2018 Membership renewal is now due

Membership renewals are now due for 2018

UAAC-AAUC memberships are for the calendar year and renewal is now due for 2018.

You can renew by email, mail and phone or use our convenient PayPal option available on this site.
Our 2018 membership form is attached below.

You can also subscribe to RACAR on a yearly basis through our Pay Pal option.  Prices are $105. for 2017 and just $65. for members.

UAAC 2018 Conference - Call for Sessions

Note: Revised deadline now Feb. 7th, 2018
UAAC 2018 Conference
Call for Sessions
Conference - 2018 – Congrès
October 25-27 octobre, 2018

Department of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Call for Session Proposals

We invite the submission of session proposals for the annual UAAC-AAUC conference, to be hosted by the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, We hope to offer a range of sessions, round tables, and panels that reflect UAAC’s diverse constituents, in terms of membership and scholarship. Sessions, round tables, and panels are invited that interrogate historical and contemporary art history, visual and material culture, creative studio practice, design practice, theory and criticism, pedagogy, and museum and gallery practice. We particularly welcome sessions that focus on areas that have not been strongly represented at previous UAAC conferences, such as Indigenous scholarship and practices, scholars, artists/theorists dealing with race(ism), immigration, diaspora, and, more recently, Medieval and Early Modern studies.

Proposals (which can be in English, French or an Indigenous language) should include a title; a 150-word description of the panel; and full contact information for the session chair/s. The deadline for submission to is February 7, 2018.

Only members of UAAC-AAUC may chair or co-chair and/or present papers in conference sessions. Non members who propose sessions will be required to become members in the event that their proposals are

We welcome proposals from permanent and contractual academic staff, independent scholars, artists and curators, and graduate students in terminal degree programs. Sessions that include a mixture of graduate students and faculty/independent researchers are also encouraged.

Please note that only ONE proposal will be accepted per member, whether that proposal is for a single or jointly chaired session, roundtable or workshop.

We invite you to visit the UAAC website at to find out about the conference and membership.

Please submit proposals using the attached form to Fran Pauzé, at by February 7, 2018.

A receipt will be sent for all proposals received. If you do not receive a receipt please contact the UAACAAUC office.

RACAR - seeking francophone book and exhibition reviews editor

RACAR is looking for a new francophone book and exhibition reviews editor. This member of the journal¹s editorial team is responsible for choosing recent and relevant titles and exhibitions to review, identifying reviewers, and editing the submitted texts. The appointment is for three years and will be made by the board of the Universities Art Association of Canada upon recommendation of the journal¹s editorial team. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae, highlighting editorial experience and skills, to RACAR¹s Editor-in-Chief: Deadline: January  15th, 2018 or until the position is filled.

Required skills and experience:
-Strong writing/editorial skills in French;
-Broad knowledge of art history and theory.
Please note that this is an unpaid position.
RACAR is published by the Universities Art Association of Canada. As the one general art history journal published in Canada, RACAR's scope reflects the range and diversity of art history practices at the national and international levels. The articles in RACAR cover the art of all countries and all periods as well as the history of design. RACAR also offers a space for artists to present, reflect upon, and discuss their work, as well as a forum for current concerns, debates, and polemics in art and design history. RACAR is published twice a year: a general issue in the spring and a guest-edited issue in the fall.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery - The Sunshine Eaters exhibition

Please join OCAD University and Onsite Gallery for the launch of the exhibition The Sunshine Eaters, with two extraordinary events on Wednesday, January 10!
The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises. Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson, Winnie Truong.

Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in conversation with
Lisa Deanne Smith, Curator, Onsite Gallery
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.
Auditorium, Room 190

Exhibition Opening Reception
8 to 10 p.m.
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.
Gallery admission and all events are free.
Everyone is welcome.

Onsite Gallery offers powerful, thought-provoking exhibitions of art, design and digital media to stimulate conversations on critical issues facing Toronto and the world.

McMaster Museum of Art - new season of exhibitions and events

McMaster Museum of Art

You're invited to a new season of exhibitions and events at McMaster Museum of Art, including our celebration for all new exhibitions:
Public Reception on January 11 from 6 - 8 PM
  • #nofilterneeded:  Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), 1985 – 1992
  • Susan Schelle:  Selected Works
  • Gordon Bennett, Be Polite


Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), 1985 – 1992
January 2 – March 24, 2018
Curated by Rhéanne Chartrand
Presented in partnership with Indigenous Art Centre, INAC

In 1985, a group of Indigenous image-makers came together in Hamilton to form the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association with the core objective to promote a positive, realistic and contemporary image of Indigenous peoples through the medium of photography. They felt that, for far too long, Indigenous peoples had been portrayed through someone else’s lens, and that it was time they took control of the image in order to contest and demystify stereotypical representations of Indigenous peoples.

This exhibition features works by NIIPA Founding Members: 
Simon Brascoupe, Dorothy Chocolate, Valerie General, Pat Green, Rick Hill, Tim Johnson, Joel Johnson, Jimmy Manning, Martin Akwiranoron Loft, Douglas Maracle, Yvonne Maracle, Murray McKenzie, Brenda Mitten, Lance Mitten, Shelley Niro, Jolene Rickard, Greg Staats, Morley Stewart, and Jeff Thomas
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ARTISTS’ ROUNDTABLE with Rick Hill, Yvonne Maracle, Brenda Mitten, and Greg Staats: Thursday, February 8, 6 – 8 pm

Susan Schelle: Selected Works

January 2 – March 24, 2018
Guest Curator: Ana Barajas

This exhibition presents photographic, video and sculptural works, spanning 35 years, by Senior Canadian artist, Educator, and Hamilton native, Susan Schelle. Over decades the artist has revisited familiar themes, set up a dialogue between works, and often re-worked elements over time. The element of water is at the centre of the artist’s explorations.  It appears in many forms and states, but it always affects the position of the viewer. 

Susan Schelle: Selected Works celebrates a shift in the artist’s practice after twenty years as art educator (Visual Studies at University of Toronto); while recognizing the methodology of an artist deeply concerned with environmental phenomenology and its effects on the human environment.  <More information>

ARTIST AND CURATOR’S TALK:  Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 pm

Gordon Bennett, Be Polite 

January 11 – May 12, 2018
Organized and Circulated by IMA Brisbane

Gordon Bennett (1955–2014) was one of Australia’s most visionary and critical artists. Drawn from the Estate of the artist, this exhibition presents a selection of works on paper including drawing, painting, watercolour, poetry, and essays from the early 1990s through to the early 2000s. Though rarely seen in exhibition contexts, Bennett’s drawing and script form the foundation of his practice. Paper is the site where imagery, words and ideas often found their first expression before being combined into the large-scale conceptual paintings for which Bennett is known. Despite their intimate scale, works in Be Polite embrace rich layers of Western and Australian Indigenous art history and contemporary politics, a direction Bennett played a leading role in developing throughout the 1980s and continued to explore in his successful career. <More information>

CURATORS’ TALK: Thursday, January 11, 12:30 pm
by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh
from the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia