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

  • Keynote address by Andrew Hunter as part of the Art Now! Speakers' Series
    Location: NCB 113

Friday, February 9, 10am - 5pm

  • Conference Presentations and Open Studios
    Location: John Labatt Visual Arts Centre

  • Closing Keynote address by Srimoyee Mitra at 5pm

Open to all - registration not required.


Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Thursday February 8, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Speaker Registration VAC Lobby
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Exhibition Opening Reception Artlab Gallery
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Andrew Hunter NCB 113


Friday February 9, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am Speaker Registration - VAC Lobby
Morning Pannel Discussions
10:00 am - 12:00 Identity and the Body 
(Discussant: Dr. Cody Barteet)
Room VAC247


Virtual Spaces
(Discussant: Ruth Skinner)  
Room VAC230
Rashida Ricketts (Parsons MA) Jessica Sealey (UWO MA) Shayla MacDonald (UWO MA) Tommy Ting (OCAD U MFA) Julia Prudhomme (McMaster PhD) Andrew Woods (UWO PhD)
“Elegant Oppression: How the Fashion Industry Trivializes the Fashioned Body Behind Bars” “Collecting Colonial Legacies: Sarah Baartman Through Diaspora, Display and Repatriation” “Taking Offence: Present Day Commercialization of Colonialism” “Queer Materiality in Video Game Spaces: Heterotopia, Virtuality, and Sexuality” “#IRL 👼: Visual Representations of the Lounging Female Body as Feminist Renewal “ “Standing on the Balcony: A Swipe to the Right and a Punch in the Face”
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch and Open Studios
Afternoon Pannel Discussions
Space and Identity
(Discussants: Jessica Cappuccitti & Brad Morosan )
Room VAC247
Informing Media Culture
(Discussant: Johnathan Onyschuk)
Room VAC302
Challenging Perception
(Discussant: Dr. Kirsty Robertson)
Room VAC230
1:00pm - 3:00 pm

Rachelle Sabourin (York U MA)

Bruno Sinder (UWO MA) Peter M. Flannery (Guelph U MA) Quinn McGlade Ferentzy (Guelph U MA) Brianna Lagacé (UWO MA) Alex Harasymiw (UWO MA) Dorothea Hines (Trent U PhD)

Claire Wilcox (McMaster U MA)

Andrea Avidad (New School, MA)

“Performing the Streets: Graffiti’s Invisible Act”

“Carioca Autochromes : Marc Ferrez’s Colour Photography and the Creation of a Modern Rio de Janeiro” “On Failure, Identity, and Queerness: A Search for Queer Men’s Space” "Disruptions: The implications of 'Queer Time' in cinema"  “Embracing Modernity through Disney’s Medieval Imagery” Cultivating the Sensus Communis: Questions of Reception and Representation in Arendt’s Lectures Untitled (the see/unseen influence of x-fold [con]text)

“Performing “Mrs”: Felicia Hemans and the Politics of Female Fame”

“Theorizing bio-aesthetics: affective screens and becoming undone”
3:00pm - 5:00pm Open Studios
5:00pm Keynote Speaker: Srimoyee Mitra
Room VAC100