Visual Arts
Sustainability champions honoured

Sustainability champions honoured

A Hospitality staffer committed to waste diversion and a student who designed an app to improve use of electric-vehicle charging stations are among winners of this year’s Western sustainability awards.

Exhibition ‘zeros’ in on Fuller’s view of world

Exhibition ‘zeros’ in on Fuller’s view of world

More than 50 years after futurist and architect Buckminster Fuller visited London, Visual Arts students have staged an exhibition that examines the man whose name is synonymous with the interlocking triangles of a geodesic dome.

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

No one knows what changes the mindset of an inmate. Prison is punitive, intended to strip power and deliver pain. But through creativity, Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush has found a way to empower inmates and deliver a bit of compassion into those dark corners.

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition

Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition

Unless deeply involved in the London arts scene, the rich and vibrant history of Forest City independent publishing may be lost to you. One Western PhD student, however, hopes to change that with her latest curated show at the McIntosh Gallery.

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

A recent art exhibition curated by a Western alumnus was one of several community catalysts credited with leading to one Ontario city to open a residential addiction withdrawal and treatment centre this fall.

Show highlights plastic waste among ‘Fossils’

Show highlights plastic waste among ‘Fossils’

Future Fossils was a series of events and projects in London, Toronto and New York, including exhibitions, a workshop, and a graduate summer school, that brought together a group of people working on museums, contemporary art, the Anthropocene, and climate change.

Professor’s works rank among Canadian treasures

Professor’s works rank among Canadian treasures

A lifetime of experimental conversations between brain and body have lead Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush to stand among the country’s leading artists. Two of his large works, painted with oil and sand on canvas, have recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

More than a decade ago, as an MFA student, Brendan Fernandes, MFA’05, attended the opening of the Whitney Biennial, a contemporary exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. “Enamoured” in the moment, the young artist pledged to return one day – but as more than an observer.

Innovation Ambassadors are shifting the culture

Innovation Ambassadors are shifting the culture

In a milestone for the university, every faculty at Western now has at least one Innovation Ambassador whose job it is to help share and cultivate all these ideas and values.

Researcher looking to re-frame Detroit images

Researcher looking to re-frame Detroit images

Earlier this summer, Visual Arts graduate student Jessica Cappuccitti curated an exhibition, Welcome to Detroit: Suzy Lake and Orlando Ford, at the McIntosh Gallery. The exhibition offered viewers an opportunity to understand how these images – some of Detroit’s decay and others that capture people with smiling faces and open arms – shape ideas about the city.

‘Joiner and doer’ rises to PMA President post

‘Joiner and doer’ rises to PMA President post

Julia Beltrano, Technical Specialist Manager in the Department of Visual Arts, is the new president of Western’s Professional & Managerial Association. She follows Melanie Molnar from the Faculty of Education to the position.