Campus art galleries

People installing artwork on gallery walls.

Students hanging art in the Artery Gallery.

University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG)

UWAG is located in East Campus Hall (ECH) 1239 and is run by curator Ivan Jurakic and Programming Assistant Sarah Kernohan. UWAG’s tagline ADMIT EVERYONE speaks to an openness where students mix with faculty, professional artists and the community. It is a 3000 square foot space with one large gallery and a smaller space, accommodating a full range of exhibitions and programming. Both fourth year undergraduate and graduate students work with the gallery staff to showcase their work in annual exhibitions.


The Artery Gallery is located in ECH 1207 and is run by the department and SOFA (Society of Fine Arts). The Artery offers students an opportunity to develop their curatorial skills and to exhibit their artwork. ECH 1217 is used as an additional exhibition space for digital media projections.

View the Artery floorplan (PDF).

Airstream / Student Art Innovation Lab (S.A.I.L.)

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During the summer, the Fine Arts Department partners with the Department of Drama and Speech Communication to facilitate a mobile, outreach arts program within the KW community.  S.A.I.L. is housed in our refurbished, vintage Airstream trailer. Find out what S.A.I.L. is doing by visiting the Facebook page and Twitter. S.A.I.L. gratefully acknowledges support from the Chalmers Family Arts and Culture Experience Award and The Musagetes Fund.

During the school year graduate and undergraduate students use the airstream for site-specific installations and special events. So keep an eye out for us because Fine Arts is on the move...

Check out the airstream at Anna Van Milligen's Graduate installation Dollhouse and at This Could be The Place ( performance art symposium.

Brush with Art

Brush with Art is a Fine Arts initiative for undergraduate students that hangs student art in public yet secure venues on the University of Waterloo campus.  It is generously supported by the University of Waterloo’s President’s Office, the Dean of Arts’s Office, and Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning.