Brush with art

Brush with Art works on display is offices

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the ongoing uncertainty about access to university buildings, collection of work for BWA is suspended until further notice. For inquiries about the return of work currently installed, please contact Joan Coutu. Similarly, the collection of new artworks is postponed.

Are you a Fine Arts student looking for a way to kick-start your exhibition career?


Are you from a University of Waterloo office and interested in hanging student art?

Brush with Art is a program operated by the Fine Arts Department that hangs student art in public yet secure venues on the University of Waterloo campus. Current Brush with Art venues include:

  • the Stratford campus
  • Counselling Services
  • the Arts Undergraduate Office
  • the Dean of Arts offices
  • S.O.S. Physiotherapy (UW campus).

For Students

How to Submit your artwork

Brush with Art accepts the following:

  • 2-dimensional work (drawings, paintings, prints, etc.)
  • Low-relief 3-dimensional work that can hang on a wall
  • free-standing sculpture cannot be accepted as we do not have appropriate venues for such work at this time.

Please note: The Fine Arts faculty co-ordinators normally make all curatorial decisions. The co-ordinators consider the appropriateness of subject matter and design of the works vis-à-vis the venue.  More specific details about the program can be found in the Record of Submission form (PDF).

Submitting non-digital work:

Submitting digital work:

For UW Offices

If you are interested in displaying student art in your area please see our Terms of Reference for Display Venues (PDF).  For more information contact Lois Andison.