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Western University Department of Visual Arts Open Studios & Graduate Conference

Open Studios: Friday February 9, 12-1pm & 3-5pm
For conference, exhibition and events, see full schedule below.

The Department of Visual Arts Graduate Students at Western University invite you to attend the 2018 edition of Open Studios and the Graduate Conference: INWARD>OUTWARD: (De)constructing Experiences in Public Spaces. Tour our MFA and PhD studio spaces in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, and meet our student artists. This year, the event will coincide with the ArtLab exhibition Inward Outward.

Schedule of Events:

The two-day event begins with the opening reception of Inward Outward, an exhibition in the ArtLab Gallery guest curated by MA candidates Regan Brenner and Madelaine Tripp, from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday February 8th.

Following the reception will be the first keynote address by Andrew Hunter (Senior Curator at Art Gallery of Guelph, educator, artist), as part of the Art Now! Speakers’ Series. Friday February 9th begins at 10am with panel discussions on this year’s theme Inward Outward.

Panel discussion topics range from Identity and the Body, Public Spaces, Virtual Spaces, and Challenging Perception. Panel discussions go until 3pm, with an hour break at 12pm during which Open Studios would take place. Open Studios will continue again from 3pm to 5pm. The second keynote address by Srimoyee Mitra (Director of Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan) will take place at 5pm.

For more information please visit: http://uwo.ca/visarts/news/2018/02-OpenStudio.html


Open Studio Artists:
MFA
Claire Bartleman
Kate Carder-Thompson
Tyler Durbano
Sharmistha Kar
Graham Macaulay
Johnathan Onyschuk
Lydia Santia
Matthew Trueman
Zhizi Wang
Joy Wong

PhD
Colin Dorward
Eeva Siivonen

Conference Panelists:
Jessica Sealey (Western)
Shayla MacDonald (Western)
Adam Blair
Rashida Ricketts (Parsons)
Roy G. Guzmàn (University of Minnesota)
Edo Volbeda (Montreal U)
Rachelle Sabourin (York U)
Tommy Ting (OCADU)
Julia Prudhomme (McMaster)
Andrew Woods (Western)
Bruno Sinder (Western)
Anthony Potulese (McGill)
Peter M. Flannery (Guelph)
Brianna Lagace (Western)
Quinn McGlade Ferentzy (Guelph)
Alex Harasymiw (Western)
Kelly Hines
Claire Wilcox (McMaster)
Ouennassa Khiari (Montreal U)
Andrea Avidad (New School)

RSVP via Facebook
Questions? westernopenstudios@gmail.com
Instagram: @westernuvisarts


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Department of Visual Arts, Western University
John Labatt Visual Arts Centre
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

Western Open Studios has received funding from Research Western, SOGS and SGPS