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Thinking Like the Rain

Z’otz* Collective
January 9 – April 9

Z’otz* Collective is comprised of Nahúm Flores (Honduras), Erik Jerezano (Mexico), and Ilyana Martínez (Mexico/Canada). In Thinking Like the Rain, the Z’otz* Collective have invited members of Laurier’s Faculty of Music to join them as active participants in a drawing performance. The site-specific installation will reflect the inspiration and guidance instilled by the musical performances. | Read more

coloured drawings of animal shapes

Take Only What You Need

Christi Belcourt
September 6 – December 6

In Take Only What You Need, Belcourt invites viewers to self-reflect on nature’s symbolic properties and the earthly connections that intertwines human existence with the natural world. Her vibrate use of colour and meticulous attention to detail create a visual landscape of wonder. She challenges her audience to acknowledge their dependency and responsibility for the survival of Mother Earth. | Read more


Sankofa Dias: Visions of the Afrotopia

Quentin VerCetty
January 10 – April 10, 2022

Sankofa Dias: Visions of the Afrotopia speaks to the idea of the utopia where Blackness can exist and be celebrated. Artist Quentin VerCetty envisions a future through Afrofuturism where public art and spaces are reflective of inclusivity and diversity. Evoking ideas for new platforms for equity and solidarity. | Read More

golden figure with fist raised



Kai Reimer-Watts & Richard Watts
mixed media online exhibition
January 6th - February 14th, 2021

This two-person online exhibition shares work that centres around the urgent need for facing our deepest compounding human-made crises, including climate change, inequality and a global pandemic, through Reconnection. These intersections are explored in Earth Etching sculptures which honour the earth, poetry, and video stories. People emerge to share stories and catalyze action, while the voice of the earth grounds us in the reminder that we are inseparable, calling us home to action. | Read More



Something Cold and Hard Like Winter

Shelley Niro
Feb. 24 – April 3, 2020

This exhibition showcases the movement of time through images of rocks, tryptychs and a video creating time immemorial. There is history as in history books and then there is evidence of looking at the surface of the earth and taking what is there for granted. We are part of the earth and will remain so. | Read More


Book Room

Rochelle Rubinstein
Jan. 6 – Feb. 15, 2020

The two rooms in Rochelle Rubinstein’s Book Room are not ordinary rooms. Unlike a library, they don’t house books; books are, rather, their very masonry. Much as a room symbolically represents the workings of the traumatic mind, a book is a figure of trauma, and it tells us how to read it. Reading a book is linear; meaning is revealed cover to cover, over time. Like trauma we can never take in all of a book’s meaning in one sitting. | Read More

Book Room wall hanging

Written Upon Leaves

Lana Filippone
Oct. 14 – Nov. 22, 2019

Written Upon Leaves follows mythological, spiritual and ecological narratives set off by a single leaf or petal and its complex tale; whereby we find meaning and create relationships with their symbols and archetypes. May we be reminded of deep interconnection of organisms and adaptations through darkness and light, seasonal and planetary rhythms, one another and of the proliferation and decrement of life. | Read More

Written Upon Leaves by Lana Filippone

And I Live On: The Enduring Stories of Rwanda's Survivors

Samer Muscati
Aug. 26 – Oct. 4, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were raped during the Rwandan genocide. Across a 10-year span, Canadian human rights advocate Samer Muscati has photographed the journeys of the survivors who have endured in the face of trauma, loss, illness and poverty. | Read More

Photograph of survivor

In) Formation

Alice Teichert
June 10 – July 5, 2019

In) Formation unveils a new model for the Gallery. This model intersects two worlds that historically have been separate, the not-for-profit and the commercial. In) Formation will tantalize viewers with the possibilities of memory, language, sound and moments of understanding. | Read More

Access Code art piece


Barry Ace
Feb. 25 – April 5, 2019

Coalesce is a fusion of distinct Anishinaabeg aesthetics of the Great Lakes’ region with the refuse from western society’s technological and digital age – to intentionally shift an object’s materiality and its accepted paradigm within the physical world. | Read More

Heaven and Earth

Xiaojing Yan
Jan. 7 – Feb. 8, 2019

My art practice focuses on intricate sculptural installations that explore the intersection of cultural and natural worlds. Classical Chinese mythology, folklore and symbolism act as the catalyst for my re-examination and reinterpretation of these century old references. | Read More

Slide Library

Susan Dobson
Oct. 15 – Nov. 23, 2018

Over the past few years I have photographed a number of university slide libraries that were in the process of being dismantled. As these collections were being replaced with digital archives, they had not been updated or even maintained in a long time. | Read More


Douglas R. Ewart
Aug. 27 – Oct. 5, 2018

Crepuscule events are large-scale, organized community improvisations that build connections across boundaries of culture, class, gender, and ethnicity. Through sound and story, a crepuscule provides space for all people to participate in multiple forms of art-making, building a sense of community cohesion and creative energy. | Read More

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