Visual Arts
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.

Researcher: Activism changing museums for better

Researcher: Activism changing museums for better

For years, Canadian Indigenous communities were allowed little say in how their cultural representations – artifacts and paintings, for example – were displayed in the country’s museums.

Student finds inspiration sitting all around her

Student finds inspiration sitting all around her

Brenda Fuhrman went to nursing school in her 20s and law school in her 40s, so it just made sense to her that in her 60s she should chisel out yet another career – this time as an artist.

Read. Watch. Listen. with John Hatch

Read. Watch. Listen. with John Hatch

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits.

When the face of campus changed

When the face of campus changed

Fifty years ago, when our department was established at Western, universities in this province were staffed essentially by male faculty. There were some women professors in very specific areas (such as Nursing and Language Studies), but in most cases, if there was a...

Where have all the women gone?

Where have all the women gone?

As seamless as the final execution of an exhibition may appear to the public, there is always a backstory lurking in the curator’s vault of experiences. After almost 30 years of organizing exhibitions, the combination of research, the works of art themselves, the...

Newsmakers: The Reimaginer

Newsmakers: The Reimaginer

Kathryn Brush An internationally recognized art historian and influential scholar of medieval art, Kathryn Brush’s focus on the histories, theories and practices of art history and visual culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries has made her one of the more remarkable...

Newsmakers: The Defender

Newsmakers: The Defender

Patrick Mahon Patrick Mahon, an accomplished artist and Visual Arts professor, named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada earlier this fall, is wrapping up the calendar year preparing to take the helm of Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the...

Mahon takes SASAH from class, to world, and back

Mahon takes SASAH from class, to world, and back

Patrick Mahon is ready to switch gears. An accomplished artist and Visual Arts professor, named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada earlier this fall, Mahon is wrapping up the calendar year preparing to take the helm of Western’s School for Advanced...

Book paints London artist in new ‘Way’

Book paints London artist in new ‘Way’

In his lifetime, Greg Curnoe was something of a paradox in the art world. The famed London artist, known for his contributions to regionalism and pop art, was fiercely dedicated to his hometown. He resisted Toronto, yet found great success in its galleries. He was a...

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

Two Western scholars have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of...

Grad discovers unexpected muse in opportunities

Grad discovers unexpected muse in opportunities

Jill Smith came Western believing she was a painter and photographer. But when she graduates this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she leaves grateful for her program’s focus on contemporary and interdisciplinary art, as it has shaped the artist she is today.

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Western professors Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) and Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry) have been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research –...

Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Given the diverse program offerings available to graduate students at Western, Linda Miller knows it can be difficult to measure students’ academic achievements using the same criteria. This is especially true when it comes to deciding which students should receive...

Making plans to mark the occasion

Making plans to mark the occasion

You’re going to see a lot of red and white mixed in with purple next year as the university prepares to help Canada celebrate its sesquicentennial.