News & Events
Doors Open London is the City of London's largest collective celebration of history, heritage and culture. In its 20th year, Doors Open London is one of the longest-running community celebrations in Ontario. This year's celebration will be held virtually with sites hosting live and pre-recorded digital content.
Join us for a panel discussion hosted on Zoom in partnership with the Western University Department of Visual Arts Art Now! Speaker Series on Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Moderated by exhibition curator Dr. Helen Gregory, The Botanical Turn artists will discuss how plants and botanical imagery have informed their art practices.
Group exhibition The Botanical Turn, opening Thursday, September 23, runs through December 11, 2021 at McIntosh Gallery. Visits to see the exhibition can be scheduled online.
PhD candidate Michelle Wilson leads exhibition, symposium that explore ties between bison and colonialism
Join us for a virtual interdisciplinary symposium on the themes of Michelle Wilson's Remnants, Outlaws, and Wallows on Friday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Western University Ph.D. candidate Michelle Wilson's thesis exhibition "Remnants, Outlaws, and Wallows: Practices for Understanding Bison" runs from August 5 to September 11 at McIntosh Gallery. Visits to see the exhibition can be scheduled online.
Take a closer look inside Ellen Moffat's solo exhibition "becoming again beginning undone" on now at McIntosh Gallery. Moffat is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. "becoming again beginning undone" is her graduate thesis exhibition.
Welcome back! Effective Friday, July 16, 2021, McIntosh Gallery will open by appointment. Gallery visits can be scheduled in advance online. Click here for more information about gallery programming.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, McIntosh Gallery remains closed until further notice. In-person gallery visits are not permitted at this time. In light of these restrictions, we've produced a short video walkthrough of Faith Patrick's graduate thesis exhibition The No No-Exit Closet which can be viewed from home.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, McIntosh Gallery remains closed until further notice. In-person gallery visits are not permitted at this time. In light of these restrictions, we've produced a short interview feature with artist Doug Dolman, on his recent solo exhibition In Search of Symbol.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, McIntosh Gallery remains closed until further notice. In-person gallery visits are not permitted at this time. In light of these restrictions, Ellen Moffat: becoming again beginning undone and Faith Patrick: The No No-Exit Closet will open virtually beginning June 24. Exhibition documentation and virtual walk-throughs will be posted online throughout the exhibition's run.
As a third-party recommender, McIntosh Gallery is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Program (Zone 1). The program provides funds to assist visual artists with the costs related to presenting their work in a public exhibition.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, McIntosh Gallery remains closed until further notice. In-person gallery visits are not permitted at this time. In light of these restrictions, we've produced a short video walkthrough of Doug Dolman's solo exhibition In Search of Symbol which can be viewed from home.
Join us for a FIELD TRIP as we take a look inside our most recent show Written on the Earth. The exhibition, presented in partnership with the Northern Tornadoes Project research group, features new work by artists Hannah Claus, Patrick Mahon, Ellen Moffat, Joel Ong, Eeva Siivonen, and Matthew Trueman.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, McIntosh Gallery remains closed until further notice. In-person gallery visits are not permitted at this time. In light of these restrictions, Doug Dolman: In Search of Symbol will open virtually beginning April 29. Exhibition documentation and virtual walk-throughs will be posted online throughout the exhibition's run.
McIntosh Gallery is hiring one student for a Summer 2021 Young Canada Works placement. The posting for Digital Curatorial and Outreach Assistant will close May 11.
Following province-wide shutdown measures, McIntosh will close to the public through May 1, 2021 pending further health and safety guidance.
McIntosh Gallery supporter Amelia Faye Wehlau passed away at 91 years of age on March 21, 2021. In addition to her career as an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Western University, Amelia was a lover of the arts and music, a supporter of TVO, of McIntosh Gallery, and Opera at Western.
Join us Wednesday, April 7 from 5:00 to 6:30p.m. EST on Zoom where artists Hannah Claus, Patrick Mahon, Ellen Moffat, Joel Ong, Eeva Siivonen, and Matthew Trueman, and Northern Tornadoes Project researcher Dr. Greg Kopp will participate in a panel discussion as part of Written on the Earth.
Explore how six artists reimagine scientific data into works of art in Written on the Earth at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery.
A funnel cloud forms and snakes towards the ground, making explosive contact and triggering a trail of destruction. Swaths of fallen trees leave flattened trunks in swirling, turbulent patterns that document the movement of the tornado as it traces its way across the land.
The interdisciplinary science/art project Written on the Earth is presented in collaboration with the Northern Tornadoes Project and features artists Hannah Claus, Patrick Mahon, Ellen Moffat, Joel Ong, Eeva Siivonen, and Matthew Trueman.
Join the Arts & Humanities Student Council (AHSC) for a digital Career Fair on February 9 and 10 on Zoom. Panelists include McIntosh Gallery Curator Dr. Helen Gregory, ArtLab Gallery Manager Ruth Skinner, Curator & Head of Collections at Glenhyrst Art Gallery Matthew Ryan Smith, among others.
Following province-wide lockdown measures, McIntosh will close to the public through January 25, 2020 pending further health and safety guidance.
Rosie Prata: "The first Canadian artists to sit in front of a computer and decide to get creative get their dues over at McIntosh Gallery in London, where curators Adam Lauder and Mark Hayward present...
Keri Furguson of Western News speaks to co-curator Adam Lauder about his collaborative project Computational Arts in Canada 1967-1974 on at McIntosh Gallery through December 12, 2020.
Join us for a lecture hosted on Zoom in partnership with the Western University Department of Visual Arts’ Art Now! Speakers Series on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm EST as exhibition curators Adam Lauder and Mark Hayward will discuss their collaborative project Computational Arts in Canada 1967-1974.
McIntosh Gallery commissioned photographer Derek Boswell and writer Kevin Heslop to collaborate on a series of texts and images based on their experience living in London, Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ten of Boswell’s photographs along with responsive texts by Heslop will be shared weekly beginning October 29, 2020.
"Checking in on an Old Copper Beech" is an interaction between Toronto-based performance artist Johannes Zits and a much-loved tree on Western University’s campus. This performance occurred in London, Ontario where the artist carried out research and work in residence at McIntosh Gallery throughout Spring of 2020.
We are pleased to share additional video excerpts from Ibghy & Lemmens’ video installation Theatre from the Jungle on FIELD TRIP : Art Across Canada.
Join us for a panel discussion hosted on Zoom in partnership with the Western University Department of Visual Arts’ Art Now! Speakers Series on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. Moderated by McIntosh Gallery Curator, Dr. Helen Gregory, Theatre from the Jungle artists Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens and Associate Professor of Geography, Tony Weis will discuss the exhibition presented at McIntosh Gallery as it relates to themes of industrial agriculture and socio-economic, cross-border labour issues.
Effective July 13, McIntosh Gallery will by open by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online for your preferred date and time.
We invite you to participate in Johannes Zits' ongoing residency by photographing unfurling tree buds in your backyard, in a park or an alley nearby, or anywhere trees grow in your community.
Effective March 16, McIntosh Gallery, along with several other facilities at Western University will be closed to the public until further notice.
EVENT POSTPONED. During Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 at Western University, the artist will lead a final performance in collaboration with the Kingsmill walnut trees.
EVENT POSTPONED. Join Johannes Zits for an outdoor walking tour of campus and activities designed to make you more aware of trees and the environment.
EVENT POSTPONED. Join Johannes Zits and project curator James Patten for an afternoon tour of Westminster Ponds. Here we will visit an ancient white oak claimed to be over 600 years old and a gathering place on the Underground Railroad.
EVENT POSTPONED. Join Dr. Greg Thorn, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, and curator of the Dr. Laurie L. Consaul Herbarium for a walk around the inner campus. Learn about former university president Sherwood Fox and how his love of trees determined the way Western looks today. Dr. Thorn will also discuss the role of the Sherwood Fox Arboretum’s role in habitat restoration and the planting of native tree species.
EVENT POSTPONED. Join landscape architect Michael Lunau on an informal tour of Western's campus. Learn about the exciting plans to promote native biodiversity at Western University within the context of heightened global awareness of habitat restoration and naturalization.
Don’t let the relative silence of the gallery fool you – Kelly Greene’s latest exhibition is as loud a statement as she can make. “Our language, culture and traditions are still alive. We are still alive!”
Two new exhibitions of works open at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery this week. "Accountability" is a solo exhibition by multi-media artist Kelly Greene, a Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, whose media include painting, sculpture, installation and photography. The gallery will also host Toronto-based performance artist Johannes Zits for an extended residency called Listening to Trees.
EVENT POSTPONED. Join artist Johannes Zits for a free workshop at McIntosh Gallery and learn how to translate images of trees into performative actions on Saturday, March 21 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join Johannes Zits for a lively, engaging talk at the gallery on Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. Learn about his current research in London, Ontario in relation to his previous performance work with trees internationally, and the ways in which the exhibition will evolve throughout his residency at McIntosh Gallery.
Join us Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. for the opening reception of our newest exhibitions, Kelly Greene: Accountability and Johannes Zits: Listening to Trees. This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome!
“Broken Body” is an exhibit highlighting the works of Londoner Gerard Pas, a disabled artist whose battle with polio left him culturally and socially isolated due to an atrophied leg. The exhibit is curated by James Patten and will be on display at the McIntosh Gallery until Feb. 22.
Gerard Pas didn’t think he was ‘disabled’ until others pointed it out. At just 13 months old, the artist was diagnosed with polio, a disease that can result in paralysis or weakness in the arms, legs, or both. Although he limped and wore a brace, he was just a normal child.
McIntosh is pleased to partner with Western University Student Council's Public Arts Commission on the first of five free workshops they will offer this term. Join us at the gallery for a collage workshop and exhibition tour Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m.!
An internationally acclaimed London artist is featured in a new exhibition at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery. Broken Body, includes close to 30 years of “self-reflective” works by Gerard Pas, a photographer, object maker, painter, sculptor and performance and video artist considered a “pioneer of disability art,” said James Patten, the gallery’s curator.
McIntosh Gallery donor Richard M. Ivey died on December 28, 2019 at the age of 94. He and Beryl Ivey donated fifteen significant works of Canadian and Inuit art to the McIntosh Gallery collection over the years.
Join us for the opening reception of "Gerard Pas: Broken Body" curated by James Patten on Friday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Winona was a proud supporter of McIntosh Gallery for the past 35 years and will be dearly missed. A funeral service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 14, 2019. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Winona are asked to consider McIntosh Gallery at Western University, Jesse’s Journey, or Melville United Church.
Join us for the opening reception of "Angela Grauerholz: Écrins Écrans" curated by Catherine Bédard on Thursday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a public lecture lead by visiting curator Catherine Bédard, Deputy-Director of art at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in North Campus Building rm. 117.
Find McIntosh Gallery publications at the 2019 Souwesto Book Expo running November 2 to 3 at Museum London's Lawson Gallery during WordsFest London Ontario.
Find McIntosh Gallery at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for this year’s 4/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair, running October 24 – 27, 2019!
Join us to celebrate the launch of Kirsty Robertson's "Tear Gas Epiphanies" and Cody Barteet's "Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico" on Monday, October 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at McIntosh Gallery.
Via Western News: Arts and Visual Culture PhD student Ruth Skinner has curated "Anti-profit: Independent Publishing in London", the latest exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, running through Oct. 26. The exhibit explores the histories of independent arts and literary publishing in London...
Join McIntosh Gallery and the Western University Students’ Council for Nuit Violette, an annual outdoor interactive art event that highlights student artists! Stop by the gallery on the evening of Tuesday, October 8 for outdoor art installations and performances, and take part in hands-on workshops or guided exhibition tours!
Join artist, curator, and arts administrator Lucas Cabral for his public lecture entitled "Curating, administration, and all the art I’m not making" on Monday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. in room 114, North Campus Building, Western University.
Join us for the opening reception of "Anti-profit: Independent Publishing in London" curated by Ruth Skinner, and "Publishing Against the Grain" developed by Independent Curators International on Thursday, September 26 at 5p.m.
Join us Saturday, September 14 at McIntosh Gallery for Doors Open 2019: Untold Stories of the Forest City.
Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith, 'Skawennati: From Skyworld to Cyberspace' tours to the University of Waterloo Art Gallery opening Thursday, September 12, 2019. The exhibition will continue at UWAG through October 16. 'From Skyworld to Cyberspace' is circulated by McIntosh Gallery, Western University. McIntosh Gallery acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Join 'Michael Bidner: Raw' curator Jason Dickson for a talk on the Canadian indie xerox, artistamp, and serigraphy pioneer at the Art Gallery of Ontario on September 14 in conjunction with Canzine.
'Humble and Rising' includes the creative work of the participants of the Positive Voice program at Nokee Kwe, who are challenging the portrayal of urban Indigenous women and sharing stories of strength resilience, and accomplishment. The exhibit includes photography, stories, digital art and bead work and is presented at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. McIntosh Gallery is pleased to partner with +Positive Voice to assist in the installation of their seasonal exhibitions.
Join us for the closing reception of Lydia Santia's Inventory and Kate Carder-Thompson's Spanning on Friday, September 6 at 5p.m.
McIntosh Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Abby Vincent as Communications & Outreach Coordinator.
Opening Reception: Selections from the Peter Lamb Becher Collection & Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019
Join us for the opening reception of Selections from the Peter Lamb Becher Collection, curated by James Patten and Ido Govrin's solo exhibition Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019, on Thursday, June 27 at 5p.m.
Join us to celebrate the launch of McIntosh Gallery’s recent publication 'Michael Bidner: Raw' at Brown & Dickson Bookstore on Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, May 9 at 12:00pm at McIntosh Gallery for a curator-led tour of Heads with Sky Glabush. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Join us for the opening reception of Heads, curated by Sky Glabush and Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait, curated by Nakasuk Alariaq, on Friday, May 3 at 7p.m.
McIntosh Gallery is hiring two students for Summer 2019 Young Canada Works placements. Postings for Curatorial Assistant and a Collections Assistant will close April 22nd.
A lecture by James Ashby will be held on Wednesday April 10 at 3:00 p.m at Weldon Library, room WL258, Western University
Join us on Sunday, March 31 for The Supercake from 12:30 to 4:30pm at Trinity United Church, 76 Doulton Street, London, Ontario
Join us for the opening reception of Skawennati: From SkyWorld to Cyberspace and Deanna Bowen: We are from Nicodemus on Thursday, March 21 at 8pm.
Join us on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30pm in room VAC 100 for an artist talk with Skawennati, who will discuss her McIntosh Gallery exhibition From SkyWorld to Cyberspace.
Join us for a tour of the Ivey Art Collection to learn about some of the most famous names in Canadian contemporary art. These 35-minute tours are facilitated by McIntosh Gallery and led by students Emma Juskovic and Olivia Mossuto.
Visit The Ben Portis Archive, curated by Iraboty Kazi, at D.B. Weldon Library from February 1-28, 2019.
London Fringe Festival Theatre 207 King St. Presented in collaboration with LOMAA
In Her Moccasins, a group exhibition featuring the creative works of participants of the +Positive Voice program at Nokee Kwe, challenges the portrayal of urban Indigenous women and shares stories of strength resilience, and accomplishment. The exhibition includes photography, written stories, media art and traditional beadwork.
Glimmers of the Radiant Real features works by Katie Bethune-Leamen, Broadbent Sisters, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Sanaz Mazinani, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mary Pratt, Cole Swanson, Catherine Telford-Keogh, and Xiaojing Yan. Organized and circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Peterborough and McIntosh Gallery, this exhibition has been curated by Ruth Jones and Sam Mogelonsky.
Western News Newsmakers of the Year – a celebration of some of the people, places and things that shaped the year at this institution – names McIntosh Gallery Curator, Dr. Helen Gregory, the Keeper of Culture
Presented in collaboration with McIntosh Gallery, this London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA) screening features a selection of New Hampshire-based artist Jodie Mack’s quirky and colourful hybrid-animations, which engages audiences to partake in her stunningly vibrant visual experiments. The highlight of the programme is a whimsical stop-motion animated rock opera performed by the artist.
McIntosh Gallery returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for this year’s 3/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair, running October 26 – 28, 2018.
Artist, Malcolm Pate, and McIntosh Gallery Director, James Patten, will lead a tour of current exhibitions, Malcolm Pate: 620 to 550 and Jeff Wall: Steve’s Farm, Steveston at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 29.
Join us for the opening reception of Malcolm Pate: 620 to 550 and Jeff Wall: Steve's Farm, Steveston, on Thursday, September 20 at 5p.m.
McIntosh Gallery is thrilled to partner with +Positive Voice at Nokee Kwe to present their exhibition, We Are Womyn with a Path Leading into the Future. This exhibition features the creative work of the participants of the +Positive Voice program at Nokee Kwe, who are challenging the portrayal of urban Indigenous women and sharing stories of strength, resilience, and accomplishment. The exhibit includes photography, stories, and digital art.
LOMAA and McIntosh Gallery are excited to welcome Toronto-based filmmaker Alexandra Gelis to London to present a screening of her recent works. This event is presented in partnership with McIntosh Gallery. The artist will be in attendance to introduce the works and answer questions, following the program.
Join us for the opening reception of If You've Got It, Flaunt It, curated by Lucas Cabral and Michael Bidner: Raw, curated by Jason Dickson, on Thursday, January 25 at 7p.m.