News & Events

  • Surface Tension | Artlab Gallery

    November 19 - December 8, 2015
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sandy Plotnikoff

    November 26, 2015
    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.
  • VASA Art Sale | Cash and Carry, One day only!

    November 25, 2015
    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.
  • Word Ways | Artlab Gallery

    October 26 - November 12, 2015
    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
  • A Whale of a Tale: Mark Engstrom, Senior Curator, ROM

    November 12, 2015
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Negus

    November 12, 2015
    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.
  • Fall Preview Day - VAC Building Tours & Art Displays

    November 15, 2015
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Danielle St-Amour

    November 5, 2015
    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.
  • Pressed for Time | Concourse Gallery

    October 21 - November 6, 2015
    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
  • Second Wind: Second Year MFA Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    October 8 - 22, 2015
    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
  • Between Commemoration and Cult: Creating and Recreating Episcopal Memory in the Choir of Cologne Cathedral

    October 20, 2015, 4pm
    Please join us for an exciting lecture presentation by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts.
  • Art Now Presents: Derek Liddington

    October 15, 2015
    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.
  • You Could Make an Onion Cry | Satellite Project Space

    September 30 - October 10, 2015
    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.
  • Art Now! Presents: Lili Huston-Herterich & Laurie Kang

    October 8, 2015 | NCB 113, 7pm
    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.
  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Wednesday September 30th at 3 p.m. VAC 100
    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.
  • Stephen Mueller: Missing Person | Artlab

    September 17- 30, 2015
    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.
  • Millefeuille and Flipper, by Christof Migone | Bookcase Micro-Museum and Library

    September 16, 2015, 12-4pm
    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.
  • 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
  • Niloufar Salimi - I am not I, almost never. | DNA Artspace

    Reception: September 11, 2015
    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.
  • Enroll now in 2nd & 3rd year Media Courses

    August 19, 2015
    A few spots are still available in our second and third year media courses. Enroll online today!
  • VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice

    August 2015
    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.
  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project | 2015

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

    August 7 - September 12, 2015
    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.
  • Sherry Czekus: Crowdsourcing | MFA Thesis Exhibition | Artlab

    August 13 - 27, 2015
    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
  • CEG Presents: Elaine Quehl & Amanda McCavour

    June 3, 2015
    The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild presents a lecture by two Canadian Fibre Artists, Elaine Quehl and Amanda McCavour. Wednesday June 3rd, in VAC 100.
  • An Exhibition in Black and White | Artlab Gallery

    May 29 - June 10, 2015
    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.
  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2015

    June 17 - August 24, 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.
  • #westernuCreates Announced as new Official Hashtag

    April 13, 2015
    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!
  • Lynette de Montreuil: From Dust to Dust | Artlab Gallery

    April 16 - 23, 2015
    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
  • Paper Jam | Satellite Project Space

    April 8 - 18, 2015
    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
  • WAVE/FORM | A night of Noise at Vibrafusion Lab

    April 11, 2015 | 5-7pm
    Western University’s Advanced Sound Art Class taught by Christof Migone presents WAVE/FORM at Vibrafusion Lab. 355 Clarence St. April 11th, 5-7pm.
  • VAULT: Practicum Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    March 20 - April 7, 2015
    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
  • [un]Bored | Concourse Gallery

    March 20- April 7, 2015
    This participatory project invites us to consider boredom and engage in a gesture that performs disengagement itself: the doodle.
  • core | periphery : Inaugural Exhibition at Satellite Project Space

    March 21 - April 2, 2015
    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
  • Boredom | Graduate Conference

    March 21, 2015
    Boredom an interdisciplinary conference investigating notions boredom in the arts and humanities and related disciplines.
  • Western Open Studio 2015 | JLVisual Arts Centre

    March 20, 2015
    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.
  • Re: Mediation | Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art

    March 19, 2015
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: David Rokeby

    March 19, 2015
    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
  • Adventures in Collecting: Deepali Dewan Public Lecture

    Thursday, March 12, 2015
    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
  • Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor | Artlab Gallery

    February 26, 2015
    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.
  • Casing the Joint | Concourse Gallery

    February 25 - March 14, 2016
    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
  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    March 4 (UCC atrium) March 5 & 6, 2015 (VAC)
    The sale continues March 5, 12pm-7pm & March 6, 10am-4pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash & carry only.
  • 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
  • Dr. Adam Stead | The Medieval Church as Gesamtkunstwerk?

    February, 25, 2015
    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.
  • AJE 13: Award Winners Announced

    January 29th, 2015
    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 13th, 2015.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kitty Scott & Tom McDonough

    January 29, 2015
    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
  • AJE 13: Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    January 29 - February 13, 2015
    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.
  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships


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  • Interrobang | Artlab Gallery

    January 5 - 22, 2015
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Bridget Moser

    January 22, 2015
    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
  • AJE 13: Call for Submissions | Artlab Gallery

    January 19 - 21, 2015
    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.