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Art in The Public Sphere Fall 2014

The Western University, Department of Visual Arts is pleased to present the Art in the Public Sphere series of speakers and exhibitions. This important series provides unique opportunities to engage with local, national, and international artists, curators, and scholars. All events hosted at the VAC are free and are open to the public.

Art Now : Christine Swintak, Artist Contract Outfit, 2014, Image courtesy of the artist.
Christine Swintak, Artist Contract Outfit, 2014, Image courtesy of the artist.

Erin Sexton

Montreal based Artist with Respondent: Professor Felix Lee, Department of Chemistry, Western University
Thursday, September 18, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-117 

Watch the Video on Youtube


Derek Jarman, Tasman Richardson

A screening of a selection of Tasman's video work alongside a screening of Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman
Thursday, September 25, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-117 


Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman

Vancouver based Artists, collaborators, artists, activists on projects such as the STAG Library, the Lower Mainland Painting Co., and the Her Jazz Noise Collective
Thursday, October 2, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-117 

Watch the Video on Youtube


Ame Henderson

Choreographer (Toronto), Artistic Director of Public Recordings, AGO Artist-in-Residence
Thursday, October 9, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-113 

Please note that the location of the Art Now lectures has been moved to a higher capacity room in the North Campus Building (NCB-113)


Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University
Thursday, October 16, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-113


Christine Swintak

Montreal/Toronto based multimedia, installation and performance Artist
Thursday, October 23, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-113


Louise Déry

Director/Curator, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal
Presented in partnership with McIntosh Gallery
Thursday, November 6, 2014 > 7PM > NCB-113


Nihilist Spasm Band

Legendary London, Ontario based noise band founded in 1965
Thursday, November 20, 2014 > 7PM > Artlab


Please note that the location of the Art Now lectures has been moved to a higher capacity room in the North Campus Building (NCB-113). NCB is located just south of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre (VAC). Metered parking is available in the parking lots between VAC & NCB. For more information or directions please see Western's Map Tool and search for "NCB".

Select Videos from the Speakers Series are now availible on YouTube.