Visual Arts; Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London, Memorial Prize; Madeline Lennon Essay Award; & Gray Creative Arts Award

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  • Drawing Conclusions | RISD Museum

    RSID Museum, January 22 - September 25, 2016

    Drawn from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, this exhibition explores the multivalence of narrative in contemporary art. It presents a diverse collection of works that tell stories, blending the public and personal, the real and fictional. Co-curated by Western University alumnus Jagdeep Raina.

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  • Showroom | Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre

    Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, January 21- March 5, 2016

    The inaugural exhibition Showroom, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, is a major survey exhibition of Toronto art that considers the dramatic changes brought about by a decade of rapid urban development. The exhibition includes work by studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac.

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  • Sky Glabush: What Is a Self? | Oakville Galleries

    Oakville Galleries, January 17 - March 13, 2016

    For this solo exhibition Faculty member, Sky Glabush presents new mixed-media sculptures and dyed weavings. With each gallery in the show conceived as a distinct vignette juxtaposing the artist's 2D and 3D works, "What Is a Self?" explores architecture as a structure capable of ordering the self in all its manifestations. Opening Reception January 17, 3:30-5:00pm

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  • Barbara Hobot: Strong Bonds | UWAG

    UWAG, January 14, 2016

    Alumna Barbara Hobot’s multidisciplinary artworks are made from objects that have been manipulated, traced, and translated from one medium into another. Her exhibition at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery opens Thursday, January 14 from 5:00–8:00 pm

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  • Montañas y ríos sin fin | Cuenca, Ecuador

    Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador, January 14, 2016

    Professor Patrick Mahon, Current PhD candidate Ulises Unda and MFA alumnus Gautam Garroo are included in an exhibition opening at the "Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador" It is co-curated by part time faculty member Andres Villar.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Karin Jones

    Join us for the first Art Now Talk of 2016 with Artist Karin Jones, 7pm in NCB 113. Presented in collaboration with the McIntosh Gallery, the talk will be followed by the opening reception of Jones' exhibition "Worn" at 8pm, at the McIntosh.

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  • Sotto | Modern Fuel

    Modern Fuel, January 9, 2016

    sotto brings together work by five artists who employ the language of contemporary painting to explore themes ranging from matter and material to presence and place. Participating artists include Western University Alumni Kim Neudorf (MFA) and Jag Raina (BFA) Opening Reception: 9 January, 2016 at 7 pm

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  • À la recherche (in search of practice-based research) | Open Studio

    Open Studio, January 8 - February 6, 2016

    This exhibition curated by Barbara Balfour features work by faculty members: Patrick MAHON, David MERRITT , Christof MIGONE, and Alumni: Janice GURNEY, Andy PATTON, Ed PIEN. Opening reception, Friday January 8, 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Ido Govrin: To return to a place, is, like dying | Hansen House, Jerusalem

    Hansen House, Jerusalem, January 7 - February 20, 2016

    PhD candidate Ido Govrin currently has a solo exhibition titled "To return to a place, is, like dying" on display at Hansen House, Jerusalem. Visit the link to see more or view the exhibition catalogue

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  • Quintin Teszari: On Plastiglomerate | Temporary Art Review

    By Quintin Teszeri, Temporary Art Review, January 6, 2016

    A response to the plastic-infused stone described by geologist Dr. Patricia Corcoran, oceanographer Charles J. Moore, and artist Kelly Jazvac. Click the title to read the full article.

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  • Confab | Concourse Gallery

    Join us between January 11th to 19th for Confab: a student exhibition of works created in contemporary media. To celebrate Confab, come to the reception on January 14th, 6-7pm.

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  • 17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016 | Huffington Post

    By Priscilla Frank, Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post, January 2016

    Huffington Post names alumnus Brendan Fernandes, (MFA '05), one of the "17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016" Follow the link to read the full article.

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  • Closed System/ Sustainable Growth | Artlab Gallery

    Join us for the first opening reception of 2016, Thursday, January 7th , 5-7pm at the Artlab Gallery. This exhibition features work by Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA students.

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  • Taco Feast | Artlab Gallery

    Taco Feast The Artlab Gallery invites you to be part of an art experience with MFA candidates Juanita Lee-Garcia, Paul Chartrand, and guest artist Eugenio Salas AKA #riceandbeans who will cook-up a Taco Feast.

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  • Review: Kirsty Robertson, The Art of the Copy | Jotwell

    By Laura A. Heymann, Jotwell,

    Kirsty Robertson's essay "The Art of the Copy: Labor, Originality, and Value in the Contemporary Art Market," was recently singled out by Jotwell, "a space where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to the law." Click the link to read the full review.

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  • AJE 14: Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Save the date and join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday January 28 >5-7pm

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  • Call for Submissions : AJE 14 | Artlab Gallery

    Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Students are invited to submit their work, see the Artlab reception desk for an application form.

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  • In Kind | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, December 4 - 15, 2015

    Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th from 6 - 10 PM Closing Day/ Reception: Tuesday, December 15th from 12:00- 5:00 PM | This Show and Sale acts as both an appreciation event to our Membership, as well as FCG's biggest fundraiser of the year. Participating artists include many Western Visual Arts Faculty, Students and alumni.

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  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition | Redhead Gallery

    The Redhead Gallery, December 2, 2015 - January 16, 2016

    Formed in 1990, the Red Head Gallery collective has maintained a vibrant membership now for 25 years – the longest standing artists' collective in Toronto. This exhibition includes works by MFA alumna Soheila Esfahani and current PhD candidate Ido Gorvin.

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  • Call for Submissions from Western Visual Arts Alumni | SATELLiTE

    SATELLiTE Project Space, December 1, 2015

    SATELLiTE is inviting students and alumni of Western University (Visual Arts undergraduate and graduate programs), Fanshawe College (Fine Art, Design, Fashion or Photography programs) and Bealart to submit work for Satellite Holiday Art Fair 2015. Visit their site to apply.

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  • Plastiglomerate, the Anthropocene’s New Stone | Hyperallergic

    By Ben Valentine, Hyperallergic, November 25, 2015

    Interview with Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac regarding her work with Plastiglomerates and her exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto titled "Rocks, Stones, and Dust."

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  • Patrick Mahon, Nonsuch Garden | Katzman Contemporary

    Katzman Contemporary, November 21 - December 19, 2015

    Nonsuch Garden is the culmination of Patrick Mahon’s recent artistic activity exploring the visual language of water and its repositories, as well as the vessels that traverse this natural element. Anchoring the exhibition is a titanic collaborative installation piece created with Dickson Bou, “Mastgarden,” that not only assimilates with the gallery infrastructure, but also impels the pieces on the walls into the depths of the surrounding “waters.” Opening Reception: Saturday, November 21

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sandy Plotnikoff

    Join us for the last Art Now Talk of 2015. Plotnikoff’s work has been shown widely including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as in exhibitions in the United States, the Netherlands, and France.

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  • VASA Art Sale | Cash and Carry, One day only!

    Spruce up your office or home with an original work of art, & get an early start on your holiday shopping. VASA is proud to present our first art sale of the school year! Come and support your local student artists on Wednesday, November 25th from 11:00 AM -6:00 PM at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.

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  • Surface Tension | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Surface Tension, a large painting exhibition with new works by 19 students in Prof. Sky Glablush's third year Advanced Painting class. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, November 19th at 5pm.

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  • Alumna Awarded ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award

    ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception, November 6, 2015

    Congratulations to alumna Jenna Faye Powell (BFA '09) on her 2015 ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award. Powell is an emerging artist and arts administrator with experience in both the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. She is the current Executive Director of Forest City Gallery.

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  • A Whale of a Tale: Mark Engstrom, Senior Curator, ROM

    Join us on November 12th, as Dr. Engstrom tells of his trip to Newfoundland, about the media frenzy around the "exploding whales," and about the important work the ROM does for endangered species and conservation.

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  • Universities Art Association of Canada Conference 2015

    UAAC-AAUC, November 5 - 7, 2015

    A number of our faculty members and PhD candidates will be presenting at the UAAC Conference. Faculty members include: Kirsty Robertson & Christof Migone. PhD candidates include: Stephanie Anderson, Maryse Larivière, Jennifer Orpana, & Stephen Mueller

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  • Ed Pien: Luminous Shaddows | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, November 5 - December 12, 2015

    Ed Pien is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western University. Opening reception: November 5 at 7:30PM Artist-led tour: November 6 at 12:30PM

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  • Kirsty Robertson | Quilts for the Twenty-First Century

    By Janis Jefferies, Diana Wood Conroy, Hazel Clark, Bloomsbury, November 2015

    Kirsty Robertson's essay "Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field," was just published in the Handbook of Textile Culture, published by Bloomsbury Press.

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  • Fall Preview Day - VAC Building Tours & Art Displays

    Join us sunday November 15th for fall preview day. The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is pleased to host prospective students and their families for a day of stimulating and informative presentations and displays.

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  • Word Ways | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Word Ways. In this exhibition the 19 students, of Professor Kim Moodie’s second year studio class, were tasked with choosing an art criticism text and reconstitute it as collage. Join us for the closing reception, Thursday Nov. 12th 5-7pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Negus

    Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 12th, 7pm in NCB 113.Christine Negus received her MFA from Northwestern University (2010), and her BFA from Western University (2008). She has exhibited her work both national and international venues, including the Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre and Images Festival where, in 2008, she won the National Film Board of Canada's Best Emerging Video/Filmmaker.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Danielle St-Amour

    Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 5th, 7pm in NCB 113. Danielle St. Amour is an artist, writer, and curator based in Toronto. In 2008 she co-founded Palimpsest Magazine and continues to be active in publications and print-based work. In 2013 she was listed as one of ARTINFO’s Top 30 Under 30.

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  • Pressed for Time | Concourse Gallery

    Pressed for Time is an exhibition featuring contemporary work by the (9582A, Contemporary Art and the Archive) class. Co-currated by: Katie Oates, Taylor Davison and Carling Spinney

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  • Kelly Jazvac Reviews Sandra Meigs | Momus

    MOMUS, October 20, 2015

    "The Spinning “YOLO” Sympathies of Sandra Meigs", a review of Sandra Meigs’s current exhibition at Susan Hobbs Gallery, entitled All to All, by Visual Arts faculty member Kelly Jazvac has been published in Momus.

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  • Escape Plans | Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery

    Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, October 16 - October 31, 2015

    MFA candidate Paul Chartrand is included in the group exhibition "Escape Plans". The exhibition explores, wilderness, divergence and urban escape. Located at 563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario

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  • Sarah Bassnett, Of Time and Buildings | Art Gallery of Guelph

    Art Gallery of Guelph, October 15 - 16, 2016

    Visual Arts faculty member Sarah Bassnett's essay, "Between Truth and Fiction," has been published in the catalogue for the exhibition Of Time and Buildings, Art Gallery of Guelph.

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  • Sarah Bassnett: Time and Temporality | Art Gallery of Guelph

    Art Gallery of Guelph, October 10, 2015

    Prof. Sarah Bassnett is a panelist for the symposium "Time and Temporality" moderated by Robert Enright at the Art Gallery of Guelph on October 16. Prof. Bassnett also presented a paper, "Racism and Neoliberal Subjectivity in Life Magazine" at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto on October 10.

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  • Art Now Presents: Derek Liddington

    Join us for a talk by alumnus Derek Liddington (MFA 2007), Thursday October 15th, 7pm in NCB113. Liddington has exhibited in numerous public settings, including his intervention at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014), Cambridge Galleries (2013), and Daniel Faria Gallery, (2013). Free and open to the public.

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  • Between Commemoration and Cult: Creating and Recreating Episcopal Memory in the Choir of Cologne Cathedral

    Please join us for an exciting lecture presentation by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts.

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  • Boundaries stretched in student show | via London Free Press

    The London Free Press, October 7, 2015

    Joe Belanger Discusses the current second year MFA exhibition, "Second Wind" at the Artlab Gallery in the The London Free Press

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  • The Work of Wind | Nuit Blanche, Toronto

    Nuit Blanche, October 3, 2015

    Faculty member Christof Migone commissioned by alumna Christine Shaw (MFA, 1999) to present “Hit" as part of her Nuit Blanche exhibition called The Work of Wind. The sound performance Hit will feature 10 mixers and 25 performers including recent graduate Randi Aiken (BFA 2015), and current undergraduate students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Amy Cunningham, and Robin Scott.

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  • A Gust of Wind | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, October 3 - November 14, 2015

    Organized by artist, Patrick Mahon, whose work is presented in the exhibition. The project includes individual works by the following Canadian artists: Sean Caulfield (Edmonton, AB); Karilee Fuglem (Montreal, QC); David Merritt (London, ON); Tegan Moore (London, ON); Francine Savard (Montreal, Q.C.), and Norwegian artist, Elida Brenna Linge. Through photography, painting, sculpture, print media and video, the artists respond to the wind through a range of visual strategies that remind us of its power and its delicacy. Opening Reception: Friday October 2, 7-10pm Panel Discussion: Saturday October 3, 3-4pm

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  • You Could Make an Onion Cry | Satellite Project Space

    Organized by VASA, this exhibition features the work of Visual Art Students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Sean T. Cox, Jacob Freeman, Alexis Perlman, Robin Scott and is curated by Lucas Cabral. Opening reception, Friday October 2nd, 7pm.

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  • Second Wind: Second Year MFA Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Second Wind, an exhibition featuring contemporary work by second year, Western University, MFA students. Featuring work by: Juanita Lee Garcia, Mina Moosavipour, Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall. Closing Reception: Thursday, October 22nd > 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Presents: Lili Huston-Herterich & Laurie Kang

    Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, and Laurie Kang have recently wrapped their Power Plant collaboration entitled The Mouth Holds the Tongue. Huston-Herterich and Kang will discuss the project, their collaborative process, and their personal practices.

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  • Public Lecture by Kirsty Robertson: Warhol Revisisted | Revolver Gallery

    Revolver Gallery, September 25, 2015

    Faculty member Kirsty Robertson will be giving a talk in Toronto "The Art of the Copy: Labor, Originality, and Value in the Contemporary Art Market" at the Revolver Gallery, Andy Warhol Revisited Show. 8-9pm. 77 Bloor St W.

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  • Western students receive high marks at The Undergraduate Awards | Western News

    Media Relations, September 23, 2015

    Congratulations to Visual Arts Students Emily Copeland and Kelsey Perreault, who were named among the international winners of The Undergraduate Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing top undergraduate work. Western honourees are invited to attend the Global Summit in Dublin in November.

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  • Art Now Presents: Sandra Meigs

    Join us for the first lecture of the Fall 2015 Art Now Speakers' Series. For over 35 years Sandra Meigs has created vivid, immersive, and enigmatic paintings that combine complex narratives with comic elements. 7pm, NCB 113

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  • Student Meet & Greet | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, September 19, 2015

    FCG and VASA are proud to present our second annual Student Meet & Greet drop-in event, hosted at Forest City Gallery. Stop by FCG on September 19th, Saturday afternoon from 4:00- 7:00 PM to meet fellow arts students from Western University, Fanshawe College and Beal Vocational High School.

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  • VASA ExtraVASAganza & Nuit Violette

    Department of Visual Arts, September 17, 2015

    An evening of Arts Events in the VAC & outside the McIntosh Gallery. Click the link for more information.

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  • Millefeuille and Flipper, by Christof Migone | Bookcase Micro-Museum and Library

    On Wednesday, September 16, from 12-4, The Bookcase will open for the 2015-16 year, with a brand new exhibition and fundraiser. Please come by to borrow books, see the exhibition, or to buy a book ($1-5 donation).* All are welcome.

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  • Matthew Ryan Smith: Big Whoop | Good Sport Gallery

    Good Sport, September 12, 2015

    Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith's solo exhibition "Big Whoop" will be on view at Good Sport September 12 - October 3, 2015. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 12 from 7-9pm.

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  • Uncooperative | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, September 12 - October 9, 2015

    Forest City Gallery is pleased to present its Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition. This year addressing the theme of 'exhaustion,' Uncooperative will feature works by eight emerging artists from Southwestern Ontario. Including work by Western Visual Arts alumni Taylor Doyle, Jamie Dronyk, Faith Patrick and Niloufar Salimi. Reception September 12th from 6 - 9 PM.

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  • Stephen Mueller: Missing Person | Artlab

    As part of his PhD requirement, Stephen Mueller will carry out a series of performances on each day, of his exhibition, from September 17th until September 30th.

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  • Kirsty Robertson awarded Yasuo Sakakibara Prize | American Studies Association

    America Studies Association, September 2015

    Congratulations to Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize from the American Studies Association for the best paper presented by an international scholar. Her paper, "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" is part of the "Visualizing the Invisible" project, a collaboration with Professors K. Jazvac & K. Wood.

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  • VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice

    Have you ever wanted to curate an exhibition or work in a museum? If so, VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice is the course for you. In this class you will learn about museums, and will work with other students, museum professionals and others, to design and mount an exhibition.

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  • Enroll now in 2nd & 3rd year Media Courses

    A few spots are still available in our second and third year media courses. Enroll online today!

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • Matthew Purvis | Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft | MA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario, August 2015

    Congratulations to Matthew Purvis. His MA thesis "Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft", is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Matthew Tarini | Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity | MFA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario,

    Congratulations to Matthew Tarini. His Thesis "Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Michael S. Pszczonak | Hand-Eye | MFA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario, August 2015

    Congratulations to Michael S. Pszczonak, his MFA thesis "Hand-Eye" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Sherry A. Czekus | Crowdsourcing | MFA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario,

    Congratulations to Sherry A. Czekus. Her Thesis "Crowdsourcing" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Niloufar Salimi | Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity | MFA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario, August 2015

    Congratulations to Niloufar Salimi. Her Thesis "Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Ruth Skinner | In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View | MA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario, August 2015

    Congratulations to Ruth Skinner. Her Thesis "In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Jennifer E. Orpana | Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City | PhD Thesis

    By Jennifer E. Orpana, The University of Western Ontario, August 2015

    Congratulations to Jennifer E. Orpana. Her Thesis "Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Volumes, co-edited by Martin Arnold and Christof Migone

    Blackwood Gallery, in collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, July 29, 2015

    This new 144-page publication includes 14 writers, a 10" vinyl record with 15 tracks, an 150" x 10" image insert with 113 full-colour images. Featuring 65 artists including faculty members David Merritt and Neil Klassen, plus an essay by Ben Portis on the Nihilist Spasm Band.

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  • Niloufar Salimi - I am not I, almost never. | DNA Artspace

    MFA thesis exhibition featuring ink drawings by Niloufar Salimi at DNA Artspace. The exhibition will be on view August 25 - September 24, 2015. A reception will be held, Friday September 11, 7-11pm.

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  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project | 2015

    VAS 1020: Foundation of Visual Arts students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created on their class blog!

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  • Fresh Paint / New Construction 2015 | Art Mûr, Montreal

    Art Mûr, July 18 - August 29, 2015

    Art Mûr will be exhibiting emerging painting and sculpture from Canada’s top art schools. Western University MFA students Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall are included in this year's exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 3-5pm

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  • The Book of Hours awarded MCBA Special Recognition Merit Prize

    MCBA, July 17 - August 3, 2015

    MFA alumna Gabriella Solti’s artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award and will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 through August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.

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  • Book Launch: Jamie Q | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, July 16, 2015

    Produced during an artist's residency at L'APPÂT in Brussels, Belgium, Swatches follows up Jamie Q's recent solo show at DNA. Printed by hand in a signed and numbered edition of 72 copies, the book features the artist's patterns screen-printed onto fabric pages. Jamie Q holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from Western University (2010).

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  • Matt Tarini: Liminal Space & Mike Pszczonak: Hand-eye | McIntosh Gallery

    The McIntosh Gallery is please to present the MFA thesis exhibitions of Matt Tarini: "Liminal Space" and Mike Pszczonak: "Hand-eye". Please join us for the closing reception, September 11 at 5:30 P.M.

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  • Kelly Jazvac: Interview with Artslant

    By Gillian Dykeman, Artslant, July 10, 2015

    In this episode of "working (it) out" the Artslant podcast, Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac discusses Plastiglomerates, and her recent presentation to Paleobiologists at the Smithsonian Institute.

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  • Michael Farnan: Nation to Nation | The Orillia Museum of Art & History

    Orillia Museum, July 2 to September 26, 2015

    Nation to Nation brings together five exceptional artists whose practices explore way of thinking through colonization. Participating Artists: Michael Belmore (Manitoulin Island), PhD Candidate Michael Farnan (Midland), Nadia Myre (Montréal), Travis Shilling (Rama) and Osvaldo Yero (Montréal)

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  • Christof Migone: Count and Strike and Spin | Errant Bodies, Berlin

    Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, June 29, 2015

    Marla Hlady and Western University Studio Faculty Christof Migone inhabit the Errant Bodies Sound Art Space with a project that is somewhere between an installation, a performance and a residency. Together Hlady and Migone will compose, experiment, improvise, listen, alter, converse…over seven days as they explore what their band is in this particular space.

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  • Sherry Czekus: Crowdsourcing | MFA Thesis Exhibition | Artlab

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Crowdsourcing, by painter Sherry Czekus. Join us for the closing reception: Thursday, August 27th, 7-9PM

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  • Up With Art | Unity Project

    Up With Art, June 20, 2015

    The compassion and generosity of London’s arts community will be on display at Unity Project’s 7th annual UPwithART show. 75 works of art, donated by artists or off the walls of notable collectors, will be up for bid by silent auction. London’s best arty-party for relief of homelessness. Including artwork by Western University Faculty, Alumni & current students.

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  • Christof Migone performance | Casa del Popolo, Montreal

    casa-del-popolo, June 9, 2015

    Visual Arts studio faculty members Christof Migone will be performing June 9th, 2016 at Casa del Popolo in Montreal. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Doors: 8:00pm; Music: 8:45pm LA SALA ROSSA

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  • #saltandwater | Or Gallery

    The Or Gallery, 6 June - 17 July, 2015

    The Or Gallery is pleased to present #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, an exhibition of four Palestinian artists. Current PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Dead Sea (2010)" is included in the exhibition at Or Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

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  • Kelly Jazvac: Site Words, Spoilers and Shoplifters | Diaz Contemporary

    Diaz Contemporary, June 6 - July 11, 2015

    Diaz Contemporary presents Kelly Jazvac’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, "Site Words, Spoilers and Shoplifters" With her adapted use, materially-driven practice, Jazvac looks to the margins of commercial manufacturing and the rhetoric of human environments.

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  • Visual Fringe & Nuit Blanche | via London Free Press

    The London Free Press, June 3 - 13, 2015

    Abby Vincent, a fourth-year BFA visual arts student at Western University, is organizing Visual Fringe at the Arts Project, as well as Nuit Blanche June 13 as part of the London Fringe Festival.

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  • D'Clinic Shovel Artist Residency | Lendava, Slovenia

    D'Clinic studios, June 2015

    Congratulations to recent graduate Taylor Doyle (BFA 2015) who has been accepted to the "Shovel" artist residency for the month of June at D'Clinic studios in Lendava, Slowvenia.

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  • Trista Mallory | Standing For Something Not Present | PhD Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario,

    Congratulations to Trista Mallory. Her Thesis "Standing For Something Not Present: Contested Representations in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • The Visible Universe, Including the Fires of Hell | Brad Isaacs

    McMaster Museum of Art, May 30, 2015

    "The Visible Universe, Including the Fires of Hell" by MFA alumnus & Visual Arts technician Brad Isaacs will be on view at the McMaster Museum of Art May 7-August 15 2015. A reception will be held Saturday, May 30, 2-4 pm

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  • CEG Presents: Elaine Quehl & Amanda McCavour

    The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild presents a lecture by two Canadian Fibre Artists, Elaine Quehl and Amanda McCavour. Wednesday June 3rd, in VAC 100.

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  • Patrick Howlett: unitholders | Susan Hobbs Gallery

    Susan Hobbs Gallery, 21 May - 27 June, 2015

    unitholders by part-time studio faculty Patrick Howlett will be on display May 21 to June 27 2015 at the Susan Hobbs Gallery. Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 21 May from 7 to 9 p.m. 137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, Ontario

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  • Mammo'wiiang | Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

    art gallery of southwestern manitoba, May 21 - July 4, 2015

    Mammo'wiiang is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning gathering. The exhibition,  Mammo'wiiang to make change gathers together a distinct group of artists highlighting work that addresses social, cultural, economic, and political conditions arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial project. This exhibition includes work by PhD candidate Michael Farnan.

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  • Janice Gurney: All the Spaces | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, May 14 - June 27, 2015

    An exhibition by aluma Janice Gurney (PhD 2012) Curated by Julian Haladyn is currently on view at the McIntosh Gallery. Extending the project further, works from the McIntosh collection by faculty members Patrick Mahon, David Merritt are also included in the exhibition.

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  • Alumni Jenna Faye Powell & Jill Price: Slip | Westland Gallery

    Westland Gallery, May 12 - 30, 2015

    Slip, a joint exhibition with artists Jenna Faye Powell and Jill Price, explores the ups and downs of contemporary life through metaphors of rough, rugged and disrupted landscapes. On view until May 30th.

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  • Good Afternoon | Carleton University Art Gallery

    National Arts Centre, May 9, 2015

    Visual Arts faculty member Christof Migone will be part of "Good Afternoon" curated by Michael Davidge. Migone will delve into the space between language and voice to focus on the sounds hidden in minutiae. His current research includes microphone hitting, book flipping, phone licking, and silence listening.

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  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2015

    Visual Arts Department Summer 2015 Academic Counselling is available during scheduled times on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182. See full schedule for details.

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  • Liza Eurich: There is no There | Hamilton Artists Inc.

    Hamilton Artists Inc, May 2 - June 13, 2015

    Alumna Liza Eurich (MFA 2012) is included in the exhibit THERE IS NO THERE featuring Jen Aitken, Josée Aubin Ouellette, Liza Eurich, Jenine Marsh, Derrick Piens and Beth Stuart at Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton.

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  • Colin Miner: What is to be done (available light) | Album Gallery

    Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, May 1 - 29, 2015

    Alumnus Colin Miner (PhD 2014) will be exhibiting his work at Album Gallery as part of CONTACT. Congratulations to Miner for being featured on Canadian Art's "5 Shows to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival" list. Reception: May 1, 7pm–9pm

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  • Recent Publications: Matthew Ryan Smith

    bepress, May 2015

    Alumus Matthew Ryan Smith (PhD 2012) has recently published 3 articles: "Awol Erizku: The Only Way is Up" in the Spring issue of Blackflash Magazine; "Notes on Curating Autobiographical Art" in issue 84 of esse arts + opinions; "A Conversation with Tlinglit-Unangax artist Nicholas Galanin" in the spring issue of First American Art Magazine.

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  • Journal Visual Studies | Guest edited by Sarah Bassnett

    Taylor & Francis Online, May 2015

    A special issue of the Journal Visual Studies on the theme of "Cold War visual alliances" guest-edited by Western Faculty Member Sarah Bassnett, Andrea Noble, and Thy Phu is now available.

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  • Lynette de Montreuil |From Dust to Dust | MFA Thesis

    The University of Western Ontario,

    From Dust to Dust, Lynette de Montreuil's MFA Thesis is now available published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Human Nature | Carleton University Art Gallery

    Carleton University Art Gallery, April 27, 2015

    Human Nature, curated by Western alumna Corinna Ghaznavi (PhD 2011) presents fourteen contemporary Ontario artists whose works look at the state of the natural world and our impact on it. Artists include alumna Soheila Esfahani (MFA 2010) and faculty member Kelly Jazvac.

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  • Jamie Q: Surfacing | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace,

    DNA artspace is pleased to present Surfacing, a solo exhibition by Western University alumni Jamie Q (MFA 2010). Join us in celebrating the Opening Reception on Saturday April 25th from 7 to 10pm.

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  • An Exhibition in Black and White | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present An Exhibition in Black and White, a first-ever collaborative event featuring artworks by seventy-five students from five local Secondary Schools.

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  • Opening Soon: Michelle McGeean | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, April 17, 2015

    Western University alumna Michelle McGeean (MFA 2011) currently has a artist project installed in the windows of Forest City Gallery. Sunday, April 12, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th, 7 - 10 PM in conjunction with Nancy Anne McPhee’s exhibition Nictitate.

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  • Opening Soon: Michelle McGeean | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, April 17, 2015

    Forest City Gallery presents, a project by MFA alumna Michelle McGeean: Opening now. The window project will be on display until Friday April 17th and it's reception will correspond with the opening of Nancy Anne McPhee’s exhibition Nictitate on April 17th from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.

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  • Brendan Fernandes | 2015 Longlist, Sobey Art Award

    Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, April 15, 2015

    Congratulations to alumnus Brendan Fernandes (MFA 2005) on being selected for the 2015 longlist! The 2015 shortlist will be announced on June 3. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, opening on September 26, 2015, with the winner being announced there on October 28, 2015.

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  • Parker Branch’s Artful Arrangements | Canadian Art

    By Patrick Mahon, Canadianart, April 14, 2015

    Patrick Mahon reviews the recent Parker Branch exhibition, “Has Things In Common” the collaborative project of Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows at DNA Artspace.

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  • #westernuCreates Announced as new Official Hashtag

    Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Western community submitted over 50 innovative hashtag ideas in the Visual Arts Hashtag Contest. The top 5 entries were then open to a vote and by an overwhelming majority, #westernuCreates was selected as the favourite!

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  • Jessica Karuhanga: Sunday Scene | PowerPlant Gallery

    he Powerplant Gallery, April 12, 2015

    Western University alumna Jessica Karuhanga (BFA 2010) will be hosting the Sunday Scene, April 12, 2pm at the Powerplant Gallery in Toronto.

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  • Drones Over Gaza - Rehab Nazzal | Prefix

    Images Festival, April 9, 2015 - May 2, 2015

    Drones Over Gaza, an audio piece by PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal is being exhibited as part of the images festival. Based on field recordings of Israeli military drones operating in the airspace over occupied Palestine, Drones over Gaza is an audio work that interprets the aural environments of war through the widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East. Exhibition opening: April 10, 4-7pm @ Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

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  • WAVE/FORM | A night of Noise at Vibrafusion Lab

    Western University’s Advanced Sound Art Class taught by Christof Migone presents WAVE/FORM at Vibrafusion Lab. 355 Clarence St. April 11th, 5-7pm.

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  • Please Seat Yourself | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, April 2 - 3, 2015

    Featuring a mixed variety of media and themes, this exhibition will consist of artwork by third and fourth year Western students in the Third year Studio Seminar Class. The show will run from March 30th until April 4th. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 2nd from 3-5pm.

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  • Lynette de Montreuil: From Dust to Dust | Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, From Dust to Dust by Lynette de Montreuil. Combining sculpture, installation, and video de Montreuil’s practice reflects on the economy and production of sustainable goods. Closing Reception: Thursday April 23, > 6-8PM

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  • Reconstruction Vol. 15, No. 1 | Studies in Contemporary Culture

    Reconstruction, April 2015

    Read "Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture " Vol. 15, No. 1 for an essay by alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith entitled "Unorthodox Autobiographies."

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  • Anna Madelska | 2015 Arts & Humanities Teaching Excellence Award

    Arts & Humanities in the News, April 2015

    Awarded annually to faculty members who demonstrates a level of excellence in the areas of classroom and seminar teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, course design, curriculum development, thesis supervision and educational outreach. Recipients include: Anthony Skelton, Philosophy, Anna Madelska, Visual Arts Laura Mosco, Modern Languages.

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  • Soheila Esfahani | Jameel Prize Nomination

    V&A,

    Alumna Soheila Esfahani (MFA 2010), has been nominated for the Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.

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  • Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory, by Madeline Lennon

    McIntosh Gallery, March 29, 2015

    Author Madeline Lennon's Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory is the latest volume in the Canadian Artist Monograph Series (CAMS) published by London, Ontario-based Blue Medium Press. It is the first major book devoted to Niro, an internationally-acclaimed First Nations artist and filmmaker from Brantford, Ontario. The author and the artist will discuss the project and autograph copies of the book at the event.

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  • Parker Branch Book Launch | DNA Artspace & McIntosh Gallery

    DNA Artspace & McIntosh Gallery, March 26 - April 11, 2015

    Currently on view on the second floor of DNA artspace, the Parker Branch exhibition, Has Things In Common coincides with the launch of a 100-page publication. The book includes texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley, and is published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre.

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  • A fusion of student art and design at The Arts Project | Western Gazette

    By Meerna Homayed, Western Gazette,

    Meerena Homayed, reviews the recent student exhibition at the Arts Project. The Fused/Division art gallery exhibition opened Thursday night and showcased pieces by 11 Western students from the department of visual arts BFA.

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  • Getting out of the vault: Western artists display work on campus | Western Gazette

    By Tome Ruess, Western Gazette, March 20, 2015

    Tom Ruess reviews VAULT at the Artlab Gallery. "The BFA students chosen for practicum have works that explore a vast variety of themes and make use of different mediums. For example, Mackenzie Sinclair is an installation-based artist who uses found objects to explore the binaries of being a woman. Cayley Cowan, on the other hand, focuses on textile art and weaving in relation to nature."

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  • Come Together, Right Now – For Art | Western Journalism Report

    By Rima Hamadi, Western University Report, March 20, 2015

    Rima Hamadi from the Western Masters' in Journalism program interviews Phd candidate Mark Kasumovic about the Western Open Studio event.

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  • Qui connait Joyce Wieland | Roundtable at UQAM

    UQAM, March 19, 2015

    PhD candidate Maryse Lariviere will be participating in a roundtable at UQAM moderated by Cynthia Girard. Local J-7130, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, UQAM, 400, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Métro Berri-UQAM, 12:40pm-2pm

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  • Second-annual open studio | London Free Press

    By Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 18, 2015

    Read an article in the London Free Press on the Open Studio & VAULT events in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University. Image: Escalator Down by Matt Tarini.

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  • Fused/Division Art Exhibition | The Arts Project

    By Meerna Homayed, Western Gazette, March 17-21, 2015

    Join us for the opening reception of Fused/Division, an exhibition by students in Professor Kim Moodie’s Advanced 4th Year BFA Studio Seminar class. Fused/Division showcases the development and final stages of each artist’s research for their independent projects. Reception March 19th from 5-7pm

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  • Re: Mediation | Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art

    Join us for a Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art. Speakers: Jessica Field (Ryerson University), Don Sinclair (York University), Christof Migone (Western University) VAC 135 - 2:30-4:30pm

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  • Western students bring art to the masses | London Community News

    By Whitney South, Toronto.com, March 14, 2015

    Western Visual Arts students including Mark Kasumovic and Nilou Salimi are opening their studios to the public in hopes of encouraging a different brand of conversation, while Kelly McKenzie (right) is the co-chair of Boredom: Visual Arts Graduate Conference.

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  • Just Human Enough | London Public Library Central

    London Central library, March 12, 2015

    Join us for an exhibition featuring the work of Western alumni Brian Rack. March 12, Steven Hunt Meeting Room B, 5-9 PM. The show will feature digital prints, silkscreen prints and graphic story books.

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  • Paper Jam | Satellite Project Space

    Recent independent projects from Western's Advanced Drawing class, selected by Visual Arts Department Graduate Students Sherry Czekus, Niloufar Salimi and Ruth Skinner. Opening Thursday April 9, 5:30 -7:30 pm

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  • core | periphery : Inaugural Exhibition at Satellite Project Space

    Join us for the inaugural exhibition at Satellite Project Space: a collaborative new downtown space between Bealart, Fanshawe College, Western University and Museum London. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2015 7-10pm

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  • VAULT: Practicum Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    VAULT represents the yearlong artistic explorations of the Studio Arts Practicum class of 2014/15. Please join us for the opening Reception: Friday March 20th > 7 - 9PM Remarks: 7:30PM

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  • [un]Bored | Concourse Gallery

    This participatory project invites us to consider boredom and engage in a gesture that performs disengagement itself: the doodle.

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  • Western Open Studio 2015 | JLVisual Arts Centre

    The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present the 2015 MFA/PhD Open Studio. Join us as we open our doors to our graduate studio spaces. In conjunction with the reception for the BFA Practicum graduating exhibition "Vault" at the ArtLab gallery.

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  • Prints and Drawings by Yulia Lobacheva | Spencer Gallery

    Spencer Gallery, March 1 - April 30, 2015

    BFA alumna Yulia Lobacheva currently has an exhibition of Prints and Drawings on display at the Spencer Gallery inside the Weldon Library. The exhibition will be on view until April 30th, 2015.

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  • Photography Research Group at Western

    he Photography Research Group, March 2015

    The Photography Research Group facilitates the exchange of research and development of original criticism about photography and its cultural meanings. Members of this group include Visual Arts Faculty Sarah Bassnett and Kelly Wood.

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  • Looking Forward, Looking Back - Exhibition Review | Kelly McKenzie

    By Kelly McKenzie, Mcmaster University, March 2015

    MA candidate Kelly McKenzie's exhibition review of TRACES at Hamilton Artists Inc. has been published on the McMaster University Alumni Community website.

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  • Parker Branch & Jenna Faye Powell | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, February 28 - April 11, 2015

    DNA artspace is pleased to present Jenna Faye Powell: "I’m okay" and Parker Branch (Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows): "Has Things In Common" on view from February 28 - April 11, 2015. The Opening Reception for both exhibitions is Saturday, February 28 from 2 to 5pm.

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  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    The sale continues March 5, 12pm-7pm & March 6, 10am-4pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash & carry only.

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  • Prof. Kirsty Robertson Interview | CBC Ontario Mornings

    CBC Radio,

    Tune in to CBC Radio February 24th to listen to Wei Chen interview Museum Studies professor Kirsty Roberston who will discuss the upcoming Artlab exhibition "Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor"

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  • Student artist hopes to inspire with pop-up gallery | London Community News

    By Whitney South, Toronto.com, February 20, 2015

    Hidden deep within a maze of hallways in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, two tall, slender windows have been garnering a lot of attention. A break from the never-ending sea of white painted walls, the soft-spoken phenomenon is the brainchild of Mike Pszczonak, MFA student at Western.

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  • LIza Eurich's Akimbo Hitlist | Akimbo

    Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios, February 19, 2015

    Read MFA alumna Liza Eurich's Hitlist on Akimbo. She will be participating in forthcoming shows at the Hamilton Artists Inc. and Open Studios, as well as undertaking residencies in conjunction with the Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios in London, UK.

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  • Adventures in Collecting: Deepali Dewan Public Lecture

    Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator of South Asian Arts and Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, discusses the legalities and ethics of collecting cultural objects, including the case of a dealer who sold millions of dollars worth of stolen artifacts to major museums around the world. March 12, 2015, 2:30pm, MC 110

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  • Either a New or Existing Character | Liza Eurich | MKG127

    mkg127, February 14, 2015

    Liza Eurich completed her MFA from Western University in 2012. Eurich's second solo exhibition at MKG127 Opens Saturday February 14, from 2 - 5 PM. and continues until March 14th.

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  • Prof. Sarah Bassnett presents paper at Cold War Camera conference | Mexico City

    Cold War Camera conference, February 13 - 14, 2015

    Sarah Bassnett has presented her paper "Life Magazine's Affective Economy and the Emergence of Neoliberalism" at the Cold War Camera conference in Mexico City.

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  • Prof. Patrick Mahon reviews Brendan Fernandes | Canadian Art

    By Patrick Mahon, Canadianart, February 12, 2015

    Western University Alumnus Brendan Fernandes Balances Politics and Optimism at the Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, October 14, 2014, to January 4, 2015

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  • Dr. Adam Stead | The Medieval Church as Gesamtkunstwerk?

    Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts. Wednesday February 25th at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 100, VAC.

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  • Sound Ripe, Sound Rotten | Christof Migone : HITS

    Sweet Magic London, February 6, 2015

    Demonstration/discussion workshop "art/sound" With Gordon Monahan, Marla Hlady & Western University’s Christof Migone February 6, 2015 - 7pm Presented by Sweet Magic London, 80 Rectory St, London, ON

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  • Touching History | Rehab Nazzal | The Bookcase

    The Bookcase micro-museum and library, February 4, 2015

    New exhibition opening February 4, 12-4pm at the Bookcase Micro Museum and Lending Library featuring a personal collection from PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal.

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  • AJE 13: Award Winners Announced

    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 13th, 2015.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: David Rokeby

    David Rokeby is an internationally renowned artist and Governor General’s award-winner based in Toronto. Join us for his free artist talk followed by his opening reception at the McIntosh Gallery, Thursday, March 19, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor | Artlab Gallery

    Please join us the Artlab Gallery for the opening reception of "Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor", an exhibition curated by the students in Museum Studies.

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  • Casing the Joint | Concourse Gallery

    Drawing from a personal interest, students will create a sculpture, installation or performance that draws from related in-depth research into this interest. Opening Reception: March 26 > 5-7PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: David Balzer

    February 26, 2015

    Join us as critic and writer David Balzer discusses his new book, "Curationism". Thursday, February 26, 7pm, NCB 113

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  • Prof. Christof Migone | Journal of Curatorial Studies Editorial Board

    Journal for Curatorial Studies, February 2015

    Congratulations to Christof Migone who has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal for Curatorial Studies. Copies of the journal are available for access via Western Libraries.

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  • Nature's Handmade Opening Reception | Museum London

    Museum London, December 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015

    On view December 13th 2014 to April 5th 2015. This exhibition includes work by Western University Alumni Conan Masterson (MFA 2007) and Ed Pien (BFA 1982)

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  • ShapeShifters: Faith Patrick | Project Gallery, Toronto

    Project Gallery, January 29 – February 11, 2015

    SHAPESHIFTERS is a duo exhibition of new paintings by Kristyn Watterworth and Western University BFA student Faith Patrick on display from Jan 29 – Feb 11, 2015 at Project Gallery – 1109 Queen St E.

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  • Untitled (new visions) | aka artist run centre

    Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, January 23 - February 28, 2015

    Untitled (new visions) features work by Maggie Groat and Western University alumna Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014). Hobot will also be giving an artist talk 12pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015; Gordon Snelgrove Gallery.

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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art | Dresden, Germany

    The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art, January 16 - 17, 2015

    Ph.D. candidate Helen Gregory presented her paper "Curious Instances and Chimeric Blobs: Disrupting definitions of natural history specimens through contemporary art practice" at the conference "Curiosity 2.0: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art" in Dresden, Germany.

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  • Ron Benner: Three Questions | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, January 15 - February 28, 2015

    Curated by Julian Haladyn. Please join us at the McIntosh Gallery for the opening reception Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 P.M. A Talk and tour of the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16 at 12:00 P.M.

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  • Sidewalk Screenings | Whippersnapper Gallery

    Whippersnapper Gallery, January 9 - February 15, 2015

    BFA student Taylor Doyle's video "Grease" will be included in Whippersnapper Gallery's "Sidewalk Screening" emerging video artist series. Screening will run from January 9th – February 15th, 2015 at 594b Dundas Street West, Toronto.

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  • A Fresh Look at the Rich Enigma of Regionalism | London Yodeller

    McIntosh Gallery, January 8, 2015

    The London Yodeller review's Joel Faflak and Sky Glabush's new book of essays (Re)imagining Regionalism. Copies of (Re)imagining Regionalism are available at McIntosh Gallery, Attic Books and Brown & Dickson.

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  • Boredom | Graduate Conference

    Boredom an interdisciplinary conference investigating notions boredom in the arts and humanities and related disciplines.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kitty Scott & Tom McDonough

    Join us for a talk by Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and writer and critic Tom McDonough who will be speaking about their work and research. Thursday, January 29, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • Patrick Mahon included in 2015 Mayor's Honour List | London Free Press

    The London Free Press, January 2015

    Congratulations to faculty member Patrick Mahon who has been included in the City of London 2015 Mayor's Honour List for his work in London's Arts community.

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  • Bridget Moser Video | YouTube

    Art Now!, January 2015

    Visit the Arts & Humanities YouTube channel to view video from Bridget Moser's artist talk and performance. Part of the Art Now! Speakers' Series.

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  • Interrobang | Artlab Gallery

    A curious carnival of collections mounted by students from VAS1025, Advanced Foundation classes in the Department of Visual Arts. Closing Reception: January 22, 5-7pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Bridget Moser

    Performance and artist talk by Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser. Her engaging work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Thursday, January 22, 7pm > NCB 113

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  • (Re)Imagining Regionalism-Book Launch | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, December 4, 2014

    (Re)Imagining Regionalism involves contributions by artists influenced by the Regionalist movement in London in the 1960s including Western University faculty members; Sky Glabush, Jason Hallows, Patrick Howlett, Madeline Lennon, Patrick Mahon, and Kim Neudorf. Book Launch and Holiday Social begins at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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  • Western News celebrates 2014 Newsmakers | Western News

    By Western News staff, Western News, December 2014

    Congratulations to studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac who has been included as one of Western News' 2014 Newsmakers.

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  • Wish List: Members' Exhibition and Sale | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, November 28 - December 13, 2014

    Western University faculty members, students and alumni have donated artwork to FCG's annual members' exhibition and fundraising sale. Proceeds benefit London's Artist Run Centre. Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 28th from 6 - 10 PM

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  • AJE 13: Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    Please join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th 5-7PM. People’s Choice Award Voting Takes Place 5-6PM and Opening Remarks/Awards will be at 6:15PM.

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  • AJE 13: Call for Submissions | Artlab Gallery

    Open to all undergraduate students currently registered in a Visual Arts program (Studio or Art History), the AJE will exhibit a diverse selection of artworks in various mediums. Students may enter a maximum of two new works. Recent works should have been completed no later than September 2015.

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  • Artist Talk: Rehab Nazzal | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 22, 2014

    Join artist Rehab Nazzal and AGM Director | Curator Stuart Keeler in a casual tour and talk on Visible. November 22, 2014, 1 pm

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  • Tegan Moore: Specs | MKG127

    MKG127, November 22, 2014

    In MKG127's Front Space, Western University alumna Tegan Moore (MFA 2014) presents Specs, an exhibition of new work that is an extension of her material investigations into how weather and climate control is consumed and mitigated.

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  • Carte Blanche | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, November 21 - December 20, 2014

    Carte Blanche involves over one hundred contemporary artists across Canada including faculty, students and alumni from Western University; Sky Glabush, David Merritt, Brad Isaacs, Jenna Faye Powell, Neil Klassen, Christine Negus, Gabriella Solti, Kyla Brown, Maryse Lariviere, and many more! Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 7-11pm

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  • Scapes - VAS2204 exhibition | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, November 21 - 26, 2014

    Experimentations in drawing installation by the students in VAS 2204, Intro to Drawing will be on display at DNA artspace. Opening reception, 2nd floor, November 21st, 7-11pm

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  • Interview with Kim Moodie | London Fuse

    London Fuse, November 21, 2014

    LondonFUSE has released a video interview with Western Studio Faculty Kim Moodie. The FUSE TV interview begins with artist James Kirkpatrick speaking with Moodie in his exhibition All But Not, which ran at Museum London in the fall of 2011.

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  • Artist Talk with Kate Tarini | PhD Candidate, Visual Arts

    Kate Tarini discusses her recent exhibition "(The) Archive" held at the Artlab Gallery in September 2014. The Talk will be held in Rm. 2270c, Lawson Hall.

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  • Art Now! Presents: Nihilist Spasm Band | Artlab Gallery

    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for a performance by Nihilist Spasm Band. Free and open to the public! In conjunction with the Yes/No Exhibition opening reception.

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  • Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference | Concourse Gallery

    Join us in the Artlab Concourse Gallery for Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference. November 21, 2014 > 9:00AM – 6:00PM Organizers: Christof Migone and Kelly Wood

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  • Yes/No Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    Join us for the opening reception of Yes/No: an exhibition of works by students in advanced photography and contemporary media. November 20, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM with performance by the Nihilist Spasm Band at 7pm

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  • UNFAITHFUL MORNINGS - Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)

    MNBAQ, 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.

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  • Rehab Nazzal: Visible | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 6, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    Palestinian-born Canadian artist and Western University PhD Candidate Rehab Nazzal examines the politically fraught issues of locational identity and the mourning of one’s homeland that countless people the world over experience like a revolving door.

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  • Alumna Jenna Faye Powell | The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

    Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, November 6, 2014

    Jenna Faye Powell, Western University BFA alumna and Director of Forest City Gallery (FCG) in London will join JNAAG assistant curator Darryn Doull for a conversation tracing the history of the FCG, and the efforts of the London Regionalists during the 1970's.

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  • Paintings & Prints by MFA Alumni Jamie Q | The Root Cellar

    By Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, November 4 - 29, 2014

    Paintings and Prints by Jamie Q are on display at the Root Cellar until November 29th. Read more about the exhibition in the London Free Press.

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  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.

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  • Exposing Energy East: People and Places at Risk

    Environmental Defence, November 1, 2014

    PhD candidate Jennifer Orpana participated as a panelist in a talk about art and social change in conjunction with an exhibit entitled, Exposing Energy East:People and Places at Risk by TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline Proposal.

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  • #ForestCityTattooProject | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, November 2014

    After several months of collecting and plotting images with the hashtag #ForestCityTattooProject, Heidi Kellet, PhD candidate in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, will produce a virtual tattoo map of London, along with an online discussion exploring tattoos as visual culture.

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  • Temporary Structures | Westland Gallery

    By Joe Belanger, The London Free Press/Westland Gallery, October 28 - November 15, 2014

    Reception Thursday, October 30 at 7:30pm This exhibition features five young artists from London and beyond: Heather Carey, Sandra Martin, Western University alumna Jenna Faye Powell (BFA 2005), Tom Seymour and Matt Trueman.

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  • Christine Swintak Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    Art Now!, October 30. 2014

    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.

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  • The Times: Graphic Art as Conscious Response | Concourse Gallery

    Third and Fourth Year Printmaking exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. Prof. P. Mahon & Jessica Desparois, Technical Support. Opening Reception

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  • Book Launch: Negotiations in a Vacant Lot edited by Kirsty Robertson

    Massey College, October 25, 2014

    The Book launch of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada will be held at Massey College (4 Devonshire Pl, Toronto).

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  • Lifeboats - Patrick Mahon | Snap Gallery

    Snap Gallery, October 23 - November 22, 2014

    In this exhibition, Mahon presents a series of work, which includes wall-mounted sculptures and silkscreen prints that channel historic and modern shipwrecks. Reception: October 24th, 2014, 7pm-9pm

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  • UAAC-AAUC Conference

    UAAC-AAUC, October 23 - 26, 2014

    Many of our students, alumni and faculty presented at the UAAC-AAUC Conference in Toronto that took place from October 23-26. Presenters and participants included: Joy James, Kirsty Robertson, Stephanie Anderson, Helen Gregory, Erin McLeod, Christof Migone, Jennifer Orpana, Matthew Ryan Smith, and Anthea Black.

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  • Ame Henderson Artist Talk & Performance on YouTube Channel

    Art Now!, October 22, 2014

    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.

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  • Patrick Mahon Speaks at University of Lethbridge

    Art Now University of Lethbridge, October 20, 2014

    Patrick Mahon is an artist, curator and teacher/academic at Western University. His lecture will provide a brief overview of his practice, which is print and installation-based, and will concentrate most substantially on his recent projects regarding water and culture.

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  • OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, October 18, 2014

    LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the seventh installment of OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.Critics are David Blazer, Amy Fung, Western University PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière.

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  • Paint as Material Contingency | Artlab Gallery

    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for the opening Reception: November 6, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM of an exhibition by VAS 3310, our third year advanced painting students.

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  • balloon / portal / starres / fiends | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, October 17, 2014

    Exhibition curated by Part-Time Studio Faculty and MFA Alumna Kim Neudorf. Participating Artists include Western University Alumni: Liza Eurich, Mackenzie Ludlow, and Jennifer Martin. October 09 - Thursday, October 09 - November 12, 2014

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  • Sky Glabush: A Roundtable on Regionalism | MOMUS

    By Sky Goodden, MOMUS, October 16, 2014

    Sky Goodden sat down with representatives of several generations of practitioners – Ross Woodman, Joel Faflak, Western University Faculty Sky Glabush, Ted Goodden, Michael Gibson, Jennie Kraehling, and Jason McLean – to discuss the origins and future potential of the still-flexing movement.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Swintak

    Please join us for a talk by Montreal/Toronto based artist Christine Swintak.Free and open to the public. October 23, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Louise Déry

    Please join us for a talk by Louise Déry, Director/Curator of Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal. Free and open to the public. November 6, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    Art Now!, Octover 7, 2014

    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.

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  • Possible Futures: What is to be done?
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    Art Gallery of Windsor, 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)

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

    Please join us for a talk by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University. 7pm, NCB-113 Free and open to the public. October 16, 2014 > NCB-113 > 7pm.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ame Henderson

    Please join us for a talk by Toronto based choreographer Ame Henderson. Free and open to the public. October 9, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.

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  • Artist led tour at DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, September 24, 2014

    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

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  • Medieval Studies Library Lectures: Kathy Brush

    London Central library, 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

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  • Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present - Artlab

    Join Lisa Robertson in the Artlab Gallery for a highly anticipated reading event celebrating the release of 'Cinema of the Present', a non-linear, self-referential book-length poem.

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  • Erin Sexton Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    Art Now!, 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.

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  • Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman

    Please join us for a talk by Vancouver based artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman. Free and open to the public. October 2, 2014, NCB-117 7pm.

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  • Sum of Two and Three, One more than Four - Artlab

    Exhibition featuring recent work by second year MFA candidates Sherry Czekus, Lynette de Montreuil, Mike Pszczonak, Niloufar Salimi, and Matt Tarini. Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm

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  • Alumna Soheila Esfahani exhibits at Redhead Gallery

    The Redhead Gallery, September 12, 2014

    MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Derek Jarman, Tasman Richardson

    Please join us for A screening of a selection of Tasman's video work alongside a screening of Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman Free and open to the public. September 25, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.

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  • Kelly Jazvac - Recent Landscapes - Louis B James

    Louis B. James , 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.

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  • The Bookcase: micro-museum and library

    The Bookcase micro-museum and library is a pop-up lending library and cabinet of curiosities housed in office 221 of the Visual Arts Building. It is open Wednesdays, 12-4 from September 2014 until May 2015.

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  • Alumnus Scott Chalmers exhibits at Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, September 5, 2014

    "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.

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  • Alumnus Matthew Smith published in issue 82 of ESSE

    Spectacle, 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.

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  • (The) archive: Kate Tarini - Artlab

    Kate Tarini’s exhibition questions the role of the photographer, material production and the future of information storage. Opening Reception: September 18, 2014 > 6 – 8PM

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  • BANANA HANDS Mike Kelley / Kelly Kaczynski - Artlab

    Join us for a video Screening guest Curated by Christine Negus at 7pm in the Artlab featuring Mike Kelley, The Banana Man, 1983 & Kelly Kaczynski, Salty Banana, 2012. Admission is Free. All are Welcome.

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Erin Sexton

    Please join us for a talk by Montreal based artist Erin Sexton with Respondent: Professor Felix Lee, Department of Chemistry, Western University. Free and open to the public. September 18, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.

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  • VASA ART SPRAWL

    Join VASA for special events featuring a Collage Party, Video Screenings, and Battle of the Brushes! September 9 - 11, 2014 in the Artlab

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  • Futurity and Photography - Westland Gallery

    Westland Gallery, 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

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  • Barbara Hobot - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, 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

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  • Tegan Moore - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, 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

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  • Jennifer Martin - MFA Thesis Exhibition - McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, August 8 - 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.

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  • Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentience of things): Maggie Groat & Barbara Hobot

    Elora Centre for the Arts, 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

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  • Recycling Material Culture - UC Gallery

    UC Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist René Vandenbrink who received a BFA in studio from the Department of Visual Arts, Western University in 2010.

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  • Back to the Future - Olga Korper Gallery

    Olga Korper Gallery, July 10 - August 2, 2014

    This exhibition includes work by current MFA candidate Barbara Hobot. Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm

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  • Brad Isaacs at the Petrified Forest Gallery

    Petrified Forest Gallery,

    Curated by MA candidate Matthew Purvis. July 3rd - August 3rd 2014. Hours by appointment, see their website for more information.

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  • Ottawa Dispute Stresses Role of Art in Public Realm (via Canadian Art)

    Canadian Art, 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.

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  • Dave Kemp at the McIntosh Gallery (via akimbo)

    McIntosh Gallery, June 19 - 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.

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  • The Arbornauts at Nuit Blanche

    Nuit Blanche, 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.

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  • EARTHBOUND collective at Nuit Blanche

    Nuit Blanche,

    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.

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  • Michael Farnan: The New Canadian Naturalist at Quest Art

    Quest Art, 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.

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  • Summer 2014 Academic Counselling

    Available on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182 click for more info.

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  • You've Really Got a Hold on Me at Oakville Galleries

    Oakville Galleries, June 8 - August 30, 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.

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  • David Merritt: saer at Jessica Bradley

    Jessica Bradley Gallery, June 7 - July 5, 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

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  • Painting: Jared Peters, Mike Pszczonak and Matthew Tarini at Michael Gibson Gallery

    Michael Gibson Gallery, 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

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  • Patrick Mahon in Issue 130 of Border Crossings Magazine

    Bordercrossings magazine, 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.

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  • Zines Exhibition at D.B. Weldon Library

    Zines on the themes of ‘the park’ and ‘seasons’ created by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year print media students of the Visual Arts Department are currently on view at the Weldon Library until May 30.

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  • The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art at Rodman Hall Art Centre

    Rodman Hall Art Centre, May 23 - 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

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  • Professor's book explores master director's cultural impact (via Western News)

    Western News, 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.

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Patrick Howlett at Museum London (via Akimblog)

    Museum London, 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.

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  • Gabriella Solti: SISYPHUS IS HAPPY - Artlab Gallery

    SISYPHUS IS HAPPY, Solti’s MFA thesis exhibition with Performance: Thursday, May 15th > 5 PM & Closing Reception: Friday, May 23rd > 6- 8 PM

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  • Patrick Mahon - "Water Structures: Printed Sculptural Works 2012-2014"

    Katzman Contemporary, May 10, 2014

    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

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  • Rehab Nazzal exhibits "Invisible" at Karsh-Masson Gallery

    By Peter Simpson, Karsh-Masson Gallery, May 9 - 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.

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  • Patrick Howlett - Part-Time Offerings at Museum London

    Museum London, May 3 - 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

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  • Christof Migone in Group exhibition at 'Idea Exchange' Queen's Square, Cambridge

    Idea Exchange Art + Design, 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.

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  • Jessica Desparois part of London Artist Studio Tours

    London Studio Tour, 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.

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  • Wyn Geleynse - Nested Stories at Katzman Contemporary

    Katzman Contemporary, May 1 - 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

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  • Barbara Astman - "I as artifact" with essay by Kelly McKenzie

    McIntosh Gallery, 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.

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  • Maryse Larivière awarded Graduate Student Teaching Award

    Society of Graduate Students, 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.

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  • MA Candidate Matthew Purvis co-curates exhibition at McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, April 24, 2014

    "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.

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  • Liquidation

 : Amanda Oppedisano - Artlab Gallery

    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present MFA Thesis exhibition, Liquidation, with an Artist Closing Reception on Thursday May 8th from 7- 9PM.



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  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project

    VAS 1020 students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created.

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  • Sobey Art Award Longlist Announced

    Sobey Art Award, 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!

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  • Across Boundaries - Diana Yoo MFA thesis exhibition

    Across Boundaries brings attention to the injustice of the Korean War—revealing that another society’s oppression is also our own. Closing Reception Artlab Gallery - April 25th, 6-8pm

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  • it : event in the Concourse Gallery

    "It" could be the sound and video and performance work produced by students in the Intro to Contemporary Media class, but we are not exactly sure of what "it" is. We only know that "it" will be there.

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  • "I cracked the code at the Western University library" (via Toronto Star)

    By Jordan Himelfarb, The Star, 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.

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  • "Temos" Bike Posts Installed in the City of London

    CTV London, April 2, 2014

    50 bike posts designed by MFA Candidate Tegan Moore have been installed across the city of London. (via CTV news)

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  • Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via akimblog)

    By Terence Dick, Akimbo, April 1, 2014

    Terence Dick reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.

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  • Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via canadian art)

    Canadian Art, April 1, 2014

    David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.

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  • Prof. Christine Sprengler publishes 'Hitchcock and Contemporary Art'

    Palgrave Macmillan, 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.

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  • Western Art Students Step Up to Labatt (via Western Gazette)

    Western Gazette, 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.

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  • Art Metropole Book Launch : The Lake

    Art Metropole, 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

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  • MKG127 presents new work by Sky Glabush in "Display"

    MKG127, March 22, 2014

    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.

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  • Western Heads East: Art in the Market

    Great Hall, 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.

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  • Said No One Ever at The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, March 18 - 22, 2014

    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.

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  • Turnover: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    March 21st - April 8th 2014, Opening Reception: 7pm-9pm, March 21st 2014 Concourse Gallery.

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  • Insight Visual Arts Forum

    An afternoon of presentations for the sharing of research, work, and ideas between Visual Arts faculty, students, and the public. This second installment features Kelly Jazvak (artist/faculty member), Matthew Purvis (MA Candidate, Art History), Helen Gregory (PhD Candidate), Maryse Lariviere (PhD Candidate) and Gabriella Solti (Studio MFA Candidate).

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  • What Plants Crave - Practicum class of 2014

    What Plants Crave combines works of sensual materiality, acts of protest and activism, the unease and seduction of commodification and investigations of identity. March 21 – April 8th, 2014; Opening Reception: Friday March 21st 7-9pm

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Duane Linklater

    Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario who has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto.

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  • Colin Miner Wins Barbara Spohr Award

    Canadian Art, 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.

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  • Mediated Landscapes: Colin Carney

    Elora Centre for the Arts, March 8 - 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

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  • Daniel Vogel: Siftor - Exhibition Publication with essay by Susan Edelstein

    Owens Art Gallery, 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.

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  • Visual Arts Open Studios

    The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts at Western University are proud to present the 2014 MFA/PhD Open Studios. Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014

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  • Prof. Patrick Mahon exhibits at Malaspina Printmakers

    Malaspina Printmakers, March 7 - 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

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  • A Conversation with Sky Glabush in Whitehot Magazine

    By Matthew Ryan Smith, Whitehot Magazine, 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.

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  • USC Award of Excellence: Undergraduate Teaching Honour Roll

    Western USC, 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.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Gerald McMaster with performance by Moe Clark

    Talk, Book Launch and performance. Conron Hall, University College, 7pm. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, and the Forest City Gallery.

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  • Make it Move

    Join the third and fourth year advanced sculpture students for their kinetic sculpture show, Make It Move at the Concourse Gallery.

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  • Insight: Visual Arts Forum

    Featuring talks by Patrick Mahon, Mark Kasumovic, Jared Peters, Kelly McKenzie & Tom Baynes 3:30pm, VAC 100

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  • Parker Branch Exhibition - No. 30: THE MAGIC SERVANTS

    Parker Branch, February 15, 2014

    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

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  • Phd Candidate Jennifer Orpana awarded UAAC student essay prize

    RACAR, 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.

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  • Alumna Jenna Faye Powell interviewed by LondonFuse

    London Fuse, 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

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  • PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière short-listed for ABOTM

    The Art Gallery of York University, 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.

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  • ‘Plastiglomerate’ rock formation discovered

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, 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)

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Jamelie Hassan

    Free public artist talk by artist and activist Jamelie Hassan 7pm, VAC 100

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  • IMAGINE: Sustainability, Community, Engagement

    Exhibition curated by Gallery Practices VAS/VAH 3384. February 27 - March 14 2014, Artlab Gallery

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  • Georgiana Uhlyarik Public Lecture

    Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO, will be speaking in VAH2272G 20th-Century Canadian Art this Thursday at 11:30 am in NCB 114.

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  • Prof. Kim Moodie: "All But Not" at the Woodstock Art Gallery

    Woodstock Art Gallery, February 8 - April 19, 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.

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  • Call for Participants: Undergraduate Art History Symposium

    Students in art history courses are invited to submit a presentation proposal outlining their topic to Lisa Lawlis at llawlis@uwo.ca

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  • Prof. Sarah Bassnett presents paper at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua

    By Dr. Sarah Bassnett, In The Darkroom, 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

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Francine Savard

    Free public artist talk by Montreal based painter Francine Savard. February 6th 7pm VAC room 100

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  • o.v.e.r.p.a.c.t. at The Arts Project

    Exhibition by Prof. K. Moodie's 3rd year Honours Seminar Class. Opening reception, Feb 4th, 5-7pm

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  • Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour and the Everyday

    Oxford University Press, 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.

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  • Channels: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    The Third Year Advanced Drawing class Project. Opening Reception: 5pm-7pm January 30th 2014

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  • "Orford: Insular Territory" Exhibition Essay by Lorenzo Buj

    http://genevievechevalier.ca, 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.

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Maryse Larivière at Artlab Gallery

    By Kim Neudorf, ArtLab Gallery, January 21, 2014

    Solo Exhibition "B.I.B.L.E.: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" by PhD candidate Maryse Larivière reviewed on Akimblog

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ed Pien

    Toronto-based Artist Ed Pien will present an artist talk Thursday, January 30th in Conron Hall. UC 244 Free & open to the public

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  • Maryse Larivière B.I.B.L.E.

    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, exhibition in the Artlab. Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm

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  • Michael Farnan: On the Subject of Becoming Animal

    gallerywest, January 1 - 28, 2014

    Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto

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  • 'More a Diplomatic than an Aesthetic Event' - Journal of Canadian Studies

    Journal of Canadian Studies, 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).

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  • Alumna Sarah Fortais Exhibits at Art Gallery of Algoma

    Art Gallery of Algoma, December 20, 2013 - 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.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Daniel Barrow

    A Performance at Museum London: “The Face of Everything, Live Animation” January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM.

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  • Prof. Cody Barteet published in RACAR

    RACAR, 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

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  • Prof. Anthea Black, artist project published in FUSE Magazine

    Fuse Magazine, December 2013

    Part-Time Visual Arts Faculty member Anthea Black recently published an artist project in the December 2013 Issue of Fuse Magazine.

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  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships

    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.

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  • VASA Student Art Sale

    Buy artwork from our students, Wednesday November 27th, 4-8pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash and Carry Only.

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  • City Seeks Suggestions For Bike Rack Locations - BlackburnNews

    Blackburn News, November 22, 2013

    MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London

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  • AJE 12: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition

    The Artlab Gallery Presents: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition January 30 - February 13, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30 > 5:00- 7:00 pm

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  • Lecture by curator Alan C. Elder

    November 20th at 11:30am Elder will discuss Canada's participation in both the 1954 and 1957 Triennale di Milano design exhibitions.

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  • Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition : If You See Me

    Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition at the Artlab. Opening Reception: November 21, 2013 > 5:00 PM.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sasha Pierce

    Join us Thursday November 21st in room 100 for a free artist talk. Free and open to the public.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Scott Everingham

    Join us at 7pm, Thursday November 14th in room 100 for a free artist talk by painter Scott Everingham. Free and open to the public!

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  • NEW: one-year MA in Art History

    Starting in fall 2014, we are offering a one-year MA in Art History. This is a research-intensive degree offering training in the histories and theories of art and visual culture.

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  • Dada Cabaret: A Sculpture, Installation and Performance Event

    Presented by the VAS1025 Advanced Foundations Studio Class. Closing Performance: November 13, 2013 > 4:30 PM.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Geoffrey Pugen

    Join us for an Artist Talk by Geoffrey Pugen. October 24th at 8pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!

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  • Split Film Filament

    Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 5:00PM to 8:00PM

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Lois Andison

    Join us for an Artist Talk by Lois Andison. October 24th at 7pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!

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  • The Usual Notion is Imprecise Just as the Lively Tension of the Element is the Real Result.

    Practicum Response: Concourse Gallery

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ron Shuebrook

    Artist Talk by Ron Shuebrook in VAC 100, Thursday October 17, 7pm. All are welcome!

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  • Clint Burnham Enjoy your Petro-symptom!

    Burtynsky's Oil and the Zizekian Sublime

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  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.

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  • VASA presents: Movie Scrolls and Rolls

    VASA presents :Movie Scrolls and Rolls, 
at the Concourse Gallery and adjacent patio (weather permitting). 
A night of music, movies and delectable food.

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  • VOYAGER: Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, and Patrick Mahon with Stowaways

    McMaster Museum of Art, 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

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  • Kyla Brown: Following the Turn

    MFA Thesis Exhibition opening Friday August 9th, 7-9pm at the Artlab

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  • Art Now! Presents: Andrew Hunter

    Join us Thursday February 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Andrew Hunter, Curator, Artist and Educator. Hunter is known for his innovative use of collections and for positioning art within a wider social, historical and cultural context. He has consistently blurred the boundaries of artist/curator/educator and has emphasized community engagement, narrative and character-based performance in his work.

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  • MA Graduation Celebration

    Congratulations to our newly-minted MAs who were in attendance at a reception to celebrate their latest success on August 28th. From left to right, Shelley Kopp, Kelsey Perreault, Mackenzie Sinclair, Caroline Rabideau, Christina Dreise. (absent Kylie Kelly, Beatriz Asfora). We wish you all the best success.

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  • The Story Behind Asteroid 14060 Patersonewen | Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VIII

    Astronomical Society of the PacificConference Series, January 2016

    John G. Hatch’s paper, "The Story Behind Asteroid 14060 Patersonewen" has just been published in Brian Patrick Abbott (ed.), Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VIII: City of Stars (San Francisco and New York: Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Museum of Natural History, 2015), pp. 67-73.

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  • Print London with Love | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, February 10 - 21, 2015

    Print London is a collective of artists who will display a wide variety of print techniques. The exhibition of prints features Western faculty, staff, students and alumni, including Tricia Johnson and Jessica Desparois. Opening night: Tues, Feb 10th from 5-8PM.

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  • New Website Launch: Medieval Modern Seminar

    This graduate seminar explored some of the complex and often contradictory ways in which medieval and medieval-inspired forms and philosophies have been employed to articulate the "modern" in avant-garde cultural discourse from the early twentieth century to the present.

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  • Visual Arts Phd Candidate Erin McLeod published in RACAR

    Department of Visual Arts Phd Candidate Erin McLeod, Alumni Leanne Carroll and Amy Wallace published in the current issue of RACAR vol.28 no.1

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