About Artlab Gallery

See a virtual tour of the Artlab: click above to explore the 2016 Faculty/Staff exhibition

Located in John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University, the Artlab Gallery and its complement space, the Cohen Commons, are vital facilities within the Department of Visual Arts. The Galleries are focused on projects that involve and respond to social and cultural issues, primarily supporting the research and practice of students and faculty. Each year approximately 14 projects and events are presented, exploring conceptual and experimental production that includes a wide range of mediums.

The Artlab and Cohen Commons align with the values of, and commitments toward, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as articulated by Western's Equity & Human Rights Services (EHRS). We are a fully accessible facility. There is elevator access to both spaces from the front entrace of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre and ground-floor access from our adjoining parking lots. Our building is outfitted with push-button automatic door openers. The Artlab has an accessible gender-neutral, self-contained washroom and there are two gendered, accessible public washrooms in close proximity to the Cohen Commons. Gallery staff are on-site and ready to assist with physical access during regular gallery hours and events. During our present level of COVID-19 Health & Safety, the building is locked to the public and visits must be arranged by appointment. Please contact artlab@uwo.ca with any questions or to arrange your visit.

While the Artlab does not accept unsolicited submissions, the Steering Committee and Department are open to projects and initiatives of all kinds that have the potential to connect the Department with the University, the City of London, the Southwestern Ontario region and beyond.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western University.

Following Western Universities directives related to COVID-19 the Artlab Gallery building is currently closed to the public. For updates on the evolving situation please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/