Concordia Art Galleries Guide

Fall Brings Exciting New Exhibits to University Talent Centers

Graphic designer Nadine Abdel Latif

Between the Loyola campus and the Sir George Williams campus, Concordia is home to five art galleries

Although often overshadowed by the hugely popular McCord Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Center for Architecture, each offers its own unique experiences.

Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Sir George Williams Campus Library Building. Through its exhibitions, it presents the delicate changes in our communities that shape today’s society. The gallery also houses a permanent collection of Canadian and Quebec art.

Each year, the curators present three main projects between the months of September and April. The gallery officially reopens on September 7 and the first ministers Thinking back and assuming. Trajectory of an exhibition, collaborative work between Sarah Greig and Thérèse Mastroiacovo, two conceptual drawing artists who teach drawing at Concordia. More to come projects include Deanna Bowen The Golden Square Milea five-chapter video and photo project that explores the history of slavery on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The Communication Studies Media Gallery and Mobile Media Gallery

Created by the Department of Communication Studies, the works featured in this gallery typically explore themes of ephemeral occurrences as well as temporal and place-specific transient events. The gallery is located on the Loyola campus, in the Communication and Journalism Studies building, at CJ 1.419.

FOFA Gallery

This Gallery is the main stage for all work presented by students, graduates, faculty and staff of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Hosting events, publications and exhibitions, the venue seeks to innovate by approaching art in an educational way, fostering curatorial experiences, training opportunities and more.

Among the works that will be presented in the coming weeks, note those of Caroline Gagnon Fetish territoriesMadelaine Mayo Vex-Visceraland that of Adam Gunn Regret of all. The three projects will be exhibited from September 12 to October 21 at FOFA, located in the Integrated Complex of Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts, in EV 1-715.

VAV gallery

The VAV Gallery is a student-run exhibition space that seeks to showcase the work of undergraduate students in the Department of Fine Arts. Working as a mediator between its budding artists and the Montreal art scene, the gallery helps create accessible exhibition opportunities for young creatives.

Open all year round, the exhibitions rotate every three weeks. Alongside their normal programming schedule, VAV hosts a number of workshops, events, panel discussions and conferences, among other functions. It is located in the Visual Arts Building of the SGW Campus, in room VA-100.

MFA Gallery

Unlike the VAV gallery, which is intended for undergraduate students, MFA promotes and exhibits the installations and thesis exhibitions of students graduating from the MFA program in Studio Arts. The gallery is located on the downtown campus in the Visual Arts Building, room VA-102.

Encouraging local artists has always been important, and with this easily accessible list of Concordia galleries, the hardest choice will be deciding which one to visit first.

This article originally appeared in Volume 43, Number 1, published August 30, 2022.

Mildred D. Field