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Tuesday March 6th, 2018
100 Laurier/600 Cumberland
Room 218

Artists David McDougall and Sasha Phipps are giving a talk on Digital Processes, both McDougall and Phipps work in 3D printing, CNC custom cutting, 3D modeling and kinetic art and will be speaking about the applications of these processes and materials, centering on what can be accomplished within the new CoFab space in the Visual Arts Department of the University of Ottawa.

David McDougall has an MFA from York University and teaches Sculpture at the University of Ottawa.

Sasha Phipps has a BFA from the University of Ottawa and is instrumental in teaching students the use of New Media Technology in his role as technician.

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7:00 PM19:00

uOttawa PORTFOLIO REVIEW Night / Soirée Portfolio

Bring your work and meet with a Professor to assess your portfolio--if you are ready, you may be offered admission on the spot!

Apporte ton portfolio et un(e) professeure te rencontera--si t'es prêt(e), c'est possible que tu sera offert une place parmi nous tout-de-suite!

PORTFOLIO REVIEW NIGHT happens the 1st Wednesday in February and October of every year

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6:00 PM18:00


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Portes ouvertes –Maîtrise en arts visuelsDépartement d’arts visuels, Université d'Ottawa
Mardi 19 décembre de 18h à 20h
600, rue Cumberland (coin Laurier Est)

Joignez-vous à nous pour en apprendre davantage sur notre programme de MAV, et rencontrer nos professeurs et nos étudiants de Maîtrise. Vous aurez également l’occasion de voir le travail de nos étudiants.

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Open House - Master of Fine Arts
Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa
Tuesday, December 19,  6 to 8 p.m.
600 Cumberland St. (Corner of Laurier East)

Join us to learn about our MFA program, meet our professors and MFA students, and view graduate student work.  

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to Dec 7

EXHIBITION: Working Space

Sharon VanStarkenburg

Sharon VanStarkenburg

[working space] is an exhibition developed as part of a Curating for Contemporary Art course at uOttawa.
The featured art is produced by Jessica Hoflick, Tiffany April, Sharon VanStarkenburg, Lindsey Wilson and Cara Tierney.

Tierney will hold a performance-discussion on December 4th at 6PM and a panel will be directed by Adam Barbu and Sam Loewen on December 5th, 12:30-1:30PM.

[working space] focuses on how the process of curating exposes the connections between theory and practice, art history and visual art, with special attention to the ways in which the identity and perceptions of the artist, art historian, and viewer/participant intersect, coalesce, and sometimes diverge within the gallery space.

This exhibition is curated by Brianna Baele, Laura Baril, Veronica Keith, Lauren Lussier, Alexander Muise, Christa Nemnom, Palwasha Qazi and Ginny Stovel.

The exhibition and events are free and open to all!
Check us out on Facebook ( and Instagram!

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7:00 AM07:00

ARTIST TALK: Annie Thibault (MFA '16)

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ANNIE THIBAULT (MFA '16) Artist Talk, Carleton University Art Gallery

La chambre des cultures: Annie Thibault, Emily Falvey and Myron Smith in conversation
Tuesday, 21 November, 7:00 p.m.

Where and how do art and biology intersect? Join us for a cross-disciplinary conversation featuring Gatineau-based artist Annie Thibault, Montreal-based art historian Emily Falvey and Carleton biology professor Myron Smith, moderated by Heather Anderson. 

Using the laboratory as a site for artistic research and experimentation this past year, Annie Thibault was artist in residence in a pilot project co-hosted by CUAG and the Department of Biology at Carleton University.

This event is organized in conjunction with Annie Thibault's current exhibition, La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space.

ADMISSION is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

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GALLERY 115 EXHIBITION: Atticus Gordon, BFA '19, Painting Now, Solo Exhibition


OPENING: Thursday November 16th 7-9
Gallery 115, 600 Cumberland St.
Runs from November 15th - 23rd. 

Atticus Gordon's exploration into the relevance of painting in the contemporary world, the painting-installations probe the membrane between originality, technology, painting and art history.

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12:00 PM12:00

ARTIST TALK: Jillian Macdonald

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WEDNESDAY, November 8th, 2017, 12PM ROOM 114, UOttawa visual arts building (600 Cumberland)

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist who lives in Brooklyn and dreams of the North. She teaches video and performance art at Pace University.

Solo shows and projects include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Air Circulation and Moti Hasson in New York, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Centre Clark in Montréal, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. Her work was featured in group exhibitions and festivals at The Chelsea Museum and The Whitney Museum's Artport in New York, The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Germany, The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venezuela, The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, La Biennale de Montréal, and the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France.

A 2013 feature length radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's IDEAS profiles her work, which has also been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Border Crossings, and Canadian Art. Critical discussion appears in books including The Transatlantic Zombie (2015), by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014), edited by Christopher Schubert.

McDonald has received grants and commissions from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Turbulence, The Verizon Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, and Pace University. She has attended residencies at Glenfiddich in Scotland, The Headlands Center for the Arts in California, Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, The Yukon, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace in New York, and Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta. In 2017 she will be participate in the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard.

Jillian Macdonald is presenting a solo exhibition at Axe-Néo 7 that opens Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 and runs until December 16th, 2017.

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uOttawa Portfolio Review Night / Soirée de Portfolio

Bring your work and meet with a Professor to assess your portfolio--if you are ready, you may be offered admission on the spot!

Apporte ton portfolio et un(e) professeure te rencontera--si t'es prêt(e), c'est possible que tu sera offert une place parmi nous tout-de-suite!

PORTFOLIO REVIEW NIGHT happens the 1st Wednesday in February and October of every year

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AM DUMOUCHEL (MFA '14), Artist Talk

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AM DUMOUCHEL (MFA'14) Artist talk with Michael Schreier

Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.
Bilingual presentation at Daïmôn 78 Hanson Street, Gatineau. Free admission.

The artists AM Dumouchel and Michael Schrier will be speaking of their practices in the context of Continuum, the photographic exhibition at Karsh-Masson and of the tradition of the Karsh Award.

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6:00 PM18:00

GILLIAN KING, (MFA'16) Artist Talk at OAG ANNEX, City Hall

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00pm  7:30pm
Councillors Lounge at City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1Canada

Join artist Gillian King for a look at her new work, past trajectories, and life after MFA. Refreshments will be served.

Gillian King is a painter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. A recent graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Master of Fine Arts program, King’s thesis exhibition Becoming Animal was featured at the Ottawa Art Gallery in 2016.

King is the recipient of the 2017 RBC Emerging Artist Award. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Megacaldera (2017), an exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette Fine Art Gallery, Curing Soil (2016), PDA Projects, Ottawa, Peau/Skin (2017) at La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg, ab Next(2017), Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, among others.

She is the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Petry Award, an annual juried prize awarded to support artistic research in Europe for one year. King plans to use the funding to live and work in Berlin, Germany in 2017-18. She will also be completing an independent artist residency at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2018.   

Location: Councillors Lounge at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue W, Ottawa)

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