News archive - April 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2021 Fine Arts award winners

UW Fine Arts logoEach year the Fine Arts Department recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of our students with the Annua

Each year the Fine Arts Department recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of our students with the Annual Fine Arts Awards Day ceremony. Sadly, this year the ceremony could not take place.

However, the department would still like to publicly recognize the 2020-2021 award winners. Below is a list of the awards and recipients. Congratulations and well done.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2021 Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition I

MFA Thesis 1, Racquel Rowe and Karice Mitchell artwork at

The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG (University of Waterloo Art Gallery) present the first of two thesis exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. MFA Thesis gives the campus and community-at-large an opportunity to see the end result of two years of intensive research and studio production by emerging visual artists.

While MFA thesis exhibitions will be installed on site, the gallery remains closed in response to the ongoing pandemic and current lockdown. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Fine Arts faculty member Logan MacDonald is featured in the Faculty of Arts News

Gallery installation; on wall - landscape composed of pages in grid of 9 by 5, on floor 3 photos - centre one reads Native Land

Logan MacDonald joined the Fine Arts Department in 2019 and was named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous art last year.  In the Faculty of Arts profile article he discusses his background and heritage as well as his research and artistic endeavors which focus on Indigenous, disability and queer perspectives.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Aaron Francis photographic installation on East Campus Hall windows

Large scale photographic installation of family photos from the 1960s on building windows.

Tamarack Drive is a series of images from 1969 taken by Jamaican-born, Waterloo, Ontario-based photographer Roy Francis. Originally captured on Kodak Ektachrome 35mm transparency film and developed by Roy at the family home on Tamarack, the series offers a candid glimpse of early Caribbean-Canadian life in Waterloo Region. Curated by Roy’s grandson Aaron Francis, whose grandmother, mother, and uncles appear here alongside one another outside the family home and on family trips to Niagara Falls and the Canadian National Exhibition.

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