Visual Arts

Student’s internal illness inspires external beauty

Gina Duque gave the ‘brush off’ to a number of local artists at a recent London fundraiser. Oh, no, it’s not what you think. The 23-year-old Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student lacks the animosity and hostility to do so.

2012-13 Awards for Excellence in Teaching

KATHRYN BRUSH Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities EDWARD G. PLEVA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING In her 26 years at Western, Visual Arts professor Kathryn Brush has distinguished herself as both teacher and researcher, as her research has always nourished...

Future of textiles

Even currently, intelligent textiles stretch the limits of the imagination and seem to border on science fiction – moving tattoos that crawl across the skin of the wearer, appearing and disappearing as they record stress; sensors in shirt sleeves that can register a wound and lead the fabric to tighten, forming a tourniquet; polymers that can be added to manufactured fibers, protecting the wearer from infection and disease; technologically enhanced military uniforms that can communicate with satellites.

Future of art

Future of art

When I consider where my discipline will be in 40 years, I think of a question writer Jennifer Higgie asks about the value of art in society: “How can change be manifested if it can’t first be imagined?”

Memorial service on Nov. 29 for Brenda MacEachern

Sonia Halpern, Department of Visual Arts professor, who teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, nominated Brenda MacEachern for the Western Award of Excellence in 2006. She would win the award the following year. At the ceremony, Halpern delivered the following speech about MacEachern’s many accomplishments at Western. It is printed here in honour of MacEachern, who died Oct. 11.

Campus Digest, April 5

Campus Digest, April 5

Legacy exhibit takes flight Two labour deals head to BOG Western has recently reached tentative settlements with the Clinical Teachers Association of UWO (CTA) representing 650 clinical faculty in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the University of...

Exhibit eyes city’s artistic pull

Exhibit eyes city’s artistic pull

It may not be the common perception of London, but according to a group of Western students, the Forest City was – and still is – the home and artistic hub for artists from around the world.

Artist-in-residence pioneers the process

Sean Smith says it’s important to “leave some air” in your plans to make room for what may emerge on the way to accomplishing your goals. And certainly don’t focus on the finish line.

Robertson awarded Priestley Prize

Robertson awarded Priestley Prize

Kirsty Robertson has been awarded the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English’s Priestley Prize (ACCUTE), which is awarded for the best essay published in English Studies in Canada in a given year.

Graduate student wins film prize

Graduate student wins film prize

Western graduate student Dave Kemp (Visual Arts) was given top honours at the recent Mississauga Celebrate the Square short film call for his video Watched.

Grad student named competition finalist

Grad student named competition finalist

Western graduate student (MFA) Kim Neudorf has been announced as a semi-finalist by the Canadian Art Foundation in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.