A Message in Honour of Black History Month

At the start of this February, I write to acknowledge and to celebrate Black History Month, a particularly important time for learning, reflection and action this year. Over the past year, calls to address anti-Black racism and to confront oppression have resonated throughout institutions and industries, invoking many necessary and overdue conversations in these areas […]

Visualizing Their Intentions: Video Artist Statements from VISA 4001

Although art often speaks for itself, a quality statement from an artist provides viewers with lens to observe their work. Visual Art and Art History professor David Scott Armstrong tasks his students to make use of video as an effective platform to communicate context and intentions. This year his students in the fourth year Professional […]

Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng Praises AMPD Community on RED FM

Praising AMPD Alumni, Students & Faculty On Thursday December 10 our dean, Sarah Bay-Cheng, appeared as a guest on 88.9 RED FM to discuss the challenges facing art schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University has risen to the challenge. Most notably, she […]

UPDATE: Winter Planning in AMPD

    To the AMPD Community: I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we all continue to endure the challenges of COVID-19. If you’re reading this, you’ve already achieved more than many thought possible. You’ve continued learning or teaching in courses that we might never have envisioned could be offered in online/remote […]

Sculpting Metal while Sculpting a Future in the Arts

Moses Viveiros is currently undertaking a double major in Visual Arts and Education at York University. We spoke with Moses about his artwork, and how his arts education has shaped him. Moses Viveiros puts on protective gear in the sculpture studio AMPD: What is your preferred artistic medium? And why do you prefer it? MOSES […]