News & Events

  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kelly Wood

    November 24, 2016
    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.
  • Mountains & Rivers Without End | Artlab Gallery

    November 18, 2016
    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.
  • Art Now! Speaker's Series: Patrick Mahon, Gu Xiong & Jenny Jaramillo

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

    November 10, 2016
    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!
  • Art Beyond Itself: Mountain & Rivers Without End | Conference

    November 19, 2016
    Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.
  • a line has two sides | Faculty / Staff Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    November 3, 2016
    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.
  • Goodbye Heidelberg | Concourse Gallery

    October 27 - November 23, 2016
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Marla Hlady

    October 20, 2016
    October 20, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday October 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Allure of the Digital Humanities in Times of Crisis: Documenting Disruption in the Middle East

    October 12, 2016
    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
  • Lisa Robertson: Poetry Reading | Artlab Gallery

    October 12, 2016
    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".
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: James Kirkpatrick

    October 6, 2016
    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!
  • Sorry Simone | Satellite Project Space

    October 5, 2016
    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.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer | Artlab Gallery

    September 29, 2016
    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.
  • Young is Old: Book Launch | Concourse Gallery

    September 29, 2016
    September 29, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.
  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    September 26, 5:30 pm & Septmber 27, 9:30am
    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.
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Juanita Lee Garcia: El Paradise | DNA Artspace

    August 24 - October 1, 2016
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Mark Kasumovic

    September 22, 2016
    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!
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Paul Walde

    September 15,2016
    September 15, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 15th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Mark Kasumovic : Instrumental | Artlab Gallery

    August 30 - September 22, 2016
    August 30 - September 22, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 15th from 5-7pm.
  • Audio Lodge Performance | Artlab Gallery

    September 16, 2016
    September 16, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us Friday September 16th from 7:30 -9:30 pm.
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Jason Stovall: Thin Skin | McIntosh Gallery

    August 5 - September 10, 2016
    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
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Mina Moosvipour: Emphatic Tension | McIntosh Gallery

    August 5 - September 10, 2016
    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
  • Visual Arts Academic Counselling: Summer 2016

    June 13 - August 30, 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.
  • Michael Farnan: Representing Wilderness | McIntosh Gallery

    June 3 - 25, 2016
    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
  • Water Now, artist’s books | Weldon Library

    June 2-30, 2016
    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
  • ARTS&REC: a Nuit Blanche exhibition at Satellite Gallery

    June 4, 2016
    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.
  • The Black and White Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    May 27, 2016
    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.
  • Enroll now in "Art, Visual Culture and Power" with Prof. Christine Sprengler

    May 16 - June 2, 2016
    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)
  • Emily Copeland: The Stacks | Artlab Gallery

    May 5, 2016
    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.
  • PhD Spring Sessions: Josée Drouin-Brisebois | National Gallery of Canada

    April 28, 2016
    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.
  • MFA Thesis exhibition, Simone Sciascetti: Symbiotic | Artlab Gallery

    April 14 - 22, 2016
    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
  • Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato Screening and Lecture | Artlab Gallery

    April 27, 2016
    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
  • Enroll now in Intersession Sculpture with Prof. Kelly Jazvac

    May 16 - June 3, 2016
    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!
  • Imagine Health Design Contest Winner Announced

    April 6, 2016
    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!
  • Tropical Depression: Sam Noseworthy | Concourse Gallery

    March 31 - April 6, 2016
    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.
  • Future Desserts : Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition | Artlab

    March 18 – April 6, 2016
    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!
  • Michael Farnan: "Searching For Grey Owl" Performance | Artlab

    March 11, 2016
    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.
  • Imagine Health Design Contest

    Information Sessions: February 9, 10 & 11, 2016
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Ian Doig-Phaneuf

    March 24, 2016
    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.
  • Mushroom Festival | The Bookcase Micromuseum

    March 17, 2016
    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.
  • Western University Open Studios and Graduate Symposium

    March 11, 2016
    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).
  • Tom Sherman Video Screening | Artlab Gallery

    March 11, 2016
    The artist Tom Sherman will present a selection of his video works including the world premiere of an experiment in robotic expressionism.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Tom Sherman

    March 10, 2016
    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.
  • Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario | Georgiana Uhlyarik

    March 9, 2016
    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
  • Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals | Artlab

    February 25 - March 10, 2016
    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
  • VASA Art Sale | UCC Atrium & Visual Arts Centre

    March 2 in the UCC & March 3 in the VAC
    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.
  • Art Now! Presents: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    March 3, 2016
    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.
  • Deep Lines | Concourse Gallery

    February 23 - March 13, 2016
    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.
  • Siân Evans | Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons

    February 25, 2016
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Kim Solga

    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    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.
  • AJE 14: Award Winners Announced

    January 28th, 2016
    See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 11th, 2016.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Paola Poletto

    February 4, 2016
    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.
  • AJE 14: Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    January 28 - February 11, 2016
    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
  • Talkingheads | Concourse Gallery

    January 28 - February 11, 2016
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: cheyanne turions

    January 28, 2016
    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!
  • 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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Karin Jones

    January 21, 2016
    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.
  • Confab | Concourse Gallery

    January 11 - 19, 2016
    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.
  • Call for Submissions : AJE 14 | Artlab Gallery

    Deadline: January 20, 2016, 4pm
    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.
  • Closed System/ Sustainable Growth | Artlab Gallery

    January 7- 20, 2016
    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.
  • Taco Feast | Artlab Gallery

    January 14, 2016
    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.