News & Events

  • Ido Govrin "Not Quite the Highest Point" Exhibition

    October 26, 2017
    Not Quite the Highest Point continues Govrin's interdisciplinary artistic research in the mediums of sound, installation, printmaking and text.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #4

    October 26, 2017
    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.”
  • Derek Boswel - 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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #3

    October 19, 2017
    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.”
  • 100,000,000, curated by Stephanie Anderson

    October 18, 2017
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #2

    October 5, 2017
    Kate Graham and Terry Rice will speak on their respective professional practices, and converse on “Art and Related Professional Careers.”
  • Sleight of Hands MFA Exhibition

    October 5, 2017
    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.
  • Kathryn Brush Honoured in Hellmuth Prize Ceremony/Lecture

    October 6, 2017
    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.
  • Past Forward 50th Anniversary Exhibition

    September 5, 2017
    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.
  • Edit-A-Thon

    September, 23, 2017
    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.”
  • Cohen Commons Exhibition

    September 5, 2017
    "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
  • MA Graduation Celebration

    August 28, 2017
    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.
  • Quinn Smallboy, Playing a String Game, Exhibition

    August 10, 2017
    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.
  • Samantha Noseworthy Midheaven Exhibition

    August 10, 2017
    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?
  • Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance

    July 6, 2017
    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.
  • The Black and White Exhibition

    June 2, 2017
    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.
  • Charles Lee Franklin Harris MFA Exhibition

    May 3, 2017
    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.
  • Paul Chartrand, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Artlab Gallery

    April 17, 2017
    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.
  • Art & the City

    April 20, 2017
    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?
  • You Can't Steal A Gift - Exhibition

    April 28, 2017
    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
  • Sarah Munro - MFA Thesis Exhibition

    May 12, 2017
    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.
  • Jason Stovall Wins Plaskett Award

    May 6, 2017
    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
  • Community: A Participatory Art Conference

    March 30, 2017
    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.
  • roll call | ArtLab | Cohen Commons

    March 24, 2017
    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
  • Practicum 2017-18 Information Session

    March 22, 2017
    Currently in Year 3 or 4? Interested in Practicum Next Year? Learn what Practicum is all about and 
how to prepare your portfolio application.
  • Helen Fielding | Art Now

    March 23, 2017
    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on March 23 with Helen Fielding.
  • Fellow Feeling | ArtLab

    March 24, 2017
    View the practicum graduating exhibition of 10 Western BFA students on March 24, 6:00-8:00, in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
  • VASA Art Sale

    March 21, 2017
    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!
  • VSVSVS | Art Now

    March 30, 2017
    VSVSVS, a six-person collective from Toronto, joins us for the Winter 2017 Art Now Speakers' Series 7:00 PM, March 30.
  • Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon | ArtLab

    March 2, 2017
    Visit this speculative and fictional installation on the moon in the ArtLab on March 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • March Break Open House

    March 11, 2017
    Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Peter Flemming | Art Now

    March 9, 2017
    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.
  • Simone Jones | Art Now

    March 2, 2017
    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues with Simone Jones on March 2 at 7:00 PM.
  • Cold Front | McIntosh Gallery

    January 12 - March 4, 2017
    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
  • Shelley Niro | Art Now

    February 16, 2017
    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!
  • Boomerang | Artlab

    February 9, 2017
    A performance project responding to the "Annual Juried Exhibition", organized by the Artlab Gallery in collaboration with the Department of English and Writing Studies.
  • Vicky Moufawad-Paul | Art Now

    February 2, 2017
    The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on February 2 with celebrated curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul.
  • Art Talks | Artlab Gallery

    February 1, 2017
    Students from Bealart present a series of short talks related to art production February 1, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Artlab.
  • Bookcase Booklaunch | Opening The Joy of Atleigh

    January 25, 2017
    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.
  • 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.
  • Art Now Presents: Artist­-Run Centre Roundtable

    January 26, 2017
    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).
  • 15th Annual Juried Exhibition | Artlab

    January 26 - February 16, 2017
    Come to view this diverse exhibition created by Western Visual Arts Undergraduates at the reception on January 26, 5:00-7:00.
  • On Coming and Going | Artlab

    January 5 - 17, 2017
    Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Graduate Exhibition by Quintin Teszeri, January 12, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
  • 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.
  • 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


    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.
  • 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.
  • Yes/No Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    November 20 - December 2, 2014
    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
  • Artist Talk with Kate Tarini | PhD Candidate, Visual Arts

    November 28, 2014, 12pm
    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.
  • Art Now! Presents: Nihilist Spasm Band | Artlab Gallery

    November 20, 2014, 7pm
    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.
  • Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference | Concourse Gallery

    November 21, 2014
    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
  • The Times: Graphic Art as Conscious Response | Concourse Gallery

    October 31 - December 2, 2014
    Third and Fourth Year Printmaking exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. Prof. P. Mahon & Jessica Desparois, Technical Support. Opening Reception
  • Paint as Material Contingency | Artlab Gallery

    October 31 - November 14, 2014
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Louise Déry

    November 6, 2014
    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.
  • Sum of Two and Three, One more than Four - Artlab

    October 9 - 24, 2014
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Swintak

    October 23, 2014
    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.
  • Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present - Artlab

    October 20, 2014, 7pm
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

    October 16, 2014
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ame Henderson

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

    October 2, 2014
    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.
  • (The) archive: Kate Tarini - Artlab

    September 18 – Oct. 2, 2014
    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
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Derek Jarman, Tasman Richardson

    September 25, 2014
    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.
  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Wednesday September 24th 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.
  • The Bookcase: micro-museum and library

    September 10, 2014 12-4pm
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Erin Sexton

    September 18, 2014 - 7PM, NCB-117
    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.
  • BANANA HANDS Mike Kelley / Kelly Kaczynski - Artlab

    September 10, 2014 - 7pm
    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.
  • VASA ART SPRAWL

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

    June 17-August 26, 2014
    Available on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182 click for more info.
  • Recycling Material Culture - UC Gallery

    May 8 - August 28, 2014
    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.
  • Zines Exhibition at D.B. Weldon Library

    May 7 - 30, 2014
    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.
  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project

    April 2014
    VAS 1020 students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created.
  • Gabriella Solti: SISYPHUS IS HAPPY - Artlab Gallery

    May 15-23, 2014
    SISYPHUS IS HAPPY, Solti’s MFA thesis exhibition with Performance: Thursday, May 15th > 5 PM & Closing Reception: Friday, May 23rd > 6- 8 PM
  • Liquidation

 : Amanda Oppedisano - Artlab Gallery

    May 1- 8, 2014
    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present MFA Thesis exhibition, Liquidation, with an Artist Closing Reception on Thursday May 8th from 7- 9PM.


  • Across Boundaries - Diana Yoo MFA thesis exhibition

    April 17-25, 2014
    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
  • it : event in the Concourse Gallery

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014 > 8-9pm
    "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.
  • What Plants Crave - Practicum class of 2014

    March 21 – April 6, 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
  • Turnover: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    March 21st - April 8th 2014
    March 21st - April 8th 2014, Opening Reception: 7pm-9pm, March 21st 2014 Concourse Gallery.
  • Visual Arts Open Studios

    Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014
    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
  • Insight Visual Arts Forum

    March 28, 2014 - 3:00pm
    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).
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Duane Linklater

    March 27, 2014 - 7pm
    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.
  • Call for Participants: Undergraduate Art History Symposium

    March 10, 2014
    Students in art history courses are invited to submit a presentation proposal outlining their topic to Lisa Lawlis at llawlis@uwo.ca
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Gerald McMaster with performance by Moe Clark

    March 13, 2014
    Talk, Book Launch and performance. Conron Hall, University College, 7pm. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, and the Forest City Gallery.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Jamelie Hassan

    March 6, 2014, 7pm
    Free public artist talk by artist and activist Jamelie Hassan 7pm, VAC 100
  • Make it Move

    Opening Reception: February 27, 5-7pm
    Join the third and fourth year advanced sculpture students for their kinetic sculpture show, Make It Move at the Concourse Gallery.
  • IMAGINE: Sustainability, Community, Engagement

    Opening Reception: February 27, 5-7pm
    Exhibition curated by Gallery Practices VAS/VAH 3384. February 27 - March 14 2014, Artlab Gallery
  • Insight: Visual Arts Forum

    February 28th, 2014
    Featuring talks by Patrick Mahon, Mark Kasumovic, Jared Peters, Kelly McKenzie & Tom Baynes 3:30pm, VAC 100
  • Georgiana Uhlyarik Public Lecture

    February 13, 2014
    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.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Francine Savard

    February 6, 2014
    Free public artist talk by Montreal based painter Francine Savard. February 6th 7pm VAC room 100
  • o.v.e.r.p.a.c.t. at The Arts Project

    February 4-8, 2014
    Exhibition by Prof. K. Moodie's 3rd year Honours Seminar Class. Opening reception, Feb 4th, 5-7pm
  • AJE 12: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition

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

    January 30th - Febuary 13th 2014
    The Third Year Advanced Drawing class Project. Opening Reception: 5pm-7pm January 30th 2014
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ed Pien

    January 30, 2014
    Toronto-based Artist Ed Pien will present an artist talk Thursday, January 30th in Conron Hall. UC 244 Free & open to the public
  • Maryse Larivière B.I.B.L.E.

    January 9-21, 2014
    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, exhibition in the Artlab. Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Daniel Barrow

    January 16, 2014
    A Performance at Museum London: “The Face of Everything, Live Animation” January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM.
  • Call for applications: Visual Arts Awards & Scholarships


    Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.
  • 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.
  • NEW: one-year MA in Art History

    Fall 2014
    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.
  • Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition : If You See Me

    Nov. 21 - Dec. 5, 2013
    Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition at the Artlab. Opening Reception: November 21, 2013 > 5:00 PM.
  • VASA Student Art Sale

    November 27, 2013 - 4-8pm
    Buy artwork from our students, Wednesday November 27th, 4-8pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash and Carry Only.
  • Free Workshop: Embedded Metadata Explained!

    November 22, 2013
    The Visual Resources Library is offering a workshop on embedded metadata on Friday, November 22 from 12noon to 1:00pm in the Media Lab (VAC134).
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Sasha Pierce

    November 21, 2013, 7:00 PM
    Join us Thursday November 21st in room 100 for a free artist talk. Free and open to the public.
  • Lecture by curator Alan C. Elder

    November 20, 2013 - 11:30am
    November 20th at 11:30am Elder will discuss Canada's participation in both the 1954 and 1957 Triennale di Milano design exhibitions.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Scott Everingham

    November 14, 2013, 7:00 PM
    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!
  • Dada Cabaret: A Sculpture, Installation and Performance Event

    November 4 - 13, 2013
    Presented by the VAS1025 Advanced Foundations Studio Class. Closing Performance: November 13, 2013 > 4:30 PM.
  • Back and Forth and Forward Again

    November 7, 2013 - 5:00-7:00 PM
    Join us in launching Word Hoard's second issue "The Unrecyclable" in the Concourse Gallery
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Geoffrey Pugen

    November 7, 2013, 8:00 PM
    Join us for an Artist Talk by Geoffrey Pugen. October 24th at 8pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!
  • WindEEE Dome Mural Project: Cityscape with Weather


    A Digitally-generated Linocut Mural for Western's New WindEEE Research Dome.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Lois Andison

    October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM
    Join us for an Artist Talk by Lois Andison. October 24th at 7pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ron Shuebrook

    October 17, 2013, 7:00 PM
    Artist Talk by Ron Shuebrook in VAC 100, Thursday October 17, 7pm. All are welcome!
  • Split Film Filament

    October 10 - 25, 2013
    Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • The Usual Notion is Imprecise Just as the Lively Tension of the Element is the Real Result.

    Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 - 5-7pm
    Practicum Response: Concourse Gallery
  • 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
  • Andy Patton, PhD awarded the 2013 Governor General's Gold Medal

    October 8, 2013
    This award recognizes academic excellence and acknowledges Andy's outstanding contribution to the field of Art and Visual Culture.
  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Wednesday September 25th 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.
  • Clint Burnham Enjoy your Petro-symptom!

    Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 5:30pm
    Burtynsky's Oil and the Zizekian Sublime
  • Faculty/Staff Exhibition: SAMPLE

    September 12 - October 2, 2013
    Exhibition featuring artwork by faculty and staff of the department of Visual Arts at Western University
  • VASA presents: Movie Scrolls and Rolls

    Tuesday, September 17th, 5pm onwards
    VASA presents :Movie Scrolls and Rolls, 
at the Concourse Gallery and adjacent patio (weather permitting). 
A night of music, movies and delectable food.
  • Thea Yabut: Lines of Necessity / Giles Whitaker: Listening Space at the McIntosh Gallery

    Closing reception: September 12, 2013 at 8 P.M.
    Meet the exhibiting artists and other Department of Visual Arts graduate students at the closing reception, Thursday, September 12th at 8:00 P.M.
  • Laura Mitrow: Transformation, Transduction and Prolonged Formation

    August 22-30, 2013
    The Artlab Gallery is Proud to present this MFA Thesis Exhibition with Closing Reception on Thursday August 29th, from 7-9pm
  • Kyla Brown: Following the Turn

    Opening: August 9, 2013
    MFA Thesis Exhibition opening Friday August 9th, 7-9pm at the Artlab
  • Two NEW First Year Courses

    August 1, 2013
    These exciting courses, open to all and taught by award-winning professors, examine images, ideas, and associations linking the art and architecture of the past (e.g., ancient temples, Gothic cathedrals, the Mona Lisa, Impressionist painting, and the Eiffel Tower) to contemporary visual culture.