Articles by author: amcbay

  • Visa Instructor part of two projects in Windsor, Ontario.

    Visa Instructor Donna Akrey is part of two collectives with projects being mounted in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor this fall:

    Downtown/s: Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art.
    Art Gallery of Windsor
    October 21 to January 28, 2018

    (L)Herbes Other Rivers
    October 20, 7pm

    In/Terminus Research Colective & the Hamilton Perambulatory Unit (Lee Rodney, Michael Daroch, Taien Ng-Chan & Donna Akrey)
    Reconnaissance, Heart + Soul: the Windsor Armouries
    October 20, 7pm


    Categories: Announcements, Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, In the Media, News

  • Visa Alumni mounting local exhibition.

    Recent Brock Alumni, Katie Mazi & Jenn Judson are mounting an exhibition of their new collaborative photo series, ‘Cooler Than Cool.’ Join the artists at their opening reception this upcoming Saturday Sept. 23 from 7-10PM at the Niagara Artists Centre. There will be good food, drinks, prizes, surprises and prints for sale.

    Reception is September 23rd and the show is on from Sept. 23 – Oct. 13th at NAC.

    Categories: Alumni, Announcements, Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, News

  • Visa Instructor part of exhibition at Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario.

    Part time Instructor Irene Loughlin is currently exhibiting a video work at Thames Art Gallery on the subject of the anxiety produced by precarious housing resultant from the gentrification of many cities in the world.  Her work is featured with artists Abbas Akhavan, Barbara Astman, Mark Crofton Bell, Rebecca Belmore, Millie Chen, Teresa Margolles, Mark Ruwedel and is curated by Ana Barajas.

    Exhibition Dates: September 8 – November 5, 2017.

    Thames Art Gallery is open 7 days a week 1-5pm
    75 William Street North, Chatham, ON. N7M 4L4.

    The gallery is FREE and open to the public.

  • Assistant Professor Amy Friend exhibits in Provence, France.

    Récits Photographiques
    August 24 > September 30, 2017
    Abbaye De Silvacane, La Roque D’Antheron
    Les Terrasses Du Chateau, Lauris
    Provence, France


    Categories: Alumni, Announcements, Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, News

  • Concrete Cloud: A Brock Sculpture Class Mobile Exhibition.

    Professor Donna Akrey’s Visa 2F05 sculpture class is mounting an exhibition titled Concrete Cloud: A Brock Sculpture Class Mobile Exhibition at the Niagara Artists’ Centre.

    July 5 > 21
    345 St. Paul Street

    On July 5th, 2017, students from the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be sharing their exhibition Concrete Cloud, on the streets of downtown St Catharines. Between 10am and 1:30pm students will be transporting their interactive sculptures to the Niagara Artists Center (354 St. Paul Street East) where they’ll be on display until July 21 2017.

    see the route map for the travelling exhibit on July 5 between 10 am and 1:30 pm here

    Several stops will be made along the route, as students hope to engage with the public through their sculptural works. Everyone is invited to enjoy Concrete Cloud as students tour their artworks from the MIWSFPA to NAC, by paths both playful and responsive, to anyone they encounter. This combination of performance and art walk will conclude with an opening reception at Niagara Artists Center, on July 5th from 2-5pm. The works will then be on display for the next two weeks; the exhibition is open to everyone, and gallery hours are Noon to 5 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. 

    Concrete Cloud is a collective of works from 16 artists, focusing on themes of information, the ‘natural world’, and public art. The sculptures are made from a diversity of materials, including wood, metal, plaster, cardboard, textiles, and found materials.

    Participating student artists are: Rachel Anderson, Ahmed Bader, Renz Baluyot, Christian Bebis, Tom Denton, Syerra Jasmin, Michaela Laurie, Jess McClelland, Madison Mcfayden, Jill Newman, Anna Podvalni, Victoria Ridley, Chardon Trimble-Kirk, Amber Lee Williams, Jiahui Xu, and Jingwen Zhang.

    See the Facebook event for more documentation about the mobile exhibition.

    Read the article by art critic Bart Gazzola.

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    Categories: Current Students, Events, Exhibitions, Future Students

  • Visa Instructor and students mount exhibition in Buffalo New York.

    Visa Instructor Judy Graham and students Alex Chorny, Sam Goeree and Amber Lee Williams are mounting an exhibition titled Cloth Shells at 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts in Buffalo, New York.

    July 1 > July 31
    Reception: Saturday, July 15th, 2 > 4pm

    Categories: Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, Future Students, News

  • New Visual Arts Department student award announced.

    The “Regent Student Living Award” is selected by the VISA Faculty and presented to the Visual Arts Major with the highest overall standing in 1st or 2nd year with at least 5 full credits completed. The award is graciously donated by Regent Student Living (an all-inclusive student residence located downtown St. Catharines) and presented in May or June after the completion of the academic year.

    Categories: Announcements, Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, News

  • Visual Arts Department Monitor positions for FW 2017/2018

    Positions: Visual Arts Student Monitors for Fall/Winter terms 2017/2018
    Qualifications: Positions available for third and fourth-year VISA majors only.

    Duties include: Monitoring and cleanup duties of the area you are assigned, perform other related duties as assigned by your supervisor (No work during Fall term and Winter term reading weeks).
    Compensation: $12.00/hour

    Deadline for applications: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    To apply for any of these positions please communicate only from your Brock student email account and send a resume and cover letter indicating your major, year of study, relevant qualifications and any related volunteer or paid positions along with a detailed schedule of the days/times you are available to work to:
    Please note that all communication must be through your Brock student email accounts and that only the applicants selected will be contacted. If you are successful, you will be assigned monitor duties to an area that the monitor hiring committee feels you are best suited for.

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  • Visa Instructor exhibition: DEAD DAD Donna Akrey & Yvette Poorter.

    Donna Akrey and Yvette Poorter are a collaborative duo that have been making/continue to make work together when they can since the 1990s (or since they jumped off a cliff into Muskoka water at age 17). Their work is multi-media and often involves easily found and/or scavenged materials. They are interested in getting lost while realizing the rarity of such a thing. So they make work to get lost in. Poorter and Akrey have been collecting stories and images from people who have a dead dad. They use these snippets of other people’s memories, as fuel to create a morphing landscape installation. Yes, the exhibition is about dads—dead dads at that—but it is also a rumination on memory and the size and viscosity of memory. A vague longing.

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  • Honours Applications: VISA 4F06, 3F99 and 4F99 due May 1, 2017.

    VISA Students: Reminder that Honours Applications for VISA 4F06, 3F99 and 4F99 are due by May 1, 2017. There are hard copies available in the Visa office or if you email Monika Lederich at she can send you digital copies.

    Categories: Announcements, Current Students, Faculty & Instructors, News